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, above medium size, three inches and a quarter wide, and two inches and a quarter deep; roundish, regularly and handsomely formed, a little flattened, somewhat resembling a Nonesuch. Skin, smooth, at first pale yellow tinged with green, but changing to a beautiful clear yellow on the shaded side, but of a beautiful clear red, streaked with crimson, on the side next the sun, and strewed with numerous russety dots. Eye, open, set in a wide and even basin. Stamens, median; tube, conical. Stalk, short and stout, inserted in a deep cavity. Flesh, yellowish, firm, rich, and pleasantly flavoured. Cells, wide open, obovate.
New York Gloria Mundi. See Gloria Mundi.
Fruit, rather large, of an oblong figure, somewhat pyramidal, rather irregular in its outline, and with five angles on its sides, three of which are generally much shorter than the other, forming a kind of lip at the crown; from two inches and a half to three inches deep, and the same in diameter at the base. Eye, closed, rather deeply sunk in a very uneven, irregular basin. Stalk, half an inch long, slender, rather deeply inserted in a wide, uneven cavity. Skin, dull greenish yellow, with a few green specks, intermixed with a little thin grey russet, and tinged with brown on the sunny side. Flesh, firm, crisp, tender. Juice, plentiful, sweet, with a slight aromatic flavour.
A dessert apple; in use from November to April.
An American variety of excellence. The tree grows large, and bears well. It sometimes happens with this, as it does with Hubbard's Pear-main, that smooth fruit grow upon one branch, and russety ones upon another; and in cold seasons the fruit are for the most part russety.
It was named the New York Pippin by Mr. Mackie, and first propagated in his nursery at Norwich about 1831.
Never having seen this apple, I have here given Mr. Lindley's description verbatim, for the benefit of those who may meet with it, as it is no doubt still in existence in the county of Norfolk.
Fruit, large, three inches and a quarter wide, and three inches high; roundish, narrowing towards the crown, uneven in its outline, with prominent blunt ribs on the sides. Skin, yellow where shaded, tinged with red where exposed to the sun, and strewed with numerous pearl specks and dots of russet. Eye, large, wide open, with reflexed segments, set in a deep angular basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, conical. Stalk, very short, quite imbedded in the shallow narrow cavity, surrounded with a patch of rough brown russet. Flesh, yellowish white, tender, and soft, with a mild acidity, and soon becomes mealy. Cells, obovate; abaxile.
An early kitchen apple; ripe in September. The core is small, but not more so than in many apples, and I see no reason why it should have acquired the name of No Core.