They have yellowish-green skin with orangish-red blushes on the side that got the sun, along with freckles and patches of cinnamon-coloured russett.
Inside, they have aromatic, crisp, off-white, finely-textured juicy flesh.
The taste is rich, and somewhat nutty, with a complex sweet flavour.
Also good cooked; holds shape when cooked.
Stores best in plastic bags to prevent its drying out.
Some say Orleans Apples originated in France, being introduced in 1776.
The apple received a Royal Horiticultural Society Award of Merit in 1914. At the time, it was referred to as “Winter Ribston.”
It received another Award of Merit from them in 1921, this time being referred to as “Orleans Reinette.”