Origin, on the farm of Joshua Whinery, near Winona, Ohio; tree a very regular, early, and heavy bearer. Fruit has often been kept two years, and retains its crispness and good flavor until apples come again.
Fruit medium, roundish, nearly regular; skin tenacious; surface smooth, greenish yellow mostly covered with shaded lively dark red, obscurely splashed and striped with crimson; dots distinct, minute, russet, numerous; cavity regular, medium, abrupt, often russeted; stem medium, stout; basin abrupt, medium, slightly wrinkled and furrowed with golden russet netting; calyx closed or half open; segments erect convergent. Core closed, oval, clasping; cells elliptical, slit; tube funnel-shaped; stamens marginal; seeds plump, small, some imperfect; flesh yellow, fine-grained, tender, juicy, rich, pleasant subacid, good to very good. January to July and later.
According to Downing this is an old English variety, mentioned by Evelyn in 1660 and described by Ray in 1688; tree a moderate grower, with roundish, upright, spreading head, productive.
Fruit small, round to roundish oblate, very regular; surface smooth, polished, pale yellow, sometimes with faint blush; cavity wide, shallow, lined with thin russet; stem rather long, slender; basin very shallow, slightly corrugated; calyx small, closed. Core closed; cells obovate, or roundish obovate, axile; tube funnel-shaped; stamens marginal or median; flesh white, crisp, tender, juicy, subacid, good but soon becomes mealy. Among the very earliest during the last of June and first of July.
Origin unknown, supposed to be an old eastern variety the name of which was lost in coming to the West, where it is most popular. Tree vigorous, spreading, productive.
Tree above medium to large, roundish oblong conic, somewhat oblique and ribbed toward the base; surface clear pale yellow, with faint bronze blush or warm cheek; dots distinct, numerous, minute, russet; cavity deep, regular, obtuse, with faint trace of russet; stem medium to long, often fleshy or knobbed at branch end; basin shallow, uneven, or ribbed; calyx open; segments long, divergent. Core closed; cells round, slit; tube funnel-shaped; stamens median; seeds plump; flesh yellowish, tender, juicy, crisp, spicy, very pleasant subacid, excellent to best. December to April.
Fruit below medium, roundish, unequal, angular, ribbed; surface light yellow, striped and splashed with bright crimson, the coloring is characteristic in that the stripes are distinct and sharply defined, slightly marbled on sunny side, a handsome fruit; cavity acute; stem very long; basin abrupt, wavy, corrugated; calyx closed. Core open, meeting; tube small, narrow, conical; stamens marginal; seeds about fourteen, short, plump, dark brown; flesh white, stained with red (a marked characteristic), juicy, mild subacid, with sweet after-taste, good. Fall.