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  • 3. BALDWIN
  • 5. H4- THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA * a* ** ,*"**i **" COPYRIGHT, 1922, BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY. Set up and electrotyped. Published September, 1922. MAIN Press of J. J. Little ft Ives Company New York. U. S. A.
  • 6. PREFACE The purpose of this manual is to describe The chief value of a book like this lies inthe varieties of hardy fruits grown in North the accuracy of the descriptions and of theAmerica. A new book describing hardy fruits determinations of synonyms. Herein theneeds no justification. Downings Fruits and author has had an advantage over the oldFruit Trees and Thomas American Fruit Cul- pomologists, since his connection with a mod-turist, in their many editions, have served two ern experiment station, with a large collectiongenerations of fruit-growers. Both are worn out of fruits and a good horticultural library, hastools. Most of the varieties described by these given him opportunity to describe first handauthors are not now found in American or- and pass impartial judgment on varieties, andchards or nurseries. Many of the kinds they to go to original sources for names; whereas,discuss have never been grown in this country, the old writers, lacking these modern facilities,the descriptions published having come from were compelled to copy one from the other.European fruit-books. On the other hand, With great reluctance, the author abandonsnone of the varieties of this century is de- a key to varieties of the several hardy fruits.scribed in Downing or Thomas. Moreover, Years of patient labor have not enabled himthe descriptions of these old workers are too to produce a key that will work. A varietyscant and fragmentary to have great value in of any fruit behaves so differently in the sev-modern pomology. A new manual of fruits is eral great pomological regions of the continentneeded to take the place of Downing and that a key cannot be made that will be usableThomas, valuable as these books were for for a fruit in all regions. A satisfactory keytheir day. to varieties of apples for New York does not The plan of the book is simple. A brief fit this fruit in Virginia, Iowa, California, orglance through its pages should suffice to reveal Oregon. About the only constant characterseven to the beginner in the study of pomologi- of the apple for all regions of the continentcal literature the arrangement of fruits and are sweetness and sourness. The color of thetheir varieties, and the presentation of names flesh is the only constant character of theand synonyms. Clearness and simplicity have peach. There are few or no constant char-been sought, that the reader may with the acters in other fruits as they grow in differentleast trouble obtain a perfect mental picture regions. To arrange varieties alphabeticallyof the variety described. is unscientific, disorderly, and makes difficult The ways in which the author designs to the identification of fruits, but it is the authorsmake this manual useful are: (1) To aid in belief that they cannot be satisfactorily ar-the identification of varieties. (2) To guide ranged otherwise for a text covering more thanin the choice of varieties. (3) To sort the one pomological region. Keys to varieties ofnames now in use for varieties of hardy fruits, fruits can be of value only when made forand assign them to the varieties to which they particular regions.belong. (4) To state in what regions the va- In acknowledging obligations, the authorrieties described grow best. (5) To tell when needs to name the pomologists of the nine-and where the varieties originated. (6) By teenth century. Coxe, writing in 1817, was thedepicting choice products of the orchard, to pioneer, followed by Prince, Kenrick, Manning,stimulate the desire to grow better fruits. Downing, Thomas, Cole, Barry, Hovey, Elliot, The book is written for fruit-growers, Hooper, and Warder, the pageant ending innurserymen, students in colleges and high- 1867. These men brought fruit-growing intoschools, county agricultural agents, and buyers being in America and nourished it to maturity.of fruits. It is designed for those interested They studied fruits in their various seasonalin fruits in general, rather than for the spe- expressions with accuracy and insight, andcialist inpomology. Specialists will find fuller wrote with the sincere and sympathetic feelingdiscussions of nearly all of the varieties de- of the best naturalists of their day, therebyscribed in this manual in the fruit-books pub- putting American pomology on a solid founda-lished by the New York Agricultural Experi- . tion. The author of this manual is not forget-ment Station, most of them written under the ful of their great work, a service to the nationaldirection of the author, and from which he welfare little appreciated, but which is to himhas drawn heavily for this volume. perennial inspiration. U. P. HEDRICK. Geneva, New York, December 15, 1921. 483481
  • 11. CYCLOPEDIA OF HARDY FRUITS PART I POME-FRUITS CHAPTER I THE STRUCTURAL BOTANY OF POME-FRUITS Botanists differ in defining a pome. One to which belong the apricot, cherry, peach,definition is that the outer fleshy part of the nectarine, and plum; the brambles, a generalapple, pear or quince, fruits which all agree name for blackberries, dewberries, and raspber-are typical pomes, is the thickened calyx; a ries; and strawberries, sometimes called thecomparatively new definition describes a pome runner fruits. Among these several groups,as consisting of two to five carpels, each of pome-fruits lead in importance in the agricul-which is a drupe-like fruit containing one to tural regions of the world. The pomes seem tomany seeds, the several drupes being connected have been cultivated longer than any other ofand held together by a fleshy receptacle. The the fruits under consideration; hence it may 1. Flower and fruit of a pome. A, Flower of pome; B, Fruit of pome, a, Sepal; b, calyx-tube; c, receptacle; d, carpel; e, ovule; j, petal; g, stamen; h, style.definition most generally accepted is that a be assumed that they are farthest evolved frompome is a fleshy fruit of which the compound the wild state, and accordingly there are moreovary is borne within and connected with the varieties of apples and pears than of otherenlarged receptacle. hardy fruits. It is significant that pomology, A discussion of the botanical alliances of this the name accepted for the science and practicegroup of plants would be helpful to the study of fruit-growing, is derived from pome. (Fig.of the structure of pomes. Such a discussion,however, would lead far afield, so that a brief CHARACTERS OF POME-FRUIT PLANTSstatement must suffice as to the place whichpome-fruits hold in botanical classifications of The recognition of varieties is usually de-plants. The pome-fruits belong to Rosaceae, pendent on characters of the fruits, but thea family of plants of which the rose is the plants are distinct as well as the fruits andtype. Three other groups of hardy fruits com- may be helpful in identification and classifica-mon in orchards are associated with the pomes tion, and, in the absence of fruit, must bein the Rose family. These are: drupe-fruits, relied on to identify a species or variety. It is
  • 12. 2- vCONSTlT.tfnONAL CHARACTERS LEAF-BUDS AND LEAVESstill more important that thecultivator should adaptability of varieties to special locations,know whether or not the plant is manageable although nothing is more certain than thatin the orchard, and, therefore, should have a some varieties are adapted to a greater rangedescription of all plant-characters. of conditions than others. The Baldwin apple Size of tree is a very reliable character to and Bartlett pear have as one of their mostdetermine varieties of any of the pome-fruits. valuable qualities great adaptability to diverseThe Wagener or Rome Beauty apples, or the conditions.Winter Nelis pear, are almost dwarfs as com- Trunk and branch.pared with other apples and pears. Size variesgreatly with environment, it must be remem- The trunk counts for little in descriptionsbered, in using this character. The terms large, of varieties because it usually changed by issmall, and medium are commonly used to pruning. The bark may be smooth or shaggy.designate size. Vigor must not be confused Color of bark is often a most valuable diag-with size. Vigor may be denned as internal nostic character, especially in young Small trees may be as vigorous as Many not most varieties of pome-fruits can iflarge ones. be told in the nursery by the color of the bark. The term "habit of growth," as used by The branches offer several distinctive char-pomologists, has reference to the form of the acters, some of which are very reliable. Thetop. In describing the tops of pome-fruit trees long slender branches of Rhode Island Green-a number of self-explanatory terms are used; ing and Tompkins King apples, and the slenderas, upright, spreading, drooping, tall, low, dense, drooping branches of the Winter Nelis pear areopen-topped, vase-form, and round-topped. examples. The branches of some pears bearMany if not most varieties of pome-fruits may spines, and the fruit-spurs borne on branchesbe told by the form of the top. One can tell of all pome-fruits are very characteristic. TheSutton at a glance by its upright branches; as branchlets or twigs may be short or slender;he can, also, Rhode Island Greening by its long-jointed or short-jointed; straight or zig-wide-spreading branches; or the Winter Nelis zagging; variously colored; some, at certainpear by its drooping branches. The form of stages of maturity, are pubescent, othersthe top may make a variety easy or difficult to glabrous; the branching angle of branchletsmanage in the orchard. is often characteristic; the epidermis may be smooth or covered with scarf-skin; lastly, the Constitutional characters. size, shape, color, number, and position of the Constitution a rather vague term used by is lenticels on young wood are most importantpomologists toindicate the vital power of in identifying trees after the leaves have fallen.varieties. It generally refers to hardiness, pro-ductiveness, susceptibility to pests and adapt- Leaf-buds and leaves.ability to climates and soils. Size, length and shape of leaf-buds help to The degree of hardiness is difficult to use identify dormant trees. The shape may usu-in identification but does identify, and is of ally be described as acute, pointed, obtuse,utmost importance in characterizing the value conical or plump. If the bud lies close to theof a fruit. Baldwin and Rhode Island Green- twig, it is said to be appressed; if it standsing apples are relatively tender to cold Mcln- ; at a considerable angle, it is free. In examin-tosh is hardy and Hibernal is very hardy. The ing dormant buds, note should be made as toBartlett pear is tender; Seckel more hardy. whether the leaf-scar is conspicuous or incon- Productiveness, age of bearing, regularity of spicuous.bearing, and certainty of bearing are all well- While leaves vary much in accordance withrecognized characters of pome-fruits, helping the condition of the plant which bears them,to set the value of a variety, and all count in they offer a number of valuable distinguishingclassifying, although rather difficult to use for characters. In the study of leaves, thosethis purpose. Length of life, whether long or found on water-sprouts or suckers and thoseshort, is another character of constitution that borne on slow-growing spurs should not bemust be noted. used, but, rather, those found on free-growing The degree of susceptibility of a variety to twigs.fungous diseases or insect pests is a most The size of the leaf, if given in figures, is avaluable cultural character and may be used most valuable determinant of varieties of allin classifying. Thus, there are great differences pome-fruits, as is the shape, if depicted inin varieties of apples in their resistance to well-chosen words. Thickness counts for some-apple-scab, fire-blight, cedar-rust and bitter- thing, as do the color of the upper and lowerrot; or, to codlin-moth, any of the aphids, surfaces and the character and amount ofor San Jose scale. All pears are more or less pubescence on the surfaces. The margins offersusceptible to pear-blight and various fungous evidence for identification in the character ofdiseases, as they are also to psylla, San Jose the serrations, and in the glands and hairs toscale, and other insects. Varieties of apples be found in an occasional variety. The timeand pears are described in this text as immune of the appearance and the fall of leavesto one or more of these pests, and others as characterizes some varieties. Lastly, someespecially susceptible to them. sorts have many leaves and others few. The All of these constitutional characters are length, thickness, and color of the petiole andmuch modified by care and environment. Care its smoothaess or pubescence are sometimesand environment, also, greatly modify the worth noting.
  • 13. FLOWER-BUDS AND FLOWERS SIZE AND SHAPE Flower-buds and flowers. is in proper condition for use. Unless other- Flower-buds offer the same marks for identi- wise stated, season has reference to the period fication as are mentioned for leaf-buds. They during which fruit is in condition for use in may usually be distinguished from leaf-buds, ordinary storage, which of course greatly pro- being larger and less pointed, and, of course, by longs the natural season. The terms summer, their contents, if examined under a microscope. fall and winter, sometimes modified by early Time of opening is a mark of distinction with or late, give the season with sufficient accuracy. varieties that bloom very early or very late, Keeping quality and shipping quality, both de- but it will be found that most varieties open pendent on several factors, are usually men- at approximately the same time. tioned in connection with season. The flower of the apple gives opportunity to Rather closely connected with season is use, its characteristics almost the uses for which a variety is identify through particularly every variety; the flowers of the pear and suited being indicated by several terms. A quince are of less use, but still are useful. The market variety is one suitable for the general size, shape, and color of the petals offer the market; a local market sort is one which does best means of identification in flowers. The not stand handling well enough for the general length, thickness, amount, and kind of pubes- market but is acceptable in local trade. A cence on the styles may distinguish varieties. dessert or table variety is suitable for eating The styles of Tolman Sweet are covered and m the uncooked state; culinary, cooking, or bound together by dense pubescence not to be kitchen varieties are especially desirable for found in any other variety. The styles of the culinary purposes. Howell pear are abnormally short. The calyx- Size and shape.tubes, calyx-lobes, and pedicels differ mate-rially. These structures in the flower, while Among external characters of pome-fruits, size is important, if severaloffering decisive evidence in identification, are typical specimensseldom used by pomologists, because characters can be examined, but is often misleading be-of plant and fruit may be studied cause under the stress of environment abnormal during amuch longer time and are of greater cultural specimens may be produced. Gradations in . size are expressed by the termsimportance. The stamens, however, afford a large, medium,more permanent means of classifying than and small, modified by very, above, or below.other parts of the flower. In the blooming Used in connection with size, uniform signifies that the fruits of a variety areseason, length, diameter, and the pubescence generally ofof stamens may be noted, but much more im- about the same size.portant, taxonomically, is the position of the Probably no one character of pome-fruits isstamens on the calyx-tube in the mature more important in classification than shape, fruit,these organs, or remnants of them, especially since it may be used with reference persisting to immature as well as maturein the ripened fruits, as will be noted in the specimens.discussion of characters of the fruit. In determining the shape of a pome, the fruit should be held opposite the eye perpendicular Lastly, some varieties may be identified to the diameter from stem toduring the blooming season by the distribution calyx; or theof the blossoms on the tree. The flowers of fruit may be cut longitudinally at its widestRome Beauty, as an example, are borne on diameter. So looked at, an apple may bethe periphery of the tree, described as round, oblate, conical, giving it an aspect ovate, 06-by which one may recognize the variety at long, truncate, or by combinations of theseonce. The flower-clusters of some and similar terms. If the fruit then be turned pome-fruits so that the base or apex isbear many flowers; others few; in some the opposite the eye,flowers are loosely arranged, in others com- or if a transverse section be made at the widest diameter, it may be determined whetherpactly. the fruit is regular, that is if the transverse section is circular in outline; FRUIT CHARACTERS OF POMES elliptical, with its sides compressed; or ribbed, angular, If a variety is not oblique, with sides unequal or noteworthy in the char- symmetrical, allacters for which the fruit is grown those self-explanatory terms.which appeal to the senses of taste and The shapes of pears are even more used in sight-it stands small chance of classifying that fruit than is the case with being cultivated longor widely. Varieties are generally apples. Besides the terms used in known, describingtherefore, from the characters of the fruit apples, additional descriptive words are neces-rather than those of the sary by reason of the common division of a plant. Hence, especialattention is paid to pear into two parts the neck and the descriptions of the fruitsome pomologists characterizing almost The neck is the narrow part bearing the body. wholly stem;from the fruit and saying little or the body is the more or less swollen nothing of partthe plant. crowned by the calyx. A pear is pyriform when the curves formed by the body and neckSeason and use. are concave; turbinate, or top-shaped, when the body is nearly round with a short Perhaps season the first character, and is neck. Ihe neck may be long or short, distinct or ob-certainly it is one of the most important char- scure obtuse or acute.acters to be noted in the The body is usuallyseason ripened fruit By described by the terms used in is meant the period in which a variety describing apples.
  • 14. THE STEM CHARACTERS OF THE SKIN The terms used in describing shapes of apples right, if the tips incline inward, the lobes areand pears are applicable to the quince. Many said to be connivent; if inclined outward, theyoomologists describe quinces as either apple- are re flexed or divergent. The lobes may beshaped or pear-shaped. broad or narrow, with tips acute or acuminate. A graphic record should accompany a de- Characters of the skin.scription of the fruit, to show size and shape.A simple outline drawing serves the purpose. The skins of pome-fruits offer several most valuable features for classification, color beingThe stem. the most important. Perhaps no character of Varying as little as any other character of fruits varies more in accordance with environ-the apple or pear, the stem is much used in ment than the color, yet the color itself andidentification. It may be long and slender, the way in which it is distributed on the fruitas in the Rome Beauty apple or Bosc pear; serve to make this character a fairly safe dis-short and thick as in the Sutton apple and tinguishing mark for most varieties of pome-Cornice pear; fleshy as in the Peck Pleasant fruits. The ground-color of apples, pears, andapple and Louise Bonne pear; clubbed when quinces is the green or yellow-green of chloro-enlarged at the end; and lipped when the phyll, usually with an over-color of tints andflesh forms a protuberance under which the shades of yellow or red. The over-color maystem is inserted, as in the Pewaukee apple. be laid on in stripes, splashes or streaks; orThe stems of pears are often set obliquely, as as a blush it may mottle the surface, or may ;in Clairgeau; or are crooked or curved, as in be a single color, in which case the fruit is saidHowell. The stems of some pome-fruits have to be self-colored.distinguishing colors; those of others are The skin may be thick or thin, tough orpubescent. In some pears, as Bergamot dEs- tender. In a few varieties of apples it is rela-peren, there are bud-like projections on the tively free from the flesh, but with most clingsstem. The length of the stem in apples and tightly. The surface of the skin may be cov-pears is a reliable diagnostic character only ered with a delicate white substance calledwhen it is known from what part of the flower- the bloom, Mclntosh furnishing a good ex-cluster the fruit was developed. For, as a ample of an apple with a bloom. In otherrule, the nearer the flower to the center of the varieties the skin is waxy or oily, as in Lowellumbel in the apple, and the tip of the raceme and Tompkins King apples. This characterin the pear, the shorter the stem of the fruit. must not be confused with waxen, which re- fers to the glossy appearance of the skin ofCavity and basin. such apples as Winter Banana and Maiden The cavity, the depression in which the stem offers several marks which greatly en- set, Some apples and pears have an unbrokenhance the value of a description of any of the russet surface, as Roxbury Russet apple andpomes. It may be acute or obtuse; shallow, the Sheldon pear. Or the surface may bemedium, or deep; narrow, medium, or broad; rough because of minute russet dots or nettedsmooth or russeted; furrowed, ribbed, angular, veins. In many apples the cavity alone isor uniform; or it may be lipped as described russeted, as in Pumpkin Sweet. If the russetunder stem. The color of the skin within the of the cavity is spread out in radiating lines,cavity is sometimes different from that with- it is said to be radiating.out, and there may be radiating lines, rays, In some apples a suture-like line extendsor streaks. toward the apex from the base, Tolman Sweet The basin, the depression in which the calyx furnishing an set, is as important as the cavity in classify- With varieties of all of the pome-fruits, noteing pomes, and is described by the same should be made of the presence and characterterms. The furrows in the basin are some- of pubescence about the calyx. In the quince,times indistinct and are then called wavy. the whole surface is covered with woollyThe skin around the calyx-lobes may be pubescence, which must be described.wrinkled, plaited, folded or corrugated. Rarely, Nearly all apples and pears have few orthere are fleshy protuberances about the calyx- many dots on the skin, notes on which maylobes, as in the Delicious apple and Siberian enhance the value of a description. Thesecrab-apple, called mammiform appendages. may be obscure or conspicuous, large or small, raised or sunken. If visible under the epider- Calyx-lobes. mis, they are said to be submerged. When The withered calyx-lobes persist in some star-like, they are called stellate. If sur- pomes and not in others. They persist in the rounded by a halo of lighter color, they are common apple and are deciduous in P. bac- said to be areolar. In some varieties of apples, cata; persist in European pears, deciduous in the dots are much elongated. the Asiatic species; persist in edible-fruited The .roughened outer skin, called scarf-skin, the commonquince, deciduous in the Japanese gives a distinguishing appearance to a few quince. The calyx-lobes may be open, partly apples. The scarf-skin runs outward from the open, or closed in varieties of the fruits in base of the apple in lines or stripes on Pump- which they are persistent. In some varieties kin Sweet, Green Newtown, and some other of apples the segments are separated at the varieties. This scarf-skin gives a dull appear- tase; in others, united. The lobes may lie flat ance to some red apples, as Sweet Winesap and on the fruit or may stand erect. When up- Black Gilliflower.
