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; round, and sometimes inclining to oblate, even in its outline, but with angles near the eye, which terminate in ridges at the apex. Skin, smooth, of a clear bright and rather deep yellow, thickly dotted with russet, occasionally with a tinge of red next the sun. Eye, large and open, with long reflexed segments like Dumelow's Seedling, and set in a considerable depression. Stalk, short, inserted in a shallow and very contracted cavity. Flesh, pure white, firm, and crisp, tender, and very juicy; the juice brisk and pleasantly acid, and not unlike that of Dumelow's Seedling.
A valuable culinary apple; in use till April.
This fruit has all the appearance of having been raised from Dumelow's Seedling.
This at first sight has a strong resemblance to Dumelow's Seedling. It is of medium size, three inches wide, and two and a half high; round, and slightly flattened, pretty even in its outline. Skin, considerably covered with red, striped with broken streaks of crimson on the side next the sun, but rich yellow, tinged with green, where shaded; it has some patches and traces of russet over the surface. Eye, wide open, with short, divergent segments, set in a wide, shallow, plaited basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, very short, inserted in a narrow cavity, which is often quite closed by prominent swellings, so that the base of the fruit is quite or nearly flat. Flesh, firm, crisp, and briskly acid, but not so much so as in Dumelow's Seedling. Cells, obovate; axile, and slit open.
Fruit, below medium size, two inches and a half wide, and two inches and an eighth high; round, inclining to oblate, even and regular in its outline. Skin, yellow, with a few broken stripes of pale crimson on the side exposed to the sun, and sparingly strewed with small russet dots. Eye, closed, with broad, flat, convergent segments, set in a narrow and shallow basin, which is slightly plaited. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, slender, about half an inch or a little more in length, inserted in a round, moderately deep cavity. Flesh, yellowish, tender, very juicy, and with an agreeable but not high flavour. Cells, obovate; axile.
A second-rate dessert apple; in use during November and December.
Orange Pippin. See Isle of Wight Pippin.
Fruit, medium sized, two inches and three-quarters wide, and the same in height; conical or oblong, very irregular in its outline, caused by prominent and unequal ribs on the sides, which extend to and terminate in ridges round the eye. Skin, smooth and shining, deep grassy green, strewed with imbedded grey specks, and dotted with brown russety dots on the shaded side, but washed with thin brownish red, which is marked with spots or patches of darker and livelier red, and strewed with star-like freckles of russet, on the side exposed to the sun. Eye, small and closed, placed in a rather deep and angular basin, which is lined with linear marks of rough russet. Stamens, marginal; tube, conical. Stalk, about half an inch long, somewhat obliquely inserted by the side •of a fleshy swelling, which is more or less prominent. Flesh, greenish white, tender, crisp, and brittle, abounding in a profusion of rich, brisk, sugary, and vinous juice, with a finely perfumed and refreshing flavour. Cells, obovate; axile.
An excellent apple, of first-rate quality, and well deserving of more general cultivation; it is in use from January to May, and keeps well.
This excellent variety originated at Purser's Cross, near Fulham, Middlesex. It was raised in the garden of John Ord, Esq., Master in Chancery, by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Anne Simpson, from seed of a Newtown Pippin imported in 1777.