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 five-eighths wide, and two inches and a quarter high; not unlike a small specimen of Golden Noble. It is regular and even in its outline. Skin, of an uniform lemon colour, without any trace of red, and with very little thin grey russet in the cavity of the stalk. Eye, closed, with flat convergent segments, set in a narrow and rather shallow basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, half an inch long, inserted in a wide and rather deep cavity. Flesh, yellowish white, tender, juicy, sweet, and pleasantly flavoured. Cells, open, roundish.
An excellent cooking apple, which keeps well till March. It was raised by Mr. B. W. Withain, nursery man, Reddish, near Stockport.
Fruit, large, three inches and a quarter high, and three inches wide; roundish, narrowing from the middle to the eye; it has prominent ribs, which extend in ridges round the crown. Skin, smooth and shining, quite dark grass-green, strewed with a few russet dots, and some lines of russet. Eye, closed, with connivent leafy segments, set in a deep angular or puckered basin. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped or conical. Stalk, very short and stout, imbedded in the cavity. Flesh, greenish, soft, and tender, with a mild acidity. Cells, roundish ovate; abaxile.
An excellent culinary apple; in use up till Christmas. It is a good deal like Gloria Mundi, and sometimes grows to an enormous size. I have them this year (1883) four inches in diameter, and the same in height.
Fruit, large, varying from three inches and a quarter wide, and three inches high, to four inches wide, and three inches and three-quarters high; ovate or conical, very prominently and irregularly ribbed, with ridges and bold puckers round the eye. Skin, of an uniform straw colour, covered with a few dots, and here and there traces of thin pale brown russet. Eye, closed, with connivent segments, and set in a deep, irregular, and ribbed basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, deep, conical. Stalk, half an inch long, slender, inserted in a deep cavity. Flesh, white, tender, juicy, and agreeably sub-acid. Cells, ovate; abaxile.
A large and handsome culinary apple; in use from September till November. It is one of those early yellow apples, of which there are now so many in the style of Stirling Castle, Lord Suffield, Hawthorn-den, Keswick Codlin, etc, etc.
Fruit, small, two inches and a quarter wide, and an inch and three-quarters high; round or oblate, even and regular in its outline. Skin, greenish yellow on the shaded side, and covered with bright red, streaked with dark crimson, on the side next the sun; the surface marked here and there, and especially round the eye, with patches of pale brown russet. Eye, small and closed, with flat convergent segments, set in a shallow, rather flat, and plaited basin. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, half an inch long, rather stout, inserted in a shallow cavity. Flesh, yellowish, crisp, juicy, sweet, and with a fine flavour. Cells, obovate; axile, open.
An excellent and very pretty dessert apple; in use up to January. It is much grown about Lincoln for market purposes.