They have golden yellow skin with patches of cinnamon-coloured russet.
Inside, they have tender, crisp, aromatic flesh with rich, sprightly flavour.
The tree is only a light bearer, so it was never popular commercially.
Swayzie Apples originated in the Niagara Peninsula region of Ontario, Canada, possibly on the farm of a Colonel Isaac Swayzie (1751 – 11 February 1828.) The original tree may have been one that he brought to Canada from the orchards he left behind in New York State after the American Revolution.
The apple was introduced commerically in 1872.