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, very small, half an inch wide, by half an inch high; conical and undulating round the eye. Skin, of a, fine deep rich yellow, strewed with russety dots. Eye, large and open, with long, spreading, pointed segments, set in a shallow and plaited basin. Stalk, an inch long, very slender, inserted in a narrow and shallow cavity. Flesh, rich yellow, crisp, juicy, and sweet.
A pretty little apple; in use from September to Christmas.
Fruit, about medium size, two inches and three-quarters wide, and two inches and a quarter high; roundish and flattened. Skin, pale green, almost entirely covered with russet, and with a faint tinge of red on the side next the sun. Eye, open, set in a broad, shallow, and plaited basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, conical. Stalk, short, inserted in a shallow cavity. Flesh, greenish yellow, firm, rich, and highly aromatic. Cells, roundish obovate; axile.
A dessert apple of the greatest excellence; it is in use from December to February.
Fruit, small and conical, regularly formed, but sometimes more enlarged on one side than the other. Skin, rough to the feel, being almost entirely covered with a coat of pale yellowish brown russet, but here and there a smooth patch of the ground colour, which is yellowish. Eye, small and closed, set in a shallow, saucer-like, plaited basin. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, half an inch to three-quarters long, slender, inserted in a wide and rather deep cavity. Flesh, yellowish, firm, crisp, and juicy, rich, and with a distinct pine-apple flavour. Cells, obovate; axile.
A dessert apple of the greatest excellence; in use during December to January.
This was raised by Mr. Williams, of Pitmaston, near Worcester. Pitmaston Russet. See Pitmaston Nonpareil.
Fruit, below medium size; round and somewhat oblate, very much resembling in form and colour the Birmingham Stone Pippin. Skin, of an uniform lemon yellow colour, thickly dotted all over with large russet dots. Eye, small and open, with short pointed segments, set in a shallow narrow basin. Stalk, short and stout, inserted in a pretty deep cavity. Flesh, crisp, and without any particular flavour.
An apple of very ordinary merit, whose chief recommendation is that it will keep in good condition till May.
Fruit, above medium size, three inches long, and two and a half wide; long oval, like a large egg plum; even and symmetrical in its outline. Skin, dull brownish red on the side next the sun, and reddish orange on the shaded side, both sides being also streaked with dark crimson. Eye, small and closed, with erect convergent segments, set in a deep, narrow, plaited basin. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, fleshy, obliquely inserted at right angles with the axis of the fruit. Flesh, greenish white, tender, juicy, sweet, and agreeably, though not richly flavoured. Cells, obovate; axile, slit.
This I received from Messrs. Cranston, of Hereford. Polinia Pearmain. See Barcelona Pearmain.