They have tough, thick greenish-yellow skin covered with russetting. A reddish blush often occurs on the side that got the sun.
Inside, they have aromatic, firm, crisp, juicy yellow flesh. Its flavour is a balance of sweet and tart with tones of pear and nuts.
The tree is an abundant bearer.
The fruit ripens in September.
For fresh-eating, or cider
Pomme Gris Apples were brought to Quebec from either France or Switzerland.
They were grown at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson.