Origin uncertain; an old favorite Southern and Southwestern variety; tree of moderate vigor, round-headed, very productive, and an annual bearer.
Fruit small to medium, conical to roundish conical, very regular; surface smooth, greenish yellow, washed and marbled with dull brownish red, obscurely striped and splashed; dots distinct, many, variable, gray and russet; cavity regular, acute, russeted; stem medium to long; basin very shallow, narrow, regular, nearly smooth, often leather-cracked; calyx closed; segments divergent. Core slightly open, clasping; cells round, entire; tube funnel-shaped; stamens median; seeds many, plump, pointed, some imperfect; flesh white, rather firm, mild pleasant subacid, not rich, good. December to March.
Fruit large; form regular, oblate, slightly conical and angular; surface unctuous, whitish yellow, mostly covered with striped, shaded, and mottled dark bright red; dots obscure, few, light, minute; cavity shallow, wide, with radiating russet, funnel-shaped; stem short; basin abrupt, furrowed, rather shallow; calyx closed or nearly so; segments divergent. Core open; cells obovate, slit; tube conical; stamens basal; seeds short, plump, pointed; flesh whitish yellow, tender, rather coarse, crisp, juicy, sprightly subacid, good. December to January.
Fruit large, roundish, slightly flattened, regular; skin thin, tenacious; surface smooth, yellow, washed with red and striped with crimson, having a slight bloom; dots yellow; cavity large, regular, deep, flaring, russet; stem short, moderately stout; basin medium in size and depth, flaring, slightly furrowed; calyx medium, closed; segments short, wide, converging. Core large, wide, clasping, closed; seeds numerous, large, plump, brown; flesh yellowish, moderately fine, tender, juicy, sweet, good. August and September. (U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1895.)
Originated from seed of Oldenburg by Geo. Jeffry, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; tree of moderate spreading growth, an early and good bearer. A promising new variety for the North.
Fruit large, oblate, much flattened at ends, slightly angular; surface greenish yellow, splashed and striped, marbled and dotted with bright red and crimson; dots obscure, many, minute, white; cavity broad, deep, regular, obtuse, with some stellate russet; stem short, rather stout; basin wide, abrupt, deep, slightly wrinkled; calyx open; segment erect convergent. Core small, slightly open; tube funnel-shaped, long, wide; stamens median; seeds few, short, plump; flesh yellowish white, very tender, juicy, pleasant acid, good for table and very good for cooking. Midwinter and later.