Pearson's Plate

Fruit, small, two inches and a quarter broad, and the same in height; roundish ovate, or inclining to oblate, generally higher on one side of the apex than the other, regularly and handsomely formed. Skin, smooth, greenish yellow in the shade, but washed and mottled with red, and streaked with deeper red, on the side next the sun; the whole surface much covered with very fine, thin, and smooth pale brown russet, and dotted with dark dots. Eye, open, with short segments, set in a shallow and plaited basin. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, half an inch long, inserted in a round and rather shallow cavity. Flesh, greenish yellow, firm, crisp, and juicy, with a rich and brisk sugary flavour, somewhat resembling the old Nonpareil. Cells, obovate; axile.

A most delicious little dessert apple of the first quality; it is in use from December to March.

In some specimens of the fruit there is no red colour, but altogether green, and covered with thin brown russet.

Peasgood's Nonesuch

Fruit, large, three inches and a half wide, and three inches high; roundish, somewhat oblate, and very handsome. Skin, yellow, overspread on the sunny side with red and copiously streaked with bright darker crimson streaks. Eye, with flat convergent segments, set in a deep, round, and even basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, long, funnel-shaped. Stalk, short, deeply inserted. Flesh, yellowish; tender, very juicy, with an agreeable acid flavour. Cells, obovate; axile.

A fine culinary or dessert apple. It is like a very large and highly coloured Nonesuch, and keeps till Christmas.

This handsome apple was presented before the Fruit Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society on September 18th, 1872, and received a first-class certificate. It was raised by Mr. Peasgood, of Stamford, and is one of the most handsome autumn apples in cultivation.

Penhallow Pippin

Fruit, below medium size, two inches and three-quarters wide, and two inches high; oblate, even and regular in its outline, with sometimes undulations round the crown. Skin, yellowish green, becoming more yellow at maturity, and covered with mottles and veins of thin ash-grey russet, and strewed with rather large russet dots. Eye, closed, with connivent segments, set in a shallow saucer-like basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, short, funnel-shaped. Stalk, short, inserted the whole of its length in a narrow cavity. Flesh, greenish, crisp, tender, very juicy, with a brisk flavour and pleasant aroma. Cells, closed, roundish.

An excellent apple, either for dessert or cooking; sent me from Cornwall by Mr. Vivian, of Hayle. It keeps till Christmas.

Penlee Pippin

Fruit, medium sized, three inches wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; roundish, and bluntly angular. Skin, brilliant shining crimson extending over nearly the whole surface, and streaked with darker crimson except where it is shaded, and there it is clear lemon yellow with a few stains and streaks of pale crimson. Eye, rather large and open, with erect, somewhat divergent segments, set in a deep, round, and prominently plaited basin, which is sometimes angular. Stamens, basal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, half an inch or more long, inserted in a close, deep cavity, and rarely extending beyond the base. Flesh, white, sometimes deeply stained with red, tender, juicy, sweet, and finely flavoured. Cells, obovate; axile, quite closed.

A very handsome apple, suitable either for the dessert or cooking; it is in use from November till April.

I received this from my friend the Hon. and Rev. J. Townsend Boscawcn, of Lamorran, in Cornwall, who obtained it from Mr. Tycrman of Penlee.