They have waxy but smooth, pale, greenish-yellow skin covered with red flushes on the side that got the sun.
Inside, they have finely-textured, tender, crisp, juicy white flesh with a sweet, sprightly, mildly tart taste.
The tree is an abundant bearer, and blooms late enough in the spring to miss most risk of frost.
The fruit ripens late June / early July. It can be picked a bit earlier for cooking.
Good for fresh-eating, apple sauce.
Does not store well.
Summer Rose Apples were grown from a seed from a Northern Spy apple in 1806 in New Jersey, USA.