They have greenish-yellow skin with pale red stripes, all covered in heavy, coarse russetting.
Inside, they have crisp, tender, somewhat dry flesh with a sweet taste and overall good flavour.
The fruit ripens in early September.
Good for applesauce, or for drying. Some like it for fresh-eating.
Rusty Coat Apples possibly originated in Connecticut, USA.
The apple was popular in the American south.