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Synonyms: Very small, conic fruit, dark red. Through mid?autumn.

Identification: Small, long conic, often pointed. The skin is completely washed with dark red.

Characteristics: The flesh is red and crisp. Juicy, tart and flavourful with a tannic finish. Raspberry/strawberry flavours. Red juice.

Uses: Makes an excellent jelly. Also used for cider.

Origins: Raised by R.L. Wodarz of Wyndmere, North Dakota (U.S.A.) by crossing Redflesh with Dolgo and introduced in 1953.

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright tree. Starts to produce fruit at three years. Very hardy.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: Often grown as an ornamental tree because of its bright red flowers.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible to scab.

Harvest: Ready for harvest early in the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Cider, Jelly

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID

Flowers: Pink flowers.