The soft flesh inside is aromatic but has a tart taste.
The tree can be pollinated by another Monarch apple tree, but it does tend to be a biennial bearer.
Does not hold shape when cooked; cooks to a purée.
Stores until January.
Monarch Apples were developed in 1888 by Seabrook & Sons of Boreham, Essex, England from a cross between Peasgood Nonsuch and Dumelow’s seedling.