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, a little turbinate, or top-shaped, somewhat resembling a quince. Eye, small, flat, with a short truncate or covered calyx. Stalk, short. Skin, yellow, a little reticulated with a slight greyish russet, and a few small specks intermixed.
Specific gravity of the juice, 1074.
As a cider apple, this appears to possess great merit, combining a slight degree of astringency with much sweetness; it ripens in October, and is also a good culinary apple during its season.
It was raised from seed by Daniel Stead, Esq., Brierly, near Leominster, Herefordshire (Knight and Lindley).
Stern Apfel. See Api Etoilé. Stettin Pippin. See Dutch Mignonne. Stibbert. See Sunmer Stibbert.
Fruit, below medium size; roundish, with prominent ribs which run into the eye, forming sharp ridges at the crown. Skin, of an uniform pale yellow, freckled and mottled with very thin dingy brown russet on the shaded side, and completely covered with the same on the side next the sun. Eye, small, half open, set in an irregular and angular basin. Stalk, very short, imbedded in a deep cavity. Flesh, white, tender, juicy, and pleasantly flavoured.
An early apple, grown in the neighbourhood of Lancaster; it is ripe in August, and continues in use during September.
Fruit, large, three inches and a half wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; round and oblate, even and regularly shaped. Skin, clear pea-green, which becomes pale yellow or straw-coloured when it ripens, with a blush and broken stripes of pale crimson on the side next the sun, and several large dots sprinkled over the surface. Eye, half closed, with erect convergent segments, set in a pretty deep, wide, and saucer-like basin. Stamens, median; tube, conical. Stalk, from half an inch to an inch long, slender, inserted in a deep and wide cavity, from which are branches of russet. Flesh, white, very tender, juicy, and of the character of that of Hawthornden. Cells, wide open, obovate; abaxile.
An excellent early culinary apple; in use in August and September. The tree is an immense bearer, and is well adapted for bush culture.
It was raised at Stirling by John Christie, a small nurseryman at Causeyhead, on the road to Bridge of Allan, about the year 1830.
Fruit, small, two inches wide at the base, and two inches high; tapering Pearmain-shaped, and even in its outline. Skin, yellow when ripe, with a tinge of orange on the side next the sun, marked all over the surface with traces of grey russet. Eye, large and closed, set in a round, saucer-like, plaited basin. Stalk, short, imbedded the whole of its length in a deep round cavity. Flesh, yellow, firm, crisp, brisk, and juicy, sweet, and with a nicely perfumed flavour.
An excellent dessert apple; in use from November till February.
Stone Pippin. See Norfolk Stone Pippin.
Stone Pippin. See Birmingham Pippin.
Stone's Apple. See Loddington.