This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
-- Large, roundish, dark red, fine flavor, sub-acid, crisp and juicy, very much esteemed. Trees grow erect and vigorous, bearing well; the great American apple that should be in every planting. Good for all purposes. Season, October to April.
* Ben Davis
-- Large, bright red, flesh white, juicy, rich and spicy, subacid, of poor quality; a popular, good keeping Winter variety. Valuable for market purposes. The trees come into bearing early and are very prolific producers; one of the best keeping apples we have. Season, October until May.
* Grime's Golden
-- An apple of the highest quality, equal to the best Newtown, medium to large size, yellow, productive. Valuable for all purposes. Season, November and December.
* Newtown Pippin
-- One of the best apples as. to quality. Tree a light grower while young. Very juicy, crisp and highly delicious flavor; color yellowish green. Size medium. One of the best shippers and longest keepers. Season from November until May. Good for all purposes.
* Rome Beauty
-- Moderate growth; large yellow and red; tender, juicy, sprightly, sub-acid; good. Ripening December to May. Of fine appearance, making it a desirable orchard fruit.
-- Large, deep red; firm, crisp, rich, sub-acid, widely cultivated; a choice apple for home use; fairly productive. Season, November to February.
* Spitzenberg (Esopus)
-- Medium to large; deep red; flesh yellow, crisp, sub-acid, high flavored. Bears and grows well transplanted in rich soil. November to April. Not profitable for orcharding, except where grown on specially prepared land and kept under a high state of cultivation.
* King (Tompkins County)
-- Large, handsome, nearly red, productive; one of the best; perhaps the finest apple we grow. The trees are short lived; recommended for home use; quality very high. Season, October to December.
* Lady Sweet
-- A beautiful little dessert apple, fruit flat, pale yellow, with a deep red cheek; juicy, rich and pleasant. The fruit sells for the highest price in New York, Philadelphia and Boston markets. Season, November until March.
-- Large, dark red, covered with small dots, of beautiful appearance, promises valuable for market. Trees good growers and productive. Season, November to February. A good market variety.
-- Fruit medium to large, roundish, oblate, skin deep yellow when fully ripe, flesh yellowish, juicy, mild, pleasant. Trees upright growers, forming round heads. Season, December to June. For home use.
* Missouri Pippin
-- Medium to large; pale whitish yellow; flesh white and juicy. January to April. Good for all purposes.
-- Medium size, red and yellow, flesh tender, juicy and rich; shoots light-colored, slender and spreading; very productive. One of the best varieties either for table or market. Trees good, strong, healthy growers, and come into bearing in a short time after being planted. Valuable for market and home use. Season for fruit from November until April.
* Northern Spy
-- Tree very hardy, long lived, good bearer, handsome fruit and a good variety for market or the private use; fruit large, striped with purplish red; quality of the best.
* Rhode Island Greening
-- Large, green, tender, juicy and rich, an abundant bearer; one of the most popular varieties for home use and market. Should be in every planting. Season from November until March.
* Russet Golden
-- Medium, clear golden, good bearer, of high flavor. Valuable for market; trees bear every year. Season, November to April.
* Russet Roxbury
-- Medium to large, tender, sub-acid flavor, very popular on account of keeping qualities. Season, January until June. Bears every year; good for commercial purposes.
* Smith Cider
-- Large, skin yellow, changing to red; flesh tender, juicy, crisp, fair flavor. A good variety for orcharding and for cider purposes Season, December to March.
-- Fruit of medium size; skin nearly covered with dark red, and of an oily smoothness to the touch; flesh white, fine grained, juicy, subacid; very good. Tree a free grower, productive; one of the best for the private garden. Season, December to February.
* Sutton Beauty
-- Fruit medium to large, roundish, handsome; skin waxen yellow, striped with crimson; flesh whitish, tender, juicy, subacid; quality very good; keeps remarkably well. Tree a free, handsome grower, and productive. One of the most valuable market varieties. Season, November to February.
* York lmperial
-- Medium, whitish, shaded with crimson in the sun; firm, crisp, juicy, pleasant, mild, sub-acid. Tree vigorous and productive. A popular variety. November to February. Grown largely for commercial use.
-- Very large, greenish yellow, flesh fine grained, mild, sub-acid, tree vigorous. A fine variety for home use. Season, October to February.
* Yellow Bell Flower
-- Large, yellow, rich, sprightly, and of excellent flavor. Season, November to March. Splendid for home. use.
* Hubbardston Nonesuch
-- Large yellow apple, striped with red, of fine flavor, a good bearer and a very valuable apple. Either for market or for home use. Season, November to April.
-- Large, greenish yellow, slightly striped with red, of fine flavor, a good bearer and a very valuable apple. For home consumption. Season, November to February.
-- Esteemed as a long keeper and valuable market fruit. Large, roundish; skin greenish yellow, much shaded with light and dark red, and sprinkled with brown dots; flesh yellowish, juicy and mild subacid. Planted quite extensively for large orchards. Season, December to May.