Origin, Russia. One of the best of the Alexander type.
Fruit large, oblong, regular, slightly tapering; surface greenish yellow, mostly covered with rather dull mixed red, with dark crimson stripes and splashes; cavity acute, narrow, wavy, russeted; stem short; basin abrupt, wavy; calyx open, large. Core half open, meeting; tube conical, very small and short; stamens basal; flesh yellow, coarse-grained, mild subacid, fair. August.
Fruit large, regular, roundish oblate, often distinctly angular, or live-sided in large specimens; surface dark solid red, obscurely marbled and mixed, a little yellow ground-color on shady side, with delicate bloom; dots distinct, few, gray; cavity regular, wide, obtuse, with some radiating green or russet; stem short, stout; basin rather shallow, abrupt, somewhat irregular; calyx closed; segments flat convergent. Core small, closed; cells ovate, slit; tube funnel-shaped; stamens basal; seeds plump; flesh yellow, firm, moderately juicy, crisp, mild subacid, good. Midwinter.
Fruit large, very regular, roundish, conical; surface greenish yellow, mostly covered with solid dark to black red on sunny side; dots distinct, numerous, mostly minute, whitish; cavity regular, obtuse, large stellate russet patch; stem very short; basin shallow, nearly smooth; calyx closed; segments connivent. Coreclasping, half open; cells obovate, slit; tube funnel-shaped; stamens marginal; seeds rather few, short, plump; flesh yellow with yellow veinings, firm, juicy, subacid, very good. Winter. The cut is of an undersized specimen, but typical as to shape.
Origin, Arkansas. A showy fruit; specimens from Iowa somewhat higher colored than Southern specimens.
Fruit large, regular, roundish oblate; surface yellow mostly, or entirely covered with rather dull red stripes and splashes; dots obscure, numerous, very minute, brown; cavity obtuse, regular, with some stellate russet; stem long, slender; basin smooth, abrupt, medium deep; calyx closed; segments erect convergent. Core wide open, abaxile; cells ovate, slit, with much cellular exudate; tube conical; stamens median; seeds many, rounded, plump, short, rather small; flesh, yellow, fine-grained, very juicy, tender, pleasant, spicy subacid; quality very good to excellent. Winter.
Origin, Benton County, Arkansas. Considered promising by some, but recently has proven too shy a bearer for profit. Tree of upright growth, wood dark.
Fruit medium, round; surface smooth, solid dark red to black; cavity regular, small to medium; basin shallow; flesh yellow, finegrained, juicy; quality very good. Season, winter.