From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
MONARK, from the University of Arkansas, is a great quality, early season dessert and culinary variety. Fruit is large, round-flat, near ful-red, with a superb texture and tart flavor. Ripens in July. One of the finest early pie apples. It requires multiple pickings or a stop-drop application. Tree is vigorous, very spreading and very hardy. Very precocious and productive.
- Mid Summer - July