In 1914, Paul Stark Sr. introduced an apple with no equal: it was sweet, exceptionally juicy, a bit spicy … and it wasn’t red! The tree is an abundant bearer of excellent fresh fruit that, when picked at the perfect ripeness, tastes better than the same apple in a store. A generational favorite for snacking, pies, applesauce and sweet or savory salads. Cold-hardy and heat-tolerant. Discovered by Anderson Mullins in West Virginia. Ripens in late September. Self-pollinating, and also one of the most dependable pollinators for other varieties.