They have yellowish-green skin, flushed with pink, with darker pink on the side that got the sun, and patches of russetting.
Inside, they have coarse, tender, very juicy yellowish-green flesh which is aromatic with a tangy, rich taste.
The fruit ripens August to September depending on location.
No relation to other apples called “Rambo.”
A more red cultivar is called Red Sumbo.
For fresh-eating, and good for drying.
They can be harvested while unripe in July and used for cooking (particularly pies and sauce.)
Summer Rambo Apples were first recorded in 1535. They are believed to be from Rambure, near Abbeville & Amiens, France.
They were recorded in America by 1767.
The apple was popular in Virginia and Maryland.