This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
By the colored plate in the June Florist and Pomologist, this English apple must be one of the most beautiful. It is oblate-conical, four and a half inches wide, and three and a half deep, brownish-red splashed with crimson on the sunny side, and russetty-yellow on the other. It has been known for some time in England, and is a seedling from the Blenheim orange. How it would behave if introduced into America, would be a question to consider; but it would be a popular fruit should it behave well.