This section is from the book "The Fruit Manual: Containing The Descriptions And Synonyms Of The Fruits And Fruit Trees Of Great Britain", by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual.
Fruit, below medium size, two inches and a quarter wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; conical, rounded at the base, distinctly five-sided, flattened at the apex, where it is terminated in five prominent knobs, with a smaller one between each. Skin, smooth, dull greenish yellow, strewed with minute grey russety dots; tinged on the side next the sun with a dull blush, which is interspersed with spots of deep lively red. Eye, small and partially closed, set in a small and regularly notched basin. Stalk, slender, short, and obliquely inserted under a fleshy protuberance. Flesh, yellow, tender, juicy, and pleasantly acid.
A culinary apple, much grown about Lancaster; it is in use from November to March or April.
This is a very different apple from the White Paradise, which is sometimes called the "Lady's Finger."
La Fameuse. See De Neige.
Fruit, small, two inches and a quarter wide, and two inches high; roundish or oblato-oblong, regularly and handsomely shaped. Skin, smooth greenish yellow on the shaded side, but becoming clear yellow when at maturity; on the side next the sun it is dull orange, streaked and striped with red, which becomes more faint as it extends to the shaded side, and dotted all over with minute, punctured, russety dots. Eye, rather large and open, with long, broad, divergent segments, reflexed at the tips, and set in a wide, deep, and plaited basin. Stamens, median; tube, conical or funnel-shaped. Stalk, from a quarter to half an inch long, slender, deeply inserted in a russety cavity. Flesh, yellowish white, firm, crisp, very juicy and sugary, with a brisk and rich vinous flavour. Cells, obovate; axile, open.
A dessert apple of first-rate quality, and very valuable, both as regards the richness of its flavour, and the long period to which it remains in perfection; it is in use from January till April. The tree is healthy, a free grower, and good bearer.
Raised in the year 1804, by the wife of Neil Malcolm, Esq., of Lamb Abbey, near Dartford, in Kent, from the pip of an imported fruit of the Newtown Pippin.
Lancashire Crab. See Minchull Crab.
Fruit, above medium size, somewhat conical, slightly ribbed near the eye. Skin, pale yellow, very clear and shining, having a tinge of crimson on the side next the sun. Eye, open; segments of the calyx long, reflexed, set in a shallow basin. Stalk, long, slender, deeply inserted. Flesh, yellowish, delicate, melting, sweet.
An excellent apple, fit for either kitchen or dessert use, from October to Christmas. The tree is a great bearer.
Fruit, large and handsome, three inches and a half wide, and three and a quarter high; short, conical or ovate, even and regular in its outline, with broad obtuse ribs round the crown. Skin, smooth and shining, fine grass-green at first, but changing to clear pale yellow as it ripens; where exposed to the sun it is pale red marked with broken streaks of bright crimson. Eye, rather small, closed, with erect pointed segments, which are reflexed at the points, set in a deep, saucer-like, plaited basin. Stamens, basal; tube, funnel-shaped. Flesh, tender, juicy, briskly and agreeably flavoured. Cells, elliptical, abaxile, Codlin-like.
A very excellent culinary apple, from October to March. It was raised by Messrs. H. Lane & Son, of Berkhampstead, and exhibited by them at a meeting of the British Pomological Society, October 26th, 1857. The tree is a marvellous bearer, and rarely fails to produce a crop.