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.
Having been able to exhibit fine specimens of the " Hawley " apple at the Convention at Philadelphia, on the 13th of the present month, and flndiug them highly approved by gentlemen there, who were conversant with the variety, I thought it due to your readers to furnish you with some for your opinion. It has before been noticed in the " Horticulturist," but it will call attention to its merits to place it again before the fruit growers.
It was originated in Canaan, New-York, and has been grown for some ten years at Rochester, to a limited extent as yet - accidentally I found five trees of it in Greece, Monroe county, which trees are well grown and in plentiful bearing. It ripens from 15th to 20th September, and is valuable that it succeeds the "Early Strawberry" and "Early Joe." For cooking it is superior, and fur a desert fruit it has but few equals in my humble opinion. J. H. Watts. Rochester, Sept. 15, 1852.
We annex Mr. Thomas' description of this apple: -
"Hawley. (Syn. Dowse.) Quite large, roundish, slightly conical, sometimes nearly round, with a broad obtuse apex, and slightly flattened; smooth, slightly oily when kept within doors; pale green, becoming yellow, sometimes a very faint orange cheek; stalk one-half to one inch long, slender; cavity wide, deep, acute, sometimes slightly obtuse; basin deep, slightly furrowed; flesh yellowish white, flue grained, quite tender, with a mild, rich, sub-acid tine flavor. Ripens at mid-autumn. A very valuable apple. Shoots of rather slow growth. Origin, Columbia county. N. Y., and cultivated chiefly in western K. Y".