|This tree is cold-hardy, small in size, and usually bears alternate years. Fruit is red, large, and has somewhat rough skin. The pinkish white flesh is tart, crisp, juicy. A good variety for cooking. Harvest time is midseason.
Pollination is required for fruit production. Some varieties can set fruit by self-pollination while others require cross pollination. 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. Apple trees are susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases but are very rewarding when properly cared for.