This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
These should be pruned, planted and cared for in the same way as the standard apples, however, as they are not near as strong and vigorous. Twenty-five feet is far enough to set them apart. They are often grown profitably for commercial purposes. Their principal use is for Jellies. We follow with a small selected list of varieties for home use and market purposes.
-- Large, roundish. deep red with blue bloom, very pretty, flesh yellowish, excellent for cider and jelly. Popular. November, keeping late into winter.
* Lady Elgin
-- Similar to the Lady Apple in size and appearance, tender, juicy and good; an upright; vigorous grower early and prolific bearer. Season, September and October.
-- Raised from seed of Wealthy in Minnesota. Very hardy, productive, and one of the best flavored varieties. Ripens in September. Nearly as large as Red Astrachan, more beautiful in appearance. Very valuable.
-- Tree remarkably vigorous, growing to a good size. and immensely productive. Comes into bearing a little the second year from planting, bearing every year after, and producing good crops by the fourth year. Fruit very large, from one and one-half to two inches in diameter. Excellent for sauce and pies, both green and dried. The best of its class for cider, being juicy and crisp, and is also, by many, considered a good eating apple Skin yellow, striped with red. Season, September and October.
* Gen. Grant
-- Large, round; yellow, striped with dark, almost black, red on sunny side; flesh white, fine grained, mild sub-acid. Season, October.
* Red Siberian
-- About an inch in diameter, grows in clusters; yellow, lively scarlet cheek; bears young and abundantly. Season September and October.
* Yellow Siberian
-- Nearly as large as the Red Siberian; fine amber or golden-yellow color. Season, September and October.