They have greenish-yellow skin almost entirely covered with a dull red flush, and dark red stripes.
Inside, they have finely-textured, firm, tender, juicy yellow flesh, which is very aromatic.
The flesh has good flavour with a bit of tartness.
The fruit ripens over a period from October to early November.
The tree is semi-weeping. It does well in warmer areas, and starts bearing when young.
Makes good apple butter, and good cider.
Royal Limbertwig Apples were developed at the University of Illinois Agricultural Experimentation Station circa 1896.
Hauser, Kevin. How to Plan and Plant an Instructional Orchard at Your Southern California School. Kuffel Creek Press, Riverside, California. 2008.