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 two inches and three-quarters high; roundish, and narrowing a little towards the apex. Skin, smooth, pale yellow, streaked all over with red. Eye, open, with short reflexed segments, and set in a plaited basin. Stalk, short and slender. Flesh, yellowish white, firm, juicy, and aromatic, but wants acidity.
An inferior variety, neither a good dessert apple, nor at all suitable or culinary purposes; it is in use from November to February.
Fruit, large, two inches and a half wide, and three and a quarter high; conical, distinctly angular, so much so as to be five-sided; it is widest in the middle and tapers towards the base and the crown, near which it is contracted so as to form a waist, and round which the ribs terminate in prominent ridges. Skin, dull greenish yellow, entirely covered with broken streaks of crimson, which are brighter on the side next the sun than on the shaded side. Eye, closed, with flat convergent segments, set in a deep, contracted, irregular basin. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, slender, inserted in a rather deep cavity. Flesh, firm, crisp, juicy, and with a brisk acidity. Cells, elliptical; abaxile.
A handsome cooking apple; in use from October to Christmas. It is grown about Maidstone and Sevenoaks.
Knight's Codlin. See Wormsley Pippin,
Fruit, small, two inches and a quarter wide, and two inches high; roundish. Skin, greenish yellow, sprinkled all over with a thin coat of grey russet. Eye, closed, with erect segments, which are reflexed at the tips and placed in a shallow plaited basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, an inch long, obliquely inserted in a small shallow cavity, with a fleshy lip on one side of it, like the Kerry Pippin. Flesh, firm, crisp, juicy, and sweet, with a pleasant flavour. Cells, roundish ovate; axile, closed.
A good dessert apple, raised by T. A. Knight; it shrivels before Christmas.
Knightwick. See Court of Wick.
Fruit, medium sized; roundish-oval, and very uneven on its surface, being covered with numerous knobs, or large warts, some of which are the size of peas. Skin, greenish yellow, and covered with thick scaly russet. Eye, set in a deep basin. Stalk, inserted in a deep cavity. Flesh, yellowish, crisp, sweet, and highly flavoured, but not very juicy.
A singular-looking dessert apple, of first-rate quality; it is in use from December to March.
Fruit, medium sized; roundish and flattened, or obtusely ovate, the sides having five prominent angles, which are most acute from the middle to the crown. Skin, with a citron-coloured ground, considerably covered with numerous broken stripes of dark purplish red which extend more or less over the whole surface, but are fewer and paler on the shaded side. Eye, of moderate size, with reflexed segments, set in a narrow plaited basin. Stalk, an inch long, thickened at the insertion, set in a wide, deep, and funnel-shaped cavity, which has but slight traces of russet. Flesh, white, tender, crisp, juicy, and sweet, with a brisk acidity.
A useful early culinary apple; in use September and October. The tree is a free bearer.
This is much grown in the orchards of Worcestershire.
Lady Apple. See Api.
Lady de Grey's. See Kentish Fill-basket.
Lady Derby. See Whorle Pippin.