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.
Tree, vigorous and productive; fruit and foliage hang well and late on the tree. Origin, Bethel Township, Berks Co., Pennsylvania.
Fruit small to medium; oblate, a little inclining to conic, slightly angular; sides sometimes unequal, sometimes slightly oblique. Skin, pale yellowish green, somewhat waxen or oily, shaded, splashed, and striped with light and deep crimson over two-thirds its surface; in exposed specimens quite covered with dark red, and pretty thickly sprinkled with light dots, especially around the calyx, a portion of the larger dots having a brown centre. Stalk short and small, set in a rather large and deep cavity. Calyx closed, or partially open; sequents a little recurved; basin rather large and smooth. Flesh, whitish, tender, juicy, with a mild, peculiar, pleasant, saccharine, somewhat vinous flavor. "Very good." Core rather small. Ripe, December to February.
THE EVENING PARTY APPLE. Engraved for the Horticulturist.