  • 15. INTERNAL STRUCTURE FIBROVASCULAR BUNDLESCutting pomes to show the internal structure. by abnormalities in the fruit. The base of the When varieties cannot be distinguished from styles, in some varieties, develops into fleshy tissue which alters the shape of the calyx-tube.external marks, there are several very reliablecharacters that can be made use of in the in- The calyx-tube may be cone-shaped, funnel-ternal anatomy of the pome. To study these shaped, or urn-shaped. When funnel-shaped, the broad upper part is called the limb; thecharacters it is necessary to make a longi- narrow lower part, the cylinder. In sometudinal and a transverse section of the fruit. varieties the remnants of the styles, often moreTo make an accurate examination of the in- or less fleshy, form a point, called the pistil-ternal structure of apple, pear or quince, the point, which projects into the calyx-tube.sectioning must be done with a keen, thin Gano has a well-developed pistil point.knife, with a steady hand and a good eye. In making the longitudinal section, the knife The core.should pass through the center of the calyx, The position of the core in the fruit isshowing the remnants of styles and stamens; often a valuable means of distinguishing varie-through the middle of the core cell, showing ties. If close to the stem, the core is said tothe outline of the core cavity; and through be sessile; if at the center of the pome, it isthe middle of the stem. A true record cannotbe obtained unless the organs named are di- median; when distant from the stem, distant. The cell containing seed, called a carpel, isvided with fair accuracy into halves. In mak- morphologically a modified leaf, which bying the transverse section, the knife should folding together and by union of its edgespass through the widest diameter of the fruit, forms a closed receptacle. In some varietiescutting the core in half. If the core is not the carpels are open; in others, closed. If thein the center of the fruit, trial cuts to locateit must be made that it may be halved exactly. tip of the carpel is indented, it is said to be emarginate; if long and pointed, mucronate. In shape, carpels may be round, cordate, ob- cordate, elliptical, oblong, elongated, ovate, or obovate. In the cores of most pomes there is a central cavity called the core-cavity, some- times spoken of as the axial-sac, which may be either narrow or wide in some it is lacking. ; This is a character of much importance and reliability in pears. When the carpels extend quite to the axis of the fruit, they are said to be axile, and there is no core cavity; when distant from the axis, they are abaxile, and a core cavity is formed. Sometimes the carpel is lined on the inner surface with a white sub- stance, as in Tompkins King, when it is said to be tufted. In some pears there are many fine hairs in the core-cavity, in which case the2. Longitudinal section of an apple showing core characters (X Vz). a, Cavity; b, core- cavity is said to be tufted. The characters of lines; c, abaxile open core with broadly ellip- the core are shown in Fig. 2. The limits of tical mucronate carpels; d, conical calyx- the core are marked by a line usually very distinct in apples and quinces, which is called tube; e, calyx-lobes; /, basin. the core-line. The area enclosed by this line may be large or small and may be variouslyThe stamens. shaped. In some species of apples, as in After halving the fruit longitudinally, the P. coronaria and P. ioensis, rue core separatesfirst organs to be studied are the stamens, the from the flesh along the core-line so that itposition of which furnishes reliable taxonomic may be taken out, leaving a well-defined cavitydata. Hogg, an eminent British pomologist, in the apple. The direction which the core-devised an analytical key to varieties of apples line takes from the intruded woody stem fibresbased on the position of the stamens. Apples is often a clear mark of distinction. Thus, themay be divided into three groups in accordance line may proceed at right angles from thewith the position of stamens. In one group stem, may incline upward, or incline down-the stamens are on the outer margin of the ward. When the core-line joins the calyx-tubecalyx-tube and are said to be marginal; in along the sides it is said to be clasping; whenthe second, they are located about the middle the two ends of the line meet at the base ofof the tube and are said to be median; in the the calyx-tube, the expression "core-linesthird, they are inserted at the base of the meeting" is and are said to be basal. Fibrovascular bundles.The calyx-tube and styles. Ten primary fibrovascular bundles enter the Passing from the stamens to the calyx-tube, flesh of pomes from thepedicel and closelyit will be found that the shape of this structure follow the core-line which marks the limits ofis of some use in the core. These are plainly seen in transverse separating varieties, althoughit is exceedingly variable in accordance with sections of apples and quinces as well-markedthe size of the fruit, and is materially altered dots. They are arranged in two cycles. In
  • 16. 6 SEEDS FLAVOR AND QUALITYthe outer cycle, the bundles are opposite the quality. It is important, also, in describingdorsal sutures of the carpels; those of the the flesh to have the fruit at the proper stageinner cycle alternate with the carpels. The of maturity, and as immaturity verges almostcore-line appears in the transverse section on imperceptibly into maturity and maturity intothe inner side of the ten bundles as a beautiful decay, each condition affecting the flesh, it isbit of tracery, looping out between the bundles not surprising that differences of opinion mayinto the pulp. There is much difference in the be many in judging the flesh characters of asize of the bundles and in the outline of the fruit. In cutting an apple, the color of thecore-line, as seen in sections of a pome, and flesh is first noted. It may be white, as inthese seem quite distinct in each variety. Ac- Mclntosh; tinged with yellow, as in Baldwin;cordingly, it is proposed by several workers greenish-white, as in Stark; or streaked orat home and abroad to classify varieties by tinged with red, as in Wealthy. Apples withmeans of these structures. To the working red flesh are occasionally found, but no stand-pomologist, who finds little difficulty in identi- ard varieties have flesh of this color. Pearsfying varieties from characters more easily seen, have the flesh of the same colors as the apple,such attempts seem an unnecessary magnifi- except that none is quite as white in flesh ascation of fine points. Mclntosh. The flesh of the quince is yellow or orange, often turning pink or red whenSeeds. cooked. One determines the nature of the Seeds are characteristic in all varieties of texture by cutting the fruit, by pressingpome-fruits, and might well be used in classi- with the ringers, and by eating. The texturefication more generally than is the case. The may be coarse or fine; tender or tough; crisp,number is exceedingly variable in all varieties. breaking, melting, or in the pear almostIn apples and pears, the usual number is two buttery; dry or juicy. Many varieties ofin each cell, but often there are three or more, pears are granular or gritty about the core,and occasionally seeds are missing; in quinces, and sometimes gritty nodules are found in thethere are many in each cell. Seeds vary flesh, but usually as abnormalities.greatly in different varieties in size, shape andcolor, and differences in these characters are Flavor and constant as are those of any other organs Apples and pears are readily divided intoof the fruit. Number, size, shape, and color two classes as to flavor; they are either sweetof seeds should be noted with care in every or sour. Such a division is less apparent intechnical description of a pome. The point quinces. The qualifying terms mildly andof the seed, also, is worth noting; it may be very are often used with sweet and sour. Sub-acute, acuminate, or obtuse. Like the carpels, acid, tart, and sprightly are sometimes mostthe seeds are often tufted. In quinces, the expressive. Austere refers to a flavor moreseeds are arranged in two rows, and the testa or less sour with some astringency. Pears andabounds in a gum having demulcent and quinces may often be put down as astringent.mucilaginous properties. All varieties have a more or less distinct aroma. Rich and refreshing are words oftenFlesh. found in the rather extensive vocabulary neces- Most pomes may be identified from the flesh sary to describe the flavors of fruits.characters without a glance at any other part Quality is that combination of texture,of fruit or plant. Flavor, odor, and texture flavor, and aroma which makes a fruit pleasantof flesh are distinct in almost every variety to the palate. Quality is rated by commonof apple, pear, or quince, and appeal more consent of pomologists in five grades: poor,strongly to the senses of taste and smell than fair, good, very good, and best. It should becharacters measured by the eye do to the noted that good in this rating signifies a fruitsight. Unfortunately, flavors, odors, and tex- of butmedium quality.tures are difficult to describe. All characters The accompanying description blank for theof the flesh vary greatly in accordance with apple sets forth most of the characters stu-conditions of growth, soil and climate having dents and fruit-growers will use in describinga profound influence on texture, flavor, and pome-fruits.
  • 17. DESCRIPTION BLANK FOR THE APPLEName Orchard. Row No Date. .... 19.TREE FRUIT, Contd Marked characteristics Length Large, medium, small Large, medium, small Vigorous, medium, weak Uniform, variable Upright, spreading, drooping Roundish, oblate, conical Tall, low, dense Ovate, oblong, truncate Open, vase-formed, round-topped Oblique, ribbed, irregular Slow growing, rapid growing Symmetrical, sides unequal Hardy, half-hardy, tender Uniform Very productive, productive STEM Medium productive, unproductive Long, medium, short Regular bearer, uncertain bearer Thick, medium, slender SUSCEPTIBILITY to CAVITY Insects Obtuse, acute, acuminate Diseases Shallow, medium, deep TRUNK Narrow, medium, broad Stocky, medium, slender Russeted, smooth Smooth, medium, shaggy Symmetrical, furrowed BRANCHES Compressed, lipped Thick, medium, slender CALYX Smooth, medium Open, closed Shaggy, zigzag Large, medium, small Red, brown, gray, green Lobes Lenticels Separated at base Numerous, medium, few Long, medium, short Large, medium, small Broad, medium, narrow BRANCHLETS Obtuse, acute, acuminate Thick, medium, slender, willowy BASIN Long, medium, short Shallow, medium, deep Red, brown, gray Narrow, medium, wide Green, glossy Obtuse, abrupt, smooth Rough, smooth, zigzag Furrowed, corrugated Pubescent, glabrous Symmetrical, compressed Internodes SKIN Long, medium, short Thick, medium, thin LEAF-BUDS Tough, medium, tender Large, medium, small Smooth, rough Long, medium, short Russet, waxen Obtuse, conical, pointed, plump Glossy, dull, bloom Appressed or free COLOR , Leaf-scars Prominent LEAVES Length Width. -DOTS Large, medium, small Numerous, medium, few Wide, medium, narrow Large, medium, small Long, medium, short Conspicuous, obscure Oval, ovate, obovate Gray, russet Abruptly pointed, taper-pointed Submerged, areolar Thick, medium, thin Light, medium, dark green FLESH Smooth, rugose White, yellow, red Margin Firm, coarse, medium, fine Glandular, crenate Crisp, tender, tough Dry, juicy, sweet, subacid Finely serrate, coarsely serrate Sour, aromatic, sprightly Petiole, length Long, medium, short Quality Best, very good, good Thick, medium, slender Fair, poor, very poor FLOWERS CORE Date of bloom Large, medium, small Early, medium, late Large, medium, small Open, closed Axile, abaxile White, pink Fertile or sterile CORE-LINES Clasping, meetingFRUIT CALYX-TUBE Marked characteristics Early, mid-season, late Long, medium, narrow Wide, medium, narrow DATE OF RIPENING Funnel-shaped, conical, urn-shaped LENGTH OF SEASON SEED Large, medium, small HANGS WELL OR DROPS Wide, medium, narrow Long, medium, short KEEPING QUALITY Flat, plump, obtuse SHIPPING QUALITY Acute, acuminate, tufted USE Dessert, kitchen, market, home SUSCEPTIBILITY to Insects TYPE OF Diseases DESIRABILITYREMARKS
  • 18. CHAPTER II SPECIES OF POME-FRUITS There are about ninety genera in the Rose 1. Apples (Malus). Flowers pink, rose-color, red or sometimes white, borne in fascicles or subumbellatefamily, of which ten or twelve bear pome- clusters on short spurs or lateral branchlets ; ovary 3-5-fruits. Of the pome-bearing genera, but two celled ;styles more or less united at the base. Fruitcontain cultivated species of prime importance more or less globular with a distinct depression at both ends, the flesh without grit cells, rounded at the fruit-growing: namely, Pyr s, to which be- The species in this section number from 30-40, of whichlong apples and pears; and Cydonia, the not more than a half dozen are domesticated.quince. Three other genera are of lesser im- 2. Pears (Pyrus). Flowers white, few, borne in corymbs on short spurs or lateral branchlets ovary 5-celled ;portance: Mespilus, the medlar; Chsenomeles, ; styles usually free. Fruit usually pyriform, sometimesthe Japanese quince; and Amelanchier, the subglobose, usually conical at the base, the flesh usuallyJuneberry. The fruits of Crataegus, the haw- bearing grit-cells when ripened on the tree. Thethorns or thorn-apples, allied to medlars in the species number from 15-20 of which but two are truly domesticated, but several others give promise of valuestructure of the fruit, are edible, and several for stocks and possibly for their fruits.species offer possibilities for domestication, butnone is cultivated in North America. THE APPLE THE GENUS PYRUS Of the thirty and more species of apples and crab-apples, but two are prominent pomologi- Authorities differ as to what groups of plants cal subjects, as all of the others remain wildshould be included in Pyrus. Most of the or are cultivated in a small way or as orna-older botanists placed in the genus the apple, mentals. Among the ornamental species, how-pear, crab-apple, quince, medlar, sprbus, and ever, are several bearing edible fruits, which,chokeberry. Some botanists still include all though of small value now for the orchard,of these fruits, but the modern tendency is to may through selection or hybridization playsegregate the groups in distinct genera some- an important part in the pomology of thewhat in accordance with the common names, future. But for the present, fruit-growers areas the differences which give distinctions suffi- concerned with only P. Malus, from whichcient for a common name suffice also for a comes the common apple, and P. baccata,botanical division. The pear and apple, how- parent of most cultivated crab-apples. Culti-ever, are generally kept together in Pyrus; vated apples and crab-apples are easily dis-but few botanists consider the differences in tinguished in standard varieties by size, shape,the two fruits sufficiently marked to justify flesh, and flavor, to name the characters inputting them further apart than in two sections which differences are most apparent, but inof one genus. The distinguishing characters outlying varieties the two fruits merge intoof Pyrus are: each other so that clear botanical separation rests on a difference in one structure, the calyx. Woody plants, trees or shrubs, with smooth or scaly In the common apple the calyx persists on thebark. Leaves simple, or sometimes lobed, alternate,usually serrate, deciduous with deciduous stipules which ripened fruit; in the true crab-apple, it fallsare free from the petiole. Flowers perfect, regular, from ripe fruits.borne in compound terminal cymes ; torus urn-shaped,adnate to the ovary and inclosing it with thick suc- 1. Pyrus Malus, Linn.Apple. Plant a large bushculent flesh at maturity ; calyx-lobes 5, acuminate and or a tree attaining a height of 60-70 feet with a trunkreflexed, persistent in some and deciduous in other 1-2 feet in diameter which .divides into stout spreadingspecies ; petals 5, white, pink or red, inserted on the branches forming a round open head ; bark separatingthickened border of the disk ; stamens 15-20, in three into large, thick, ashy-brown persistent scales ; branch-rows ; styles 2-5 free 01 united below ; carpels 2-5, lets and twigs glabrous or slightly pubescent, usuallyinferior, crowned by the styles, usually 2-seeded. Fruit bright red-brown and dotted with scattered, conspicuous an ovoid or pyriform poine ; seeds 2 in each cell, brown lenticels. Leaves oval, ovate or orbicular-ovate, usuallyor brownish, lustrous, mucilaginous on the outer surface. pointed at the apex, rounded or truncate at the base, with serrate margins, dull in color, soft in texture, borne on stout petioles. Flowers large, white, pink or red, Pyrus contains fifty to sixty species widely borne in close terminal cymose clusters on short pedicels ;scattered throughout the north temperate zone, appearing with the leaves ; calyx-lobes 5, acuminate ;the largest number in south-central and east- petals 5, inserted, remotely contracted into narrow claws, usually pink. Fruit exceedingly variable in size, shapeern Asia. In North America, Pyrus is repre- color, flavor and time of ripening, with a cavity aboutsented by five species, while eight or nine the stem, the calyx persistent and set in a well-markedspecies inhabit Europe. Study of the species basin ; flesh thick, succulent and homogeneous. Seedsmakes plain that there are many natural brownish, glossy, mucilaginous, usually two in each of the 5 carpels forming the core.varieties. The two sections of Pyrus, giventhe rank of genera by some authors, are dis- Between four and five thousand namedtinguished as follows: pomological varieties belong to this species, a
