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 quarter wide, and an inch and three-quarters high; oblate or roundish, even and symmetrical in its outline. Skin, with a bright green ground, which becomes paler and yellowish as it ripens, especially on the shaded side, and the whole surface is covered with veins and mottles of rough brown russet, interspersed with grey russet dots. Eye, set in a round even saucer-like basin with broad convergent segments whice close the eye. Stamens, quite basal; tube, conical. Stalk, short and slender, inserted the whole of its length in a round deep cavity. Flesh, greenish, firm, crisp, very juicy, and brisk, with a fine flavour. Cells, obovate, very full of seeds; axile, closed.
Fruit, medium sized; Pearmain-shaped. Skin, dull yellow mixed with green, and a thin coating of russet and numerous dots on the shaded side, but marked with broken stripes of dark red on the side exposed to the sun. After being kept the ground colour becomes golden yellow, and the streaks bright crimson. Eye, large and open, with long segments set in a deep basin. Stamens, median; tube, short, funnel-shaped. Stalk, an inch long, inserted in a smooth and rather deep cavity. Flesh, yellowish, crisp, juicy, rich, and sugary, partaking of the flavour of the Ribston Pippin. Cells, obovate or elliptical; axile.
A valuable and highly esteemed deseert apple of the first quality; it comes into use in November, and will continue till March.
The tree, though not a strong or vigorous grower, is hardy and healthy, attains the middle size, and is an abundant bearer. It sue-ceeds well grafted on the paradise stock, and grown as an espalier or an open dwarf. Its shoots are slender and drooping.
Fruit, small, two inches and a quarter wide, and two inches high; round, and slightly flattened at the top.
frquently two united, forming one fruit with two distinct eyes. Skin, smooth, greenish yellow, with a tinge of orange on the exposed side when ripe, and covered with markings and network of thin grey russet, with large patches round the stalk and the eye. Eye, large and open, nearly level with the surface. Stamens, median; tube, short, funnel-shaped. Stalk, short Flesh, yellowish, firm, crisp, brisk, and sweet. Cells, obovate; axile.
A good second-rate apple, remarkable more for its peculiarity of being occasionally produced in united pairs than for its excellence. It is in use from November till March.
Cluster Pippin. See Cluster Golden Pippin.