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, rather below medium size, two inches and a half at the widest part, and two inches and a half high; ovato-conical, regularly and handsomely shaped, ridged round the eye. Skin, fine deep purple, extending over the whole surface of the fruit, except on any part which may be shaded, and then it is yellow. Eye, open, with short, ovate segments, set in a furrowed and plaited basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, very short conical, or cup-shaped. Stalk, about half an inch long, straight and slender, inserted in a deep and rather angular cavity. Flesh, greenish yellow, crisp, juicy, sweet, and slightly sub-acid. Cells, obovate; axile.
A beautiful and handsome dessert apple, but only of second-rate quality; in use from November to April.
Fruit, large, three inches and a half wide, by two inches and a half high; roundish, and very much flattened, or oblate; irregularly and prominently ribbed. Skin, smooth, fine deep golden yellow, covered with grey dots, and a few ramifications of russet, and with a brownish red tinge on the side next the sun. Eye, large and open, placed in a deep, wide, and angular basin. Stalk, an inch long, deeply inserted in an angular cavity, which is lined with thick scaly russet, extending over the margin. Flesh, yellow, firm, crisp, and juicy, with a pleasant sub-acid but slightly astringent flavour.
An excellent apple for culinary purposes, and also for the manufacture of cider; it is in use from November to Christmas.
Twin Cluster Pippin. See Cluster Golden Pippin.
Fruit, small, roundish, and somewhat oblate. Skin, greenish yellow, with a considerable coating of thin brown russet. Eye, open. Stalk, short. Flesh, tender, juicy, firm, crisp, and richly flavoured.
A late dessert apple of excellent quality; in use during March and April.
Fruit, large, three inches and a quarter wide, and three inches high; conical, prominently angular. Skin, brilliant red, streaked with darker red, but on the shaded side it is paler and less striped, and with a greenish tinge. Eye, half open, with flat convergent segments, which are divergent at the tips, set in a deep, irregular, angular basin. Stamens, basal; tube, conical or cup-shaped. Stalk, very short, or half an inch long, deeply inserted in a round and russety cavity. Flesh, yellowish, tender, and juicy, with a pleasant acidity. Cells, obovate; axile, open, or abaxile.
Fruit, below medium size, two inches and a quarter broad, and two inches and an eighth high; round or Reinette-shaped. Skin, of a fine clear lemon-yellow, sprinkled with a little russet on the shaded side, but entirely covered on the side next the sun with beautiful vermilion, which is strewed with cinnamon-coloured russet. Eye, open, with short segments, set in a rather wide, round, even, and moderately deep basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, deep conical. Stalk, slender, half an inch long, inserted in a deep cavity, which is lined with russet. Flesh, yellowish white, firm, very juicy, rich, and sugary, and with a fine aromatic flavour. Cells, obovate; axile.
A most delicious dessert apple of the very first quality; "small, but handsome and rich." It is in use from January till May.
The tree is a free and excellent grower, and a great bearer.