I got an apple whip from across the country in 2014. It was supposed to be Médaille d’Or, a small heavily russetted fruit with orange showing through russet in the sun. It stands on Gen41, so it will be a small tree.
This year it bloomed one day after Hunt Russet, which puts the bloom rather late, and perhaps earlier than one might expect for MdO, which is very last to bloom in most places where it is grown at all. It showed the only fire blight strike I’ve seen in ten years growing apples (true, I avoid those FB sensitive, except for Hunt and MdO.) I left some sample fruits. They had no obvious codling moth damage, even without any help from me, which I expected with MdO. But, they have NO russet and continue to grow. The skin is entirely smooth, ground color is light green and, due to lots of sun hereabouts, lots of reddish burgundy stripes and long blotches. Measuring them today, all three are three inches tall , two are 3 x 3" and one is 3 1/2" wide.
I picked 'em today after finding earwigs excavating. 14 Brix; fat, brown seeds, creamy yellow flesh with good,