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, below medium size; ovate, broadest at the base, and narrowing obtusely towards the apex, a good deal of the shape of a Scarlet Nonpareil. Skin, yellow, tinged with green on the shaded side, but flushed with faint red on the side exposed to the sun, and covered with thin pale brown russet, particularly round the eye and the stalk. Eye, small and closed, or half open, with erect segments, set in a narrow, round, and even basin. Stamens, marginal or median; tube, conical or funnel-shaped. Stalk, very long, inserted in a round and wide cavity. Flesh, yellowish, crisp, tender, very juicy, brisk, and sugary, and charged with a peculiarly rich and highly aromatic flavour. Cells, obovate; axile.
Fruit, medium sized, two inches high, and two inches and a half broad; roundish, even, and regularly formed, narrowing a little towards the eye. Skin, entirely covered with thin russet, and faintly tinged with red on the side next the sun. Eye, small and open, with divergent segments, set in a shallow and even basin. Stamens, median; tube, short, funnel-shaped. Stalk, an inch long, slender, inserted half its length in a round and even cavity. Flesh, greenish white, firm, crisp, brisk, and sugary, charged with a rich and aromatic flavour, which partakes very much of that of the varieties known by the name of Fenouillet, or Fennel-flavoured apples. Cells, obovate; axile, slit.
This is one of the best dessert apples; it is in use from November to February.
The tree is an excellent bearer, hardy, and a free grower, and succeeds well on almost any description of soil.
This variety is of Irish origin, and was first brought into notice by Mr, Robertson, a nurseryman at Kilkenny, who sent it to the Horticultural Society of London.
Fruit, medium size, three inches wide, and two inches and a half high; roundish ovate, angular, and with prominent ridges round the crown. Skin, almost entirely covered with bright crimson, which is streaked with darker crimson on the side next the sun, and bright yellow where shaded. Eye, closed, with erect, broad, convergent segments, and set in a rather deep, plaited, and angular basin. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, very short, inserted all its length in the cavity, and with a swelling on one side of it. Flesh, greenish white, crisp, tender, and with a fine brisk sub-acid flavour. Cells, oblate; axile.
A very handsome cooking apple, very solid and heavy, which keeps till May.
Fruit, small, two inches wide, and over two inches high; conical, even and regular in its outline, longer on one side of the axis than on the other. Skin, yellow on the shaded side, and pale red on the side next the sun, the whole surface being more or less covered with patches of thin cinnamon-coloured russet. Eye, small, with erect convergent segments, set on a level with the surface. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, stout, inserted obliquely in a very shallow cavity by the side of a fleshy swelling. Flesh, firm, rather dry, and without much flavour. Cells, roundish elliptical; axile, slit.
A Somersetshire apple, which has a close resemblance to Adams's Pearmain, but very iuferior to it; in use up till January.
Round Russet Harvey. See Golden Harvey.