An old, well-known variety popular in the South. The true origins are difficult to trace as any old Southern apple with heavy russet on the outer skin was typically called “Rusty Coat.” This apple is probably identical to Keener Seedling. Small to medium in size with dark greenish-yellow skin and indistinct red striping overlaid with a heavy, coarse russet coat. Flesh is crisp, tender and somewhat dry with a pleasant, sweet nutty flavor. Ripens late September to early October.