Large perfectly shaped beautiful red-violet fruit. The smooth and shiny skin is reminiscent of a ripe eggplant. Somewhat ribbed, but the overall appearance is round. Decidedly tart but excellent fresh eating by late September. The flavor improves right into January. Does not cook down quickly but makes a very decent sauce. Skins have a nice flavor. Not a single-variety pie apple though could be good in a blend.
We grafted it at our place and it has been fruiting now for several years. Cammy said, “I love them. They’re delicious.” Chris Drew, another fan and former head ranger at Baxter State Park, named it. Keeps remarkably well. No scab. Blooms mid-late season. Z3. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)
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