One of the most beautiful of apples, very dark red approaching black—buff it up for a real visual pleasure. King of the keepers, this is a very late apple, usually ready to pick in October; however, it continues to ripen and improve in storage. I’ve eaten them out of my refrigerator as late as April!
Little bothered by any diseases—even has some resistance to insects! Another Arkansas heirloom—from Benton County around 1870. One minor drawback is that it is pollen sterile, and thus, unable to pollinate other apple trees. Available on either semi-dwarf (MM.111) or standard rootstock.