Fruit medium, roundish oblate, greenish yellow, shaded, and sometimes striped with red; stem long, slender; calyx open. Core small; flesh whitish, rather firm, juicy, pleasant, brisk subacid, good. January to April.
Origin, Sterling, Massachusetts; tree vigorous, productive, an annual bearer.
Fruit large, roundish, slightly inclining to conic, obscurely ribbed; surface a yellow ground, mostly covered with red, which is quite dark in the sun; dots numerous, small, light and brown; cavity medium, with radiating russet, the rays sometimes extending out over a portion of the fruit; stem rather short, somewhat slender; basin medium, uneven; calyx small, closed; segments medium, slightly recurved. Core small; flesh yellowish, rather compact, tender, juicy, rich, mild subacid, aromatic, very good. December to April.
Origin unknown. Distinct from Scollop Gilliflower; the two varieties were formerly considered identical.
Fruit variable in size and form, size large to very large; in form varying from roundish conical to oblong conical (about half of each, one grower reports), irregular, angular, often furrowed; surface light greenish yellow, thinly striped with dull red on sunny side; dots very obscure, few, minute, white; cavity deep, acute, with stellate russet; stem short; basin shallow with a few sharp minute ridges; calyx closed or half open; segment serect convergent. Core wide open, sessile, barely clasping; cells abaxile, elliptical, much slit with broad ridges of cellular exudate; tube conical; stamens median; seeds few, small, nearly round, very blunt; flesh whitish, juicy, crisp, brisk subacid, fair to good. September.
Origin unknown. Distinct from the Summer Bellflower of New York.
Fruit large, oblong conic, much like Yellow Bellflower; surface a clear waxen yellow deepening to rich golden yellow on sunny side; dots few, minute, distinct, russet; cavity deep, wide, acute, regular, with stellate russet patch; stem short; basin narrow, very shallow, ribbed and corrugated; calyx closed; segments erect converging. Core wide open, meeting; cells elliptical, very roomy, slit; tube conical; stamens median; seeds about twelve, short, plump; flesh yellow, with yellow veinings, fine-grained, rich, spicy, mild subacid, very good. Last of August and early September.
An old variety; supposed origin, North Carolina, popular in Kentucky; tree upright, moderate grower, productive alternate years.
Fruit medium to large, roundish oblate; surface yellowish green, striped with crimson, red and orange; cavity large, deep, russeted; stem short; basin medium, regular; calyx closed. Core small; flesh whitish, yellow, fine, brittle, juicy, mild agreeable subacid. August, September.