This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We have been favored by specimens of this new apple; it is small, about the size and general appearance of the well known Tewksbury Winter Blush. It is one of the "sweet class," and a good apple. We are however in some doubt whether in the very large list of named apples we already possess there is any "vacancy" for this good little candidate. Under all the circumstances we would not recommend its distribution. We note however that the letter says: "it is not as good as we have had them".
March 22d, we had samples of this variety in admirable condition; but we still believe that in view of the immense number of varieties of apples known, it is not advisable to disseminate another unless it has some striking peculiarity. This is a small sweet apple, and though good to eat, is not better than others.