- Dessert apple – juicy, sweet and acidic with a strong sweet aroma
- Medium sized fruit with a round to flat-round shape and a trace of ribs. Pale greenish-yellow skin, variably flushed red, green or bright scarlet and short broken stripes of darker red
- Picking time late September
- Moderately vigorous and heavy cropping variety, suitable for northern areas.
Raised by Laxton Bros, Bedford in 1907 from James Grieve x Worcester Permain and named after the then president of the Royal Horticultural Society.