They have a mild, somewhat tart flavour. If picked too early, though, the flavour can be bland.
The tree is an abundant bearer, and hardy.
A few sources say it can be used for cooking, but others advise against it, save for perhaps baked apples.
Stores very well, up to 6 months.
Connell Red Apples are a sport of Fireside apples, discovered in Dunn County, Wisconsin. Introduced 1957.