Dandee Red

Flavor: Mild tartness

Approximate Ripening: Early August

Uses: Eating, pies and baking, saucing

Trivia: Discovered in Roger, Ohio by Dan Simmons, Sr. & Jr. of Peace Valley Orchards in 1997; patented in 2006

Notes: If you like the flavor of McIntosh but wished it came in a crisper form, look no further than Dandee Red.  It has that same pleasant McIntosh mild tartness in a crunchy, attractive package: skin blushed claret (a purplish red), flesh dazzlingly white.  A surprisingly good keeper for such an early apple.