|This variety has very dark purple fruit. The flesh is yelowish with dark red flecks. Good for canning and will keep through January. There are varieties of apples suitable for almost all of the climate zones in the United States. They prefer cold winters, moderate summer and high humidity. Apples are deciduous and must be pollinated in order to produce fruit. Apple trees should be pruned in summer and winter. Codling Moths are one of the most serious apple pests.