Origin, Missouri; a seedling of Ben Davis, much grown in its native state. It may be described in brief as a solid-colored Ben Davis, the broad dark crimson splashes being lost in the depth of coloring, and is a fruit of very attractive appearance. The Black Ben Davis resembles Gano closely and for a time the two were considered identical. The basin of Gano is nearly smooth and more abrupt; the seeds are larger; the calyx tube is funnel-shaped with usually a long slender stem to the funnel; stamens marginal; cells obovate, nearly entire; flesh like that of Ben Davis, season the same. Many regard Gano somewhat superior to Ben Davis in quality.
Origin, Sudbury, Massachusetts; tree of moderate, very upright growth, forming a beautiful, roundish, even head, very productive.
Fruit medium, or below, roundish oblate, very slightly conical; surface greenish yellow, shaded, striped and splashed with rich red, a little dull or grayish toward the stalk; dots few, light and gray; cavity deep, acute; stem medium, slender; basin shallow, slightly uneven; calyx open or partially closed; segments sometimes a little reflexed. Core small; flesh yellow, very tender, juicy, rich, mild subacid, aromatic, best. Last of August, September.
Origin unknown, probably central or northern Illinois. Size medium to large; shape nearly round, slightly flattened, regular; surface smooth, brilliantly colored, with scarlet and crimson streaks and splashes over a yellow ground; dots numerous, small and gray; basin rather deep, abrupt, regular; eye closed; cavity deep, narrow, slightly waved, russet; stem medium. Core wide, usually open, meeting the eye; seeds plump and numerous; flesh yellowish white, rather coarse-grained, firm; flavor subacid; quality good. Season November to January in Northern Illinois. (H. E. Van Deman.)
Origin, New Jersey; tree vigorous, upright, spreading, an early and abundant bearer.
Fruit medium, roundish oblate, somewhat conical and angular; surface smooth, pale greenish yellow; dots whitish, distinct, very numerous; cavity rather shallow, acute; stem short, inclined; basin small, abrupt, furrowed; calyx small, closed. Flesh white, crisp, tender, juicy, brisk, pleasant subacid, good, valuable for cooking. July and August.
Fruit large, roundish oblong conical, regular, slightly ribbed; surface a clear yellowish white with faint bronze blush, an attractive color; dots white, suffused, numerous, minute, distinct; cavity wide, medium deep; stem medium to long; basin wide, shallow, somewhat corrugated; calyx closed. Core large, half open, clasping; cells obovate, slit; tube funnel-shaped; stamens marginal; seeds few, large, flattened, long, pointed; flesh white, juicy, brisk subacid, good. Late fall.