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, varying in shape from ovate to conical, and irregularly ribbed on the sides. Skin, pale yellow, washed with pale red, and streaked with deep and lively red. Eye, partially closed, with long, broad segments, placed in a narrow and angular basin. Stalk, very short, imbedded in a close, shallow cavity, with a fleshy protuberance on one side of it, and surrounded with rough russet. Flesh, tender, juicy, and pleasantly flavoured.
Fruit large, three inches and a half wide, and over three inches high; conical and angular, so as to appear somewhat five-sided towards the crown, where it is narrow and ribbed. Skin, smooth and shining, bright grass-green where shaded, and which becomes yellowish at maturity, and reddish brown streaked with dark crimson on the side next the sun, and which eventually becomes bright red with bright crimson streaks. Eye, small, with erect convergent segments, set in a narrow ribbed basin. Stamens, basal; tube, conical. Stalk, very short and slender, imbedded all its length in a wide deep cavity. Flesh, tender, very juicy, with a pleasant sub-acid flavour. Cells, elliptical; abaxile.
A very handsome culinary apple; in use from October till Christmas, and well worth growing.
This was sent me by Mr. George Bunyard, of Maidstone.
Fruit, very large, three inches and three-quarters broad, and two inches and three-quarters high; in shape very much resembling the Gooseberry Apple; ovate, broad and flattened at the base, and with five prominent ribs on the sides, which render it distinctly five-sided. Skin, smooth and shining, of a beautiful dark green, which assumes a yellowish tinge as it ripens, and with a slight trace of red, marked with a few crimson streaks, where exposed to the sun. Eye, large, and nearly closed, with broad flat segments, set in a saucer-like basin, which is surrounded with knobs, formed by the termination of the ribs. Stamens, basal; tube, conical. Stalk, a quarter of an inch long, inserted in a wide cavity, which is lined with a little rough russet. Flesh, yellowish, firm, crisp, tender, juicy, and with a brisk and pleasant acid.
Fruit, large, three inches wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; roundish ovate, obscurely ribbed. Skin, deep brilliant crimson, variegated with streaks of brighter crimson and clear yellow over the whole surface. Eye, open, with short, erect, convergent segments set in a pretty deep and plaited basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, short, wide conical. Stalk, very short, or a mere knob set on a level with the base of the fruit, or accompanied with a fleshy mass on one side of it. Flesh, yellowish, stained with red for some depth under the skin, tender, not very juicy, and with a brisk, sweet flavour. Cells, ovate; axile, open.
A very handsome cooking apple; in use in November.
It is a native of Devonshire, where it is very popular, and where it is said to have been raised by a clergyman whose name was "Tom Putt."