Exceptionally flavored very juicy tart dessert apple. As Massachusetts organic grower John Bemis explains, it has “a tartness that mellows in storage but always has some balance to the flavor…never becoming purely sweet.” Large dull red partially russeted fruit cooks well, keeps well and doesn’t bruise.
Thrives in more southerly climes of New England but is also growing in some central Maine orchards. Prune to get lots of light to the fruit and don’t pick until apples turn good and red. Vigorous large spreading productive tree bears young and annually. Susceptible to scab. Blooms mid-late season. Z4.
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