Deep crimson, striped, very thick skin, best eaten after Christmas when it is still had a crisp firm texture and sweet taste, although slightly bitter to some palates. Forms a neat and tidy tree for small garden. Very fertile, but this means it can produce a lot of small apples and attention to fruit thinning at the end of June is essential. The fruit is ready to pick in December. It produces a good eating apple with a taste similar to the Cox’s Orange Pippin.