  • 19. CRAB APPLES CRAB APPLESspecies, however, which some authorities prefer CRAB-APPLESto divide into two or more specific groups. Itis probable that cultivated apples have come There seems to be little question that thefrom two distinct species, possibly three, but crab-apples of most common cultivation, rep- resented by such varieties as Martha, Hyslop,these have been so fused by hybridization thatit is now impossible to separate cultivated and Transcendent, are hybrids between twovarieties into species. The best that can be species, P. baccata and P. Mains, though thesedone is to divide the species into several hybrids are often put in a separate species,botanical varieties to which the pomological P. prunifolia. The Siberian crabs, of which several named varieties are cultivated, un-varietiesmay be referred, but even this cannot doubtedly belong to a distinct species now tobe done with the precision that might bewished. Of the many botanical varieties de- be described,scribed by various authors, but three are de- 2. Pyrus baccata, Linn. Siberian Crab. Plant alimited with sufficient exactness to make them small round-headed tree attaining a height of 30-40 feet,useful to the pomological student. These with a trunk 10-12 inches in diameter, which divides into many rather slender branches forming a compact head ; vigorous, hardy and productive wood hard and ; tough, bark much less rough and tree smoother in all of Var. sylvestris, Linn. Characterized by glabrous its parts than in the common apple. Leaves ovate, ovate-shoots and leaves whereas those in the type species are lanceolate or ovate-acuminate, thin, glabrous, brightpubescent ; the calyx-lobes are glabrous outside but green petioles ; slender ; margins finely and evenlypubescent within. The habitat of the variety is West serrate. Flowers large, white, very fragrant, handsome ;and Central Europe. The distinction between this appearing with the leaves pedicels very slender, green- ;variety and the type species would be hardly worth ish; style usually longer than the stamens, glabrous ormaking, were it not that some European botanists give lightly pubescent ; calyx-lobes long, narrow acuminate ;it the rank of a species and refer several pomological calyx falling away before maturity. Fruit from %-lvarieties to it. inch in diameter, yellow or red ; borne on long, hard Var. pumila, Henry. To this botanical variety, de- slender stems ; basin shallow or none, often wrinkledscribed as a species by some authors, most of the or having mammiform protuberances ;flesh yellow, verycultivated apples are now referred. The trees are large firm, subacid, astringent, translucent. Seeds small,or small, sometimes bush-like, with the young branches, short, wide, obtuse, dark brown.pedicels, calyx-tube, both surfaces of the calyx-lobes andthe under surface of the leaves prominently tomentose.The Paradise and Doucin apples, used as dwarfing stocks, There are several botanical forms of P. bac-are probably dwarf forms of Var. pumila. This botanical cata,but to which of these the cultivated crab-variety is native to southeastern Europe and western apples belong is a mooted question. No doubtAsia, although found wild as an escape wherever the there are a number of natural hybrids, as thereapple is cultivated. Var. astracanica, Loud. It is probable that several certainly are of artificial ones. Hybrid andpomological varieties belong to this botanical variety, pure-bred crab-apples, cultivated for theirwhich is characterized by large, coarsely serrate or doubleserrate leaves, tomentose beneath, and by the long fruits, number two score or more, and probablypedicels it is a native of Asia. ; a much greater number of named varieties, the world over, are grown as named ornamen- In the descriptions of the species and its tals.varieties, statements of habitat were made; The crab-apple probably came originallythese need to be amplified. P. Mains has been from Siberia, northern China, and Manchuria,known as a wild plant in temperate Europe but and flowers has been cultivated for its fruitand Asia throughout historic times, but un- in China and Japan from time immemorial.questionably its fruits were used long before The Chinese and Japanese have developedhistory began, and, no doubt also, the plants many forms differing in plant, fruit, andwere distributed by the prehistoric dwellers flower, more particularly in the flowers, thesein the two continents. Students of the origin being of many colors, various sizes, and in allof cultivated plants now believe the species degrees of doubling. The Siberian crab-appleto be indigenous in the northwestern Himalayas, is the hardiest of the tree-fruits, grows withwhere there are vast forests of wild apples great rapidity, thrives in many soils, andascending the mountains to a height of nine bears year after year with increasing abun-to ten thousand feet in regions to which man dance.could hardly have introduced the plant. This species was early introduced into Eu- The apple has been cultivated from remote rope, although little grown until the last cen-times in India, Cashmere, and northern China. tury for its fruit. While it may have comeCarbonized apples are found in the ancient earlier as an ornamental, it seems not to belake habitations of Switzerland, showing that mentioned as a fruit-tree in America untilthey must have been known in Europe by pre- toward the close of the eighteenth century, andhistoric peoples. The apple is mentioned by since nurserymen did not list crab-apples untilthe earliest writers on agriculture in China, toward the middle of the nineteenth century,India, Italy, France, Germany, and Greece, this fruit must be looked on as comparativelyEngland. was introduced by the first col- It a newcomer.onists in all temperate parts of the New World. But few of the cultivated crabs of AmericanIt is now the most valuable fruit-plant of the orchards are pure-bred to the species, most oftemperate regions of the world, and by se- them being hybrids with P. Mains. Theselection and hybridization several thousand hybrid crabs are most valuable additions tovarieties have been obtained. The apple is the apple-flora of the whole country, and, cultivated in all agricultural regions of the because of great hardiness, promise much for United States excepting in subtropical parts of cold regions. The species does not thrive as the Gulf states and California. well as might be wished in southern apple re-
  • 20. 10 THE PEAR THE PEARgions, where its usefulness is also much cur- or many grit-cells. Seeds 1-3 in a cell, sometimes abortive or wanting, large, brown or brownish, oftentailed by its susceptibility to pear-blight. tufted at the tips.Crab-apple trees are used in cold climates asstocks upon which to graft the common apple, Botanists describe several botanical varieties,for which purpose they are in most respects and some would separate from the species avery desirable. number of garden forms. In the present state Some twenty or more oriental flowering of botanical knowledge of the species, however,crab-apples are listed in the botanies, several the pomologist may best classify pomologicalof which produce edible fruit, and two of varieties under the type species.which, P. prunijolia, Willd. and P. Sieboldii, Pyrus communis now grows naturally in allRegel, have been more or less cultivated for but the coldest and warmest parts of Europetheir fruits and used as stocks for the common and Asia. It probably came originally fromapple in China and Japan. Some of these the Caucasian countries and northern Persia,Asiatic crab-apples are promising, also, for where, in elevated regions, there are now for-hybridization with the common apple and the ests of wild pears; or, possibly, the originalSiberian crab. center of distribution was in Cashmere and the Five types of native crab-apples grow in northwestern Himalayas where there are alsoNorth America. None of these has sufficient pear forests. The tree grows spontaneouslymerit to recommend it to pomologists in as an escape from orchards in nearly all re-regions where the common apple grows, but gions where the pear is generally cultivated,one, the Soulard crab, P. Soulardii, Bailey, but sparingly in North America, because keptprobably a natural hybrid between P. Mains down by pear-blight.and P. ioensis is grown in the upper Missis- The common pear has been cultivated fromsippi Valley where only trees of great hardiness time immemorial. The ancient Greeks hadwithstand the cold. A typical variety of this several varieties; Pliny, the Roman naturalist,species is described as the Soulard crab by describes forty-one varieties. The pear is men-botanists. There is some promise of further tioned in France, Germany and Great Britainamalgamation of the common apple and the almost with the first written records of agri-native crab-apple to secure greater hardiness culture, and it came to America with theof tree and longer keeping qualities in the earliest permanent settlers in the northernfruit. states. The French brought the pear to Can- ada and Michigan, and pear-trees said to be THE PEAB two hundred years old are yet standing about mission sites of the French along the St. The innumerable varieties of pears, more come from Lawrence and the Great Lakes to Detroit,than 4000, almost all single a A second species, P. Michigan. The pear is now grown in thespecies, P. communis. the Chinese Sand pear, furnishes per- temperate regions of the whole civilized world,serotina, not so commonly planted as the apple onlyhaps a score of named sorts with showy fruits because less easily managed in the orchard,which keep well, but are scarcely edible un- less adaptable to soils and climates, and morecooked and of very indifferent quality in This species, however, susceptible to pests, especially the pear-blight,culinary preparations. which takes prodigious toll from this fruit inhas added much to the pear flora of the world; the pear-regions of the New World.for, when hybridized with the common pear,a plant is produced of remarkable vigor, clean In North America, pears thrive particularly well only in the states north of Maryland andin growth, productive, hardy, and almost im-mune to the dreaded pear-blight, which yields west to Wisconsin and in the Pacific states.a fruit suitable for culinary purposes and The climate of the southern states is uncon-edible out of hand, if properly ripened. The genial to this fruit, being too hot, while that of the Mississippi Valley and Great Plains iswell-known Kieffer is typical of these hybrids.A too hot in the summer and too cold in the third species, P. nivalis, the Snow pear, is winter. Blight, also, is more virulent in thesegrown sparingly in parts of Europe for the regions than in those first named, and makesmaking of pear cider, but is not of sufficient pear-culture precarious even where climateimportance to warrant discussion in a pom- favors. California and New York are the lead-ological text. ing pear-growing states, in both of which re- 3. Pyrus communis, Linn. Common Pear. A vig- gions the pear industry is handicapped byorous, upright tree attaining a height of 80 feet and blight.a diameter of 4 feet, usually with an oblong or pyramidaland rather compact top bark on old trees rough with ; Pear-growing began in America as an avoca-rather large persistent scales. Leaves 2-4 inches long, tion for men of means, leisure, and taste. Its1-2 inches wide, oblong-ovate, thin, hard and veiny ;upper surface dark green, glabrous lower surface light ; period of greatest activity began early in thegreen, glabrous; apex acuminate ; margin, crenate- nineteenth century and passed before the closeserrate or entire, never setose-serrate petiole 1 to 2 ; of the century, during most of which timeinches long, becoming glabrous. Flowers 1-2 inches the pear was the center of interest in Americanacross, white, appearing with the leaves, borne in 4-12umbel-like clusters on slender pedicels calyx persistent ; fruit circles. In the first half of the last cen-or rarely deciduous ; stamens 15-20. Fruit exceedingly tury many new varieties of pears were intro-variable under cultivation, usually pyrifonn, sometimes duced from Europe, and a considerable numberround-conic, turbinate or occasionally round-oblate ;green, yellow, red or russet, or combinations of these originated on this side of the Atlantic. Incolors; flesh of fruits ripening on the tree with few 1859, T. W. Field, in his Pear Culture, gave a
  • 21. THE PEAR THE QUINCE 11listof 854 pears, of which 686 originated in other than varieties of the European pear.Europe and 168 in America. The great Ameri- The fruits are little liked by those who havecan pomologists of the nineteenth century the common pear, although they are attractiveManning, the Downings, Wilder, Berckmans, in appearance, long keepers, and not unpalat-Hovey, Barry, and Thomas were more inter- able in some culinary preparations. Severalested in the pear than in any other fruit. Japanese pears have been introduced into For many years past, however, the pear, in America, and their apple-like fruits are notcomparison with the apple, peach, plum, or uncommon, being readily distinguished fromcherry, has been losing in popularity. There apples by their deciduous calyces, roughare now few good collections in the country; skins, long stems, gritty flesh, and potato-likenurserymen list fewer and fewer varieties; the flavor.pear is now less and less used as a dessert fruit, These Japanese pears hybridize freely withthe product being largely used in canning. the common pear, and several valuable hybridsPear-culture is failing in America for the are now widely and commonly grown in Northreasons that the pear is not well adapted to America, Kieffer, Le Conte, and Garber, inthe American climate; that cultural and com- the order named, being the best known. Thesemercial conditions make it more difficult to hybrids are much stronger in growth, moregrow than other fruits and that the formidable ; blight-resistant, more productive, and moredisease, blight, remains unchecked by any of rapid in growth than the common pear; thethe remedies now in use. fruits are more pyriform and of much better Owing to the decline in pear-growing, many flavor than those of the oriental parent; theof the varieties described in this text cannot now calyx in the hybrid is sometimes persistentbe purchased from nurserymen. All have been and sometimes deciduous. They do not makecultivated on this continent, however, and good stocks and intergraft but poorly withmany old trees of all varieties stillexist. Some, the common pear. Of all pear-trees, these areit is to be hoped, will be reintrqduced for handsomest in growth, making excellent orna-home orchards, if not for commercial planta- mental plants.tions. Several other oriental pears are being tested in the United States as stocks for named varie- 4. Pyrus serotina, Rehd. Tree vigorous, upright, ties of the common pear.attaining a height of 20-50 feet, the branchlets becoming Seedlings of theglabrous. Leaves ovate-oblong, sometimes ovate, 3-5 common pear have been used in the past asinches long, rounded at the base, long acuminate, stocks, but these are susceptible to blight, lacksharply setose-serrate ;lower surface cobwebby but be- in vigor, and the seedlings are not uniform.coming glabrous. Flowers white, borne in 6-9-floweredumbellate-racemose clusters calyx-lobes long-acuminate, ; Search is being made for an oriental pear thatglandulose denticulate petals oval, short-clawed stamens ; ; does not have these defects and those ofabout 20 styles 4 or 5, glabrous. Fruit subglobose, ;russet-brown ; stalk slender ; calyx deciduous. European stocks. Some of the species intro- duced from China for stocks are cultivated in their native country for their fruits, and it Pomologists are interested in the typespecies,which comes from central and western may be expected that hybrids between these and the common pear will give new types ofChina, only as a possible source of blight- this fruit.resistant stocks for varieties of the commonpear. Stocks from the species were introducedsome years ago on the Pacific slope, but have THE QUINCEproved unsatisfactory because difficult to bud, The common quince belongs to the genusvery susceptible to leaf-blight, and not im- Cydonia, which differs from Pyrus chiefly inmune to pear-blight. Render, an authority on the fruits. Thus, the pomes of Cydonia arePyrus, gives two botanical varieties, one of harder than those of Pyrus; the quince has awhich is most important to pomologists, having woolly surface while that of the apple andgiven, as a hybrid with the common pear, a pear is smooth; the sepals at the apex of thenew and very distinct type of pear. This quince are more leaf-like than those of thevariety is described as follows: apple and pear; the five carpels of the quince contain many seeds, those of species of Pyrus Var. culta, Rehd. Sand Pear. Japanese Pear. Chi-nese Pear. Tree strong and rapid in growth, with but few; the testa of quince seeds aboundsstrong thick shoots. Leaves very large, often 6 inches in a gum having mucilaginous and demulcentlong and 3-4 inches broad, broadly ovate and long-pointed, very dark green ; margins setose-serrate, the properties, while there is little or no gum inteeth very sharp, almost bristle-like. Flowers very large, seeds of the apple and pear; the stem of theappearing somewhat in advance of the foliage. Fruit quince is so short as to appear to be wanting,apple-shaped or pyriform, more or less rough, with a while the stem of the apple and pear is dis-well-marked cavity about the stem calyx usually de- tinct and often long. ;ciduous flesh tough, gritty and poor in flavor. ; Cydonia contains only the species now to be described. The sand pear from the type in its differs Cydonia oblonga, Mill. Common Quince. Small treeslarger and differently shaped fruits and much or shrubs 15-20 feet in height, with slender unarmedlarger, greener leaves. It comes from Japan, branches. Leaves alternate, oblong-oval, entire, pubescentwhere it must have been early introduced from beneath, petioled, stipulate, 2-4 inches long. Flowers white or tinged with pink, large, 2 inches in diameter,China, and where it is now the most common showy, terminal on short leafy branchlets ; petals 5 ;fruit-tree with the exception of the persimmon. stamens numerous ; styles 5, free ; ovary with 5 cellsThere are several pomological varieties in each containing many seeds. Fruit large, round or pear- shaped, yellow, woolly, with hard yellow flesh whichJapan, although they differ less from each becomes pink after cooking.
