They have pale yellow skin covered in dull red stripes and some russet dots.
Inside, they have finely-textured, firm, tender, crisp, juicy yellow flesh that is mildly aromatic.
The fruit ripens in October in Virginia, United States.
The tree does best above 1800 feet (550 metres) in altitude.
Pilot Apples were found by a John Lobban circa 1830 on his farm at the foot of Pilot Mountain, Nelson County, Virginia, United States.