As the apple ripens, its skin will sometimes have a pink blush that disappears. When ripe, the skin will be yellow, with an orangey or reddy blush to it, and often some russet patches. Inside, the cream coloured flesh is more firm than it is crunchy, and is sweeter than the Cox’s Orange Pippins it was developed from.
These apples are popular with growers in Australia and New Zealand, but are also now being grown in America.
Developed in the 1920s by J.H. Kidd of Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand, who also developed the Gala apple. Kidd was an amateur apple enthusiast.
One of its other names, Delco, comes from its being a cross between Delicious and Cox’s Orange Pippin.