Inside, they have firm, juicy off-white flesh tinged with green, which is aromatic with a tart taste.
The fruit ripens in early October.
The tree’s pollen is sterile.
Good for cooking.
Stores well, up to 5 months.
Turley Apples were found in an orchard belonging to a Joe A. Burton (1841-1925) in Lawrence County, Indiana, USA in 1900.
Turley was the maiden name of his wife, Louisa (1844 -1929), and the name given to their son Turley J. (1874 -1945.)
Burton was a hortoculturist, planting as many as 8,000 seeds in his experiments. The family tombstone has at its head an engraving of an apple hanging off a branch.
Turley Apples were popular in the early part of the 1900s because they stood up very well to shipping.
Burton Cemetary Records, transcribed by Mary Virginia Schilt Giera. Retrieved 15 November 2008 from http://www.accessgenealogy.com/scripts/data/database.cgi?ArticleID=0028831&file=Data&report=SingleArticle