They have orangish golden skin, covered with russetting; the russetting is a darker brown on the side that got the sun.
Inside, they have tender, yellow flesh, high in tannins, and with a sweet but astringent taste.
The juice makes a cider that has a strong, fruity flavor and a high alcohol content.
The tree blooms for about 20 days in the spring.
The apples grow in clusters, ripening in November in England.
Medaille d’or Apples originated in Boisguillaume, Rouen, France in the 1800’s from a seedling raised by a Monsieur Goddard.
The apple received a gold medal from the “Societé Centrale D’Horticulture de Département de la Seine Inferieure” in 1873.
It was introduced into England in 1884 by the Woolhope Naturalists’ Field Club.