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, large; ovate, angular on the sides, having five prominent ribs, which extend into the basin of the eye and form ridges round the crown. Skin, lemon yellow, with a few broad broken streaks of pale crimson on one side; it is here and there marked with several russet patches. Eye, half open, with flat convergent segments that are reflexed at the tips, and set in a narrow basin. Stamens, basal; tube, conical. Stalk, about half an inch long, very stout, and inserted in a pretty deep cavity. Flesh, yellowish white, tender, crisp, very juicy, and with a fine aroma. Cells, obovate; axile.
Fruit, large, over three inches wide, and two and a half high; roundish, and very considerably flattened, or somewhat oblate; uneven in its outline, caused by several obtuse and unequal, though not prominent ribs on the sides. Skin, thick and membranous, smooth, pale yellow, slightly tinged with green on the shaded side, but on the side exposed to the sun it is marked with broken stripes and spots of beautiful deep crimson, thinly sprinkled all over with a few russety dots. Eye, large and closed, nearly level with the surface, and sometimes so prominently set and raised above the surface as to appear puffed up, and set on bosses. Stamens, median; tube, short, funnel-shaped. Stalk, very short, inserted in a shallow cavity, and not protruding beyond the base.
Flesh, greenish white, tender, sweet, juicy, and pleasantly flavoured. Cells, obovate; abaxile.
A culinary apple of first-rate quality; it is in use from November to March.
The tree is an excellent bearer, and the fruit being large and beautiful, this variety is worthy the notice of the market gardener and orchardist.
Fruit, large, three inches wide, and three inches and a quarter high; uneven in its outline, angular, and undulating, distinctly five-sided, especially towards the crown. Skin, pale yellowish green, or greenish yellow when it ripens, and with a pale thin red cheek on the side next the sun. Eye, closed, set in a narrow angular basin, with short, erect, connivent segments. Stamens, median; tube, short conical. Stalk, thick and fleshy, obliquely inserted, with a fleshy knob on one side of it. Flesh, soft, tender, and mildly acid. Cells, elliptical or ovate; abaxile.
An excellent kitchen apple; ripe in October.
Fruit, above medium size, three inches wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; roundish ovate, bluntly angular. Skin, very much covered with ashy grey russet, with an orange cheek streaked with crimson on the side next the sun, and yellow on the shaded side. Eye, closed, with erect convergent segments, set in a pretty deep and ribbed basin. Stamens, median; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, over half an inch long, stout, inserted in a deep cavity, which is greenish. Flesh, yellowish, juicy, brisk, sweet, and with a good flavour. Cells, elliptical; abaxile.
A good cooking apple, grown in the orchards about Maidstone, and sent me by Mr. Killick, of Langley; it keeps till Christmas.