Exceptionally crisp and juicy texture of this very hardy apple developed by the University of Minnesota makes it a favorite in the home orchard as well at the grocery store. Skin color is a distinctive mottled red over a yellow background. A reliable annual bearer, its fruits ripen evenly, hold well on the tree and may be harvested over an extended period. Fruit stores well in cool, dry conditions. One of the most consistently high-scoring varieties in formal taste tests.