Minister

Origin, Rowley, Massachusetts; tree moderately vigorous, early and heavy bearer.

Fruit large; oblong conical, ribbed, irregular; surface smooth, greenish yellow, covered with bright, rich, mixed red, with obscure carmine stripes and splashes on sunny side; dots minute; cavity deep, acute, sometimes brown; stem long, slender, curved; basin very narrow, corrugated and ribbed; calyx small, closed. Core large, open; flesh yellowish, very tender, juicy, rather acid, good. Early winter.

Minkler

Probably an old unidentified Eastern variety; named after S. G. Minkler, of Illinois, and popluar in that State; tree very vigorous, of irregular, spreading growth; branches strong, forming a large angle with the trunk; productive.

Fruit medium to large, roundish oblate, regular; surface smooth, greenish yellow, mostly covered with mixed red, with indistinct darker dull red stripes; dots many, minute, distinct, yellow, and russet; cavity regular, rather deep, acute, light brown russet; stem medium; basin wide, shallow, smooth; calyx small, closed. Core closed, small; cells obovate, entire, small; tube funnel-shaped; stamens marginal; seeds long, pointed; flesh yellowish white, firm, juicy, mild, pleasant subacid, good. January to May.

Minnesota Gilbert

From Minnesota; origin uncertain; recommended for trial by the Horticultural Society of that State under the name of Gilbert, but as this name has long been occupied by a Tennessee variety the name is modified as above.

Fruit medium, regular, oblate to very oblate; surface greenish yellow, mostly covered with mixed red, with dark crimson splashes and stripes much like a highly colored Oldenburg; dots distinct, numerous, gray, rather large; cavity regular, wide, with radiating light yellow russet; stem short; basin regular, wide, shallow smooth, or with a few minute wrinkles or prominences around calyx; calyx wide, open; segments convergent. Core closed, small, clasping, sessile; cells axile, round, slit; tube funnel-shaped; stamens median; seeds very large, flat; flesh white, juicy, sprightly subacid, good; use culinary. August to September.

Apple Variety: Minnesota Gilbert

Minnesota Gilbert.

Apple Variety: Missouri Pippin

Missouri Pippin.

Missouri Pippin

Origin, Johnson Co., Missouri; tree a strong grower and heavy annual bearer.

Fruit medium; form roundish oblate, somewhat conical; surface yellow, mostly covered with light and dark distinct crimson stripes and splashes; dots distinct, white and gray, numerous, large and small; cavity deep, regular, acute; stem short; basin abrupt, deep, nearly smooth; calyx half open; segments divergent. Core small, closed; cells round, entire; tube funnel-shaped; stamens median; seeds short, plump; flesh yellow, with yellowish veinings, pleasant subacid, good. January to April.