Red Rebel


Red Rebel ripening per

Red Rebel Facts

Its origins

Unknown origins, likely in Alabama, USA, sometime before 1930.

Flavour, aroma, texture

The greenish-white flesh is fine-grained, crisp and fairly juicy, with a subacid flavour. The skin tends to be bitter, so it is best eaten peeled.


This small to medium-sized apple is mostly covered with purplish-red skin colouring.

When they’re available

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating


Quality for cooking

Mainly used for fresh eating.


RR might be an under rated apple for our area. I just finished eating the larger one and it was very good. I didn’t notice any bitter peeling but the peel was a little tougher than others. Very sweet with just a little tart. Appears to be disease resistant.


I used to grow RR years ago, but the tree died on me. I
remember that it had a good crunch.


I had two trees of these in my little orchard. One died from cotton root rot and it’s right next to the other one. So I’m pretty certain that other one will bite the dust next summer. Positively the trees last year didn’t appear to be suffering from the heat. Thanks for posting your report. I’m going to imagine eating of those apples.