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 quarter wide, and three inches high; ovate, and regularly formed. Skin, almost entirely covered with clear bright red, and marked with fawn-coloured russety dots, except on a portion of the shaded side, where it is yellow tinged and streaked with red. Eye, small and closed, set in a moderately deep and undulating basin. Stamens, median; tube, conical. Stalk, slender, about an inch long, inserted in a wide, round, and deep cavity. Flesh, yellow, crisp, juicy, richly and briskly flavoured. Ceils, ovate; axile, slit.
A most excellent dessert apple; in use from November to February.
A native of the United States, and there considered one of the best dessert apples. Along with the Newtown Pippin, it ranks as one of the most productive and profitable orchard fruits, but, like many, and indeed almost all the best American varieties, it does not attain to that perfection in this country that it does in its native soil. The tree is tender and subject to canker, and the fruit lacks that high flavour and peculiar richness which characterises the imported specimens. It was raised at Esopus, on the Hudson, where it is still grown to a large extent.
Fruit, small; round and flattened, somewhat oblate. Skin, smooth, green at first, but becoming of a yellowish green as it ripens, and with a faint tinge of thin red where exposed to the sun. Eye, open, with long, refiexed, acuminate segments, placed in a shallow basin. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, slender, inserted in a round and even cavity. Flesh, yellowish, firm, and crisp, with a brisk, sugary, and rich flavour.
A dessert apple of first-rate quality, nearly allied to the Golden Pippin; it is in use from October to February.
Essex Spice. See D'Arcy Spice.
Eve Apple. See Margaret.
Eve's Apple. See Trumpington,
Fair Lady. See Early Juhyan.
Fruit, below medium size, two inches and a half wide, and two inches high; oblate, even and regular in its outline. Skin, uniform deep lemon yellow, strewed with a few russet dots. Eye, open, with spreading reflexed segments, set in a rather deep, round, and even basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, half an inch long, slender. Flesh, white, tender, juicy, but not with much flavour. Cells, obovate; axile, open.
An early autumn apple, of little value either for the dessert or culinary use.
Fruit, small, two inches and a quarter wide, and an inch and three-quarters high; ovato-oblate, and rather irregularly formed. Skin, smooth and shining, thick and membranous, of a pale straw colour, and with a faint tinge of red on the side exposed to the sun; thickly strewed all over with small russety dots. Eye, somewhat closed, with broad, flat segments, which are reflexed at the tips, and set in a shallow and plaited basin. Stamens, basal; tube, conical. Stalk, very short, inserted in a wide cavity, which is lined with rough brown russet. Flesh, yellowish white, tender, very juicy, sweet, and, though not richly, yet pleasantly flavoured. Cells, obovate; axile, slit.
A dessert apple, but not of the first quality; in use from November to February.