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 correspondent of the Prairie Farmer, says these have been proved identical, the last being the prior and therefore the proper name. He gives the following history of it:
" The Edgar Red Streak was originated in this country by my father, Joseph Curtis, of Paris, 111., in the year 1818, and was named by the Indianapolis Horticultural Society, of Indiana. It was one of three varieties named from twelve new seedlings which he presented to that Society (of which he was a member) about the year 1840. Was grown from the same planting of seed that produced the Illinois Greening and Belleflower Pippin. Has been noted here for vigor and hardiness of tree, full bearing and bright color of fruit. Keeps through winter, but is only second rate in quality, and rather small to become a popular market apple."