  • 22. 12 THE JAPANESE QUINCE THE JUNEBERRY The Japanese quince, now put in the genus most people very pleasant, which it imparts toChaenomeles, was long included in Cydonia. other fruits when cooked with them. TheIt is easily distinguished by the serrate or species a native of China and Japan, but iscrenate papery leaves and styles united at has long been cultivated in Europe and Amer-the base. The species has been divided intoseveral botanical varieties, but only the type THE JUNEBERRYis of interest to pomologists. The quince is of but secondary importance Under the names juneberry, shad-bush,in fruit-growing, since it is only sparingly used service-berry, sugar-pear, and grape-pear, orfor culinary purposes. The fruit deserves, how- their equivalents in other languages, the fruitsever, much more attention than is given it in of some twenty-five or thirty species ofdomestic economy, for it is second to no other Amelanchier are used for food in all parts offor marmalades, jellies, and conserves of all the North Temperate Zone. While very dis-kinds, and is much used for flavoring prepara- tinct in aspect of tree and fruit, Amelanchiertions of apples and pears. There are but few and Pyrus have few structural differences, thevarieties and there seems to be little or no two genera being separated chiefly by reasoninterest in increasing the number, although of the fact that the compound ovary inthe quince offers great possibilities in hybrid- Amelanchier has partial divisions which areization within the species and with the Japanesequince, while interesting hybrids between thequince and the pear are recorded. Quincestocks are much used whereon to graft thepear, to dwarf the tree and increase the sizeof the fruit and hasten its bearing. The quince is a native of the Mediterraneanand Caucasus regions, and in ancient timesgrew abundantly in Crete, deriving fromCydon in that country the name Cydonia.From ancient Greece, it was taken to Romebefore the Christian era, for the writers ofthe first century mention it as if it were acommon fruit. The Romans knew the quinceas the cotonea, a name to be found in oldEnglish as well as in Latin. Spreading fromItaly, it was soon cultivated, as agricultureadvanced step by step, throughout the mildclimates of Europe. In 812, its culture was 3. Juneberry.enjoined by Charlemagne in France under thename coing. Chaucer speaks of the quince in The species lacking in the ovary of Pyrus.the latter part of the fourteenth century in are so closely related, with numerous spontane-England, calling it come from the French. ous hybrids, from which, indeed, they areEarly Spanish, English, French, and Dutch hardly to be distinguished that it serves the brought the quince to America.settlers uses of pomologists to characterize the genus alone, without giving detailed descriptions of THE JAPANESE QUINCE the several species which have pomological possibilities. (Fig. 3.) Four species of Chamomeles are grown for Amelanchier. Shrubs or small unarmed. Leave*their handsome flowers, and one, C. lagenaria, trees, simple, alternate, petioled, serrate. Flowers white,is of some value also for its fruit and offers a racemose or rarely solitary ; calyx 5-cleft, persistent, thegood field for the plant-breeder. Through tube campanulate and adnate to the ovary petals 5, ; obovate, oblong or rarely linear stamens numerous,hybridization and selection, it is possible that ; short ; styles 5, united below ; ovary inferior, 5-celled,other species of the genus might be made to each cell with two ovules cells with a projection grow- ;yield fruits of value. ing from the back forming a false partition. Fruit an edible berry-like pome with a cavity at the top sweet ; Chcenomeleg lagenaria, Koid. Japanese Quince. Shrub and juicy ripening in early summer. ;3-6 feet high, with spreading, spiny branches. Leavessub- persistent or deciduous, alternate, oblong-ovate, The species of interest to fruit-growers areglossy above, papery, l%-3 inches long. Flowers in all natives of temperate North America. Theclusters of 2-6, red or reddish, l%-2 inches across;calyx-lobes entire or serrate ; petals 5 ; stamens nu- product of one or another of them plays anmerous ; styles 5, united at the base. Fruit 5-celled, important part in the diet of North Americaneach cell with many seeds ; globular or ovoid ; yellowish-green ; stem lacking. Indians, who make use of the berries both fresh and dried. So, also, juneberries have There are many ornamental forms, most of been a source of food supply to explorers, pros- which bear quinces esteemed for jellies, con- pectors, and pioneers, who testify to their serves,and other culinary purposes. The dark, value as pleasing dessert fruits. Juneberries green fruits are very hard, but contain a rich, are as yet little used where they must compete aromatic, lemon-like juice which makes a jelly with other fruits, although they have many of very pleasing flavor. The fruits are further qualities to commend them for domestication. characterized by a strong, distinctive odor, to The fruit of the juneberry is a small pome
  • 23. THE MEDLAR THE MEDLAR 13or apple, usually with five cells, each more or ovaries; and in its apparently stemless fruits.less completely divided into two parts so that There is but one species.there appear to be ten cells. The pomes ofsome species are no larger than a pea, while Mespilus germanica, Linn. Medlar. Mespilus. a small tree attaining a height of 25 feet, sometimes Plantin the best strains of other species they attain shrub-like, the wild plants thorny, cultivated varietiesthe size of a small crab-apple. They vary in thornless. Leaves simple, nearly sessile, oblong-lance-color from dark red to a purplish-blue or black olate or oblong, pubescent, serrate. Flowers large and sessile on short, leafy shoots, white orand all have more or less bloom. The several pink, pubescent outside; styles 5, glabrous and distinct. Fruit a round-juneberries are exceedingly variable in their ish or top-shaped pome with the 5 leaf-like sepaltfruits, suggesting high potentialities in the persistent ;receptacle hollowed as in the apple and pear, but not completely inclosing the carpels; the 5domestication of the best of the wild species. carpels having a hard, bony wall protecting the singleThey differ much in the character of the plants, seed within.some species being dwarf shrubs with manystems, while others are small trees with At least two botanical varieties are named, one a large-fruited form, and the other seedless,straight, slender trunks, the largest of whichattain a height of forty feet and a diameter both of which, from the descriptions given,of eight or ten inches. All are hardy, and at might well be considered pomological varieties.least two of them give promise of making most The medlar is a native of Europe, being founddesirable domesticated plants in regions too wild in many parts of central and southerncold for any, or but few, other fruits. June- Europe and even in England, where, however, it is probably an escape from cultivation.berries thrive under the same care as that It is thought to begiven the apple or pear. The genus shows indigenous to south-centralwide adaptation to soils and moisture condi-tions; in temperate regions there are few lo-calities where other fruits are grown in whichsome one or several of the juneberries wouldnot thrive. Strains of several species have been broughtunder cultivation, some of which have beennamed and sparingly disseminated by nursery-men. So far, all of the cultivated varietieshave come from the bush-like species, mostof them from A. alnifolia. One of thefirst named sorts to be sent out was Success,a dwarf strain probably of A. canadensis, in-troduced by H. E. Van Deman, then of Kansas,about 1878; this variety seems to be no longercultivated. Several western nurserymen nowoffer strains of A. alnifolia under the namesImproved Dwarf Juneberry, Dwarf Mountain 4. Dutch Medlar.Juneberry, and Western Huckleberry. Thesenamed varieties are selected strains from wild Europe eastward to the Caucasus. The medlarplants, no one as yet having set out to improve is said to hybridize with the hawthorns.juneberries. Then; are many distinct forms inthe wild, some of them supposed to be natural The medlar, it seems, held a much higherhybrids, offering opportunities for selection in place among fruits in the Middle Ages thanthe amelioration of the species for the garden. now. It was used as a preserve and to seasonThere is no reason to believe that the species meats. The fruit was the foundation of thewill not hybridize as freely as other members famous preserve known in Orleans, France, asof the rose family. Juneberries are readily cotignac, which was always offered a French sovereign when he entered the town, and whichpropagated from seeds and no doubt all would was the first present made to Joan of Arc whenyield to budding and grafting. They are said she led her troops into that city. The fruitto be easily budded on the hawthorn. At is somewhat common in the markets ofpresent, suckers are used in propagating the France, very common in Germany, and some-species. times is to be found on fruit-stalls in England. THE MEDLAR Medlars are to be seen in many door-yard plantations in the South Atlantic and Gulf The medlar, or mespil, is a small, handsome states in the United States, but are seldomtree belonging to the genus Mespilus which seen northward, although they are hardy asbears edible fruits. The genus is closely re- far north as Geneva, New York. In parts oflated to Crataegus and Pyrus. It is separated Florida, the medlar is very common, beingfrom Crataegus by its large flowers, which are used as a hedge-plant as well as a fruit-plant,borne singly and have leaf-like sepals, and by and is frequently found in a semi-wild state.its stemless fruits. It differs from Pyrus, with When plants or seeds were first brought towhich it is sometimes classed, in bearing its America is not known; American pomologiesflowers singly on leafy shoots of the current and horticultural magazines give but scant andyears growth; in having an open-topped, over- fragmentary information on the subject. Itgrowing receptacle which does not cover the seems certain, however, that the plant has
  • 24. 14 THE MEDLAR THE MEDLARbeen known in the South, especially about pear, quince, or thorn. Usually the seeds willNew Orleans, for two centuries at least, prob- not grow the first year, but require stratifica-ably brought there from France by French tion through this period. Three varieties areJesuits. grown in England, compiled descriptions of The tree is small but handsome; often, es- which are herewith given.pecially in the North, it is a much-branched, DUTCH. Tree weeping, very handsome and muchtwiggy shrub. In central New York it bears used as an ornamental. Leaves large, soft, luxuriant.showy white blossoms late in May or early in Flowers very large and showy. Fruit large, 2% inches in diameter, ripening in October, edible before ChristmasJune, when the soft, luxuriant foliage is well not the best in quality, but the most generally grown ;out. The roundish or top-shaped fruit is red- because of the with firm, austere flesh which isunpalatable until mellowed and sweetened by ROYAL. Tree more upright, with smaller leaves than the former ; more productive. Fruit smaller and scarcelyfrost or decay. After the period of decay, as Dutch. good as that ofcalled in England bletting, the fruit has a richsubacid flavor much prized by those accus- NOTTINGHAM. Tree of upright growth, fewer branches and sparser foliage than in the two former.tomed to it. Fruit smaller, brisker and better flavored, being the best Medlar stocks may be grown from seed; or of the medlars. Nottingham is sometimes called the small-fruited medlar to distinguish it from Dutch whichthe varieties may be budded or grafted on the is called the large-fruited or monstrous.
  • 25. CHAPTER III VARIETIES OF APPLES than 2500 apples have been median core abaxile, open or partly closed core-lines Probably not ; ; less meeting carpela elliptical, ; emarginate seeds dark ;named or described in America. Possibly twice brown, long, narrow, acute, numerous flesh yellow, crisp, ;as many more names have appeared in the coarse, tender, very juicy, subacid, aromatic good to ;horticultural literature of the world. Com- very good January to June. ;mercial fruit-growing demands few varieties,and with the change from the growing of fruit ALBEMARLE. See Green Newtown.for personal use and pleasure to the commer-cial orcharding which is taking place inAmerica, the number of apples under culti-vation annually grows less, until it is doubtfulwhether as many as 300 names appear incurrent literature; in fact, a count of varietiesoffered by nurserymen in 1920 shows onlyabout 200, not a few of which are recent intro-ductions that ought not to be considered es-tablished sorts. In this text, only standardvarieties are described those grown exten-sively for home or market at the present time ;those that are generally on probation amongfruit-growers or experiment stations; and afew old sorts that have historical value or arestill to be found in old orchards. All full 6. Alexander. (Xy2 )descriptions were made at the ExperimentStation, Geneva, New York, while the ab-breviated ones have been compiled. ALEXANDER. Fig. 6. Aporta. Alexan- der has many merits but some faults. Merits of the trees are vigor, hardiness, productiveness, earliness and regularity of bearing of the fruits, ; large size and handsome appearance. The chief fault of the tree is susceptibility to blight. The apples fail in being coarse in texture and so poor in quality as to be suitable only for culinary purposes; in ripening unevenly and so requiring several pickings; in dropping prematurely; and in not keeping well in either common or cold storage. The variety is much used as a filler in some apple regions, and as a 5. Akin. (Xy2 ) permanent tree where hardiness is a determi- nant. Its cultivation is everywhere common AKIN. Fig. 5. Akin Red. Akin is a hand- in northern apple regions. Alexander was in-some dark red, late winter-apple of medium size troduced into England in 1817; when intoand very good quality. It is adapted to south- America is not known.ern regions, though the fruits usually mature as Tree large, vigorous, with long stout branches, upright-far north as central New York. It succeeds spreading, open, somewhat drooping. Fruit large, uni- form in size and shape, round-conic to oblate-conic, reg-best in the Middle West and on rich warm ular or approaching broadly angular, symmetrical stem ;soils. Akin is especially adapted to the needs short, thick cavity acute, deep, broad, symmetrical, oc- ;of the fancy fruit trade. The variety origi- casionally lipped, russeted, often with broad, conspicu- ous outspreading russet rays calyx large, open lobesnated from seed planted near Lawrenceville, ; ; short, narrow, acute basin small, deep, narrow, abrupt, ;Illinois, in 1831 by W. J. Akin. smooth, symmetrical skin thick, tough, smooth, glossy, ; waxen, pale yellow deepening to orange-yellow in the Tree upright-spreading, dense, vigorous branches long, ; sun, overspread with lively red or striped and splashedstout. Leaves large, broad. Fruit medium, round-ob- with carmine dots inconspicuous, scattering prevailing ; ;late, often irregular, slightly ribbed, sides sometimes effect red or striped calyx-tube variable, long, wide, ;unequal stem long, slender cavity obtuse, broad, shal- ; ; conical ; stamens median ; core small, usually axire ;low, often distinctly furrowed and corrugated skin ; cells closed or slightly open core-lines clasping ; carpels ;tough, smooth, yellow, blushed and striped with bright elliptical, emarginate seeds wide, short, plump, obtuse ; ;deep red, in well-colored specimens almost completely flesh faint yellow, firm, coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, mildred dots small, white ; ; calyx-tube conical stamens ; subacid fair to good ; September to November. ; 15
  • 26. 16 BAILEY SWEET ANISIM. According to N. E. Hansen, in ARKANSAS BLACK. Arkansas Blackcharge of pomology at the South Dakota Ex- Twig. Arkansas Black is a beautiful dark red,periment Station, Anisim is a most valuable late-keeping apple of very good quality. Un-apple in the northern states of the Great Plains. fortunately, the trees are so unproductive as toIt seems not to be grown elsewhere in the make the variety hardly worth planting, evenUnited States. The variety is a Russian sort for home use. It is profitably grown only in theintroduced into Canada about 1885. The fol- South and Southwest. The variety originatedlowing is the description given by Hansen: in Benton County, Arkansas, about 1870. "Tree a strong grower in the nursery and orchard and Tree vigorous, upright-spreading, open ; branchesa prodigious bearer young trees upright, spreading ; long, slender. Fruit medium or rarely large, uniformwith age limbs long, slender with a very strong shoul- ; in size and shape, nearly round cavity acute, small, ;der leaves narrow, pointed, dark green. ; The beautiful sometimes lipped, partly russeted calyx small, closed ; ;color of the fruit attracts favorable attention. Fruit basin obtuse, shallow, slightly furrowed, faintly cor-below medium, roundish-conical, slightly angular sur- skin smooth, waxy, yellow covered with a ; rugated ;face greenish-yellow, covered almost wholly with a beau- lively red deepening to almost black on the exposed side ;tiful dark crimson, with heavy blue bloom dots white, ; dots small, inconspicuous ; calyx-tube conical stamens ;minute cavity regular, acute, usually slightly russeted ; ; marginal ; core small, abaxile, closed or partly open ;stem medium basin narrow, very shallow, corrugated, ; core-lines clasping ; carpels concave, roundish, emar-sometimes flat calyx closed. Core closed, clasping tube ; ; ginate ; seeds plump, short, obtuse, dark brown flesh ;short, broad stamens median flesh greenish- white, with ; ; yellow, firm, fine-grained, crisp, juicy, sprightly subacid ;green veins, good early winter." ; good to very good December to April or later. ; ARCTIC. Arctic, as the name implies, an is BABBITT. Western Baldwin. If the fruitapple for cold climates, much hardier than were not quite so acid, and the trees were moreBaldwin or Northern Spy, but not so hardy as productive and more regular in bearing, Bab-several of the Russian apples. The trees are bitt would be rated as a valuable variety. Thevigorous, healthy, and usually productive; but apples are large and often strikingly handsome,the fruit, while pleasing in appearance, is far while the trees are hardy, healthy, vigorous,from good in quality. Arctic originated as a and productive. The variety is of value asseedling on the farm of John H. Esseltyne, a culinary fruit, since the apples retain theirCape Vincent, New York, about 1862. sprightly subacid flavor throughout late win- Treea moderate grower, spreading and open, with ter. It is grown most largely in the Mississippilong, stout branches. Leaves large, dark green, broad Valley. Babbitt is a seedling of Baldwin grown Fruit large, oblate, sometimes round-conic,and thick.often faintly ribbed, uniform in size and shape ; stem by C. W. Babbitt, Woodford County, Illinois,short and thick ; cavity shallow, broad, usually sym- about 1845.metrical or furrowed and having outspreading rays ofred or green-russet ; calyx large, segments broad, ob- Tree very vigorous, spreading, open ; branches stout, basin abrupt, wide and deep, often com- often crooked. Leaves large, broad, dark green, thick.tuse, closed ; Fruit large, round-oblate, angular and irregular; stempressed or furrowed and corrugated skin smooth, slightly ; short ; cavity obtuse to acute, shallow, broad, russeted ;roughened by light russet or white dots, deep yellow basin abrupt, deep, furrowed, corrugated ;almost wholly covered with bright red obscuring stripes calyx closed ; stamens me skin bright, pale yellow with mottled red cheek, stripedof deeper red calyx -tube short, conical ; ; core medium, axile cells closed or partly open with bright carmine ; calyx-tube conical ; stamens me-dian ; ; round to obcordate dian ; core small, axile, closed ; core-lines clasping car- ;core-lines clasping carpels broadly ; seeds often abortive, large, flat, ob pels broad, round, truncate ; seeds dark brown, small ;emarginate, tufted ; flesh yellow, fine-grained, crisp, juicy, sprightly sub-tuse, sometimes tufted, dark flesh yellow, firm, coarse, ; acid ; good to very good ; November to May.crisp, juicy, mild subacid good in quality October to ; ;February. BAILEY SWEET. Howards Sweet. De- ARKANSAS. Mammoth Ar- Black Twig. spite many faults, Bailey Sweet is largely grownkansas Black. Arkansas is a large, dull, deep in many parts of America because of its rich,red, striped, late-keeping winter-apple of good sweet fruits agreeable to all who like sweetquality, much grown in the South and South- apples. The trees lack vigor, health, and hardi-west. In the North the fruits are usually small, ness, defects offset somewhat by productive-poorly colored, and otherwise undeveloped. ness and regularity in bearing. The fruits areNorth and South, the trees are unproductive. susceptible to the scab fungus, do not keepArkansas was grown from a seed planted in well, are often malformed, and are not uniform1833 near Rhea Mills, Arkansas. It resembles in size. The origin of the variety is not known,Winesap, of which it may be a seedling, and further than that it was disseminated fromParagon, to which it is similar. It is often con- Perry, New York. The first description wasfused with Arkansas Black because of similarity published by Thomas in name. Tree upright-spreading, open branches slender. Leaves ; Tree large, vigorous, upright-spreading branches large, ; large. Fruit large, round-conic, or oblate, ribbed ob- crooked, stout, open. Fruit large, uniform in size, round scurely, symmetrical, sides elliptical, uniform in size to conic, sometimes oblate, broadly ribbed, uniform in and shape ; stem short cavity acute, deep, furrowed, ; shape stem long or short, stout ; cavity acute, wide, ; sometimes with sides compressed or lipped, often with medium in depth, green, often much russeted, sometimes thin golden-brown russet calyx closed, small with short ; closed basin abrupt, obtuse lobes basin shallow, narrow, obtuse, furrowed indistinctly furrowed calyx small, ; ; ; wide, deep, broadly furrowed or wavy skin smooth, dull ; or corrugated, often with mammiform protuberances ; a skin tender, smooth, clear bright yellow covered with green, often becoming deep yellow, overspread with dull deep red, obscurely striped with darker red dots ; deep red, mottled or striped with darker red, often with small, russet, inconspicuous calyx-tube conical sta- ; ; _ irregularly netted markings and dots calyx-tube funnel- ; mens median core axile, closed ; core-lines clasping ; ; shape, wide limb stamens median ; core axile, closed ; ; core-lines clasping seeds carpels broadly ovate, deeply emarginate, tufted ; seeds carpels elliptic, emarginate ; ; few, variable, long, narrow, acute, tufted ; flesh yellow, large, long, acute ; flesh yellow, firm, coarse, crisp, ten- very firm, fine-grained, tender, juicy, subacid, crisp ; der, juicy, sweet, agreeable in flavor ; very good in good ; December to May. quality ; October to January or later.
