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, small, two inches wide, and an inch and three-quarters high; roundish and inclining to ovate. Skin, rough, with thick scaly russet, green in the shade, and deep orange on the side next the sun. Eye, small and open, set in a narrow and shallow basin. Stalk, about half an inch long, inserted in a shallow and small cavity. Flesh, yellowish, crisp, very juicy and sugary, with a brisk and highly aromatic flavour.
The tree is rather a weak grower, but an abundant bearer.
Fruit, large, three inches and a quarter wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; roundish and depressed, obtusely angular, and with a very contracted and shallow stalk cavity. Skin, uniform pale greenish yellow, strewed with russet dots. Eye, half open, with broad, erect, convergent segments, which are divergent at the tips, and set in a wide uneven basin. Stamens, median; tube, conical. Stalk, quite an inch long, slender, inserted in a very narrow and shallow cavity. Flesh, greenish white, tender, rather sweet, and with a mild acidity. Cells, obovate; abaxile.
A cooking apple of no great merit; in use till January. It is in the garden of the Royal Horticultural Society, at Chiswick.
Pomme Rose. See Api Gros.
Poor Man's Friend. See Warner's King. Pope's Apple. See Cobham. Pork Apple. See Orange Goff. Portugal. See Reinette de Canada. Postophe d'Hiver. See Borsdörfer. Potter's Large. See Kentish Fillbasket.
Fruit, large, three inches and a quarter wide, and three inches high; roundish, depressed, angular, and very irregular in its outline, puckered and ribbed round the eye. Skin, smooth, shining, and unctuous, when ripe; of an uniform greenish straw colour sprinkled with russet dots. Eye, large and closed, with connivent segments, set in an angular and ribbed basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, wide conical. Stalk, half an inch long, stout, inserted the whole of its length in a deep, irregular, and uneven cavity. Flesh, very tender, and pleasantly sub-acid, with all the character of the flesh of Codlins. Cells, obovate, pointed; abaxile.
An excellent early kitchen apple of the Domino and Lord Suffield class; ripe during September and the early part of October. It was raised by Mr. Samuel Potts, of Robinson Lane, Ashton-under-Lyne, about the year 1849.
Fruit, small, two inches wide, and an inch and three-quarters high; roundish, and regularly formed, broad and flattened at the base, and narrowing a little towards the eye. Skin, almost entirely covered with pale brown russet, but where any portion of the ground colour is visible, it is greenish yellow on the shaded side, and tinged with brown where exposed to the sun. Eye, open, placed in a round, eveu, and shallow basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, about half an inch long, inserted in a rather wide and shallow cavity. Flesh, yellow, firm, very juicy and sweet, with a rich and highly aromatic flavour. Cells, closed, obovate; axile.
A dessert apple of the very first quality; it is in use from November to February.
This is a pretty little russet, like the old Nonpareil in shape, but with a very short stalk.