A medium-sized dessert apple, green to golden-yellow with crimson red cheeks. One of the great apples, it as crisp flesh with great depth of flavour and aroma. It is thought to have been raised in 1707 by Sir Henry Goodricke of Ribston Hall near Knaresborough in Yorkshire from a seed brought from Rouen in 1688, although I have also seen this arrival from France dated at 1769. It received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit in 1962 and the Award of Garden Merit in 1993. This late-season variety is harvested from late September in South-East England and is at is best from October to January. It is a parent of Cox's Orange Pippin.