Inside, the cream-coloured flesh is firm, coarse, juicy and tender. The apples are very fragrant, even in a bowl on the table,
Some people feel the flavour tastes a bit like bananas. The flavour doesn’t stand up well to cooking or to storage. Many have tried it and say the flavour is bland, but that may be because they had one out of storage.
Because the fruit bruises easily, and the flavour fades quickly, it’s not often found in stores. It’s a better candidate for home gardeners.
Discovered on a farm owned by a David Flory in Cass County, Indiana, in 1876. Introduced commercially in 1890 by the Greening Brothers Nursery of Monroe, Michigan. By the 1900s, the tree was being planted in England.