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 wide, and an inch and three-quarters high, but occasionally the large fleshy swelling at the stalk in the way of the Lemon Pippin would make the height two inches, and on that account the fruit is more oval than round. Skin, yellow, with a pale red cheek, which is streaked with crimson. Eye, open, with short divergent segments, set almost even with the surface, and surrounded with a few plaits. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, very short, set on the end of a fleshy mass. Flesh, yellowish, crisp, juicy, briskly flavoured. Cells, roundish obovate; axile, closed.
Fruit, small, two inches and a half wide, and an inch and three-quarters high; oblate, higher on one side of the axis than the other, even and symmetrical in its outline. Skin, of an uniform straw colour, with a greenish tinge, dotted all over sparingly with russet dots, and with some russet in the basin of the eye. Eye, wide open, with divergent segments, set in a round, even, saucer-like basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, short, funnel-shaped. Stalk, long and slender, inserted in a wide, funnel-shaped cavity. Flesh, tender, juicy, sweet, and with a fine aroma. Cells, ovate or roundish; axile.
An excellent dessert apple; in use during October and November.
This was raised in the Royal Garden at Frogmore, near Windsor.
Fruit, large, three inches and a half wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; roundish, very regular in outline. Skin, smooth, of a pale greenish yellow, slightly streaked and shaded with crimson on the side next the sun. Eye, rather small, closed, and set in a shallow, regular basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, conical. Stalk, about an inch long, slender, very deeply inserted. Flesh, white,very tender, juicy, and sweet. Cells, roundish; abaxile.
In use from September to Christmas. Its great merit rests in its cooking qualities, being esteemed one of the finest which is sent into the Royal household at Windsor.
Fruit, large, three inches and a half wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; roundish, and obscurely angular round the basin of the eye. Skin, smooth, of a greenish yellow colour on the shaded side, and of a pale thin red, gradually blending into the yellow, on that exposed to the sun, strewed with russet dots like Dumelow's Seedling, and here and there traces of russet; as it ripens it becomes a clear bright straw colour. Eye, with erect convergent segments, set in a pretty deep basin, which is uneven, with knobbed plaits. Stamens, marginal; tube, short, conical. Stalk, about half an inch long, imbedded in the deep cavity, which is smooth. Flesh, yellowish with a greenish tinge, and somewhat perfumed, tender, briskly flavoured. Cells, small, obovate; axile, closed.
A first-rate kitchen apple; in use till the end of January.
This has been cultivated near Wigtoun, in Galloway, from time immemorial.