Morgan's Sweet

Fruit, about medium size, two inches and a half high, and the same in width; conical, distinctly five-sided at the crown, and having a near resemblance to a small fruit of Keswick Codlin. Skin, pale lemon yellow, with a flush of pale red on the side next the sun, and the whole surface covered with large dots. Eye, closed, with long leafy segments, set in a narrow basin, which is angular. Stamens, marginal; tube, long, funnel-shaped. Stalk, half an inch long, inserted in a deep cavity, which is lined with rough russet. Flesh, yellowish white, tender and marrow-like, juicy, sweet, and briskly flavoured. Cells, obovate; abaxile.

A cider apple much used in Somersetshire, and very good as a culinary variety; in use in November and December. The tree is a very strong grower.

Morning Pippin

Fruit, medium sized, two inches and a half wide, and two inches and a quarter high; roundish and depressed, even and pretty regularly formed, except towards the crown, where it is a little angular. Skin, smooth and shining, except where it is marked with patches and ramifications of pale brown russet, which is rather rough; wherever it is exposed to the sun it is covered with dark shining crimson, but on the shaded side it is deep yellow, washed with thin pale red, and marked with broken stripes of crimson. Eye, half open, with erect segments, which are reflexed at the tips, and which are frequently broken, leaving the eye open with stunted segments, and placed in a rather shallow, somewhat angular basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, about a quarter of an inch long, sometimes woody, sometimes a fleshy knob, inserted in a very shallow and narrow cavity. Flesh, greenish white, very firm and crisp, pretty juicy, with a brisk and agreeably perfumed flavour. Cells. ovate; axile.

A good culinary apple, which bakes well, and has a pleasant acidity; in use from December to March. The tree is an excellent bearer.

This, one of the best keeping apples of the Gloucestershire orchards, was sent me, with many others of that district, by G. S. Wintle, Esq., of Gloucester.

Morris's Court Of Wick

Fruit, small, two inches and a quarter bread, and an inch and three-quarters high; roundish oblate, regularly and handsomely shaped, very closely resembling its parent, the old Court of Wick. Skin, pale green on the shaded side, but washed with light red next the sun, which is covered with darker red spots, and marked with thin grey russet, round the eye. Eye, open, with reflexed segments, equally as characteristic as that of the old Court of Wick, and placed in a wide, shallow basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, half an inch long, inserted in a round cavity. Flesh, firm but tender, with a profusion of rich, vinous, and highly flavoured juice. Cells, obovate; axile.

A delicious dessert apple, exceeding even the old Court of Wick; it is in use from October to February.

Raised some years ago by Mr. Morris, a market gardener, at Brentford, near London.