Bossom

Fruit, large and conical; handsomely and regularly formed. Skin, pale greenish yellow, considerably covered with russet, and occasionally marked with bright red next the sun. Eye, set in a shallow and plaited basin. Stalk, an inch long, inserted in a rather deep cavity. Flesh, yellowish white, tender, crisp, juicy, and sugary, and with a pleasant sub-acid flavour.

An excellent culinary apple, though not of the first quality; in use during December and January. The flesh is said to assume a fine colour when baked.

Boston Russet (Roxbury Russet; Shippers Russet; Putman's Russet)

Fruit, medium sized, three inches and a quarter wide, and two inches and a half high; roundish, somewhat flattened, narrowing wards the apex, and slightly angular. Skin, covered entirely with brownish yellow russet intermixed with green, and sometimes with a faint tinge of reddish brown next the sun. Eye, closed, set in a round and rather shallow basin. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, long, slender, and inserted in a moderately deep cavity. Flesh, yellowish white, juicy, sugary, briskly, and richly flavoured. Cells, ellipticul; axile.

A very valuable dessert apple, of the first quality, in season from January to April, and will even keep till June. It partakes much of the flavour of the Ribston Pippin, and, as a late winter dessert apple, is not to be surpassed.

The tree is not large, but healthy, very hardy, and an immense bearer, and, when grafted on the paradise stock, is well suited for being grown either as a dwarf or an espalier.

This is an old American variety, and one of the few introduced to this country which attains perfection in our climate. It is extensively grown in the neighbourhood of Boston, U.S., both for home consumption and exportation, and realises a considerable and profitable return to the growers.

Bough. See Large Yellow Bough.

Bowes's Nonesuch

Fruit, below medium size, two inches and a half wide, and two inches high; roundish and angular, particularly towards the crown, which is ridged and knobbed. Skin, smooth and shining, and, when quite ripe, of a pale waxen yellow colour on the shaded side, and marked with a few broken streaks of crimson; but where exposed to the sun it is washed almost all over with pale red, which is covered with broken streaks of dark crimson. Eye, slightly closed, with broad leaf-like segments, and considerably sunk. Stalk, a quarter of an inch long, stout, and inserted in a deep round russety cavity. Flesh, pale yellowish white, very tender and melting, mildly and agreeably acid, with a very delicate flavour.

A pretty little culinary apple; in use from October to Christmas.

This was introduced to me by Mr. M'Ewen, gardener to the Duke of Norfolk, at Arundel Castle.

Bowyer's Golden Pippin. See Bowyer's Russet.

Bowyer's Russet (Bowyer's Golden Pippin)

Fruit, small, two inches high, and about two and a half broad at the base; roundish ovate. Skin, entirely covered with fine yellow-coloured russet. Eye, small and closed, set in a small and slightly plaited basin. Stalk, short, inserted in a round cavity. Flesh, greenish white tinged with yellow, crisp, brisk, and aromatic.

A dessert apple of the first quality; in use during September and October.

The tree attains a good size, is an abundant bearer, very healthy, and not subject to canker.