An old variety, originated at Wilmington, Delaware; distinct from Vandevere Pippin grown at the West.

Fruit medium, oblate; surface waxen yellow, striped with red; dots numerous, green; cavity deep; stem about one inch long; basin round, moderate; calyx small, closed; flesh yellowish, compact, but tender, with a fine, rich, subacid flavor, good, valuable for culinary use. October to January.

Vandevere Pippin

Origin unknown, supposed to have been Pennsylvania, but this is not well established; popular in parts of the West; tree very vigorous, large, spreading; abundant annual bearer.

Fruit large to very large, oblate, remotely conic, regular; surface yellowish green, striped, marbled, and blotched with red, with bright red stripes on sunny side; dots large, rough, yellow and brown russet, some minute, gray, with green bases; cavity wide, regular, obtuse, deep, with stellate russet; stem short, stout; basin wide, shallow, smooth; calyx partially closed. Core closed, regular, clasping; tube funnel-shaped; stamens median; seeds many; flesh greenish yellow, firm, crisp, heavy, juicy, rich, brisk subacid, good, valuable for cooking and drying. November, December.

Apple Variety: Vandevere Pippin

Vandevere Pippin.

Vanhoy (Van Hoy No - Core)

Origin, North Carolina; tree a vigorous grower, with spreading branches. Recommended for its native region; not found valuable at New York Experiment Station.

Fruit medium or above, oblate, ribbed, frequently unsymmetrical; surface yellowish green, overlaid and splashed with dull red, flecked with yellowish dots on the red and dark spots on the yellowish green; cavity rather narrow, deep, thinly russeted; basin broad, abrupt, deep; calyx closed; flesh tinged with greenish yellow, moderately juicy, breaking, mild subacid, quality good, flavor lacks sprightliness or decided character. Season, January to May. (N. Y. Exp. Sta. Report, 1896, p. 276.)

Vasilis Largest (Basil The Great, No. 971)

Origin, Russia. A large showy market apple.

Fruit very large, roundish oblong, truncated, sometimes roundish oblate, often unequal; surface unctuous, yellow, mostly covered with dark mixed red and crimson stripes and splashes, a very showy fruit; dots large, white, numerous; calyx deep, acute, regular; stem very short; basin wide, rather deep, abrupt; calyx closed or half open. Core irregular, closed; cells slit by irregular fissures; tube very long, conical; stamens marginal; seeds very plump; flesh coarsegrained, stained red next the skin and tinged faint red, juicy, acid, fair; use culinary. September.

Virginia Greening

Supposed origin, Virginia; tree large, spreading, very productive.

Fruit large, roundish to roundish oblate; surface smooth, dull greenish yellow, brownish on sunny side; dots large, conspicuous, few, brown or grayish, with suffused whitish green rings or bases; cavity wide, large, regular, green; stem rather long; basin broad, wide, shallow, corrugated; calyx small, open. Core closed, regular, turbinate, meeting; seeds many, long; flesh yellowish, firm, pleasant subacid, good for kitchen and market. Late winter and spring.