The greeny-white, finely-textured flesh is sweet, juicy and crisp, though it will go soft if left on the tree too long. It is fragrant, with has hints of anise in the taste.
The tree grows up to 10 feet (3 metres) tall and blossoms with all white flowers. It is a heavy producer.
Ellison’s Orange Apples are fresh-eating apples grown in the UK and New Zealand.
Ellison’s Orange Apples were developed from a cross between Calville Blanc and Cox’s Orange Pippin in the late 1800s, by a Rev C.C. Ellison, Bracebridge, Lincolnshire in partnership with a gardener, a Mr Wipf. They sold the rights to a Mr Parnell. The apple received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit in 1911.