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 wide, and three and a quarter high; roundish ovate, inclining to oblong or conical, ribbed on the sides, and narrowing towards the eye. Skin, greenish yellow, changing to lemon yellow as it attains maturity, and striped with red next the sun. Eye, large and open, with long broad segments, set in a wide and angular basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, deep, conical. Stalk, short, inserted in a deep and wide cavity, which is lined with brown russet. Flesh, yellowish white, firm, crisp, and juicy, with a sugary, aromatic, and pleasantly sub-acid flavour. Cells, closed, elliptical.
An excellent culinary apple of the finest quality; in use from November to April.
The tree is hardy, and though not strong, is a healthy grower, attaining the middle size, and an excellent bearer.
This variety was forwarded to the gardens of the London Horticultural Society by Messrs. Booth, of Hamburgh.
Fruit, medium sized; roundish and flattened, inclining to oblate. Skin, smooth, greenish yellow in the shade, and brownish red next the sun, russety round the eye, and partially covered, on the other portions of the surface, with patches of brown russet. Eye, open, with short broad segments, set in a narrow, deep, round, saucer-like basin, which is slightly plaited. Stamens, median, or basal; tube, very short; conical. Stalk, very short, not half an inch long, inserted in a round and rather shallow cavity. Flesh, yellowish, rich, sugary, and aromatic. Cells, ovate; axile.
The tree is quite hardy, a slender grower, and never attains to a large size, but is a very excellent bearer. It succeeds well on the paradise stock, and is well adapted for dwarfs, or for being grown as an espalier.
This excellent variety was raised by John Braddick, Esq., of Thames Ditton, an ardent horticulturist, who died at Boughton Mount, near Maidstone, April 14th, 1828, aged 63.
Fruit, large, three inches and a half Wide, and two inches and a half high; handsome, and at first sight resemhling a Blenheim Pippin. It is oblate, even in its outline, and with five rather distinct knobs at the crown. Skin, very much covered with tinge of pale red, which is much striped with darker red, and where shaded the ground colour is yellow. Eye, rather open, with erect segments, which are reflexed at the tips and set in a wide, round, saucer-like basin. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, very short, sometimes a mere knob. Flesh, with yellowish tinge, tender, and with a fine brisk acidity. Cells, round; axile, open.
A very valuable cooking apple; in use up till January.
It is a Nottinghamshire apple, and was sent me by Messrs. Merryweathcr & Son, of Southwell.
Brandy Apple. See Golden Harvey.