They have somewhat tough green skin flushed with bright red, with occasionally a bit of orange.
Inside, the juicy, crisp, somewhat coarse flesh is white or off-white, occasionally tinged with green.
The mild taste is a balance of sweet and sour.
The apples ripen in October.
The tree is hardy.
For fresh-eating, salads.
Fireside Apples were developed by the Minnesota Horticulture Research Center (Excelsior Fruit Breeding Farm) from a cross between McIntosh and Longfield apples. Introduced in 1943.