This modern variety was introduced by the Canadian Agricultural Research Station in Morden, Manitoba in 1986. John grafted September Ruby onto a tree in our orchard a few years ago from some scionwood he received from Alaska. It is extremely hardy.
We think of this as a dessert fruit – snappy, crunchy, juicy and way better than red delicious which it slightly resembles. Good tasting, sub-acid flavor that brings to mind Vinho Verde. It has a nice texture and a fragrance reminiscent of cider.