The shiny skin is smooth, thick and tough. It is red with green stripes. The flesh is white with a touch of green, juicy, and has a firm, coarse texture.
The apple was bred with an eye to its having greater cold and disease resistance. It is ready for harvesting late in the season.
Canadians are very fond of their all-purpose apples, and this is another in their growing collection.
Developed by Government of Canada at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Released 1995/1996. Cross of Ottawa 521 and Spartan.