This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This apple produces no seeds, in fact is without core. It was fully described in our volume for 1874. It has been introduced into France and is now exciting great interest there. It is distributed as "Pomme Sans Pepin." In noticing its French introduction, M. Carriere, in the Revue Horticole, observes that it will be a matter of great interest to physiologists to watch whether the habit of producing no seeds is carried with it to France. He seems to suppose the absence of core may be due to climate as much as to inheritance.