This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The tree is full as hardy as the Duchess of Oldenburgh, and the fruit will keep as long as the Roxbury Russet. Mr. Moody, of Lockport, has kept the Iruit in good order until the first of July in an ordinary cellar. Downing describes the fruit as follows, viz.: " Fruit medium to large, roundish oblate, nearly regular; skin deep yellow when fully ripe, often with a shade of brownish red where exposed, and thickly sprinkled with light gray dots, a few being areole; stalk short, rather small; cavity medium or quite large, sometimes slightly corrugated; flesh yellowish, half fine, half tender, juicy, mild, pleasant sub-acid. Good to very good".