This old Russian stand-by has many uses: it's suitable for a refreshing, juicy, tart fresh eating apple, and it cooks down well. And it's seeds are used as apple rootstock in part because it produces a strong, deep root system (creating a drought tolerant, hardy tree), and partly due to its uncanny ability to stay very close to true when propagated by seed. Keeps 3 months.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4
Recommended Use: baking, fresh eating
Ripens: Late October
Pollination: Requires a pollinator
Height including roots: 100-200 cm one-year tree