Heritage apple with medium to large, round-conical, orangish fruit with tough skin, russet dots and inconspicuous stripes. Grown by Jefferson at Monticello. One of the finest heritage varieties for fresh eating, cider and desserts.
Crisp, fine grained, spicy, juicy, yellowish flesh. Rich, aromatic flavor. Ripens unevenly; hanging well into November. Flavor improves in storage, best at Christmas, keeps until May. Tends to bear biennially. Susceptible to fireblight, scab and canker, not for the absent orchard keeper. Will require some work to get healthy fruit, but is well worth it.
3-4 foot tall bare root tree, will grow up to 25 feet without pruning.