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, small, two inches and a quarter wide, and an inch and three-quarters high; roundish and somewhat flattened, angular on the side, and ribbed on the crown. Skin, smooth and unctuous, of a clear lemon-yellow colour, and with a flush of red next the sun. Eye, small, and quite closed, in a shallow and puckered basin. Stalk, very short, quite imbedded in the shallow cavity. Flesh, quite white, tender, soft, not very juicy, and slightly acid.
A Sussex apple, much grown in the eastern division of the county, but it is not of any great merit, and is not worthy of much cultivation. In appearance it resembles Manks Codlin, but is much inferior to that excellent variety. The name has evidently arisen from the rosy cheek which it has on one side of the fruit.
Fruit, small, two inches and a half wide, and two and a quarter high; round, obscurely ribbed. Skin, uniform lemon-colour, with patches and lines of russet over the surface, especially on the side next the sun and in the stalk cavity, the surface strewed with small russet dots. Eye, closed, with erect connivent segments, set in a pretty deep depression. Stamens, median; tube, short, funnel-shaped. Stalk, half an inch long, slender, set in a deep russety cavity. Flesh, yellowish, soft and tender, sweet, and with a brisk flavour. Cells, open, ovate; axile.
A Herefordshire cider apple.
Fruit, medium sized, two inches and three-quarters wide, and two inches high; oblate. Skin, smooth and shining, pale yellow on the shaded side, but thin orange-red streaked with deep red on the side next the sun, and strewed with dark dots and a few veins of russet. Eye, large and closed, with broad ovate segments, set in a wide, shallow, and plaited basin. Stalk, a quarter of an inch long, inserted in a narrow and shallow cavity. Flesh, white, soft, tender, juicy, and briskly acid.
An excellent culinary apple; in use from October to February.
Fruit, rather below medium size, two inches and a half broad at the middle, and two inches and a half high; roundish, inclining to oval towards the eye; angular on the sides, and ribbed round tho apex. Skin, yellow, tinged with green, and strewed with reddish brown dots, on the shaded side, but deep yellow, with large dark crimson spots, on the side next the sun, and covered with russet over the base. Eye, small and closed, set in a narrow and angular basin. Stalk, half an inch long, very slender, inserted in 1 deep, narrow, and russety cavity. Flesh, white, tender, sweet, and briskly flavoured.
An apple of hardly second-rate quality, grown about the north-eastern parts of Sussex; it is in use from October to Christmas.