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, small, an inch and three-quarters wide, and an inch and five-eighths high; of a handsome cylindrical shape, flattened at both ends. Skin, smooth, of a fine clear yellow, tinged with a deeper yellow on the side next the sun, and marked with small pinky spots. Eye, small, and partially closed, set almost even with the surface, but sometimes in a wide and shallow basin. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, from half an inch to three-quarters long, set in a rather shallow and smooth cavity. Flesh, yellow, firm, crisp, and delicate, with a profusion of brisk and highly flavoured vinous juice. Cells, closed, ovate; axile.
The tree is large, spreading, and an excellent bearer.
This, and the Red Ingestrie, were raised by T. A. Knight, Esq. See Red Ingestrie.
Fruit, large, three inches and a half wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; roundish, irregular in its outline, and prominently angled on the sides. Skin, of a uniform deep straw colour, which is rather deeper and richer on the side next the sun than on the other, and thinly covered with delicate net work of fine grey russet, interspersed with several large dark spots.. Eye, large and closed, with long linear segments, set in a wide and irregular basin, from which issue several deep russety furrows. Stalk, short, deeply inserted in an uneven and angular cavity, which is partially lined with russet. Flesh, yellowish, crisp, juicy, and slightly sub-acid, but with an agreeable flavour.
A first-rate dessert apple; in use from December to March, and ripens better in this climate than the Newtown Pippin.
Fruit, small, two inches and a quarter wide, and the same high; roundish ovate, and sometimes round, regular in its outline. Skin, lemon-yellow, very much striped with broken streaks of crimson on the side next the sun, but only a few paler on the shaded side. Eye, set in a rather wide and plaited basin, with erect, connivent segments. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, curved, a quarter to half an inch long, inserted in a rather deep, narrow cavity. Flesh, yellow, soft, and tender, with a sweet and brisk juice. Cells, elliptical; axile, open.
A very old and now very scarce Herefordshire cider apple, of great merit.
Fruit, large, three inches and a half wide, and two inches and a half high; oblate, and slightly angular on the sides. Skin, very dark green, but where exposed to the sun tinged with dull red, which is striped with broken stripes of deeper red, very much speckled all over with rather bold grey russet specks, and over the base with traces of greyish brown russet. Eye, closed, with incurved convergent segments, set in a shallow, irregular, and plaited basin. Stamens, median; tube, conical. Stalk, short, stout, and fleshy, covered with grey down, inserted in a wide and rather shallow cavity. Flesh, greenish white, firm, crisp, and very juicy, with a brisk but pleasant acidity. Cells, obovate; abaxile.
A first-rate culinary apple; in use from October to January.
Yorkshire Robin. See Winter Greening. Young's Long Keeping. See Winter Greening.