Among the crispiest of apple. Very sweet and juicy. A modern intro from Minnesota, this apple is cold hardy to zone 3 and stores reasonably well. Can develop bitter pit, which can be averted with a few calcium sprays. (For most folks who do not store apples for winter, this will not be a problem. ) Some scab resistance, but not immune. We have never been all that impressed with the cider or cooking attributes of this one, but it is hard to beat it for a refreshing and crispy fruit.