When the good folks at the University of Minnesota named this 1999 release, they practically guaranteed it last place on any alphabetical variety list. Rather than being overlooked though, this high quality, early season apple has gained quite a following. That Minnesota hardiness factor combined with crunchy texture and first-rate flavour (described as 'sweet, but sprightly, with tangy hints of citrus') earn Zestar! a spot in both commercial and home orchards. Considerable disease resistance other than scab. Keeps close to 2 months. NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 3 | HARVEST: LATE AUG.