The outstanding taste and quality are the result of a cross between McIntosh and Jersey Black, another fine antique apple. The softball-sized fruit is deep, dark scarlet red over a spring-green background. Prized for its naturally-sweet crisp white flesh and spicy strawberry notes. Wonderful for fresh eating or baking, an exceptional pie apple. Originates from Geneva, New York in 1909, introduced in 1923. Cold-hardy. Ripens in September. Pollinator required: Choose another mid- to late-blooming apple variety. A licensed variety of Cornell University.