Inside, they have crisp, cream-coloured flesh.
The flesh has a rich flavour, with a good balance of sweet and tart.
The apples ripen in mid-September.
For fresh-eating, also good for drying.
Fall Russet Apples were found in an orchard in Franklin, Michigan, that had been planted in 1875.
The original tree was cut down in 1956, but a Mr. Robert A. Nitschke of Southmeadow Fruit Gardens had taken cuttings first.