This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Originated with John Mcintosh, Dundela, Ontario, some seventy years since, but is not widely known; the tree is said to be very hardy, long-lived, vigorous, with a spreading head, - a good annual bearer of fair, handsome fruit of excellent quality, and valuable for home use and market. Fruit medium or above, roundish oblate, regular; skin smooth, whitish yellow, nearly covered with rich red or crimson, almost purplish in the sun, moderately sprinkled with light dots; stalk rather short, small, cavity medium; calyx closed, basin rather small, slightly plaited; flesh white, fine, very juicy, mild, sub-acid, refreshing, with a peculiar slight quince-like flavor; core medium. November to February.