Fruit medium, round oblate, yellow, mostly covered with dark red or carmine; flesh yellowish, solid, crisp, juicy, pleasant sweet. December to April. (Trans. A. P. S., 1873, p. 92.)
Fruit large, oblate, somewhat conical, slightly angular; surface smooth, yellowish green, mostly covered with sharply defined carmine splashes and stripes, the sharp contrast between the red and green is a marked characteristic; dots gray, minute, obscure; cavity wide, deep, regular, with faint trace of russet; stem medium; basin deep, narrow, abrupt, smooth or slightly wrinkled; calyx closed; segments long, erect convergent. Core partially open, clasping; cells obovate, widely slit; tube conical; stamens median; flesh white, often slightly stained with pink, crisp, tender, juicy, vinous subacid, good to very good. September to October.
Originated with Elias C. Hathaway, Ottawa, Illinois; tree a strong, upright grower, very productive.
Fruit medium or below, roundish conical, somewhat angular; surface greenish yellow, washed, splashed and striped with bright red overlaid with whitish; dots distinct, many, whitish, large, a few russet dots; cavity deep, regular, obtuse, with some stellate russet; stem medium to long, stout; basin shallow, nearly smooth, a few minute wrinkles; calyx closed; segments erect convergent. Core large, open, barely clasping, sessile; cells ovate, axile, entire; tube conical; stamens basal; seeds fourteen to nineteen, large, flattened; flesh yellow, crisp, tender, sprightly, subacid, good. Late winter.
Fruit medium, roundish, truncated, somewhat irregular and obscurely ribbed; surface greenish yellow, thinly washed with light red, with distinct dark red stripes and splashes, mixed red on sunny side; dots minute, white, obscure; cavity acute, slightly russeted; stem medium to long; basin wide, shallow, often flat, ribbed and wrinkled; calyx closed; segments erect convergent. Core wide open, meeting or barely clasping; cells round, roomy, abaxile, slit; tube funnel-shaped; stamens median; seeds many, short, plump, easily loosened so as to rattle when shaken; flesh yellowish, juicy, tender, mild subacid, good to very good. September.
Fruit medium, regular, oblate to roundish oblate; surface smooth, waxen, yellow, almost wholly covered with brilliant bright and dark crimson, washed and splashed, coloring solid on sunny side, with thin, light bloom; a beautiful fruit; dots distinct, many, minute, white; cavity deep, regular, wide, obtuse with trace of stellate russet; stem short; basin nearly flat, smooth; calyx open; segments divergent. Core closed, small, meeting; tube conical; stamens median; seeds plump, short, few; flesh very white, slightly stained with pink, finegrained, crisp, melting, tender, juicy, subacid, very good. Early winter.