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.
A promising new winter apple, from Wm. C. Burk, Glen Mills, Pa., who states that it was a chance seedling on the farm of B. Pyle, Thornbury township, Pa. Tree vigorous, spreading, an early and abundant bearer of large fair fruit, of excellent quality, and keeping well. The fruit is large, roundish-oblate; skin pale yellow, shaded with light purplish red, and some obscure splashes and stripes of a darker hue; flesh whitish, half fine, crisp, tender, juicy, sprightly, sub-acid.