('Duchess' x 'Starking Delicious') North Dakota, 1980. Fruit large and dark red. Flesh green-yellow, juicy. Flavor is sweet but mild, pleasant for eating, cooking, and as a dessert apple. An annual bearer. A natural semi-dwarf tree growing to about 10 to 15 feet in height. Short storage life. Hardy variety. Does very well without spraying
Set top of rootball two inches above ground level. Mix half garden soil and half planting soil. Mound soil to form water basin.