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, three inches wide, and the same high; conical, even, regular, and handsome. Skin, rich yellow, very much covered with broken stripes, and mottled with crimson. Eye, small, closed, with erect connivent segments, set in a plaited and rather deep basin. Stamens, basal; tube, funnel-shaped. Stalk, varying from half an inch to an inch long, slender, deeply inserted in a funnel-shaped cavity, which is lined with russet. Flesh, yellowish, tender, very juicy, sweet, richly flavoured, and with a fine perfume. Cells, elliptical; axile.
Fruit, large; roundish ovate and bluntly angular, especially on the side next the sun. Skin, smooth, yellowish green, and striped with dull red. Eye, large, not deeply sunk. Stamens, median; tube, conical. Stalk, short, inserted in a round and rather deep cavity. Flesh, tender, juicy, and sugary, with a pleasant sub-acid flavour. Cells, obovate; axile, open.
A culinary apple of first-rate quality; in use from October to February.
Watson's New Nonesuch. See Whorle Pippin.
Fruit, large and handsome, three inches and a quarter wide, and two inches and a half high; roundish and oblate, even and regular in its outline. Skin, fine lemon-yellow on the shaded side, and on the side next the sun it is quite overspread with bright crimson, which is mottled and streaked with darker crimson, the colour gradually becoming paler as it extends to the shaded side. Eye, open, with short rudimentary segments, set in a saucer-like basin. Stalk, an inch or more long, slender, and deeply inserted in a wide cavity. Flesh, white, very tender, as much so as that of an American Newtown Pippin, with an excellent flavour and tine aroma.
A fine showy apple for culinary or dessert use, during October and November.
This was raised by Mr. Charles Ross, gardener, at Welford Park, near Newbury, from Golden Harvey, fertilised, it is supposed, by Lamb Abbey Pearmain, as the fruit from which the seed was taken grew on a tree half Golden Harvey and half Lamb Abbey Pearmain. The seed was sown in 1864, and in 1865 grafts were put on a Blenheim Pippin tree, which fruited for the first time in 1871.
Fruit, medium sized, two inches and three-quarters broad, by two inches and a half high; roundish, and slightly ribbed about the eye. Skin, light green, striped and mottled with light red on the side next the sun, and strewed all over with greyish white dots on the exposed, and brown dots on the shaded side. Eye, open, set in a plaited basin. Stalk, a quarter of an inch long, inserted in a shallow cavity. Flesh, greenish white, soft, tender, juicy, and briskly acid.
A good second-rate apple for the dessert; in use from November to April, and keeps well without shrivelling.