They're definitely red, a little like early christmas tree decorations, and they make fantastic eating. The bright red of the skin even runs into the flesh of the fruit but sadly, as a crop, they are coming to an end.
There are boxes of them in the cold store picked a week or so ago just before they'd reached the super-ripe stage. This is the point where they are beginning to split while on the branch but they really are good to eat at this stage. An absolute juice explosion.
Lunch is sorted, Michaelmas Red, cheese, bread and a glass of cider. That'll work nicely for me.