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Description

One of the first apples grown in early America. Vigorous tree bears medium-to-large apples with brightly striped skin. Fruit has a yellow, crisp, juicy flesh — perfect for juice and cider. Also excellent for fresh eating and makes an unforgettable sauce. Antique variety, originates France, circa 16th century. Cold-hardy. Ripens in August. Best pollinators: any Golden Delicious, Stark® Jon-A-Red® Jonathan, or Starkspur® Red Rome Beauty.

Note: Triploid; cannot pollinate other apple trees.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Crispy, Very Juicy
Texture Crisp, Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Best pie apple we have ever had. Had one in Pittsburgh, Unbelieveably good apple.
R Craig J on May 2, 2016
My Grandparents/then an Aunt and Uncle had a Summer Rambo Apple Tree on their farm.
George H on Mar 12, 2016
Best pie apple we have ever had. Had one in Pittsburgh, Unbelieveably good apple.
R Craig J on May 2, 2016
Because its the only apple that makes such good applesauce. My family has been using these apples for over 40 years and we all love them.
Melody G on Mar 18, 2016
My Grandparents/then an Aunt and Uncle had a Summer Rambo Apple Tree on their farm.
George H on Mar 12, 2016
Because its the only apple that makes such good applesauce. My family has been using these apples for over 40 years and we all love them.
Melody G on Mar 18, 2016

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