|Pollination is required for fruit production. Some varieties can set fruit by self-pollination while others require cross pollination. Apple trees are susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases but are very rewarding when properly cared for. This variety bears fruit similar to 'McIntosh', round, medium to large, tart, tender, but has a higher red color. Great for eating. Harvest time is August-September. Good candidates for cross pollination are: 'Liberty', 'Ein Shemer', 'Dorsett Golden', 'Spartan',and 'Gala'. Careful early training, annual pruning and shaping are required to insure healthy and productive trees.