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Stalk, short. Skin, of a bright gold colour, tinged with faint and deeper red on the sunny side. Juice, very sweet. Ripe in October.
Specific gravity of the juice, 1091.
A cider apple raised by T. A. Knight, Esq., and, along with the Foxley. considered by him superior to any other varieties in cultivation. It was produced from a seed of the Yellow Siberian Crab, fertilised with the pollen of the Golden Harvey. The juice of this variety is most intensely sweet, and is probably very nearly what that of the Golden Harvey would be in a southern climate. The original tree produced its blossoms in the year 1807, when it first obtained the annual premium of the Herefordshire Agricultural Society.
Fruit, about medium size, two inches and three-quarters wide, and two and a half high; roundish and depressed, inclining to roundish ovate, even in outline, but slightly ribbed at the crown. Skin, rich yellow, tinged and streaked with red next the sun, and with a patch of russet round the stalk; sometimes the colour is very faint or wanting. Eye, closed, with erect convergent segments, which are reflexed at the tips, and set in a shallow, somewhat irregular basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, from a quarter to half an inch long; slender, pretty deeply inserted. Flesh, yellowish; firm, juicy, and sweet. Cells, roundish, inclining to oblate; axile, open.
An excellent dessert apple; in use from December to March.
This is a German apple, and was received from Rev. Superintendent Oberdieck, of Jeinsen, in Hanover.
Fruit, rather small, about one inch and three-quarters deep, and the same in diameter; almost globular, but occasionally flattened on one side. Eye, small, with a closed calyx, placed somewhat deeply in a rather irregularly formed narrow basin, surrounded by a few small plaits. Stalk, half an inch long, slender, about one-half within the base, in a narrow cavity, and occasionally presssd towards one side by a protuberance on the opposite one. Skin, when clear, of a bright yellow, but mostly covered with a grey netted russet, rendering the skin scabrous. Flesh, greenish yellow, firm, crisp, and tender. Juice, saccharine, highly aromatic, and of a most excellent flavour.
A dessert apple; in use from November to February. The tree is a weak grower, and somewhat tender. It is therefore advisable to graft it on the doucin stock, and train it either as a dwarf or as an espalier in a garden.
This neat and very valuable little apple was introduced to notice about the beginning of the present century by the late Mr. Andrew Siely, of Norwich, who had it growing in his garden on the Castle Ditches; and, being a favourite with him, he always called it the "Pride of the Ditches."
Simpson's Pippin. See Ord's Apple.
Sir Walter Blackett's. See Edinburgh Cluster.