Sweet Tart

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 ripens unevenly, requiring multiple pickings from late August to October.

Discovered: 1700s, Rhode Island

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: None


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.