Wythe

Origin, on the farm of Rodolphus Chandler, Wythe, Illinois; tree vigorous, with round top; a good annual bearer, blooms late. First introduced about 1873. A seedling of Ralls Genet, and much resembles that variety in tree and fruit.

Fruit medium, oblate, slightly conic, nearly regular; surface white, shaded, striped and splashed over two-thirds its surface with bright red; dots few, light and gray; cavity rather large, deep; stem short, small; basin medium, slightly plaited; calyx small, closed. Core medium; flesh whitish, fine, tender, crisp, juicy, sprightly subacid, slightly aromatic, very good. January, March.