  • 27. BALDWIN BELMONT 17 BALDWIN. Fig. 7. Pecker. Steeles Red Tree large, vigorous, upright-spreading, open. FruitWinter. Woodpecker. Baldwin is the standard large, uniform in size but not in shape, oblate or round, somewhat irregular, broad at the base, angular, narrowwinter apple of eastern America, and is more to broad, irregularly russeted calyx large, open or ;largely grown than any other variety of this closed, with lobes large, long, very broad, acute basin ;fruit on the continent. It takes its high rank irregular, wide, obtuse to abrupt, wrinkled skin thin, ;from several characters, chief of which tender, rough, greenish-yellow or orange-yellow overlaid is adap- with broken stripes of light and dark red dots few, ;tability to a great diversity of soils and cli- small, light prevailing effect yellow striped ; calyx ;mates. Other good qualities are: the fruits tube large, conical ; stamens median ; core medium in size, strongly abaxile ; cells open ; core-lines claspingkeep long; are uniformly large; when well the funnel cylinder ; carpels broad-ovate, emarginate ;grown, are attractive in color; the quality, seeds large, long, plump, acute, brown ; flesh yellow,while not of the best, is good; and the apples, firm, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, sprightly subacid, aro- matic very good to best ; late September to earlybecause of firm texture and thick skin, stand November. ;handling and shipping well; this fact makes itthe standard variety for both home and foreign BAXTER. Baxters Red. Red Pound. Themarkets. The trees are vigorous, long-lived, bluish bloom, large areolar dots, large size,healthy, and remarkably productive, individual form, color, and the flesh and flavor of thetrees not infrequently bearing twenty barrels of fruits of Baxter, all indicate close relationshipapples, and the crop is usually uniform. The to Blue Pearmain. In quality, the apples aretrees are faulty in bearing biennially, in falling only fair, but immunity to fungi and the greata little below the average of the species in hardiness of the trees make the variety de- sirable in regions too cold for Baldwin or Northern Spy. Baxter came into local repute at Brockville, Ontario, about 1800. Tree productive, very vigorous, upright-spreading, open ; branches long, stout. Leaves large. Fruit large to very large, round-conic, faintly ribbed, sides often unequal, axis sometimes oblique ; stem short ; cavity large, deep, acute, partly russeted, furrowed ; calyx small, closed or partly open ; basin oblique, shallow to deep, narrow, obtuse, furrowed, corrugated ; skin thick, tough, roughened by russet dots, pale yellow mottled and blushed with bright red deepening to darker shades, splashed and striped with purplish-red dots numerous, ; conspicuous, areolar ; bloom heavy prevailing effect red ; or striped red calyx-tube large, elongated, funnel-form ; ; stamens median to marginal core abaxile, open ; core- ; lines clasping ; carpels elongated-ovate, emarginate, tufted ; seeds numerous, small, wide, plump, obtuse, tufted, dark brown flesh ;yellow, sometimes stained with red, firm, breaking, coarse, tender, juicy, mild, 7. Baldwin. (X%) subacid, aromatic ; fair to good ; November to January.hardiness, and in being susceptible in both fruit BEACH. Apple of Commerce. Beach hasand been widely distributed in the United States foliage to the apple-scab fungus. Baldwin and Canada, and is now offered by manyoriginated about 1740 as a chance seedling onthe farm of John Ball, Wilmington, Massachu- nurserymen. It is not likely to become widelysetts. grown, and yet it should be known for its late-keeping fruits. The apples are pleasant Tree large, very vigorous, upright-spreading branches ; to eat hardly among the best but are notstout. Leaves large. Fruit large, round-conic to round- attractive in form or color. The variety wasoblong, often faintly ribbed or irregular, uniform inshape stem medium to long cavity acute, deep, broad, ; ; first described in Arkansas in 1898.often furrowed, sometimes compressed, sometimes lipped, Tree large, vigorous, productive, round, denseoften russeted with outspreading rays of russet or green ; ; branches stocky. Leaves large, long petioles red atcalyx small, closed or open, with long lobes, acuminate ;basin abrupt, narrow to wide, often furrowed, corrugated ; base. Fruit medium in size and uniform in size and ;skin tough, smooth, light yellow, blushed and mottled shape, round-obovate, sometimes oblate, regular, sym-with red, striped with deep carmine metrical stem slender ; cavity acuminate, deep, wide, ; dots gray, de- ;pressed, small and numerous toward the basin, conspicu- green or with outspreading russet, symmetrical calyx ;ous towards the cavity closed basin shallow to deep, obtuse, wide, furrowed, ; calyx-tube conical, short and corrugated, often with mammiform protuberances ; skin ;wide with projection of fleshy pistil point into its base thick, tough, smooth, bright yellow, shaded and mottled ;stamens basal core medium, axile, closed or partly ; with red and striped with dark carmine dots incon- ;open core-lines meeting carpels round-ovate, ernar- prevailing effect red or red ; ; seeds variable, large, long, acute, dark spicuous, small, gray ;ginate, tufted ;brown flesh yellow, firm, coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, ;agreeably subacid, sprightly, aromatic ; good to very core core-lines clasping axue, large, ciuseu caipeis ;good ; November to March or April. ; broadly ovate, emarginate seeds large, narrow, long, ; acute flesh yellow, very firm, coarse, subacid fair to BANANA: See Winter Banana. ; good in quality very late. ; ; BANKS. Banks Gravenstein. Banks is a BELMONT. Golden Pippin. Waxen. Thisbright red Gravenstein, differing in no other im- beautiful and choice cooking and dessert appleportant particular than color. Some say that seems on the way to oblivion in the East, butthe apples are smaller, less ribbed, and more is still rather commonly grown in the Pacificregular in shape. Banks is a bud-variation of states as Waxen. Its chief faults are in theGravenstein, first noticed and propagated by fruits,which bruise readily, do not keep well,C. E. Banks, Berwick, Kings County, Nova and lack uniformity in size; but the trees failScotia, about 1880. also in that they are not reliably fruitful and
  • 28. 18 BEN DAVIS BETHEL are subject to sun-scald and canker. Belmont drooping. Leaves large. Fruit medium to large, vary- ing from conic to oblong, broad, rounded at the base, originated in the garden of a Mrs. Beam, often elliptical or irregular, sides sometimes Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about 1800, unequal, uniform in shape and in size stem long, slender ; ; but was introduced and named many years cavity acute, deep, symmetrical, often with rays of thin greenish-russet; calyx closed, with after from Belmont County, Ohio. short, acute lobes basin abrupt, medium in width and ; depth, obtuse, Tree of medium size, upright-spreading, vigorous. sometimes furrowed, usually oblique skin tough, waxy, ; Fruit medium or large, uniform in size and shape, round- bright, smooth, glossy, yellow, mottled and washed with oblong to oblate-conic, broadly and indistinctly ribbed, bright red, striped and splashed with carmine dots ; irregular; stem short, slender cavity large, acuminate, ; inconspicuous, scattering prevailing effect bright deep ; deep, broad, wavy, irregular, usually with thin brown red, striped calyx-tube short, cone-shaped, with a long ; russet, sometimes lipped calyx small, closed ; basin ; cylinder, frequently with a fleshy projection of pistil shallow to deep, abrupt, furrowed and wrinkled ; skin point into its base stamens median ; core axile, closed ; thick, tough, smooth, waxen, clear bright yellow with or partly open core-lines clasping ; carpels flat, obovate, ; bright orange-red blush ; dots whitish with minute emarginate, mucronate seeds large, long, ; irregular, russet point, oftan submerged, on the blushed portion wide, plump, acute, dark brown flesh yellow, firm,; becoming red areolar prevailing color yellow ; calyx-tube ; coarse, aromatic, juicy, mild subacid ; good ; January long, elongated-cone-shaped ; stamens marginal ; core to June. large, axile, sometimes closed core-lines ; clasping ; carpels round-cordate, tufted ; seeds long, acute, tufted ; flesh yellow, firm, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, mild, sub- BENONI. Fig. 9. Benoni falls short of acid ; very good ; October to February. being a most excellent market and home apple through the smallness of the fruits, and the BEN DAVIS. Fig. 8. Baltimore Pippin. unproductiveness and biennial bearing habit Kentucky Pippin. New York Pippin. RedPippin. Victoria Pippin. Ben Davis has thehigh place in the South and Middle West thatBaldwin holds in the North and East, and, evenin the latter regions, it ranks among the leadinghalf-dozen commercial apples. But for the fatalfault of poor quality, Ben Davis would probablysurpass Baldwin as a commercial variety, sinceit is least of all apples subject to local preju-dices as to soils and climates, and about thelatest in season, and since it stands shipping andhandling better than any other standard apple.Nurserymen like the variety because theyoung trees make a rapid and presentable 9. Benoni. (XV2 )growth where those of other varieties often fail. of the trees. When well grown it is a beautiful and delicious dessert apple. The variety originated at Dedham, Massachusetts, some- time before 1832, when it was first described. It is now chiefly grown in Illinois, Missouri, and neighboring states. Tree large, vigorous, erect or round-topped, dense. Fruit medium or small, round-conic, faintly ribbed toward the apex, sides unequal stem short or very ; short, slender cavity acute, narrow, deep, wavy, green- ; ish-russet calyx small, partly open, pubescent ; basin ; medium in width and depth, abrupt, wrinkled skin ; smooth, orange-yellow, partly covered with red striped with carmine dots scattering, minute, white ; stamens ; basal ; core small, axile cells closed core-lines meeting ; ; ; carpels round, elongated, emarginate seeds few, dark, 8. Ben Davis. (XV ) 2 brown, medium in size, plump, obtuse flesh yellow, ; ; firm, crisp, fine-grained, tender, juicy, pleasant subacid ;The trees are vigorous, thrifty, hardy, healthy, good to very good August ;and early September.bear young, annually, and abundantly, blos-som late, and are, all in all, ideal in every BETHEL. Fig. 10. Bethel falls at oncerespect except that they are short-lived and through its fruit and tree characters into theproduce small apples as they grow old. The well-known Blue Pearmain group of apples.apples are large, uniform in size and shape, and It is probably worth planting only in regionsare handsomely mottled, striped and splashed where Baldwin is injured by cold. The appleswith bright red on a yellow background. are bright dark red, uniform in size, fair inThere are few more beautiful apples. Looks quality, and keep well, but do not ship well.belie the taste, however, as the fruits are poor The trees are vigorous, healthy, hardy, long-in quality, though in the late spring they are lived, fruitful, bear young and annually, butacceptable for dessert, as they are at all times often lose the crop before picking time. Thefor cooking. The origin of Ben Davis is not stem of Bethel is characteristically curved toknown, but it has been cultivated in parts one side. Culture of the variety is largelyof the South since about 1800. It seems not confined to the New England states. Bethelto have been described until the 1857 edition is often confused with Stone, but the two, asof Downings great book. the descriptions show, are quite distinct. The Tree medium in size, very vigorous, upright-spreading ; variety originated at Bethel, Vermont, somebranches strong, with numerous short laterals and spurs, time previous to 1886.
  • 29. BIETIGHEIMER BLACK GILLIFLOWER The apples are large and handsome, but too poor in quality for even a good culinary fruit. Bismarck originated in the Province of Canter- bury, New Zealand, and was introduced into America from England about 1895. Its cul- ture is restricted in America to the northern, states and Canada. Tree dwarf, spreading, open with very short, stout drooping branches. Fruit large, uniform in size and shape, round-oblate or round-conic, flattened at the base, regular, sides often unequal stem short, thick ; cavity ; large, acuminate, wide, deep, often compressed, green or russet with outspreading russet rays calyx large, ; open, with short, broad, obtuse lobes basin large, ; usually symmetrical, deep, wide, abrupt, sometimes broadly furrowed and wrinkled ; skin thick, tough, 10. Bethel. (X%) smooth, yellow washed, mottled and striped with two shades of red becoming solid dark red on the exposed cheek, overspread with thin bloom and often marked with scarf-skin about the base dots minute, russet or Tree large, vigorous, round, spreading. Fruit large, ; stem large and pale gray prevailing effect red ; calyx-tube angular or irregularly elliptical ;round-conic, ; slender wide, broadly conical stamens basal ; core small, axile ;short, cavity acuminate, deep, broad, sym- ; to abaxile cells closed or open with red-russet often outspreading ; core-lines meeting ; ;metrical, calyx ; carpels flat, broadly ovate, tufted ; seeds few, oftenpubescent, large, open or closed basin shallow, wide,;furrowed and wrinkled skin thick, tough, abortive, wide, short, plump, obtuse, brown flesh white, ; smooth, ; firm, coarse, tender, juicy, subacid ; fair to goodyellow, washed and mottled with red and striped with October to early winter. ;carmine, dark red in highly colored specimens ; dotsnumerous, conspicuous, russet or light, many smalland some large and areolar calyx-tube very large, wide, ; stamens median ; BLACK BEN DAVIS. Black Ben Davisfunnel-shaped with a short cylinder ; is either a seedling or a bud-mutation of Bencore large, abaxile, open or closed core-lines clasping ; ;carpels broad, round-ovate, emarginate, tufted seeds ; Davis, from which it differs in bearing dark redlarge, wide, long, acute to acuminate, tufted, brown ; apples scarcely broken in color, whereas in Benflesh yellow, firm, coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, mild Davis the red fruits are striped, splashed, andsubacid ; fair to good ; November to March. mottled. Despite the fact that the evidence BIETIGHEIMER. Red Bietigheimer. seems to show that they are of distinct origin,The fruits are of largest size, for which and for Black Ben Davis and Gano may be consideredtheir beauty of form and color, the variety is identical. The variety is said to have orig-remarkable. On the other hand, the apples inated on the farm of M. Black, Washingtonare coarse, poor in quality, and drop badly County, Arkansas, about 1880. Its culture, asduring the maturing period. The trees are an apple of commerce at least, is restricted tohardy and healthy, and come into bearing its native state and the nearby states.early, but are among the unmanageables oforchard and nursery, and are seldom fruitful.The variety was introduced from Germanyabout 1870, and is now more or less grown inthe colder parts of America. Tree large, vigorous, upright-spreading, dense, withdrooping laterals. Fruit very large, uniform in sizeand shape, round-oblate, with broad, flat base, somewhatirregular stem short, thick ; cavity large, acute, wide, ;shallow, sometimes furrowed, occasionally lipped, oftenmuch russeted and with outspreading russet rays calyx ;small, closed, with narrow, acute lobes basin shallow ;and obtuse to deep and abrupt, wrinkled, often markedwith mammiform protuberances skin thick, tough, ;smooth, pale yellow washed with pinkish-red, sparinglyand obscurely splashed with deeper red dots numerous, ;small, inconspicuous, yellow or russet calyx-tube ;broadly conical stamens basal ; core medium to large, ;axile ;cells partly open core-lines clasping ; carpels ;cordate or broadly roundish, tufted seeds numerous, ; 11. Black Gilliflower. (X%)large, wide, broadly acute, light brown flesh white, ;firm, very coarse, crisp, tough, juicy, subacidgood September and October. ; fair to ; BLACK GILLIFLOWER. Fig. 11. Gilli- flower. Red Gill flower. Black Gilliflower, BISMARCK. Bismarck of the type of is threatened with oblivion, is again beingthe better-known Alexander. quality of The planted. The distinct form, color, flavor, andits fruit is so poor, that, were it not for several aroma of the apples, as pictured in the tech-remarkable characters of the trees, the variety nical description, mark it as an unusual andcould hardly obtain standing with fruit- attractive fruit, fit for dessert, and excellentgrowers. The trees begin bearing as soon as for cookery. The apples, eaten out of handestablished, often when one or two years set, or however cooked, have a rare, sweet flavorsometimes in the nursery row; they are also and aroma, most agreeable to many. Theyhardy, healthy, productive, and annual in bear- are, also, usually perfect, uniform in size anding; and have a dwarf habit, scarcely attain- shape, and keep very well in either cold-ing the dignity of a tree, a fact which fits them storage or the cellar. The trees are vigorous,admirably for fillers and for close plantings. healthy, and fruitful. Black Gilliflower was
