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 two inches high; roundish ovate, even in its outline. Skin, deep bright red on the side exposed to the sun, and yellow covered with broken streaks of pale red on the shaded side. Eye, small and closed, set in a narrow angular basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, quite short, and well within the cavity. Flesh, yellowish, with a pink tinge at the eye, juicy, with a bitter-sweet and somewhat astringent flavour. Cells, quite closed, obovate.
Fruit, medium sized, two inches and three-quarters wide, and two inches and a half high; oblato-cylindrical, angular on the sides, with prominent ridges round the eye. Skin, yellow, tinged with green on the shaded side, but deeper yellow tinged with green, and marked with a few faint streaks of red, next the sun, and strewed all over with small russety dots. Eye, half open, with linear segments, placed in a deep and angular basin, which is surrounded with ridges. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, slender, and inserted in a deep, round cavity, which is lined with rough russet. Flesh, yellowish, tender, juicy, sweet, and perfumed.
A good dessert apple, but lacks acidity; it is in use during September and October.
About Lancaster this is a well-known apple. The original tree, which was of great age, was, in 1846, when I last saw it, still standing in the nursery of Messrs. Hargreave, hence it is called Hargreave's Green-Sweet.
Fruit, medium sized; roundish. Skin, yellow on the shaded side, but washed with fine red on the side next the sun, and marked with crimson dots. Flesh, firm, crisp, juicy, and richly flavoured.
An excellent and useful apple, either for culinary purposes or dessert use; it is in season from December to February.
Fruit, very large, four inches wide, and three inches and a quarter high; roundish ovate, with obtuse angles towards the apex, which are sometimes developed into prominent ridges round the eye. Skin, considerably covered with a thick crust of brown russet, but not entirely obscuring the crimson cheek, which is striped with broad broken streaks of crimson, and a little of the dull yellow ground. Eye, closed, with convergent segments, set in a pretty deep basin. Stamens, basal; tube, conical. Stalk, stout and woody, set in a wide, deep cavity. Flesh, greenish white, firm, crisp, and juicy, with a sweet, brisk, and rather rich flavour. Cells, open, obovate; abaxile.
A large, handsome, and very excellent apple, either for culinary purposes or the dessert.