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, two inches and three-quarters wide, and two inches and a quarter high; roundish oblate and obscurely ribbed on the sides. Skin, dull green, thickly covered with pale brown russet, which is strewed with greyish white dots, and pale green star-like freckles on the shaded side, but dull olive mixed with orange, with a tinge of brown, and strewed with scales of silvery russet, intermixed with rough dots of dark russet, on the side next the sun. Eye, closed, with long broad segments, set in a deep and plaited basin. Stalk, short, inserted in a deep and oblique cavity, which is lined with scales of rough russet. Flesh, greenish, tender, crisp, breaking, very juicy and sugary, with a brisk and very poignant juice.
The tree is very healthy and vigorous, and attains the largest size. It is also an excellent bearer.
Pile's Victoria. See Devonshire Buckland.
Pine Apple. See Lucombe's Pine-apple.
Pine Apple Pippin. See Lucombe's Pine-apple.
Fruit, about medium size, two inches and seven-eighths wide, and two and a half high; ovate, inclining to conical, obtusely angular, pointed, and ribbed at the apex. Skin, lemon yellow, with an orange tinge next the sun, and strewed with large russet dots. Eye, open, with erect convergent segments, set in a rather deep and ribbed basin, which is sometimes higher on one side than the other. Stamens, median; tube, conical. Stalk, very short, deeply inserted in a wide, deep, and roughly russet cavity, from which lines of russet extend over the base. Flesh, yellowish, tender, with an agreeable subacid flavour. Cells, roundish or roundish elliptical; abaxile. A Gloucestershire cider apple.
Fruit, medium sized, two inches and three-quarters wide, and two inches and a half high; roundish ovate, with broad obtuse ingles on its sides. Skin, pale greenish yellow, almost covered with white specks on one part, and rough thick yellow russet on the other, which extends round the stalk. Eye, small, with short connivent segments, placed in a shallow, plaited basin. Stamens, median; tube, short, funnel-shaped. Stalk, an inch long, inserted half its length in an uneven cavity. Flesh, very pale yellow, tender, crisp, very juicy, sweet, brisk, and richly aromatic. Cells, obovate; axile, open.
A very valuable dessert apple; in use during September and October. Mr. Lindley says the juice of this apple is more abundant than in any he had ever met with. The oldest tree remembered in Norwich was growing in 1780, in a garden belonging to a Mr. Hard-ingham.
Fruit, small, two inches wide, and an inch and three-quarters high; roundish and somewhat flattened, with blunt ribs which make it rather uneven and irregular in its outline. Skin, entirely covered with a smooth coat of brown russet and marked with large light grey specks. Eye, small and open, with long and recurved segments, set in a deep, narrow, and plaited basin. Stamens, median; tube, short, funnel-shaped. Stalk, half an inch to three-quarters long, deeply inserted in a round cavity. Flesh, yellowish white, very tender and juicy, with a fine, sprightly, and distinct pineapple flavour. Cells, obovate; axile, slit.
One of the best dessert apples; in use during October and November.
I have been unable to trace the origin of this fine apple. The earliest record of it is at the Chiswick Garden of the Royal Horticultural Society, where it is stated to have been sent by Messrs. Dickson & Son, of Hassendean Burn, near Hawick, N.B.