Franklin Apples This page first published: Oct 8, 2006 · Updated: Jun 17, 2018 · by CooksInfo. Copyright © 2020 · This post may contain affiliate links · This blog generates income via ads · Franklin Apples have crisp, tender flesh with a mild flavour. Late September harvest. Cooking Tips For fresh-eating. History Notes Franklin Apples were developed from a cross between Delicious and McIntosh apples at the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station.