Recommended in Bul. No. 8, U. S. Div. Pomology. "A Wisconsin seedling of Tetofsky; tree perfectly hardy and symmetrical; fruit as large again as Tetofsky and of better quality; August, September; very promising summer apple." (J. V. Cotta in III. Hort. Soc. Report, 1897.)
Origin, Perry, New York; tree of moderate, spreading, upright growth.
Fruit medium, oblate to roundish oblate, somewhat conical, regular; surface a rich golden yellow, covered more or less with open net-work of russet, some specimens are quite free from russet, or at least as grown in the West; dots distinct, many, large; cavity wide, obtuse, regular, usually with much stellate russet, sometimes lipped; stem short to medium; basin medium deep, abrupt, wrinkled, often corrugated; calyx open; segments divergent. Core closed, barely clasping; cells ovate, axile, slit; tube conical; stamens median; seeds plump, rather small; flesh yellow, firm, fine-grained, rich, juicy, brisk subacid, very good. December to February.
Originated from seed of Wealthy by the late Peter M. Gideon, Excelsior, Minn. In fruit this appears nearly, if not quite, identical with Wealthy. Mr. Gideon himself could not distinguish the two varieties by the fruit, but claimed Peter was hardier in tree; the seeds of the Peter are large, broad, and plump, about ten in number; calyx segments connivent; tube conical and stamens median. In Wealthy the tube is funnel-shaped; stamens median or basal. Wyman Elliott, of Minneapolis, one of the most prominent members of the Minnesota Horticultural Society, after a careful examination of many specimens finds the Wealthy seeds smaller and more pointed; the Peter seeds larger, broader, less pointed, and a little darker when fully ripe. Even if really distinct, the two varieties are now mixed to a considerable extent.
Originated by the late Geo. P. Peffer, Pewaukee, Wis., by crossing Oldenburg with Northern Spy pollen. It does well in the lake section of eastern Wisconsin and has found favor in many States, but has not proven as hardy in the North as was hoped. Tree of strong, vigorous growth, with upright centre, an annual bearer.
Fruit large, roundish, irregular and variable, angular, often ribbed, unequal, sometimes inclined; surface greenish yellow, striped, splashed and marbled with light and dark red overlaid with thin grayish bloom; dots few, large, white, suffused, with russet centres; also many white, distinct, small dots; cavity very peculiar, often nearly flat, with a large lip or fleshy protuberance against the stem, in others shallow and wavy, with irregular russet patch; stem short, often fleshy at insertion; basin shallow, wavy, ribbed, rather narrow, angular; calyx half open. Core half open, distant, clasping; tube funnel-shaped; stamens median; seeds about twelve, plump, small; flesh yellowish white, with yellow veinings, a little coarse, juicy, subacid, good. All winter.