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 half wide, by two inches high; round, and somewhat flattened, obscurely ribbed, and with ridges round the crown. Skin, dark green, with a brownish tinge on the side next the sun, strewed all over with russet dots, and with a patch of russet surrounding the stalk. Eye, small and closed, with flat convergent segments, set in a narrow, shallow, and plaited basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, either funnel-shaped or conical. Stalk, very short, not a quarter of an inch long, inserted in a wide shallow cavity. Flesh, greenish, firm, crisp, very juicy, but not with a high flavour. Cells, obovate; axile, closed.
Fruit, of medium size, two inches and three-quarters wide, by two inches and a half high; conical, ribbed on the sides, and terminated at the apex with rather prominent knobs. Skin, at first grass-green, but changing as it ripens to greenish yellow; where exposed to the sun it is tinged with red, and marked with small crimson dots and a few short broken streaks of the same colour; but where shaded it is veined with thin brown russet, particularly about the eye, and very thinly strewed with russety dots. Eye, large, half open, with broad segments, set in a narrow and deeply furrowed basin. Stamens, median; tube, conical. Stalk, an inch long, straight, inserted in a very shallow cavity, sometimes between two fleshy lips, but generally with a fleshy protuberance on one side of it. Flesh, greenish white, firm, tender, and with a brisk but rather coarse and rough acid flavour. Cells, roundish elliptical; axile, open.
A useful culinary apple; in use from December to March.
Its chief recommendation is the immense productiveness of the tree, which is rather small, with pendulous shoots, and extremely hardy; it succeeds in exposed situations where many other varieties could not grow.
Discovered at Whitby, in Yorkshire, where it is extensively cultivated,
Fruit, odorous, large, three inches wide, and two inches and three-quarters high; round, prominently ribbed on the sides, and terminating in ridges round the eye. Skin, greasy to handle, deep yellow. Eye, closed, with connivent segments, set in a ribbed and coarsely puckered basin. Stamens, marginal; tube, conical. Stalk, half an inch to three-quarters long, slender, set in a narrow shallow cavity, sometimes oblique, by the side of a swelling. Flesh, tender, mildly acid, with a pleasant perfume. Cells, obovate; abaxile.
An early cooking apple; ripe in August and September. The tree is a great bearer, and is well suited for orcharding for market.
It was sent out by Messrs. Wood & Ingram, of Huntingdon.