Beauty that’s more than skin deep. Bred as a cross between Delicious and Deacon Jones apples, the result is a tree that yields sweet-tasting apples that will make some of the best cider you’ve ever tasted. Medium-large fruit is shaped like Red Delicious but larger. Keeps well in proper storage. Antique variety, originates from Geneva, New York, circa 1924. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late September. Best pollinators: any Golden Delicious, Stark® Jon-A-Red® Jonathan or Starkspur® Red Rome Beauty. A licensed variety of Cornell University.