Beach (Beach's Sweet)

Of American origin.

Fruit large, roundish, somewhat conical, regular, yellow, mostly covered with bright red, thinly overlaid with gray; cavity regular, obtuse, much russeted; stem medium to long; basin regular, slightly wrinkled; calyx closed; segments erect convergent. Core closed; cells obovate, slit; tube conical; stamens median; flesh white, moderately juicy, very pleasant, sweet, good. September, October.

Brier (Brier Sweet)

Originated with B. B. Brier, Baraboo, Wisconsin; is the result of a fertilization of the Siberian crab with the Bailey Sweet apple. Tree hardy, vigorous, and productive.

Fruit as large as Transcendent, roundish, regular, flattened at ends, yellow, mostly covered thinly with dotted and mixed red, obscurely splashed and striped and overlaid with whitish; dots, obscure, few, minute, whitish; cavity wide, regular, obtuse, with some stellate russet; stem medium to long; basin flat, corrugated; calyx open; segments long, divergent. Core closed; tube wide, long, funnel shaped; stamens marginal; flesh whitish, crisp, juicy, very sweet, very good to best for dessert or preserves. September, October.

Crab Apple Variety: Brier Crab

Brier Crab.


Of the pure Pyrus baccata type, having deciduous calyx segments. One of the oldest varieties.

Fruit small, oblate, nearly regular or slightly angular; surface smooth, yellow, nearly covered with bright red, with blue bloom; dots distinct, many, large, whitish; cavity regular, obtuse, wide, with a little broken russet; stem very long, slender; basin wide, shallow; calyx closed; segments as they fall off leave a round russet scar; flesh crisp, juicy, pleasant acid; the fruit hangs long, almost even to drying, on the tree. September, October.

Dartt (Dartt's Hybrid)

Originated from seed of Tetofsky by E. H. S. Dartt, Owatonna, Minnesota. One of the best of the hybrids.

Fruit large, conical, very regular; surface yellow, mostly covered with bright red stripes and splashes, mixed on sunny side, a handsome fruit; dots white, obscure; cavity regular, deep, acute, with trace of russet; stem long; basin flat, corrugated; calyx closed; segments large, long. Core closed or half open, clasping; tube funnel-shaped; stamens median; flesh white, juicy, subacid, good. September.

Early Strawberry

A popular variety at the West. Chas. Gibb, the noted Canadian pomologist, wrote in 1885: "This ripens with the Red Astrachan apple. It is of small size, but nothing that I grow equals it in quality. It has no astringency."

Fruit small, roundish oblate; surface yellow, handsomely striped with red, mixed and marbled on sunny side; cavity regular; stem long; basin flat; calyx closed. Core closed; cells round; tube funnel-shaped; stamens marginal; seeds large, flattened; flesh white, stained with red, juicy, subacid, very good. August.