  • 30. 20 BLUE PEARMAIM BONUMknown in New England as early as the Revo- cold regions, since it is a hardy Russian sort.lutionary War; thence its culture has spread Unfortunately, the quality of the fruit is notsouthward to the Carolinas and westward to high, but the apples are handsome in appear-the Mississippi. ance and keep well. The variety was imported from Russia to America about 1880. Tree large, vigorous, upright-spreading. Leaves long.Fruit medium to large, uniform in size and shape, Tree vigorous, upright-spreading, open branches long, ;oblong-conic, ribbed, axis sometimes oblique stem ; curved, stout. Leaves broad. Fruit large, uniform inlong, thick cavity acuminate, wide, lipped but usually ; size and shape, round-conic sometimes approachingsymmetrical, with red-russet or greenish outspreading round-oblate, obscurely ribbed, usually symmetrical,rays ; calyx closed basin often oblique, shallow and ; sometimes elliptical or irregular stem short, thick, ;obtuse to deep and abrupt, furrowed and wrinkled skin ; often swollen at the base, sometimes knobbed cavity ;thick, tough, smooth, yellow, striped or covered with acuminate, shallow to deep, broad, furrowed, wrinkled ;red, deepening to almost black, obscurely striped with skin thin, tough, smooth, waxy, glossy, green becomingdarker crimson and with streaks of scarf-skin, giving the bright pale yellow, occasionally with faint bronze blush ;effect of dull bloom dots numerous, gray, small, rough ; ; dots numerous, inconspicuous, mostly submerged, whiteprevailing effect dull gray-purple; calyx-tube large, or green calyx-tube large, long, cone-shaped ; stamens ;wide, cone-shape stamens median ; core large, axile, ; median core axile, closed or open cells often unsym- ; ;closed core-lines clasping ; carpels long-ovate, tapering ; metrical core-lines meeting or clasping ; carpels smooth,;both ways, emarginate, tufted seeds often abortive, ; broadly obovate, emarginate seeds light reddish-brown, ;when developed of medium size, acuminate, tufted flesh ; smooth, wide, plump, obtuse to acute flesh white, firm, ;yellow, firm, tender, coarse, juicy becoming dry, mild fine, crisp, tender, juicy, brisk subacid fair to good ; ;subacid, rich, peculiarly aromatic, good ; October to November to February.January or February. BOIKEN. Boiken was one of the marvels of the American horticultural press at the close of the nineteenth century. The apples are most attractive in color bright yellow with a beautiful blush but the variety was heralded in this country chiefly because of the vigor, health, productiveness, hardiness and, more than the early bearing habit of all else, the trees. The leaves are distinctive because of their great size, rich green color, and im- munity to apple-scab. Unfortunately, the fruit is so austere as to be hardly fit to eat out of hand; even cooking does not sufficiently take away the sourness. The apples are in 12. Blue Pearmain. demand at evaporators, the cured product be- ing remarkable for its light color. The variety BLUE PEARMAIN. Fig. 12. Blue Pear- is now falling into disrepute. It is grownmain characterized by its bluish bloom, is chieflyin cold regions, and where an early- bearing sort is wanted. Boiken came todeep purplish color, ribbed or sometimes fur-rowed surface, thick skin, the mild pleasant America from Germany, where it has longflavor of its fruits, and the hardiness of the been cultivated.trees all of which characters it seems to have Tree vigorous, spreading, dense ; branches short, stout,transmitted little changed to a numerous prog- crooked. Leaves large. Fruit medium to large, uniform in shape but uneven in size, oblate, broad at the base,eny. The fruit does not keep well, and the conical, often ribbed, symmetrical ; stem long ; cavityquality is not sufficiently high to make the obtuse, very broad, furrowed, sometimes compressed,variety worthy except where hardiness is neces- partly colored with thin brownish-russet ; calyx large, closed or open, acute lobes ; basin oblique, wide, abrupt,sary. Blue Pearmain is known to be at least deep, furrowed and wrinkled skin tough, ; smooth,a hundred years old, but is of uncertain origin. waxy, pale yellow, often with sharply contrasting bril-It was first described by Kenrick in 1833. The liant red blush ; dots numerous, small, often red-areolar,variety is widely grown only in New England. with white or russet center, often submerged prevailing effect yellow with red blush ; calyx-tube large, funnel- ; Tree large, vigorous, spreading. Leaves broad, coarsely form, often extending to the core stamens median ; ;serrated. Fruit large to very large, uniform in size core large, open, abaxile ; cells usually symmetrical ;and shape, round to oblate, inclined to conic, irregular, core-lines clasping carpels concave, very broad, ellipti- ;often obscurely ribbed, sometimes distinctly furrowed cal, emarginate, tufted ; seeds plump, obtuse to acute,from the cavity nearly to the basin stem short, thick ; ; dark ; flesh white, firm, crisp, tender, fine-grained, verycavity deep, obscurely furrowed, usually covered with juicy, sprightly, brisk subacid, not high in quality ;orange-russet or greenish-russet calyx partly open, acute ; good ; November to February or March.lobes basin medium in depth and width, with con- ;centric gray or russet lines, obscurely furrowedrough, yellow, washed and mottled with red, often skin ; BONUM. Magnum Bonum. Bonum is adeepening on one side to nearly solid red, splashed and standard variety in the South, valued for itsstriped with deep purplish-carmine and overspread with productive trees and the high quality of itsan abundant blue bloom apples, qualities which it attains only when dots numerous, small, pale, ;mingled with others which are conspicuous, very large,gray with russet center and often also mingled with grown under favorable conditions. The varietyirregular lines or flecks of dull green or russet calyx- ; is of little value north of the Potomac andtube elongated-conical stamens basal core large, axile,closed or open core-lines clasping ; ; Ohio. It originated in Davidson County, ; carpels broad, ;elongated or round, tufted seeds long, acuminate, light; North Carolina, about 1840.brown ; flesh yellow, firm, coarse, juicy, mild, subacid, Tree vigorous, upright-spreading or round-topped,agreeably aromatic good October till March. Fruit medium to large, oblate, regular ; stem ; ; open. long, slender, green ; cavity larsre, deep, regular, often BOGDANOFF GLASS. Bogdanoff. with a little green-russet ; calyx large, closed ; basinka. This variety may have some value in shulow, wrinkled skin smooth, yellow, mostly cov- ;
  • 31. BOROVINKA BUCKINGHAM 21ered with crimson and dark red, striped ; dots distinct, furrowed skin dull green or yellow, blushed and mot- ;large, light with some having a dark center calyx-tube ; tled with red striped with deeper red, roughened withfunnel-form stamens marginal core small cells closed ; ; ; ; russet flecks, often irregularly overspread with russet ;core-lines meeting carpels ovate seeds ; numerous, ; dots small, gray, mingled with others which are large,large, plump flesh white, often stained next to the ; irregular and russet ; calyx-tube large, cone-shape ;skin firm, fine, tender, juicy, aromatic, mild subacid ; stamens median ; core small, abaxile cells often unsym- ;very good ; September to November. metrical, closed or open ; core-lines clasping carpels ; round or obcordate, tufted seeds when well developed ; BOROVINKA. Barovitsky. Mushroom. long, irregular, obtuse, tufted flesh yellow, firm, coarse, ; tender, juicy, crisp, brisk subacid ; good to very good ;This apple is very similar to the far better September to April.known Oldenburg and serves the same pur-poses. It was imported from Russia about BOTTLE GREENING. Bottle Greening1875. holds a place in the list of desirable apples Tree small size but vigorous, upright-spreading, open. because it can be grown particularly well inFruit medium to large, uniform in shape but not in northern regions on sandy and gravelly soils,size, round, flattened at the ends, regular or faintly the trees, on such sites, bearing annually andribbed ; stem medium in length, thick cavity acute, ;shallow, broad, furrowed, sometimes with faint radiat- abundantly. The apples are fit for desserting rays of russet ; calyx large, closed, with broad and are excellent for cookery, but, because oflobes ; basin deep, wide, abrupt, furrowed, occasionally tenderness of skin and flesh, are not of muchwith mammiform protuberances ; skin thin, very tender,smooth, pale yellow, often covered with broken stripes value for the market; they scald badly inand irregular splashes of bright red, overspread with cold-storage. Bottle Greening originated as athin bloom ; dots numerous, conspicuous, small, light chance seedling on the dividing-line betweencolored ; calyx-tube large, wide, urn-shape widening inthe lower part of the cylinder stamens median ; core ; New York and Vermont, where it came intosmall, axile ; cells closed core-lines clasping carpels ; ; fruit nearly a hundred years ago. The originalround, concave, mucronate seeds large, wide, plump, ; tree was hollow, and workmen found it aobtuse, dark brown ; flesh yellow, crisp, tender, juicy,subacid, aromatic good ; mid-August to mid-September. ; convenient place for the "bottle," hence the name. Its culture is restricted to cold regions. BORSDORF. Borsdorjer. Borsdorf is con- Tree medium in size, vigorous, round and opensidered a first-class dessert apple in Europe, ; branches long, stout, crooked, with yellowish bark.but in America falls far short of this rank. Leaves broad. Fruit medium to large, round-oblate toThe tree, however, is very hardy and pro- ovate, sometimes conic, regular, obscurely ribbed, sym- metrical, sides sometimes unequal stem shortductive, and because of these characters the cavity ; ; acuminate, deep, broad, sometimes lipped, indistinctlyvariety may well be planted in northern regions. furrowed or compressed calyx large, closed or open ; ;It was introduced into America from Germany, basin abrupt, narrow to wide, often furrowed, sometimes wrinkled skin thin, tough, smooth, green or yellow,probably about 1830. It is a very old sort, ; thinly washed or blushed with dull crimson, not stripedand some believe it to be the apple mentioned dots few, usually submerged, pale and inconspicuous, a ;by Cordus in 1561. few scattering ones are russet prevailing color green ; ; calyx-tube large, conical stamens median ; core small, ; Tree moderately vigorous, round, dense branches long, ; abaxile cells often closed towards apex and open at ;slender, with numerous small laterals. Leaves broad. base ;core-lines clasping carpels broad, ; round to ob-Fruit medium to small, oblate, somewhat ribbed, sides cordate seeds medium, acute ; flesh white, firm, tender, ;unequal, uniform in size and shape stem long, slender, ; very jtricy, aromatic, pleasant subacid good to very ;often inclined obliquely cavity shallow to deep, wide, ; good October to March. ;obtuse, often furrowed and russeted calyx large, partly ;open ; basin shallow, wide and obtuse, ridged andwrinkled skin yellow, partly washed with dull light ;scarlet and oiten mar with streaks of russet and *inconspicuous capillary-netted russet lines dots scat- ;tering, large and irregular, gray or russet calyx-tube ;short, wide, cone-shape, with a fleshy projection of thepistil into its base stamens marginal core small, axile, ; ;closed ; core-lines meeting carpels broad, narrowing ;sharply towards the apex, truncate at base, emarginate ;seeds numerous, small, plump, acute, compactly fillingthe cells flesh yellow, coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, mild, ;subacid, aromatic fair to good ; November to February. ; BOSKOOP. Belle de Boscoop. Wellgrown, Boskoop is a handsome fall apple withconsiderable merit as a market fruit for culi-nary purposes. The variety is capricious as (X%)to soils, however, and probably is worth plant- 13. only in regions where its great hardinessmakes it valuable. have originated It is said to BUCKINGHAM. Fig. 13. Fall Queen.from seed planted Kentucky Queen. Ne Plus Ultra Queen. Red Boskoop, Holland, in at Horse. Winter Queen. Buckingham is a south-1856. The first account of it in America was ern apple, attaining in the South, especially onpublished in the Montreal Horticultural Report the Atlantic seaboard, almost perfection inin 1881. form and color, and having, besides, a rich, Tree large, vigorous, open, wide-spreading and drooping ; pleasant flavor. In the North, the apples dobranches long, stout, crooked, lateral branches numer- not develop high color nor good quality, andous and small. Leaves large, broad. Fruit large, oblate,or round-oblate, obscurely ribbed, sometimes with the trees are unproductive and irregular inoblique axis, uniform in size and shape stem short and ; bearing. The origin of Buckingham is un-thick, sometimes long cavity large, acute, furrowed,often irregular, deep, russeted ; known, but it has been grown in Virginia and calyx large, segmentslong or very long, acuminate, closed or open, separated ; North Carolina for at least a century and aat the base basin abrupt, narrow, shallow to deep, ; half.
  • 32. 22 BULLOCK CARSON Tree a moderate grower. Fruit large, oblate to round- similar sorts, but is highly esteemed inoblate, irregular, broadly and obscurely ribbed, sides manysometimes unequal stem stout, short Europe. In America, the apples lack in quality ;cavity large, ;acute to acuminate, wide, deep, with heavy outspreading and the trees are unproductive. The origin ofrusset calyx large, closed or open ; basin large, abrupt, ; the variety is not definitely known; it waswide, deep, obscurely furrowed, wrinkled skin thick, first described in France in 1786. ;tough, pale yellow or pale green washed and mottledwith red, striped and blushed with bright carmine dots ; Tree vigorous, spreading and drooping branches long, ;numerous, small, light or russet, mingled with others crooked. Leaves broad. Fruit variable in size,which are large, gray and areolar stout, calyx-tube conical ; ;stamens median core small, abaxile to axile cells sym- frequently very large, oblate or roundish, inclined to conic, often irregularly, broadly angular, sometimes with ; ;metrical and open or closed core-lines clasping carpels ; ; furrows extending from base to apex, not uniform inconcave, elliptical to round, emarginate, smooth seeds shape stem short cavity acute, broad, wavy, sometimes ; ; ;dark, large, plump, wide, obtuse flesh yellow, firm, ; russeted calyx large, closed or partly open basincoarse, tender, crisp, juicy, with distinct aroma, mild ; ;subacid fair to good November to April. abrupt, deep, wide, furrowed and wrinkled skin yellow, ; ; ; sometimes with a blush, not striped, marked with dots, flecks or irregular patches of russet calyx-tube wide, ; BULLOCK. Bullocks Pippin. Golden Rus- cone-shape stamens median or basal ; core medium, ; abaxile to axile, open or partly so core-lines meetingset. Bullock was one of the favorite dessert ; ; carpels round, inclined to obovate, tufted seeds few, ;apples of a century ago, and continued in large, long, tufted, dark flesh yellow, ;firm, tender,favor until Downings time. He speaks of it coarse, breaking, juicy, subacid very good early winter ; ;as "one of the most delicious and tender of until March or April.apples." The fruits are small, and, with their CANNON. Cannon Pearmain. Cannon ismodest russet skins, are not striking enough an old southern apple, valued as a long-livedto attract much attention now, but its rich, sort, which first appeared in pomological litera-spicy, refreshing flavor makes it too good an ture in 1851 with the statement that it origi-apple to be wholly lost. It succeeds best in nated in Virginia or North Carolina. It issandy or gravelly soils. Bullock originated still grown in the South Atlantic Burlington County, New Jersey, more thana century ago. Its culture is restricted to the Tree healthy, vigorous, spreading. Fruit medium toseaboard of the Middle Atlantic states. large, ovate varying to roundish, regular, symmetrical, uniform skin greenish-yellow, mottled and washed with ; Tree not large but vigorous, upright or round-topped. bright red faintly striped with carmine dots yellow, ;Fruit small or medium, round-conic to ovate, regular in often areolar with russet point core medium, axile, ; closed core-lines clasping flesh yellow, firm, coarse,outline, uniform stem long, slender cavity acuminate, ; ; ; ; crisp, juicy, aromatic, subacid ; good ; January to April.deep, narrow, funnel-shape or compressed calyx small, ;closed basin small, often oblique, shallow, narrow, ;wrinkled skin pale yellow, more or less overspread and ; CARPENTIN. Carnation. Gray Reinette.splashed with thin russet dots numerous, small, obscure, ; The fruit of Carpentin is handsome, pleasantlyrusset core large, axile, open core-lines nearly meet- flavored, red-russet, not larger than the well- ; ;ing ; carpels round seeds large, plump ; flesh yellow, ;firm, fine, crisp, very tender, juicy with an agreeable known Lady, and most suitable for, aromatic, mild subacid flavor very good to best ; ; The origin of the variety is unknown, but itOctober to January. was first described in America by Downing in CANADA BALDWIN. Canada Baldwin, 1872. It is little grown and deserves wideran inapt name, is a very late Fameuse, and recognition in home orchards.deserves a place on apple lists in northern re- Tree vigorous, with long slender shoots. Fruit small,gions to extend the season of Fameuse. It uniform in size and shape, round-conic to oblate, regularis not so attractive in appearance nor so well- and symmetrical, occasionally with sides unequal stem ; very long, slender cavity large, acuminate, deep, broad, ;flavored as the better-known Fameuse. The symmetrical, often with concentric broken russet lines ;variety originated on the farm of Alexis Dery, calyx small, closed ; lobes short, broad, obtuse basin, ; abrupt, shallow, narrow, smooth or sometimes furrowed,St. Hilaire, Quebec, about 1850. symmetrical, marked with concentric broken lines of russet ; skin thick, tough, dull yellow or with bright Tree upright, becoming open and spreading ; branches blush, partly smooth but more or less netted with cin-long, stout. Leaves broad. Fruit medium, round-conic, namon-russet dots scattering, gray ; calyx-tube small, ;sometimes oblate, obscurely ribbed, symmetrical, regular ; short, narrow to wide, conical ; stamens basal ; corestem pubescent, long, slender, bracted, or more often axile, medium, often closed core-lines meeting, clasp-short and thick ; cavity large, acute, deep, broad, smooth ing ; carpels elliptic to round or broadly ovate, emargi- ;or covered with thin russet, often furrowed or com- nate ;seeds dark, wide, short, obtuse to broadly acute ;pressed, pubescent near base of stem ; calyx closed or flesh white, sometimes with red tinge next the skin, very-open, pubescent, with long, acuminate, reflexed lobes ; firm, fine, crisp, tender, very juicy, subacid, brisk,basin shallow, obtuse, often furrowed or compressed, strongly aromatic, high in flavor ; very good ; Decemberirregularly wrinkled, often with mammiform protub- to April.erances skin thick, tough, smooth, pale yellow, mottled ;and blushed with bright red, splashed and striped withcarmine, conspicuously marked with areolar dots and CARSON. Nurserymen and fruit-growerscovered with a thin bloom ; dots large, numerous, areolar in Indiana speak very highly of Carson as anwith russet or gray center calyx-tube funnel-shape ; ; extra early variety, and believe that it hasstamens marginal to median ; core closed or partly open ;core-lines clasping ; carpels smooth, ovate, emarginate, commercial possibilities. The variety is saidmucronate ; seeds large, plump, acute, numerous, narrow, to be a seedling of Summer Rose; it origi-long, smooth or tufted flesh white, tinged with red,; nated with a Mr. Carson near Indianapolis,.firm, coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, mild subacid, pleasant ;good or very good November to January. ; Indiana, about 1906, and -was introduced by C. M. Hobbs & Son, Bridgeport, Indiana, in CANADA RED: See Red Canada. 1915. The following description is compiled from nursery catalogs: CANADA REINETTE. Canada Pippin. Tree upright, straight-limbed, very vigorous, bearingWhite Pippin. This variety, supposed to have and heavily, without tendency to blight. early, annuallyoriginated in Canada, is not well thought of Fruit medium to large, from one-third to one-half largeron this side of the Atlantic, being excelled by than Yellow Transparent, round-oval, yellow, overlaid
