They have tough, smooth, pale yellow skin mostly covered with bright red, and faint yellow dots. They have a deep, russetted cavity at the stem end.
Inside, they have off-white juicy, crisp flesh with a sweet, rich flavour.
The fruit ripens October to November, depending on location.
The tree is a reliable, heavy bearer. It is a good pollinator for Ribston Pippin.
Good for fresh-eating, pies, and canning. Holds its shape well in cooking.
Shockley Apples were developed by a Mr. Shockley of Jackson County, Georgia, USA. They were exhibited at the Georgia State Fair in 1852.
The apples were popular in American South.