Bright red, 4 – 6 oz. fruits are globe-shaped, thick-walled and fleshy with a very nice old-time tart flavor. Crack-resistant, high yields. This variety is a good choice for hot, dry locations as it sets fruit well in high temperatures. An improved version of 'Sioux'.
HISTORY: Bred by Burrell Seed Growers from 'Sioux', developed at the University of Nebraska in 1944. Donated to USDA in 1961 by Petoseed Company, Inc.
Sioux - Breeder: Dept. of Hort., Nebraska Agr. Expt. Sta., Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln. Parentage: Stokesdale x Allred. Characteristics: second early, intermediate, dependable fruit setting in hot weather, fruits round, very smooth, very uniform; generally suitable for home or fresh early market throughout upper Mississippi valley. Univ. of Nebraska, Dept. of Hort. Prog. Rpt 6. 1944.