  • 33. CHAMPLAIN COLLINS 23with streaks and blotches of bright pinkish-carmine ; Tree of medium size, vigorous, upright-spreading,flesh white, crisp, juicy, tart, aromatic quality good ; dense, with short, stout, curved branches. Fruit mediumfor either dessert or culinary purposes ; one week before to large, elongated-ovate or oblong-conic, ribbed stem ;Yellow Transparent. short, thick ; cavity acuminate, deep, narrow, often furrowed and compressed calyx large, partly open or ; closed ; lobes often separated at the base, long, broad, CHAMPLAIN. Haverstraw Pippin. LargeGolden Pippin. Nyack. Sour Bough. SummerPippin. Tart Bough. Champlain has manyqualities that commend it for the home or-chard. The apples are attractive in color,good in quality, and ripen throughout a longperiod. The trees are vigorous, hardy, healthy,long-lived, and productive. The origin of thevariety is unknown but it has been on recordsince 1853, when an account of it was publishedin the New England Farmer. Its culture isalmost wholly confined to New England andthe Middle Atlantic states. It is more oftenknown as Nyack or as Summer Pippin thanas Champlain. Tree medium to large, vigorous, upright-spreading,open, with long stout branches. Fruit medium to large,un-uniform in size or shape, round-conic to ovate or 14. Chenangooblong, irregularly ribbed, sides unequal stem medium ;to long cavity acuminate, shallow, narrow, sometimes ; obtuse ;basin small, shallow, narrow, obtuse, furrowed,furrowed and usually russeted ; calyx small, closed or sometimes wrinkled skin tough, smooth, glossy, yellowish- ;open ; basin shallow, narrow, abrupt, smooth skin ; white, overspread and mottled with pinkish-red, con-tender, pale yellow, often with a light crimson blush ; spicuously striped and splashed with carmine dots few, ;dots numerous, small, russet or submerged calyx-tube ; inconspicuous, light-colored, often submerged ; calyx-tubeconical, usually short but sometimes elongated stamens long, funnel-shape ; stamens median ; core large, abaxile ; ;median ; core large, axile to abaxile ; cells open ; core- cells often unsymmetrical, wide, open or closed ; core-lines clasping ; carpels smooth, elongated-ovate seeds lines clasping ; carpels broadly ovate, smooth ; seeds ;dark brown, narrow, short, plump, sharp-pointed, acumi- small, wide, plump, obtuse ; flesh white, firm, tender,nate flesh yellow, fine, very tender, juicy, sprightly, ; mild subacid, very aromatic good to very good ; ;subacid good to very good ; late August to October. ; }uicy, part of August and through September. atter CHARLAMOFF. Arabka. Pointed Pipka. CLAYTON. The tree-characters of Clay-Charlamoff is a Russian variety of the Olden- ton are satisfactory, but the fruits are butburg type, suitable for the cold climate of the mediocre in size, color, and quality, their chiefnorthern parts of the Great Plains and Canada. merit being good keeping and shipping quali-It ripens a little earlier than Oldenburg, but is ties. It is grown chiefly in the Middle West,not so good in quality, and has the fault of more particularly in the Ozark region of south-remaining in good condition for only a short western Missouri. Clayton was first describedtime. To offset these faults of the fruit, the by Warder in 1867. The origin is given astrees come in bearing young and yield large Indiana.crops biennially. It was introduced from Tree vigorous, upright-spreading, open ; branches long,Europe about 1880. stout. Leaves large. Fruit large, round-oblate to round- conic ; stem medium, often obliquely set under a promi- Tree rather small, compact, very hardy, spreading, pro- nent, fleshy lip ; cavity acute to obtuse, deep, broad,ductive, bearing biennially. Fruit of medium size, often furrowed, usually with conspicuous outspreadingsometimes large, oblong-conical skin pale yellow, ; russet ; calyx small, open or closed basin abrupt, ;splashed and streaked with purplish-red dots few, ; medium in width and depth, symmetrical, oftendistinct cavity deep, ; of medium width stem medium ; wrinkled ; skin thick, tough, smooth, yellow, blushedlong, stout basin shallow, wrinkled ; calyx open flesh ; ; and mottled with dull red, with splashes and stripes ofwhite, coarse, juicy, mildly subacid, pleasant quality ; carmine, often marked with gray scarf-skin near thegood August or just before Oldenburg. ; cavity ; dots medium, pale or russet, scattering ; calyx- tube long, narrow, funnel-shape stamens marginal ; ; CHENANGO. Fig. 14. Chenango Straw- core abaxile ; cells usually unsymmetrical, open ; core- lines clasping ; carpels concave, elliptical, emarginate ;berry. In its season, Chenango is the apple seeds numerous, dark, small, plump, obtuse flesh yellow, ;of apples in taste, smell, and appearance. The firm, coarse, crisp, mild subacid ; good ; January tofruits begin to mature in September and con- May or June.tinue to ripen for several weeks, lasting, in COLLAMER. This variety is a sport ofstorage at least, until November. Chenango the well-known Twenty Ounce, from which itis too delicate to send to market, but no apple differs in bearing fruits more solidly coveredcan give more pleasure to those who grow with red, more regular in shape, and lessfruit for quality. The trees are early and The makes ribbed. brighter color of Collamerregular bearers, hardy, healthy, long-lived, it a more valuable commercial apple than and usually annual in bearing. Un-fruitful, Twenty Ounce. The variety originated atfortunately, the history of this delicious apple Hilton, New York, in the orchard of J. not known, but it probably originated in Collamer, about 1895. For a technical accountMadison or Chenango County, New York. It of fruit and tree, the reader is referred towas first described in 1854. Its merits quickly Twenty Ounce.brought it into culture in the apple regions ofthe whole country, and it now grows in the COLLINS. Champion. Champion Red.orchard of nearly every amateur apple-grower. Collins Red. Collins is receiving attention in
  • 34. 24 COLTON COOPER MARKETregions where Ben Davis thrives. The fruit CONSTANTINE. Fig. 15. Grand Dukeis somewhat like that of Baldwin in shape and Constantine. Constantine is very similar tocolor, with a cavity like that of Beauty. Rome the better-known Alexander, from which itThe trees have a high reputation for vigor and differs in that the fruit ripens a week later,productiveness. In the North, the fruit is keeps longer, hangs later, cracks less, and is amuch appearance and quality to inferior in little better in quality. The trees are not soBaldwin, and not equal to Rome Beauty it is large as those of Alexander and may be plantedor even Ben Davis in these respects in the more closely. The origin of Constantine isSouth. Collins originated about 1865 near uncertain. It was first described in Europe inFayetteville, Arkansas. 1873, in America in 1880 in the Iowa Horticul- tural Society Report. Tree large, tall, very vigorous, upright and dense,eventually becoming open ; branches long, thick, crooked.Leaves large, long. Fruit large, globular or oblateinclined to conic, symmetrical ; stem medium to short ;cavity acute, sometimes acuminate, broad, symmetricalor obscurely furrowed, smooth or with radiating russetrays ; calyx small, open or sometimes closed ; lobesseparated at the base, short, obtuse ; basin round, deep,abrupt, symmetrical or furrowed ; skin thick, tough,waxy, with faint bloom, bright dark red, indistinctlystriped with purplish-carmine and occasionally showingcontrasting clear yellow ground color dots inconspicuous, ;russet or pale gray ; sometimes a suture line extendsfrom cavity to basin ; calyx-tube small, long, narrowfunnel-shape to short-conic stamens median ; core ;small, abaxile cells symmetrical, closed or open ; core- ;lines clasp the funnel cylinder ; carpels concave, ellipti-cal to obcordate, tufted and deeply emarginate seeds ;dark, large, narrow, long, flat, acute ; flesh white, veryfirm, coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, sprightly subacid,aromatic fair to good ; January to June. ; 15. Constantine. COLTON. Early Colton. The tree of Col- Tree small, at first vigorous but becoming a slowton is hardy, and productive, and thrifty, grower, spreading, open, with short, stout, curvedcomes into bearing young, but the fruit is not branches. Fruit very large, round-conic to oblate-conic, or ribbed, symmetrical ; stem medium to long,good enough in quality to make the variety regular slender to thick ; cavity large, acuminate, very deep,valuable, although it is much grown in parts broad, symmetrical, russeted and with outspreadingof the Middle West. Colton originated in rays of greenish-russet calyx open ; lobes medium in ;Franklin County, Massachusetts, about 1840 width and length, acute ; basin narrow, abrupt, smooth or wrinkled skin thick, tough, smooth, waxy, greenish-on the farm of a Mr. Colton. ; yellow, mottled, marbled and blushed with bright red over nearly the whole surface, with wide broken stripes Tree large, vigorous, upright when young but eventu- of carmine radiating from the cavity, overspread withally spreading, with long, stout, crooked branches. thin bloom dots white or pale russet prevailing effectFruit medium in size, round, narrowing toward both ; ; stem medium in length, stout bright red ; calyx-tube long, wide, funnel-shape ; stamensends, ribbed ; cavity ; median core of medium size, abaxile ; cells open or calyx closed, with long, ;small, acute, shallow, narrow carpels broadly ovate or ; closed ; core-lines clasping basin pmall, shallow, obtuse, wrinkled ;recurved lobes cordate, emarginate ; seeds medium in size, wide, short, ; ;skin pale yellow, sometimes with a shade of red dots ; thick, plump, obtuse, dark brown ; flesh white, firm,numerous, large, green calyx-tube elongated, funnel- coarse, tender, juicy, sprightly subacid ; fair to good ; ;form stamens median core large, abaxile cells open ; ; ; ; late September to November.core-lines clasping carpels broadly round ; flesh white, ;coarse, crisp, juicy, mild subacid fair to good lastof July to early September. ; ; COOPER MARKET. Coopers Red. For nearly a century Cooper Market was a stand- COLVERT. Colvert is grown in some lo- ard commercial apple in northern regions. Itscalities to compete with Twenty Ounce, to chief merits are capacity to keep, attractivewhich, however, it is usually inferior in size, color and form in the fruit, and vigor, hardi-color, and quality of fruit. The trees are quite ness, healthfulness, and productiveness in theas good as those of Twenty Ounce, being trees. The variety is now passing from culti-hardy, healthy, and productive. The origin vation because the apples are small and theiris uncertain, but it is an American sort and quality is poor. The variety is thought towas first described by Warder in 1867. have originated in Pennsylvania. It was first described in 1804. Tree large, vigorous, upright-spreading, open branches ;long, curved, crooked. Leaves broad. Fruit large, Tree vigorous, upright, lateral branches long, slenderuniform in size but variable in shape, oblate to oblate- and drooping. Fruit medium or large, round-ovate toconic, obscurely ribbed, irregular and with sides unequal ; round-conic, flattened at the base and often narrowingstem short, thick cavity acute, deep, medium in width, ; sharply towards the apex, symmetrical ; stem long,usually heavily russeted, sometimes compressed and slender ; cavity acuminate, deep, narrow, sometimesfrequently lipped calyx closed or open ; lobes short, ; furrowed, often russeted calyx small, closed, pubescent ; ;narrow, acuminate basin abrupt, medium in depth, ; basin small, often oblique, shallow, narrow, obtuse, fur-narrow, furrowed skin thick, tough, dull greenish- ; rowed, wrinkled ; skin tough, smooth, glossy, greenish-yellow, sometimes partly washed with red and striped yellow, mottled and blushed with red, conspicuouslyand splashed with carmine dots inconspicuous, usually ; splashed and striped with bright carmine and coveredsubmerged, a few scattering ones are large and russet ; with light bloom dots white or with a russet point, ;prevailing color greenish-yellow; calyx-tube broadly numerous and small towards the cavity, scattering, largeconical stamens median core axile, small cells closed ; ; ; and irregular towards the basin calyx-tube small, short, ;or partly open carpels broad-cordate, ; emarginate, cone-shape ; stamens median ; core distant, truncate,tufted seeds large, wide, long, plump, acute, frequently ; abaxile, medium ; cells closed or open, often unsym-abortive ; flesh yellow, firm, coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, metrical ; core-lines clasping ; carpels round, emarginate,subacid ; good ; October to January. tufted ; seeds numerous, dark, short, plump, acute ; flesh
  • 35. CORTLAND DELICIOUS 25yellow, very firm, coarse, tender, juicy, brisk subacid ; closed or open ; basin deep, russeted ; skin smooth,fair to good January to June. ; shining, light yellow, blushed, striped and splashed with scarlet ; dots many, large, often red-areolar with russet CORTLAND. The fruits of Cortland are center ; flesh yellow, juicy, mild subacid ; good to very October to similar to those of Mclntosh that the two good ;varieties are certain to be confused, but each isdistinct and the differences are all in favor of DEACON JONES. The fruits of Deacon Jones are of large size and when well coloredCortland so that the apple is better than that are handsome, the yellow ground-color beingof Mclntosh, impossible as it may seem. The overlaid with an attractive red, relieved withfruits of Cortland ripen a little later than those numerous prominent dots. The apples hangof Mclntosh, keep longer, are larger, and exceptionally well to the tree, there is almostbrighter in color. The shape, taste, and flesh- no waste from windfalls and culls, and theycharacters of the two are almost identical. The are uniform in size and shape. The quality istrees are much the same. Cortland is an im- much better than that of Ben Davis, but hardlyproved Mclntosh and as such is sought for in as good as that of Baldwin. A tough skin andNew York and New England where Mclntosh firm texture make the apples good chiefly grown. The variety is a cross be- The tree in nursery and in orchard is mosttween Ben Davis and Mclntosh made at the thrifty, comes into bearing young, is very pro-New York Agricultural Experiment Station in ductive, and is an annual bearer. The variety1898. The variety was distributed in 1915 and originated in Pennsylvania some time previousnow promises to be a close competitor or to to 1890. It is now grown only in New York.take the place of Mclntosh where the latter Tree vigorous, upright-spreading branchlets willowy,is grown. ; long, slender, drooping. Fruit large to very large, uniform in size, round-conic to oblong-conic, ribbed, COX ORANGE. Coxs Orange Pippin. axis sometimes oblique stem short cavity obtuse,Beautiful to sight and delicious in taste, Cox ; ; shallow to deep, smooth, often prominently lipped ;Orange is one of the choicest of apples. Un- calyx small, closed or partly open, often leafy lobes ; sometimes separated at the base ; basin shallow to deep,fortunately, though the fruits attain the same usually narrow, distinctly furrowed and wrinkled skin ;perfection here as in Europe, the trees in thick, tough, smooth or rough, waxen yellow, mottledAmerica are unthrifty and unfruitful on stand- and blushed with red and with irregular dashes ofard stocks, and must be given special care on carmine, in highly colored specimens deep red, with a bloom which gives the fruit a dull appearance dotsa dwarfing stock. The variety is said to have ; conspicuous, small and large, white, many areolar withoriginated in 1830 from seed of Ribston, at russet point, numerous toward the eye calyx-tube ;Colnbrook Lawn, Bucks, England. Introduced variable in size, urn -shape stamens median ; core ; abaxile cells ; symmetrical, wide open, very large ;in America as early as 1850, it is as yet found core-lines meeting seeds numerous^ small, dark brown, ;but sparingly on the Atlantic seaboard. plump, obtuse, irregular ; carpels much tufted, emargi- nate, mucronate, elongated and broadly ovate flesh ; Tree medium or above, vigorous, upright, thickly yellow, firm, coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, mild subacid,branched, dense, with slender branches. Leaves small aromatic fair to good November to March. ; ;and narrow. Fruit medium or large, uniform in sizeand shape, round-oblate, sometimes conic, regular or DEADERICK. Ozark Pippin. Deaderickfaintly ribbed, symmetrical, axis sometimes oblique ; is a large apple with a pleasing comminglingstem obliquely inclined, short, thick, sometimes long ;cavity obtuse, shallow, narrow, often russeted calyx ; of yellow and green, making it rather moresmall, closed or open ; basin shallow and obtuse to deep handsome than Rhode Island Greening, whichand abrupt, narrow, smooth or furrowed skin thin, ; it much resembles. The apples are inferiortough, smooth, washed with orange-red deepening tobright red and mottled and splashed with carmine over to those of Rhode Island Greening in quality,a deep yellow background dots conspicuous, large, ; and do not keep so well. In Tennessee andareolar with pale gray or russet center ; calyx-tube other parts of the South, it is looked on withcone-shaped ; stamens median ; core of medium size,abaxile ; cells usually symmetrical, open or closed core- ; favor as an early winter apple. The varietylines clasping the funnel cylinder ; carpels thin, obovate originated in Washington County, Tennessee,to obcordate, emarginate, smooth seeds reddish-brown, ; about 1890, on the farm of Benjamin Ford.large, wide, obtuse, often abortive flesh yellow, firm, ;fine, crisp, tender, very juicy, rich, sprightly subacid, Tree vigorous, spreading, upright. Leaves narrow ;aromatic ; very good to best late September to January. ; often the base of the petioles is conspicuously streaked with red. Fruit large, round, often conical, sometimes CRANBERRY PIPPIN. The large size, broadly ribbed, regular, uniform stem long, slender ; ;bright color, uniform keepingshape, good cavity large, acute, deep, broad, smooth and sym- metrical, sometimes furrowed, occasionally lipped calyxqualities, and pleasant flavor of the fruit, with ; small, open or closed lobes narrow, acute ; basin small, ;hardiness of tree and resistance to scab, make shallow, obtuse, abrupt, smooth, wrinkled skin thick, ;Cranberry Pippin an excellent apple for some tough, smooth, yellow usually partly covered with a thin pinkish-red blush upon which are red, areolar dotslocalities. Unfortunately the trees do not with russet or whitish centers commonly the dots are ;bear young in some situations, and are capri- white and often submerged prevailing color green or ;cious in bearing at all times, so that its local yellow ; calyx-tube long, funnel-form stamens median ; ; core abaxile, small ; cells symmetrical, open core-linesadaptabilities should always be determined ; clasping the base of the cylinder carpels thin, smooth, ;before planting. Cranberry Pippin originated broadly round, narrowing toward the base, emarginate ;near Hudson, New York, sometime previous seeds numerous, large, wide, obtuse flesh yellow, firm, ; coarse, tender, juicy, pleasant subacid Octoberto 1845, when Downing first set forth its merits. to January. good ; ;Its culture is confined to New York, NewEngland, and the adjoining parts of Canada. DELICIOUS. Fig. 16. Stark Delicious. Tree large, vigorous, upright-spreading branches stout. A few years ago, Delicious created a sensation ;Leaves dark green, large. Fruit large, round-oblate, in fruit-growing circles. Probably no newsymmetrical stem short ; cavity broad, wavy ; calyx ; apple of recent times has been more widely
