They have greenish-yellow skin covered with an reddish-orange blush and sometimes, light red stripes as well.
Inside, they have tender, off-white, coarse flesh, which is not very juicy.
The fruit ripens in the southern United States in July and August; at higher altitudes, it ripens as late as October.
Mrs Bryan Apples were developed from a seedling tree planted by a Robert Boatman in Walker County, Georgia, United States about 1870.
They were named in 1880 for a member of the Georgia Horticultural Society — Mrs. J. W. Bryan of Lookout Mountain.
The tree was sold by nurseries in the southern United States until 1909. It disappeared from the United States during the 20th century. It was brought back from the National Fruit Trust of Kent, England, in the early 1990s.