They have smooth, thin, greenish / yellow skin flushed with red on the side that got the sun.
Inside, they have white, finely-textured, tender, crisp, juicy flesh, which is aromatic.
They have a tart taste with some sweetness.
The fruit ripens over a period of several weeks from July to September.
The tree is hardy, and a heavy bearer.
Primate Apples were found as a seedling of unknown parentage on the farm of a Calvin D. Bingham of Camillus, Onondaga County, New York State, USA in 1840.
On 11 September 1903, a bronze plaque was erected at the site of the first tree by a John T. Roberts of Syracuse, New York.
The “Primate” name was coined by a Charles P. Cowles.