A newer apple, Cameo is a looker! It has bright red stripes over an orange background. Cameo was an unintended hybrid, possibly a cross between the Red and Golden Delicious apples growing near where it was discovered in Washington.
Apple lovers say Cameo is firm but with a thin skin. It has crisp flesh and an aromatic flavor that’s equal parts sweet and mildly tart. Some say the flavor has hints of pear. A mid-size apple, Cameo is harvested in late October and stores particularly well.
Cameo is slower to oxidize (turn brown) than some other apples, which makes it well-suited to fresh-cut fruit and salads.