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.
This originated on the premises now owned by Dr. Mellinger, Manor township, Pa.; and although not a new apple, is but little known out of its locality, where it is esteemed as one of the most valuable and showy apples of its season - October and November. The tree is a healthy, strong grower, with spreading branches, producing large crops alternate years, and a light one the intervening ones. The fruit is medium to large, roundish conical, with stripes and broken splashes of light and dark red nearly over the whole surface - some of the splashes are purplish red; flesh quite white, half fine, tender, juicy, sprightly, sub-acid.