Tart, peculiar and slightly bitter fruit is best suited for cooking and quickly softens to a decent thick sauce that isn’t too sweet. The skins don’t entirely break down but are easy to chew. Medium-large slightly ribbed blocky conical fruit. In full sun the yellow skin has green spots, an occasional faint red blush, and sometimes a small patch of russet around the stem.
The name means ‘Lemon-Yellow Winter Apple’ in Estonian, but it ripens mid-September in central Maine. Fruit keeps a couple of weeks. Very winter hardy and early bearing. Imported from Estonia more than 15 years ago by Raivo Vihman. Blooms early to midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)
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