Inside, they have finely-textured, crisp, tender, juicy yellowish flesh. It is sweet and mildly aromatic.
The tree blooms late in the spring. It is reliable bearer; but needs thinning before June.
The fruit ripens in October in Virginia, and hangs on the tree well.
Ralls Janet Apples were found as a seedling on a farm belonging to a man named Caleb Ralls in Amherst County, Virginia, USA sometime before 1800.
Some speculate the parentage was clippings of French apple trees brought to America for Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, by the French ambassador Edmund Charles Genet.