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.
This is claimed as a new seedling, originating with James P. Swain, of Bronxville, in 1850, and described as follows in the American Agriculturist:
Tree, an upright grower, pyramidal; wood, reddish brown; regular and abundant bearer; fruit, medium, obovate pyriform, thickly sprinkled with russet dots, which frequently run together and form patches of russet, especially near the stem and calyx, where the skin is often completely russeted; stem, 1 1/2 inches long, moderately stout, and enlarged at its insertion, which is usually in a well-marked, uneven cavity, though in some specimens, where the form approaches to turbinate, the cavity is wanting; calyx, open, with short segments set in a slight and obscurely furrowed basin; flesh, yellowish white, slightly coarse grained, very juicy and meltingr sweet and rich, with a delicate perfume; season, first to middle of September.
The name of Grimes' Golden Pippin apple was changed, by the Ohio Pomo-logical Society at its last meeting, to that of Grimes Golden.