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, large, three inches wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; conical, broad at the base and narrow at the apex, which is generally higher on one side than the other. Skin, deep lively red, streaked with crimson on the side next the sun, but yellow, faintly streaked with light red, on the shaded side, and strewed with numerous minute russety dots. Eye, small and open, with broad and slightly connivent segments, set in a rather narrow and somewhat angular basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, long, conical. Stalk, very short, inserted in a wide and deep cavity, which is lined with thin grey russet. Flesh, yellowish, firm, crisp, and juicy, with a brisk and slightly perfumed flavour. Cells, obovate; axile, open.
A useful apple, either for culinary purposes or the dessert, but only of second-rate quality; it is in use from December to February. The tree attains the largest size, is strong, vigorous, and an abundant bearer.
Fruit, medium sized, three inches wide, and two inches and a quarter high; roundish, inclining to oblate, broad at the base and narrowing towards the crown, obtusely ribbed, and ridged around the eye. Skin, uniform bright green, becoming yellowish as it ripens, and ultimately quite yellow. Eye, half open, with broad erect segments, set in a narrow and plaited basin. Stamens, marginal or median; tube, conical, or somewhat funnel-shaped. Stalk, half an inch long, stout, inserted in a wide and rather deep cavity. Flesh, yellowish, very tender and soft, juicy, and briskly flavoured. Cells, roundish; axile.
A handsome early dessert apple, of good quality; ripe in the end of August.
Fruit, large, three inches wide, and over three inches high; conical, with prominent angles, which extend to the crown, forming corresponding ridges round the eye. Skin, deep lemon colour, strewed all over with large russet specks. Eye, closed, with erect connivent segments, set in a deep and angular basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, long, funnel-shaped. Stalk, short and slender, inserted in a deep, narrow cavity. Flesh, white, tender, very juicy, with a pleasant flavour and mild acidity. Cells, obovate; axile.
An excellent culinary apple, which keeps well till January.
Fruit, above medium size, three inches and a half wide, and three inches and a quarter high; roundish, inclining to ovate, and somewhat angular on the sides. Skin, yellow on the shaded side, but orange, streaked with crimson, on the side next the sun, and studded all over with numerous imbedded green specks. Eye, small, set in a pretty deep basin. Stalk, short, inserted in a rather shallow cavity. Flesh, white, and pleasantly sub-acid.
A very showy, but very useless apple, fit only for kitchen use, and then only of second-rate quality; it is in season from November to February.