These hayseed-handsome apples are medium and large, a little conical and a little blocky and a little ribbed.
The cheerful orange-red blush runs from streaky to saturated but covers most of a subdued yellow-green.
Russet-colored lenticels are prominent in the blush, and there's a copper-and-green russet at the crown and in crackles down the side.
Sweet Winter Pennock's stubby stem is oddly swollen, knotted in the stem well. The calyx is open and the apple is firm and smells of sweet grass and soap.
Inside, the light yellow flesh is yielding but firm and bears delightful balanced sweet flavors, a blend of vanilla, sweet potato, and grain. The flesh is more fine-grained than otherwise.
Sweet Winter's texture, and the way the lively flavors have melded, makes me think these might be a little past peak. They are good to eat in any case.
There's precious little online or at the library about this variety, previously unknown to me, but it looks as though it may have originated in Ohio.