Good for cider and cooking, include pies and baking. Makes good applesauce. You can also eat it fresh, if you like a tart apple.
Keeps well, about 6 months in cold storage.
Possibly an offshoot of Winesap apples.
Originated in Arkansas about 1870 in Benton County by a De Kalb Holt, whose brother Earl owned a nursery. (Arkansas Apple Festival Committee. History of the Apple in Lincoln. Retrieved April 2008 from: http://www.arkansasapplefestival.org/history-apple.htm.)