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, large, three inches and a half broad, and three inches high; roundish, and a little flattened, irregular in its outline, having prominent angles on the sides, which extend from the base to the apex. Skin, smooth, of a deep yellow ground colour, which is almost entirely covered with pale red, and streaked with broad stripes of dark crimson. Eye, closed, with long acuminate segments, set in a narrow, angular basin. Stalk, an inch long, slender, deeply inserted in a round and russety cavity. Flesh, white, tender, juicy, and pleasantly flavoured.
A culinary apple of second-rate quality; it is in use during November and December.
Fruit, below medium size, two inches and a quarter broad, by one inch and three-quarters high; roundish, and somewhat flattened, and narrowing towards the apex, a good deal resembling the old Nonpareil. Skin, of a lively green colour, changing to yellowish green as it attains maturity, and almost entirely covered with brown russet, with a tinge of dull red on the side next the sun. Eye, small and closed, with segments reflexed at the tips, set in a shallow, irregular, and angular basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, straight, inserted in a round, even, and russety cavity. Flesh, yellow, firm, crisp, very juicy, with a brisk and rich sugary flavour. Cells, obovate; axile, closed.
This is one of the most valuable dessert apples of its season; it is of first-rate excellence, and exceedingly desirable both on account of its delicious flavour, and arriving at perfection at a period when the other favourite varieties are past. It is not fit for use till the Ribston Pippin is nearly gone, and continues long after the Nonpareil. The period of its perfection may be fixed from February to June.
The tree is hardy, and an excellent bearer, and attains about the middle size.
The Sturmer Pippin was raised by Mr. Dillistone, a nurseryman at Sturmer, near Haverhill, in Suffolk; and was obtained by impregnating the Ribston Pippin with the pollen of Nonpareil.
Fruit, small, an inch and three-quarters wide, and an inch and a half high; roundish ovate, narrowing a little towards the crown, even and regular in its outline. Skin, rich yellow on the shaded side, with a few pale broken streaks of red, and on the side next the sun it is completely covered with red, striped with dark crimson. Eye, closed; segments, erect convergent, which are recurved at the tips, set in a shallow, narrow basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, very short, funnel-shaped. Stalk, a quarter to half an inch long, inserted in a narrow russety cavity. Flesh, yellowish, tender, very juicy. Cells, roundish elliptical; axile, slightly open.
One of the oldest Herefordshire cider apples.
Fruit, small, a little over two inches wide, and two inches and a quarter high; conical, bluntly angular, and irregular in its outline. Skin, smooth and shining, lemon-yellow on the shaded side, and with a red cheek on the side exposed to the sun. Eye, closed, with erect convergent segments, which reflex at the tips, set in a pretty deep, narrow, and plaited basin. Stamens, median; tube, conical. Stalk, very short, deeply imbedded in the cavity, which is russety, and generally with a fleshy swelling on one side of it. Flesh, soft and woolly, sweetish. Cells, open, obovate; axile.
A favourite Herefordshire cider apple.
Sudlow's Fall Pippin. See Franklin's Golden Pippin.