They have greenish-yellow skin nearly covered with a red blush, with russet spots.
Inside, they have juicy, firm but tender yellow flesh, with a small core.
The apples are aromatic, with a mild, balanced flavour that sometimes has a hint of spice to it.
The tree starts bearing when young, though it tends to bear fruit every other year. Heavy bearer.
Late summer, early fall harvest.
Garden Royal Apples originated in Sudbury, Massachusetts on a farm belonging to a Daniel Bowker.
Recorded in 1847.
Sometimes called “Garden Royale.”
Cole, Samuel W. The New England Farmer, Vol 3. J. Nourse, 1851. Page 161.
Hovey, Charles Mason. The Magazine of horticulture, botany, and all useful discoveries and improvements in rural affairs, Volume 13. Hovey and Co., 1847. Page 438.