Dark red conical scab-immune fruit with a very good crisp sweet flavor. The second variety released in the PRI disease-resistance breeding program and still one of its best. Rarely found in catalogs anymore, perhaps because the patent ran out.
This is as close as you’ll get to the dreaded Red Delicious in a Fedco listing. But no apologies—it’s a very good dessert apple. Highly productive—you will likely need to thin your crop to boost the fruit size.
Resembles Empire but without the scab susceptibility. Also resistant to sooty blotch. Will keep into midwinter.
Blooms midseason. Z4.
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