The Bonnie's Best Apple is native to Wisconsin found on an orchard owned by Bonnie Keehn in Cooksville, WI. She first showed the qualities of this apple to the world in a pie making contest, or so the story goes, winning her an award and garnering attention for this versatile apple. While not very widespread for such a delightful apple, Bonnie’s Best is a superior baking and sauce apple.
It is large and round due to a possible parent in Wolf River. The skin is greenish-yellow base with heavy blush that seems to fall in stripes from the stem of the apple. It smells of honey. Its flesh is creamy yellow, tender, medium grained, not hard or crispy with a chewy and lingering consistency. The apple does oxidize quickly so use it immediately once you cut it.
USDA Zone: 4-7
Mature Height: 12-15' (Semi-Dwarf) M.7
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Group: 4, Late Mid Season
Ripening Time: Late September to Early October
Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: M.7