Originated as a root sprout, from a tree killed in 1873, with Frank Yahnke, Winona, Minnesota; tree vigorous, spreading, productive. One of the candidates for the seedling apple prize offered by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. Fruit " has kept in an ordinary cellar through March."
Fruit above medium to large, roundish, slightly conical, obscurely angular; surface smooth, clear rich yellow, mostly covered with fine dark crimson, with broad splashes and streaks of carmine, mixed and marbled, nearly solid on sunny side, a handsome fruit, the broad irregular dark crimson or carmine streaks are characteristic; dots many, very distinct, minute, yellow; cavity regular, acute, with a little stellate russet; stem medium; basin smooth, sometimes obscurely ribbed, very shallow, wide; calyx open; segments divergent. Core open, barely clasping; cells ovate, slit; tube conical; stamens median; seeds few, long, plump, pointed; flesh white, slightly stained pink next to skin, juicy, rich, mild, saccharine, pleasant subacid, very good. Winter.
Origin, Fayette Co., Georgia; tree very upright; very productive; fruit a good keeper.
Fruit small, oblate or oblate conic, whitish yellow, overspread, shaded, splashed and striped with shades of red; dots many, small, light; cavity large, slightly russeted; stem slender; calyx small, closed. Flesh white, sometimes stained next the skin, tender, juicy, pleasant subacid, good. March to May.
Origin, Burlington, New Jersey; first described by Coxe. A large choice winter apple, a favorite for dessert wherever known; tree moderately vigorous, with spreading, roundish, rather drooping head.
Fruit large to very large; form oblong, somewhat angular and ribbed, tapering to the calyx; surface smooth, pale, lemon yellow, often with bronze red blush; dots obscure, numerous, minute, whitish and russet; cavity regular, deep, obtuse, with a faint trace of russet; stem medium to long, very stout; basin narrow, shallow, much corrugated and ribbed; calyx closed; segments erect convergent. Core large, wide open, clasping; cells large, roomy, elliptical, much and widely slit; tube funnel-shaped, long; stamens marginal; seeds large, angular, imperfect; flesh yellow, with yellow veinings, tender, juicy, crisp, spicy, sprightly subacid, very good or best. December, February.
Of unknown Southern origin; tree vigorous, upright; an abundant bearer.
Fruit below medium, roundish oblate, pale yellow; dots many, green and brown; cavity slightly russeted; stem long, slender. Core small; flesh white, tender, juicy, brisk, sprightly subacid, good. June, July in the South; August at the North.
Supposed origin, Newtown, L. I., in the early part of the eighteenth century. It is not definitely known whether the original tree was of the " Green " or the " Yellow " type, nor is a record known of the distinct origin of the two. Coxe, in 1817, first described them as distinct. The Yellow Newtown has now almost superseded the Green Newtown for commercial orchards and exportation, owing to its superiority in size, color, and keeping capacity; both are successfully grown in but few portions of the United States. Choice consignments of Yellow Newtown or Albemarle Pippins often sell in England for two or three times the price of other American apples.
The following description of Yellow Newtown was made from choice specimens from Virginia at the Pan American Exposition:
Fruit large, heavy, roundish cylindrical to roundish oblate, somewhat angular, sometimes inclined; surface yellowish green, overlaid with suffused whitish veinings and roughened by dots and net-veinings of russet, rarely a bronze blush; dots distinct, numerous, minute, russet, a few large russet specks, often some red blotches; cavity regular, wide, deep, obtuse, with large stellate russet extending out over base; stem short; basin wide, ribbed, medium deep to rather shallow; calyx open; segments flat convergent. Core barely clasping, closed; cells ovate, widely slit, with large cellular exudate; tube funnel-shaped; stamens basal; seeds long, sharp-pointed; flesh firm, very juicy, yellow, sprightly subacid.
Downing wrote: "The Yellow Newtown Pippin is handsomer in appearance and has a higher perfume than the Green or Newtown Pippin, and its flesh is rather firmer, and equally high-flavored; while the Green is more juicy, crisp, and tender. The Yellow Newtown Pippin is rather flatter, measuring only about two inches deep, and it is always quite oblique - projecting more on one side of the stalk than the other. When fully ripe it is yellow, sometimes with a rather lively red cheek, and a smooth skin, few or none of the spots on the Green variety, but with the same russet marks at the stalk.
It is also more highly fragrant before and after it is cut than the Green. The flesh is firm, crisp, juicy, and with a very rich and high flavor. Both the Newtown Pippins grow alike, and they are both excellent bearers. This variety is rather hardier and succeeds best. February to May."