|This tree's branches are sprawling and long, needing regular pruning of the tips to facilitate branching. Resistant to scab. Fruit is round, medium in size, shiny red, and tart. Early dropping often occurs. Decent for cooking and eating. Harvest time is late August to early September. Careful early training, annual pruning and shaping are required to insure healthy and productive trees. Apple trees are susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases but are very rewarding when properly cared for.