This section is from the book "The Fruit Manual: Containing The Descriptions And Synonyms Of The Fruits And Fruit Trees Of Great Britain", by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual.
Fruit, round and even in outline. Skin, yellow on the shaded side, and with a delicate red cheek, speckled with deeper red, on the side next the sun. Eye, rather small, and closed, deeply sunk in a plaited basin. Stalk, short, inserted in a very narrow shallow cavity, the base of the fruit being nearly flat. Flesh, tender, pleasantly sub-acid.
An excellent cooking apple; in use during March and April.
Fruit, large, two inches and three quarters wide and three inches high; conical or ovate, even in its outline, with several obtuse angles on its sides. Skin, smooth, pale greenish yellow, with sometimes a tinge of red next the sun. Eye, small, and quite closed, the segments being connivent and placed in a plaited basin. Stamens, median; tube, conical. Stalk, slender, over half an inch long, inserted in a deep cavity. Flesh, white, tender, and firm, very juicy, and briskly flavoured. Cells, open, ovate; abaxile.
One of the best early cooking apples; it is in use during August and September.
The tree is an early and very prolific bearer, and one of those varieties which, on account of these properties, is not long lived.
This was raised by a hand-loom weaver named Thomas Thorpe, of Boardman Lane, Middleton, near Manchester, and was first let out in 1836 or 1837. It was called Lord Suffield on account of that nobleman being at the time Lord of the Manor of Middleton.
Lovedon's Pippin. See Nonpareil.
Fruit, rather below medium size; ovate or conical, slightly and obscurely ribbed about the eye. Skin, of an uniform clear pale yellow, but with an orange tinge on the side next the sun, the whole surface thinly strewed with pale brown russety dots. Eye, small and closed, with broad ovate segments, reflexed at the tips, set in a narrow, shallow, and plaited basin. Stamens, marginal or median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, stout, about a quarter of an inch long, inserted in a narrow and shallow cavity, generally with a swelling on one side. Flesh, yellowish white, tender and delicate, juicy and sugary, with a rich aromatic flavour, resembling that of a pine apple. Cells, roundish; axile, slit.
A dessert apple of first-rate quality; it is in use from the beginning of October till Christmas.
This desirable apple originated in the nursery of Messrs. Lucorabe, Pince&Co., of Exeter, and is well worthy of general cultivation.
Fruit, large, three inches and a half wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; roundish and angular. Skin, pale greenish yellow, strewed with dark dots, and imbedded green specks on the shaded side, but bright red, which is streaked with crimson, on the side next the sun. Eye, small and open, set in an angular and plaited basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, deep, funnel-shaped. Stalk, short and thick, inserted in a rather deep cavity. Flesh, white, firm, juicy, and pleasantly flavoured. Cells, roundish; axile, open.
A culinary apple of first-rate quality; in use from October to February. The tree is a strong and vigorous grower, attains a large size, and is an excellent and early bearer.
This, as well as the preceding, was raised in the Exeter nursery.