Medaille d'Or is a bittersweet cider apple developed by a Mr. Goddard of Boisguillaume, Rouen, France in the 1860s. Brought to the UK in the 1880's.
The fruit is a medium light yellow roundish fruit mostly covered with patches and netting of smooth tan russet. Medaille D'or yields a high tannin and sugar juice, and produces a rich, winelike cider. Combine with other late varieties for full flavor.
The tree is of average vigour, produces annually, is scab resistant, and hardy to USDA zone 5, possibly zone 4. Fruit ripens around November.