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, broadest at the base, and narrowing towards the apex, where it is rather knobbed, caused by the terminations of the angles on the sides. Skin, smooth, greenish yellow on the shaded side, and almost entirely covered with bright deep red on the side next the sun. Eye, closed, set in an angular and warted basin. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, straight, thick, and stout, inserted in a very narrow and shallow cavity. Flesh, white, tender, soft, juicy, and briskly flavoured.
An excellent culinary apple, much grown in the neighbourhood of Lancaster; in use from October to January.
Scotch Virgin. See White Virgin.
Fruit, the size and shape of the old Golden Pippin, and little, if at all, inferior to it in flavour. Skin, green at first, changing to greenish yellow when it ripens, and considerably marked with russet patches and dots, sometimes entirely covered with russet. Eye, open, with long, pointed, reflexed segments, set level on the surface without depression. Stamens, marginal; tube, conical. Stalk, half an inch to three-quarters long, set in a shallow cavity. Flesh, yellow, tender, and with a pleasant flavour. Cells, obovate; axile, open.
A dessert apple of first-rate quality; it is in use from December to April.
Raised in the garden of Sir John Thoroton, Bart., at Screveton, in Nottinghamshire, about the year 1808.
Scudamore's Crab. See Red-streak.
Fruit, medium sized; conical, or Pear-main-shaped. Skin, yellowish green, streaked with broken patches of crimson, on the shaded side, and strewed with grey russety dots, but covered with light red, which is marked with crimson streaks, and covered with patches of fine delicate russet, and numerous large, square, and star-like russety specks like scales, on the side exposed to the sun. Eye, small and closed, with broad, flat, convergent segments, the edges of which fit neatly to each other, set in a rather deep and plaited basin. Stalk, about half an inch long, stout, and inserted in a deep, round, and regular cavity. Flesh, greenish yellow, crisp, juicy, rich, sugary, and vinous, charged with a pleasant aromatic flavour.
An excellent dessert apple of first-rate quality; it is in use from November to January.
This is the true old Seek-no-farther.
Fruit, large, three inches wide, and about two inches and a half high; round and flattened, angular on the sides, and with five prominent plaits round the eye, which is small, open, and not at all depressed, but rather elevated on the surface. Skin, pale green, almost entirely covered with red, which is marked with broken stripes of darker red, those on the shaded side being paler, and not so numerous as on the side exposed to the sun. Stalk, about half an inch long, very stout, and inserted the whole of its length in a russety cavity. Flesh, greenish white, tender, brisk, and pleasantly flavoured.
A culinary apple of good, but not first-rate quality; it is in use from December to March.
The tree is a strong and healthy grower, and an abundant bearer.
This is certainly a different variety from the Selwood's Reinette of the Horticultural Society's Catalogue, which is described as being small, Pearmain-shaped, greenish yellow, and a dessert apple. It is, however, identical with the Selwood's Reinette of Rogers, who, as we are informed in his "Fruit Cultivator," received it upwards of ninety years ago from Messrs. Hewitt & Co., of Brompton. The tree now in my possession I procured as a graft from the private garden of the late Mr. Lee, of Hammersmith; and as it has proved to be the same as Rogers's variety, I am induced to think that it is correct, while that of the Horticultural Society is wrong. It received its name from a person of the name of Selwood, who was a nurseryman at the Queen's Elm, Little Chelsea, in the last century, where Selwood's Terrace now is.