Dyer

Tart
Discovered 1700s Cranston, Rhode Island
Parentage
Harvest
DESCRIPTION

Dyer is a large, round apple with greenish-yellow skin and some russeting. It sometimes has a pink or brownish blush. Its yellow flesh has a medium crisp texture and a lemony, sweet-tart flavor. Dyer does not ripen evenly, though, requiring multiple pickings from late August to October.

HISTORY

Originally named Pomme Royal, Dyer may have first been brought to America in 1685, by French Huguenots; it was discovered in Cranston, Rhode Island, in the 1700s. Its parentage is unclear.