This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
Mr. Editor: Having frequently been asked for a list of winter apples, adapted to the Southern and Middle States, I herewith send yon a list that may be relied on; a part of them originated in Virginia and North Carolina: -
Medium Bice, dull red stripe, peculiar, agreeable aromatic flavor, will keep till May, a great bearer.
Rather large, red, very good.
Medium, red, long keeper, fair quality.
Large red, good bearer, one of the best.
Small, superior for winter cider, a great bearer.
Rather large, lively red, flesh very white, fine grained, makes a fine white cider in January, in the spring it is one of the best eating apples, very juicy and sweet, will keep till June.
Large, yellow and russet, flesh a little coarse, very tender and juicy, a good keeper, one of the very best.
Large, stripe on a yellow ground, well known as rich and juicy, bears and keeps well, and one of the best.
Rather large, dull red, and yellow, a regular and good bearer when kept in dry sand, to prevent shrivelling, until March; it is a rich, tender, juicy apple.
A great bearer, and keeper, quality fair.
Red, rather a shy bearer, until the trees are fully grown, quality very good.
Large, greenish yellow, quality very good, great bearer.
Very large, yellow, flesh very tender and juicy, keeps well until spring, great bearer; the best.
Large, irregular stripe, spotted and russet, the best.
Large, keeps pretty well.
Large striped, good bearer, very good.
Large, greenish yellow, very good.
Very large, greenish yellow, very tender and juicy.
Rather small, handsome yellow, very tender, rich and juicy, will keep till June; the best.
Handsome stripe, good for early winter.
Dull stripe, a great bearer, keeps well, very good.
Large, dark red, a good and early bearer, very good.
A gentleman of Hartford, Conn., weighed a branch of a tree that had been broken by the weight of ice upon it, and found that it weighed eleven pounds. The ice was then melted off, and the branch weighed only half a pound. This great proportion of ice accounts for the destruction of trees and branches.