Fruit medium, roundish oblate, somewhat conic; surface green, sometimes becoming a little yellow at maturity; dots whitish or light russet with green bases; cavity wide, regular, rather deep, covered with russet; stem medium to long, stout; basin shallow, abrupt, somewhat wavy and furrowed. Core closed, regular, meeting; seeds many, angular, long-pointed; flesh whitish, tender, juicy, very sweet, pleasant, good. December to March.
Origin, Brooke Co., Virginia, on the farm of Thomas Grimes; tree vigorous, upright, spreading, a good early annual bearer. In the West this variety and Jonathan are the standard of high quality, nothing better is known.
Fruit above medium, regular, cylindrical, sometimes roundish oblate; surface rich golden yellow, sometimes with thin open net-veining of russet; dots obscure, many, white, minute, with a few russet dots; cavity regular, obtuse, slightly russeted; stem medium ; basin deep, abrupt, uneven, somewhat wrinkled; calyx closed or half open; segments divergent. Core small, slightly open, pyri-form, meeting; cells obovate; tube conical; stamens basal; seeds many, short, plump; flesh yellow, firm, compact, crisp, aromatic, rich, spicy subacid; quality best. December to March.
Originated by J. S. B. Thompson, Grundy Co., Iowa; tree productive.
Fruit large, roundish oblong, truncated; surface yellow, mostly covered with dark marbled and mixed red, with grayish net-veining; dots white, minute, obscure; cavity regular, narrow, funnel-shaped, with radiating patch of russet; stem short, completely filling lower part of funnel; basin deep, abrupt, slightly wavy; calyx wide open. Core closed; tube conical; stamens basal; seeds few; flesh white, tender, juicy, subacid, very good. September, October.