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 and an eighth wide, and an inch and three-quarters high; round and depressed, ribbed, though not prominently, and rather knobbed at the apex. Skin, almost entirely covered with crimson except where shaded, and there it is yellow. Eye, rather large for the size of the fruit, with convergent leaf-like segments, set in a wide round depression. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped, unusually Urge and wide. Stalk, from a quarter to half an inch long, inserted in a rather shallow cavity, which is lined with russet. Flesh, white, tender, juicy, sweet, and pleasantly flavoured. Cells, obovate; axile, open.
Fruit, large, three inches and a half wide, by two inches and three-quarters high; oblate, and rather prominently ribbed towards the crown, and flat at the base. Skin, rich yellow, speckled all over with short broken streaks of crimson, especially on the side exposed to the sun. Eye, rather closed, with flat convergent segments, which are slightly divergent at the points, set in a deep but not wide angular basin. Stamens, basal; tube, short, funnel-shaped. Stalk, nearly an inch long, slender, and inserted in a deep wide cavity, which is thickly lined with russet, and tinged with green. Flesh, white, tender, juicy, with a mild acidity and a fine perfume. Cells, roundish or roundish obovate; axile.
A handsome apple, very much resembling The Queen, sent out by Messrs. Saltmarsh, of Chelmsford, but not identical. It is of excellent quality as a cooking apple, and is in use from October till Christmas.
This was raised in the province of Canterhury, New Zealand, and was sent home to Mr. Mclndoe, gardener to Sir Joseph Pease, Bart., Hutton Hall, Guilsboro', and the above description was taken from fruit obtained from Mr. Mclndoe, and which was there grown in an orchard house.
Fruit, below medium size, two inches and three-quarters wide, and two and an eighth high; roundish and oblate, even and regular in its outline. Skin, smooth, bright lemon yellow tinged with orange on the side next the sun, where it is also marked with broken streaks of crimson. Eye, large and open, with long, broad, pointed, and spreading segments, set in a wide, shallow, and perfectly even basin. Stamens, median; tube, short, conical. Stalk, half an inch to three-quarters long, slender, inserted in a rather deep cavity. Flesh, white, tender, juicy, and agreeably, though not highly flavoured. Cells, ovate; axile, slit.
A second-rate tender-fleshed apple which I met with in the garden of the Royal Horticultural Society at Chiswick.
Princess Noble. See Golden Reinette. Princess Noble Zoete. See Court Pendû Plat.