A must-have for northern gardens. Blooms late to avoid late spring frosts. Fruit is large, bright red, and exceptionally juicy, with a crisp tender texture. One of the best apples for pie, yet delightful when eaten fresh. In proper storage, fruit can keep up to 5 months. Originates from East Bloomfield, New York in the early 1800s. Cold-hardy. Ripens in October.