Extremely winter hardy tree, producing high quality fruit for dessert and culinary use. Medium to large size, skin red and yellow when first picked for cooking - solid red or nearly so when fully tree-ripe. The white flesh (sometimes streaked with red) is crisp, very juicy, with a distinct, sprightly, fruity flavor. Early harvest, about with McIntosh. Keeps 2-3 months in cool location. Small, compact-growing tree begins bearing at young age. Best on fertile soil. Profuse, prolonged bloom: good pollinator for other varieties. Originated in Minnesota about 1860.
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