The original tree was a Zill x Haden cross. Though Spirit of 76 did not gain commercial acceptance due to its soft flesh, it has been propagated as nurserystock and sold on a limited basis as a dooryard tree for home growers in Florida.The fruit is oblong in shape, with a rounded base and rounded apex that sometimes has a small lateral beak. It averages about a pound in weight at maturity. The skin color is yellow with red blush, and the flesh is yellow in color. It is completely fiberless with a rich, aromatic flavor, and contains a monoembryonic seed. The fruit ripen from June to July in Florida. The trees are moderately vigorous growers with spreading canopies.