They have waxy, tough, smooth greenish-yellow skin which sometimes has a red blush on it.
Inside, they have off-white, crisp, tender, juicy flesh. The apple has good flavour, with some tartness.
Ortley Apples were first known in New Jersey in 1817; they were introduced commercially in 1825.
The apple was first called “Woolman’s Long Pippin.”
In the American South, this apple is usually called “White Bellflower.”