Lee 27 was bred by Mr. Lloyd Lee of Alberta Canada. It is a nice crisp large apple up to about 3" in diameter. Ripens in September in Fairbanks. It is crisp and tart, with just enough sugar to make it a good eating apple. I believe it would also make a good cooking apple, and its hard texture may make it a good keeper. Not much is known about its storage time, or hardiness, but it is fully hardy in our orchard, with winter lows to around -40 F. Apples get this pretty purplish blush when ripe. Does not appear to be a prolific fruiting tree, but the fruit is good sized and high quality.