They have smooth, waxy, glossy thick greenish-yellow skin with flushes of dark red. There will be large white or russet dots on the skin.
Inside they have finely-textured, crisp, tender, juicy, yellowish flesh sometimes with pink stains in it. The apples have a brisk taste.
The tree is a reliable bearer and starts bearing when young.
The fruit ripens October / November.
Oliver Apples were first raised by a John Oliver of Washington County, Arkansas, United States in 1873. From 1895 onwards, Stark Brothers Nursery trademarked it as Senator apple and sold it.
The apple was popular in the Ozarks region of Arksansas.