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, two inches and a half broad, and two inches high; roundish, even and regular in the outline. Skin, greenish yellow in the shade, and red marked with broken streaks of dark crimson where exposed to the sun, with a few streaks of red where the two colours blend, strewed with large russet dots. Eye, small and open, set in a smooth and rather shallow basin, with divergent segments. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, very short, inserted in a wide cavity. Flesh, yellowish, firm, rich, sugary, and highly flavoured. Cells, obovate; axile, slit.
Fruit, large, roundish, and somewhat flattened, with prominent ribs on the sides, which extends to the basin of the eye. Skin, deep yellow, strewed with russety dots, and with a blush of red which sometimes assumes a lilac hue near the stalk. Eye, large and open, set in a deep and angular basin. Stalk, rather short, inserted in a deep, wide, irregular, and angular cavity. Flesh, yellowish, briskly and pleasantly flavoured.
A good culinary apple of second-rate quality; in use from October to December.
This is a very old English variety, being mentioned by Rea, in 1665, and of which he says, "It is beautiful to the eye, and pleasant to the palat."
Fruit, small, two inches wide, and an inch and three-quarters high; almost round or oblate, a good deal like a flattened Golden Pippin, and occasionally conical. Skin, of a fine rich yellow colour, covered with greyish dots, russety round the eye.
and marked with a few russety dots on the side next the sun. Eye, small and open, with reflexed segments, and placed in a shallow basin. Stamens, basal, occasionally somewhat marginal; tube, conical. Stalk, short and slender, inserted in a moderately deep cavity, which is lined with greenish grey russet. Flesh, yellowish, firm, crisp, and sugary, with a rich and perfumed flavour. Cells, obovate; axile, closed.
An excellent dessert apple, very much like Yellow Ingestrie, but is in use from January to March.
The tree is hardy, but a weak and slender grower, and never attains a great size. It succeeds well on the paradise stock.
This is one of the varieties raised by Thomas Andrew Knight, Esq., of Downton Castle, Herefordshire, and which he obtained by impregnating the Golden Pippin with the pollen of the Golden Harvey. He considered it a good cider apple.
Fruit, small, about two inches and a quarter wide, and the same in height; oblong, slightly angular on the side, and ridged round the eye. Skin, dull yellowish green, with a few pale stripes of crimson, and considerably covered with patches and dots of thin grey russet on the shaded side; but marked with thin dull red, striped with deeper and brighter red, on the side exposed to the sun, and covered with numerous dark russety dots. Eye, small and closed, with erect, acute segments, set in a deep, round, and plaited basin. Stalk, short, inserted in a shallow cavity, which is lined with thin brown russet, strewed with silvery scales. Flesh, yellow, firm, not very juicy, but briskly flavoured.
An apple of little merit; in use from October to February.
The only place where I ever met with this variety is in the neighbourhood of Odiham, in Hampshire.