Inside, they have pink flesh with a tart, sprightly, berry-like flavour. The flesh doesn’t tend to be mealy like other some pink-fleshed apple varieties.
The fruit ripens in October in California.
The tree has very ornamental purplish-pink blossoms in the spring.
Thornberry Apples were found growing in an abandoned orchard. The apple is presumed to have been developed by Albert Etter in Humboldt County, California, USA.
The name “Thornberry Apples” was registered as a trademark by Greenmantle Nursery of Garberville, California.