The University of Minnesota introduced this cold hardy apple in 2006 and is a crosse between the Sharon and Connell Red apples. It is consistently medium sized and oblate. Its skin is red in color with slight vertical striping over a yellow-bronze hue. It is a later apple and should be left on the tree until fully ripe to develop its sweet and savory flavor.
Its flesh is snowy white and is slow to oxidize making it great for lunches, salads, and fresh eating. Its texture is fine and firm to crisp when bitten. It has relatively thin skin that is easy to eat and can be stored for two months in normal storage. The tree is moderately vigorous and tends to weep giving it an open appearance.
USDA Zone: 4-9
M.27: ~8-10' or 30-35% of Standard; Dwarf
M.9-337 ~10-12' or 40-50% of Standard; Semi-Dwarf
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Group: 3, Mid Season
Ripening Time: Mid-October (approximately two weeks after Honeycrisp)