Glory Of The West

Fruit, large, three inches and a quarter broad, and two inches and three-quarters high; oblate, ridged and angular about the eye, and ribbed on the sides. Skin, smooth and shining, yellow, mixed in some parts with a tinge of green, and washed with thin clear red on the side next the sun; the whole surface is strewed with minute russety dots, and several large dark spots, such as are often met with on the Hawthornden. Eye, large, with long segments, and set in an angular basin. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, inserted in a deep cavity, which is surrounded with a large patch of rough grey russet. Flesh, yellowish white, firm but tender, very juicy, with a pleasant, brisk, and slightly perfumed flavour.

A culinary apple of first quality; it is in use the end of October and continues till Christmas. The tree is a strong and vigorous grower, attaining a great size, and is an excellent bearer.

I had this from the late Mr. James Lake, of Bridgewatcr. It is evidently identical with the Glory of the West of Diel, a name which, according to Limlley, is sometimes applied to the Dutch Codlin. The variety here described hears a considerable iescmblance to that known by the name of Turk's Cap.

Glory of the West. See Dutch Codlin. Glory of York. See Ribston Pippin.

Gloucester Quoining

Fruit, large, three inches wide, and two inches and a half high; round, bluntly angular, undulating at the apex. Skin, dull brownish red next the sun, and streaked with short broken streaks of dark crimson and green, or yellowish green, on the shaded side; the surface covered with patches of thin grey russet. Eye, closed, with connivent segments, set in a rather deep and angular basin. Stamens, basal; tube, conical, sometimes inclining to funnel-shaped. Stalk, slender, inserted all its length in the narrow, deep cavity, which is green and lined with russet. Flesh, white, tender, juicy, and pleasantly sub-acid. Cells, roundish obovate; axile, open.

A handsome kitchen apple from Gloucestershire, which I met with at the Pomological Meeting at Hereford. It keeps till January.

Gloucestershire Costard

Fruit, very large, three inches wide, and three inches and a half high; conical or somewhat cylindrical, prominently ribbed, and with ridges round the eye; it is longer conical than the Herefordshire Costard. Skin, almost entirely covered with crimson streaks, mottled with the yellow ground colour which shows between the streaks; on the side which is shaded there is less crimson, but more of the rich deep yellow; the surface is strewed with minute dots. Eye, closed, with long segments, set in a narrow, pretty deep, and plaited basin. Stamens, basal; tube, conical. Stalk, half an inch long, stout, and deeply set in an irregular furrowed basin. Flesh, yellow, tender, sweet, and of good flavour. Cells, large, open, but not wide open like the Codlins, as might be expected from the appearance of the fruit; elliptical; axile.

This is a very handsome apple, of good flavour; but more adapted for cooking than the dessert. It keeps well till January.

It came to me from Mr. Vyner Ellis, of Minsterworth, near Gloucester, through Dr. Henry Bull, of Hereford.

Goff. See Orange Goff.