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.
Origin on the farm of Jas. Woods, Rockford township, Virginia, and is supposed to be a seedling of the Albemarle, or Yellow Newtown Pippin, and by some regarded as equal to its parent, and in some respects superior. Tree a strong, upright, forky grower, bearing large crops alternate years, ripening the latter part of winter. Fruit large, roundish-oblate, slightly conic, angular, sometimes oblique; skin greenish yellow, flesh whitish yellow, half fine, tender, juicy, mild, rich sub-acid, slightly aromatic.