Particularly desired by some home growers. Apples that ripen over an extended time. Meaning you can enjoy them for a long time. But no huge crop at once to deal with. Jefferis is one. Know any others???
Several apple cultivars do this in southern California coastal-influenced climates, but are single crop cultivars elsewhere.
Monark has a long ripening window here. Snow too
I have one variety growing here, given to me as “summer red.” It ripens in mid-August and tastes somewhat like a summer apple then, but will hang until mid-September or so and get sweeter without losing it’s texture. The person eho gave it to me recommended it highly though they’re fairly certain is mislabeled or at least partially so. I wondered if it might be ‘Summer Red Rambo’ but it appear not to be a great match description wise
I have a summer Rambo on M111 roots. It ripens between late June to very late July.
Oh, there’s a bunch. Many of the early apples have that trait. Early Harvest, Anoka, Geneva Early, for instance. Far too many to have 'em all memorized.
My longest season apples are (early) Ellison’s Orange and (later) Wealthy. Ellison’s Orange don’t keep, so I have to keep picking and using them. I pick over Wealthy about three times during a three-week period.
I picked summer banana over about three weeks.