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, medium sized, three inches wide, and two inches and three-quarters deep; oblato-ovate. Skin, green at first, changing to yellowish green, and covered with large russety spots on the shaded side, but with rough brown russet and a tinge of brown on the side next the sun. Eye, closed, with long and narrow pointed segments, or half open, with divergent segments, which are spreading at the tips, and set in a round, shallow, and undulating basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, an inch long, stout and straight, inserted in a wide and shallow cavity. Flesh, yellowish, firm, crisp, juicy, sweet, and brisk, with an excellent aromatic flavour. Cells, obovate; axile.
A dessert apple of the highest excellence, either as a dessert or a culinary fruit; it is in use from November to March.
Fruit, oblate, even and regular in its outline. Skin, golden yellow on the shaded side, marked with a few broken streaks of pale red; on the sunny side it is covered with streaks of bright crimson. Eye, large and open, with distant segments, the centre filled with stamens set in a wide, shallow basin, which is sometimes russety. Stalk, a quarter to half an inch long, slender, inserted in a deep round cavity. Flesh, yellowish, very tender, with a fine flavour and agreeable perfume.
A first-rate dessert apple, which keeps well till May.
This is one of the few American apples which succeed well in this country. It was raised in the State of Pennsylvania.
Fruit, large, three inches and a quarter wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; roundish, larger on one side of the axis, very uneven and irregular in outline, being prominently ribbed, and with bold ridges round the apex. Skin, greenish yellow where shaded, but on the side next the sun it has a dull red cheek mottled with deeper red. Eye, quite closed, with connivent erect segments, set in a deep, very irregular basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, conical. Stalk, half an inch long, deeply inserted in a very irregular cavity. Flesh, tender, mildly acid, and pleasantly flavoured. Cells, roundish ovate or elliptical; abaxile.
An early cooking apple, which is in use during September.
Fruit, small; oval, and flattened at the ends. Skin, almost entirely covered with brilliant red, but where shaded it is pale yellow marked with a few stripes of red. Eye, small, set in a narrow basin. Stalk, very short, and inserted in a deep cavity. Flesh, very white and tender, with a mild and agreeable flavour.
By some considered as a dessert apple, but of inferior quality. Mr. Thompson thinks it may, perhaps, do for cider; it is in use from November to March.
The tree is a very abundant bearer.
A Jersey apple, which has for a long period been cultivated in the orchards of that island. It was transmitted to the gardens of the London Horticultural Society by Major-General Le Couteur, of Jersey, in the year 1822.