They are slightly oval, and can be uneven in shape, with occasional ribbing.
They have bright green skin that ripens to yellow. The skin is smooth, thick and tough with a pink blush and reddish-white spots in the blush area.
Inside, it has yellowish, medium-fine textured, tender, juicy flesh, with a large cavity.
The apple ripens in October.
Not the same as Ozark (aka Gano) Apples.
Stores until January.
Ozark Pippin Apples were first grown on the farm of a Benjamin Ford in Washington Country, Tennessee in 1850.
In 1896, the apple was renamed to “Deaderick”, presumably to avoid confusion with Ozark (aka Gano) Apples. In the late 1900s, though, the name “Ozark Pippin” started to re-emerge.
S.A. Beach. The Apples of New York, Vols 1 & 2. Albany, New York: J.B. Lyon Company, 1905. Page 46.