Apple, Connell Red Overview Category: Fruits Common Name: Apple, Connell Red Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Connell Red' Sun Exposure: Full sun Height: 10-15 ft. Spread: 10-12 ft. See notes | Back to fruits Notes Introduced in 1943 by the University of MN. A big, sweet, firm, long keeping apple. This is a naturally occurring mutation of Fireside. They are essentially the same except the color of its skin.