(Parker Strain, extra high quality Western Washington selection.) Ripens Early to Midseason. Large fruits have greenish skin with gold and red blushing and crisp juicy aromatic flesh. An Excellent apple for fresh eating and preserving. Our favorite for flavorful applesauce and cider. Well pollinated by Fuji, Empire and Golden Delicious. Needs 400 chill hours and hardy in zones 6-9.