The flesh has a sweet taste. Some people think that the taste and aroma is reminiscent of pineapple.
The tree tends to bear every other year, and needs thinning to produce good-sized apples.
Hawaii Apples were developed from a cross between Golden Delicious and Gravenstein apples done by a William Silva in Sebastopol, California. Introduced 1945.
Hauser, Kevin. How to Plan and Plant an Instructional Orchard at Your Southern California School. Kuffel Creek Press, Riverside, California. 2008.