They have tough, smooth, pale green skin that ripens to yellowish-orange with patches of russet, and occasionally a brownish-red flush.
Inside, they have firm, crisp, juicy yellow flesh with a sweet taste.
The fruit ripens from October onwards. The wind can take fruit off the tree easily.
The tree starts bearing when it is 6 to 8 years old.
Good for baking, canning, pies, sauce, apple butter.
Not very good for fresh-eating unless picked when only just ripe.
Pumpkin Sweet Apples were found in the orchards of S. Lyman of Manchester, Connecticut, USA; recorded in 1834.
The apple was popular in the American south.