Stoke’s Red Apple This page first published: Mar 20, 2004 · Updated: Jun 17, 2018 · by CooksInfo. Copyright © 2020 · This post may contain affiliate links · This blog generates income via ads · These cider apples have red skin that is sometimes waxy. The apples are round but flattened. The taste is sharp, tart and astringent. History Notes The trees were found growing in Rodney Stoke, Somerset, England in the 1920s.