A late apple resistant to all major diseases and a great all-purpose apple: fresh eating, cider, keeping, and cooking! It is sweet and tart and with a touch of tannins, which makes it a near perfect cider apple, all by itself (without blending with other apples). From Kansas around 1875, it has a long history of success in the South. Heavy bearer. Near perfect apple for my tastes, but it is pollen sterile (won’t provide pollination for other apples).