Prairie Sensation is an excellent tasting apple with a fine balance of sweet and tart. There is also a pleasant aromatic flavor with this apple. Red over green in color with a white crisp, firm and juicy texture. Great to eat fresh and also good for pies. The apples average up to 7 to 9cm in size and ripen in middle of September. Stores well up to 4 months in cold storage, There are reports in Alaska that Prairie Sensation was one of only 3 apples that showed true hardiness. The other two by the way were Prairie Sun and September Ruby. Prairie Sensation was released by the University of Saskatchewan. Like other apples, Prairie Sensation is not self-fertile and does require a 2nd apple of a different variety located nearby for cross pollination.