Very crisp and crunchy even in the South, though it’s a Yankee (Cornell U. 1924 or thereabouts). Red Delicious is one of its parents, and Orleans has that same elongated “sheeps nose” shape. But Orleans is larger, stores better and is a “super sweet.” Resistant to everything but the summer rots, but we always get plenty of these regardless. Ripens late summer. Available on semi-dwarf MM.111.