Also known as: Hardwick
The name means “heavy” in Dutch and was first raised by Dutch settlers in the Hudson Valley in the 1700’s. A fine dessert apple which softens and improves in flavor dramatically after being in storage. Requires a very fertile soil to reach perfection and is only a moderate producer. The apples have a tendency to drop from the tree prematurely. Fruit is medium to large with rough greenish-yellow skin which changes to deep yellow when in storage. The fine-grained yellowish flesh is firm, tender, juicy and aromatic. A late season apple ripening in November.