Houghton produces small quarter to half-pound oval-shaped fruit. The external appearance of the fruit is red with tiny deep green, almost brown fins. The inner flesh is a bright red purplish color with a semi-firm texture that is very sweet. The first fruit tested in 2019 had an average brix score of 18. The flowers are plentiful, fragrant, and self-fertile. Houghton is a robust grower with meaty stems that are olive green in color. Thick small spines occur along the rib line of each stem.