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American Beauty are large, slightly conical apples.
They have yellow skin covered with red flushes and brown dots.
Inside, they have a small core, with dense, yellowish flesh that is sweet, tender and juicy.
The tree is a reliable producer every year, ripening in early autumn.
American Beauty Apples are aromatic.
American Beauty Apples are good fresh-eating apples.
American Beauty Apples probably originated in Sterling, Massachusetts, during the 1850s.
First named, and catalogued by the American Pomological Society as American Beauty Apples, the name changed in 1897 to Sterling Apples.