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, medium sized, two inches and three-quarters long, and the same broad; oblong, narrowing towards the crown, with prominent angles on the sides, which terminate at the apex in bold ridges; the base of the fruit is flattened, and the crown narrow. Skin, smooth and greasy to the feel, of a pale yellowish green, except on the side next the sun, where there is a faint blush of pale crimson marked with several broken stripes of dark bright crimson, the whole surface strewed with distinct russety dots. Eye, small and closed, placed in a shallow, puckered, and angular basin. Stalk, over an inch long, very slender, inserted in a deep and narrow basin, with a swelling of the flesh on one side of it, and from which issue ramifications of russet which extend over the base of the fruit. Flesh, greenish white, tender, and marrow-like, agreeably acid, and pleasantly flavoured.
A culinary apple; in use during December and January, but only of second-rate quality.
I received this some years ago from Mr, W. Barratt, of Wakefield. It is some-what like the Keswick Codlin, but with a much longer stalk.
Fruit, large, nearly three inches and a quarter wide, and about three and a half high; somewhat cylindrical or blunt conical in shape, with five prominent ribs, one larger than the others, which makes the fruit larger on one side of the axis, and consequently if measured through that diameter it is as wide as it is high. Skin, of an uniform greenish yellow when ripe, and pale grass green before it ripens, covered with distinct russet dots, and no colour. Eye, closed, set in a deep angular and irregular basin. Stamens, median; tube, long, conical, inclining to funnel-shape. Stalk, half an inch long, inserted by the side of a fleshy protuberance, which is generally well developed. Flesh, yellowish white, soft, and juicy, with a mild acidity. Cells, elliptical, abaxile, Codlin-like.
This is a very useful apple, grown in the orchards of Nottinghamshire, about Southwell. It belongs to the same class as Lord Suffield, Golden Spire, and such early bearing and prolific culinary apples. It ripens in September, and, like Lord Suffield, is soon past. It generally decays about the beginning of October.
Fruit, small, two inches and a quarter wide, and an inch and three-quarters high; oblate, even and regular in its outline. Skin, greenish yellow, covered with patches of russet, especially over the crown and in the basin of the eye. Eye, small, with erect convergent segments, set in a wide and shallow depression.
Stamens, marginal; tube, conical. Stalk, half an inch long, slender, set in a shallow cavity. Flesh, yellowish, crisp, juicy, sweet, and briskly flavoured. Cells, ovate; axile.
A dessert apple of the first quality; in use from December to April.