They have greenish-yellow skin flushed with faint bronze.
Inside, the flesh is somewhat coarse and crisp, and is dry rather than juicy. The flavour is very faint and tart.
Some feel that this apple might actually be the same as Baltimore Monstrous Pippin apples.
For cooking. Makes a dark brown sauce.
There are a few theories as to the origin of Gloria Mundi Apples:
- that they were being grown by 1800 on a farm belonging to a Mr Crooks of Red Hook, New York;
- they that orginated on Long Island, New York;
- they they possibly actually originated in Germany.
They were introduced into the UK in 1817.