This is an old French apple name that originally meant an apple propagated by grafting.
The name soon came to denote a type of apple what was late in ripening but a good keeper.
It has a dull green skin that is sometimes flushed and often russeted.
The flesh is firm and slightly dry but has a good, sharp flavour.
is not very golden but it has been popular in France since before 1650.
is an 18th century variety which is unusually sweet and generally regarded as better.