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 three inches and a quarter high; conical, frequently with a curved axis, which makes it larger on one side than the other; even in its outline. Skin, yellow where shaded, and with a pale red cheek where exposed to the sun, marked with a few short crimson streaks; russety over the base. Eye, small and closed, with convergent segments, set in a narrow and puckered basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, long, funnel-shaped. Stalk", very short, imbedded in the russety cavity. Flesh, firm, woolly in texture, sweet, and with a pleasant acidity. Cells, open; obovate.
Neverfail. See Margil.
Newbold's Duke of York. See Rymer.
Fruit, medium sized, three inches wide, and two inches and a half high; roundish, depressed, and angular. Skin, yellow on the shaded side, where it is also streaked with short broken stripes of pale red, but on the side next the sun it is entirely covered with very dark red, almost approaching the colour of dark mahogany, and strewed with russet dots. Eye, large and closed, with connivent segments, set in a deep and angular basin. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, stout and straight, half an inch long, deeply inserted in a russety cavity. Flesh, greenish white, crisp, juicy, sweet, and of good flavour. Cells, wide open, obovate.
An excellent long-keeping apple, being in good condition up till February.
This is supposed to be a seedling from Bess Pool, originating in Yorkshire. Dr. Bull informs me that it is widely grown in Herefordshire. The tree attains a large size, with a spreading habit of growth. It blooms late, after all the other sorts are almost over, and bears well.
Fruit, below medium size; roundish, with a very narrow puckered crown. Skin, of a glossy bright crimson colour next the sun, and dappled with yellow and crimson on the shaded side. Stalk, very short, imbedded the whole of its length in a round, even, smooth cavity. Flesh, yellow, tinged with crimson, like the apple called Sops-in-wine. Juicy, and with an astringency peculiar to cider apples.
An excellent cider apple, much esteemed in Gloucestershire.
Fruit, large, three inches and a quarter wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; prominently angular, roundish and flattened, the angles forming bold ridges round the eye. Skin, deep rich yellow, streaked with bright crimson on the side next the sun, and only partially so on the shaded side. Eye, small, closed, with flat convergent segments, set in a deep angular basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, very short, or sometimes three-quarters of an inch long, set in a deep angular cavity. Flesh, yellowish, tender, juicy, and with a fine perfume. Cells, obovate; abaxile.
A fine culinary apple; in use from October till Christmas.
I do not know why this should be called the New Cockpit, as it has no relation whatever to the Cockpit, either in size, shape, colour, or quality; and though called new, it is really a very old variety, which I can trace as far back as 1780. The fruit, when cut, has a fine perfume like Gravenstein.