They have glossy, smooth, green skin more than half covered with a dark red, almost purple flush.
Inside, they have finely-textured, semi-firm, off-white flesh with a somewhat watery core. The flesh is aromatic, but has a tart taste.
If the weather turns hot, ripened apples need to be picked on an almost daily basis.
The flavour survives cooking very well.
Only stores about 1 month.
Viking Apples were developed by the PRI (Purdue-Rutgers-Illinois) cooperative apple breeding program from experimental apples whose ancestry included Jonathan, Delicious, Williams Early Red, Early McIntosh and Starr apples. Introduced in Wisconsin in 1969.