  • 36. 26 DETROIT RED DR. MATTHEWStalked about, more generally planted, or better conspicuous, very small, pale or russet calyx-tube short, ; wide, broadly conical stamens median ; core round,received by consumers and growers alike. flat, tufted ; seeds large, plump, obtuse, light brown ; ;Introduced in 1895, in the short time that has flesh white, streaked or stained with red, coarse, tender,intervened, its culture has spread throughout the juicy, mild subacid, very aromatic good to very good ; ; last of September to districts of the United States. In theorchards of the West and Northwest, it has been DICKINSON. Dickinson is a seedling ofextensively planted and, according to all re- Yellow Bellflower; the fruits of the offspringports, is proving a commercial success. All resemble those of the parent in shape and size,who have tasted the apple agree that its rich, but are red instead of yellow. Though produc-distinctive flavor is its chief asset, although it tive, the trees are otherwise of poor habit, andhas size and beauty as well. Contrary to the the quality of the fruit is second rate. The va-usual behavior of apples, the fruit of this riety was grown from seed at West Chester,variety seems to increase in size and color as Pennsylvania, by Sarah Dickinson, about 1875,the trees grow older. The variety was found in and has been rather widely disseminated1881 by Jesse Hiatt, Peru, Iowa. Stark Broth- throughout the United States.ers, Louisiana, Missouri, introduced it in 1895. Tree small, round-spreading, dense ; branches short, stout, crooked. Leaves broad. Fruit medium to large, somewhat variable in size, oblong-conic, sometimes com- pressed or broadly angular, sides sometimes unequal ; stem medium to long cavity broad, deep, acuminate, ; symmetrical or sometimes compressed, smooth calyx ; closed or sometimes open basin shallow to deep and ; abrupt, often oblique, somewhat furrowed and wrinkled ; ekin smooth, light yellow or green, blushed and mottled with bright red, striped with darker red, sprinkled with inconspicuous, small, green and white dots prevailing ; effect red calyx-tube funnel-form ; stamens median to ; basal ; core large, abaxile ; cells open ; core-lines clasp- ing ; carpels round-oblong ; seeds numerous, large, plump, obtuse flesh juicy, fine-grained, aromatic, subacid, firm, ; tender fair to good ; November to April. ; DOCTOR. The fruit of this variety is well- colored, satisfactory in size and shape, and of about the same quality as that of the Baldwin. The tree is but moderately vigorous, and not above the average in other characters, thus 16. Delicious. bringing the variety down to mediocrity. Doctor originated in Germantown, Pennsyl- Tree large, vigorous, spreading, hardy, productive ; vania, about 1800.branches smooth, stout. Leaves large, thick, dark green.Fruit large, uniform, roundish-conic to oblong-conic, Tree vigorous, open and spreading. Leaves broad.ribbed stem long, medium thick ; cavity deep, broad, ; Fruit medium to large, uniform in size and shape, oblate,often furrowed, flaring, greenish calyx medium, nearly symmetrical, angular stem short ; ; cavity acute, deep, ;closed, with long, narrow, acute lobes basin moderately ; wavy, sometimes lipped calyx large, open; lobes long, ;deep, wide, abrupt, very strongly furrowed and corru- acute ; basin variable, obtuse to abrupt, often wide,gated ; skin very thick, tough, smooth color light ; deep, ridged and wrinkled skin smooth, waxen yellow, ;yellow, nearly to almost entirely overspread with dark, with a bright red blush, indistinctly marked with naf-attractive red, splashed and mottled with carmine dots ; row carmine splashes ; dots green or gray prevailing ;numerous, small, yellow core medium in size, axile, ; effect red and yellow ; calyx-tube large, short, urn-shapeclosed with clasping core-lines calyx-tube long, wide ; to truncate funnel-form stamens basal ; core small, ;funnel-shaped seeds of medium size ; flesh yellowish, ; abaxile ; cells usually symmetrical, open or sometimesfirm, a little coarse, tender, juicy, aromatic, pleasant closed core-lines meeting or somewhat clasping ; carpels ;subacid ; good to very good December to ; last of smooth, broadly elliptical, quite concave seeds medium ;February. in size, wide, obtuse flesh yellow, firm, coarse, crisp, ; tender, juicy, mild subacid, aromatic ; good to very DETROIT RED. Detroit Black. Several good December to April. ;apples have been grown under the name De-troit Red, but since none is of much value, DR. MATTHEWS. Fruit-growers in In-and are passing from cultivation, it is not all diana speak very highly of Dr. Matthews, aworth while to attempt to straighten out the comparatively new apple in that state. Thenomenclatorial tangle. The description below variety has the seal of approval of the Indianamakes the identification of the true Detroit Experiment Station and of the Indiana Horti-Red an easy task. This old and unique variety cultural Society. The two characters whichis suppose to have been grown and dissemi- seem to distinguish the fruit are high qualitynated by French settlers near Detroit nearly and length of season, the variety ripening intwo centuries ago. August or September and keeping until April. The origin of Dr. Matthews is in doubt, but it Tree large, upright-spreading or roundish. Fruit large, has been grown since 1899 in the orchards ofoblate-conic to round-oblate, often strongly ribbed, ir- stem short, slender the Indiana Experiment Station, where it wasregular ; cavity very large, acute, ;deep, broad to very broad, frequently compressed, usually received from an unknown source in a ship-thinly russeted calyx variable, large, closed or open ; ; ment of nursery stock. The variety is de-lobes short, broad, obtuse basin medium in width and ; scribed in circular 74 of the Indiana Experi-depth, obtuse, irregularly furrowed and wrinkled andoften with mammiform protuberances skin thick, tough, ; ment Station as follows:dark crimson, striped and splashed with carmine becom-ing almost black, sometimes having a portion of the "Size medium, uniform shape roundish oblate, regular, ;greenish-yellow ground color exposed dots numerous, ; sides slightly unequal, uniform color dull yellowish ;
  • 37. DOMINE EARLY HARVEST 27green, blushed and washed with bronze red, prevailing obtuse, dull dark brown ; flesh yellow, firm, crisp, fine- finteffect yellowish green skin thin, tough, smooth, dull, ; grained, tender, very juicy, aromatic, brisk subacidwaxen dots pronounced, numerous, large to small, more ; becoming mild very good September and October. ; ;numerous at basin, submerged, areolar cavity acumi- ; mediumnate, deep,often compressed wid^h, stem medium length, slender, pubes- ; sometimes slightly russeted, DUTCH MIGNONNE. This once valuedcent, green basin medium to deep, medium width, ; general-purpose apple has served its day andabrupt, smooth, tendency to be compressed calyx open ; is passing from cultivation, disappearing chieflyto partly closed, large lobes long, leafy, acute, narrow ; ; because the apples are unattractive and notcalyx-tube conical, short, wide stamens basal core ; ;medium, lines clasping, axile ; cells symmetrical, closed ; quite good enough in quality. The trees arecarpels elliptical, mucronate seeds medium sized, long, ; vigorous and in alternate years productive.plump, acute, dark brown flesh firm, fine, crisp, tender, ; The history of this old-time worthy goes backcream white, juicy, very mild, subacid, sprightly,aromatic, very good to best ; use dessert season, har- ; to 1771 it was probably grown long beforevested last of August, storage to February. Tree large, that date when it was imported from Hollandupright spreading, dense, very vigorous, healthy." to England; thence to America about 1800. DOMINE. English Red Streak. Domine Tree vigorous, wide-spreading, dense branches short, ;isone of the choicely good apples rapidly pass- stout, curved. Leaves broad. Fruit large, uniform in size, round-oblate, sometimes conic, often elliptical anding from cultivation, but still to be found in broadly ribbed stem often characteristically long and ;many old orchards. The apple is commonplace slender and obliquely inserted ; cavity acute, deep, broad,in color and size, but the quality is good, its often with outspreading russet rays and faint lines and flecks of dull gray scarf-skin, furrowed or sometimesjuiciness and sprightliness making it one of compressed, occasionally lipped ; calyx small, closed orthe most refreshing of fruits, while, at the open basin shallow, wide, often furrowed and wrinkled ; ;same time, it is rich in flavor. The tree, un- skin yellow with thin orange blush, in highly-colored specimens deepening to orange-red, mottled and spar-fortunately,is not very productive, and its ingly splashed or striped with carmine ; dots numerous,branches break easily when heavy crops do set. white or russet, often areolar prevailing effect dull ;The origin of Domine is uncertain, but it has orange-yellow calyx-tube large, long, conical ; stamens ;been grown in America at least since 1820, its marginal core axile, small, closed ; core-lines clasping ; ; carpels broadly roundish, flat, emarginate seeds few, ;culture being confined for the most part to often long, irregular, flat, obtuse or acute ; flesh yellow,the Middle Atlantic states. firm, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, subacid, sprightly, good for dessert ; excellent for cooking ; often extending to Tree vigorous, upright-spreading, with long, spreading May.branches. Leaves long, drooping and characteristicallytwisted. Fruit medium, sometimes large, oblate, some-times oblong and distinctly flattened at the base, sides DYER. Golden Spice. Pomme Royale. Whiteoften unequal, ribbed stem medium to long, slender ; ; Spice. The creamy white, half transparentcavity obtuse, wide, deep, often furrowed, usually with flesh tender, crisp, aromatic, sprightly, and outspreading brown-russet rays calyx closed or open ; ; rich make the fruit of Dyer the quintessence lobes long, acute basin pubescent, shallow to deep, ;wide or compressed, abrupt, usually furrowed skin ; of the apple-orchard. The color greenishthick, tough, smooth, bright, yellow or green mottled yellow with a delicate blush of red makes itand splashed with deep pinkish-red, striped with bright a handsome fruit as well. Unfortunately thiscarmine and overlaid with thin bloom dots pale, nu-merous toward the basin, toward the cavity scattering, ; fine apple cannot be enjoyed often nor inlarge, irregular and with russet center ; calyx-tube quantity, nor by many, as the trees bear onlyfunnel-shape with a wide limb and short truncate cylin- biennially, and are not fruitful, vigorous,der ; stamens median core small, abaxile ; cells sym- healthy, or hardy. The name, Dyer, was given ;metrical, closed or partly open core-lines meeting or ;clasping carpels broadly elliptical, emarginate ; seeds ; the fruit about sixty years ago, but the varietynumerous, large, plump, narrow, long, acute, dark ; was cultivated during the Revolutionary War,jftesh yellow, firm, breaking, coarse, tender, juicy, mildsubacid with a peculiar aromatic flavor and is supposed by some to be the old French good to very sort, Pomme Royale. ;good ;November to March. Its culture is confined to the East and Middle West. DUCHESS OF OLDENBURG: See Old- Tree vigorous in the nursery, dwarf in the orchard ;enburg. comes in bearing young, but is short-lived productive ; biennially. Fruit medium or sometimes large, round- DUDLEY. Dudleys Winter. North Star. oblate, regular or obscurely ribbed stem long, slender cavity small, acute, deep, sometimes lipped ; ; virtue of hardiness and productiveness, calyx small,By closed lobes Ion.?, recurved ; basin small, s.iailow to ; ;Dudley deserves a place in orchards in north- deep, furrowed skin smooth, pale yellow, more or less ;ern localities. The fruit is of the type of flecked and marbled with a brow7iish blush on one cheek ; dots dark or russet core of medium size cells openOldenburg. The variety is not desirable except ; ; or closed core-lines clasping ; seeds numerous, plump, ;where hardiness is a determinant. Dudley is short, small, pale flesh yellow, fine, very crisp, tender, ;a seedling of Oldenburg, grown by J. W. aromatic, sprightly, mild subacid, highly flavored very ; good to best September and October.Dudley, Castle Hill, Maine, having been first ;described in 1891. EARLY HARVEST. Fig. 17. July Pip- Tree small, vigorous, spreading and drooping, dense; pin. Tart Bough. Yellow Harvest. Yellowbranches short, stout. Fruit large, uniform, round-conicor round-oblate, symmetrical stem long, thick Juneating. As the earliest summer apple, and cavity ; ;acute, deep, broad, sometimes russeted, obscurely fur- because the fruit is excellent for either dessertrowed calyx large, open or partly closed basin abrupt, ; ; or cooking, Early Harvest should hold a wel-deep, broad, obscurely furrowed, wrinkled skin thin, ; come place in every home collection. Muchtender, smooth, pale yellow covered with a bright redblush, striped and splashed with carmine and covered of the fruit is too small to be marketable, andwith light bloom dots" scattering, light, small ; pre- ; the apples bruise badly in handling, so thatvailing color red striped over yellow calyx-tube long ; the variety is suitable only for nearby markets.wide, funnel-shape stamens median core axile cellsclosed or partly open core-lines ; clasping ; carpels ; ; ; The trees are above the average in vigor, pro-broadly elliptical, tufted seeds large, wide, long, flat, ; ductiveness, hardiness, and healthfulness. Early
  • 38. 28 EARLY JOE ENGLISH RUSSET Harvest was described as long ago as 1806, and large, uniform in size but not in shape, round-oblate, sometimes conic, irregular, broadly ribbed stem often probably of American origin. ;is bracted, medium in length or short, thick cavity acute, ; shallow, broad, sometimes russeted calyx small, closed ; ; basin obtuse, very shallow, wide, somewhat wrinkled ; skin light yellowish-green dots numerous, small, pale ; gray or russet calyx-tube narrow, funnel-form stamens ; ; median ; core large, abaxile cells closed or partly open ; ; core-lines clasping ; carpels broadly roundish, emargi- nate seeds plump, obtuse ; flesh white, firm, coarse, ; crisp, tender, juicy, brisk subacid, becoming mild subacid ; fair to good ; August. EARLY STRAWBERRY. Red Juneating. Early Strawberry is a favorite August apple. It merits the esteem bestowed on it by virtue of fruits with crisp, tender, sprightly, aromatic flesh; and hardy, healthy, early-bearing, fruit- ful trees. The apples are too delicate to ship, and a high percentage of them are undersized 17. Early Harvest. (X%) and malformed, so that the variety is not a good general market sort. Early Strawberry Tree medium size, moderately vigorous, upright- was first known in what is now the City ofspreading or roundish, open. Fruit medium, sometimes New York, where it probably originated about in size and shape, oblate to nearly, uniformlarge, stem 1800 or a little later. It is now widely dis-round, regular or slightly angular ; sides unequal ;medium in length, thick cavity acuminate, shallow, ; tributed in eastern America.narrow to broad, russeted, with outspreading, brokenrusset rays calyx small, closed ; lobes long, narrow ; : Tree medium in size, moderately vigorous, upright-basin shallow, wide, obtuse, wrinkled skin thin, tender, ; spreading, hardy, healthy, coming in bearing young,smooth, clear pale waxen yellow, with deeper yellow on moderately productive biennially. Fruit medium, uni-exposed cheek, sometimes slightly blushed ; dots numer- form in shape and size, round-conic or round, regularous, large and small, submerged or russet calyx-tube ; or somewhat ribbed, sides often unequal stem long and ;short, funnel-shape ; stamens median core medium, ; slender, often clubbed cavity acute, deep, broad, sym- ;abaxile ; cells closed or slightly open core-lines clasp- ; metrical, sometimes with faint radiating rays of russet ;ing carpels obovate ; seeds small to large, narrow, long, ; calyx small, closed or open lobes long, narrow basin ; ;plump, acute ; flesh white, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, at small, shallow, narrow, obiuse, furrowed skin thick, ;first briskly subacid but becoming mild ; good to very tough, smooth, waxy, yellow, covered with rich dark red,good ; late July and August. mottled and irregularly striped and splashed with deeper red ; dots minute, grayish calyx-tube short, wide, ; EARLY JOE. The and richest es- rarest conical with fleshy pistil point projecting into the base ; stamens median core large, axile or abaxile cells open, ; ;sence of the apple is to be found in the fruits sometimes partly closed core-lines meeting carpels ; ;of Early Joe; their crisp, tender, juicy, aro- elliptical, concave, emarginate seeds wide, plump, ; flesh is obtuse, dark brown flesh yellow often with streaks of ;matic, richly-flavored universally red, coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, subacid, aromatic,liked. Unfortunately the tree is among the sprightly ; very good ; August."unmanageables," being slow of growth, attain-ing only medium size, seldom fruitful, and ENGLISH RUSSET. Winter Russet.producing many undersized and otherwise un- English Russet is preeminent among applesmarketable apples. Early Joe grew from a because its fruits keep latest of all often fromseed planted in 1800 by Heman Chapin, East one season until the next. There is little elseBloomfield, New York. to extol, since the fruits are not good In qual- ity, attractive in color, nor even up to medium Tree spreading, dwarfish with short, vigorous,stout, crooked branches. flat, Fruit small, uniform in size size. The tree falls below the mark in theand shape, oblate-conic to conic, ribbed, symmetrical ; several essentials of a good apple-tree. Thestem long, slender ; cavity acute, shallow, broad, sym- day of English Russet passed with the adventmetrical, sometimes thinly russeted calyx closed or ; of cold storage. The variety is often confusedslightly open ; basin small, shallow, medium in width,abrupt, smooth or wrinkled skin thin, tender, smooth, ; with Golden Russet, from which it may bepale yellow, irregularly and obscurely striped and easily distinguished if their descriptions besplashed with dull, dark red, in highly colored speci-mens deeply blushed on the exposed cheek ; dots russet, closely compared. Despite its name, this iswhite calyx-tube wide, broadly conical ; stamens me- ; an American apple from southeastern Newdian ; core small, axile ; cells open or closed ; core-lines York, first described in 1845.clasping carpels broadly obcordate, ; concave ; seedssmall, wide, short, obtuse ; flesh yellow, fine, crisp, very Tree upright. large, Fruit small, uniform in sizetender, very juicy, mild subacid very good to best ; ; and shape, round, inclined to conic, regular and sym-August to September. metrical, sometimes faintly ribbed ; stem slender, me- dium in length, often streaked on one side with EARLY RIPE. Early Ripe has little to brownish-red, usually not exserted ; cavity acute to acuminate, narrow, deep, symmetrical or compressed,commend other than thriftiness and pro- it occasionally lipped calyx small, usually open ; seg- ;ductiveness of tree. The apples, while of quite ments long, acute and reflexed basin abrupt, deep, ;sufficient size, are not uniform in size or shape, narrow, symmetrical skin tough, varies ; from pale green to yellow more or less covered with russet, theand are not good enough in quality to rank base often entirely russeted dots inconspicuous, round ;with a half score of other August apples. It or irregular, dark russet calyx-tube narrow, cone-shape ; ;was first described by Warder in 1867, and stamens basal core small, abaxile ; cells symmetrical, ; open, sometimes closed core-lines meeting carpels flat, ;probably originated in Pennsylvania, in which ; round to broad-ovate, tufted ; seeds numerous, plump,state it is chiefly to be found. narrow, acute to acuminate, light brown, sometimes tufted flesh yellow, ; firm, crisp, tender, fine-grained, Tree large, vigorous, upright-spreading, dense ; top aromatic, pleasant, mild, subacid ; good ; January toroundish, with long stout branches. Fruit medium to May.
  • 39. EN SEE FALL ORANGE 29 ENSEE. About 1900, Ensee, introduced by ribbed stem medium ; cavity acuminate, deep, wide, red or yellow or with outspreading rays of thin yellowish- ;U. T. Cox, Rockwood, Ohio, created something russet calyx small, closed or open ; basin often oblique, ;of a sensation in the horticultural press and in abrupt, narrow, shallow, sometimes compressed, fur-horticultural societies. It seemed especially rowed and wrinkled skin tough, waxy, roughened by ; the russet dots, deep rich yellow covered with brightworthy of trial because of the good keeping red, inconspicuously striped with darker red, markedqualities of the fruit, and the early bearing and with pale yellow and russet dots numerous toward theproductiveness of the trees. After twenty basin, larger and much elongated toward the cavity ; stamens median ; coreyears of probation, however, it is now almost calyx-tube elongated, cone-shape ; large, abaxile ; cells often unsymmetrical and open butwholly discarded except in Ohio, but two or sometimes closed core-lines clasping ; carpels large, ;three nurserymen in the country offer it, and round-ovate, mucronate, tufted ; seeds large, long, wide,there is but little demand for the trees. On acute, dark shaded with light brown ; flesh yellow, firm, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, aromatic, sprightly subacid ;the grounds of the New York Agricultural very good to best November to February. ;Experiment Station, the apples are similar tothose of Rome, differing chiefly in being a little FALLAWATER. Tulpahocken. Thedarker in color. The tree-characters of Rome fruits of Falla water are unique, easily recog-seem to be somewhat better than those of nized by their large size, globular form, and,Ensee, which fact, no doubt, accounts for the in well-colored specimens, the unbroken pink-falling off in the demand for the newer variety. ish-red color on a yellow background. The flesh is coarse, without distinctive flavor. The season is more or less variable. The tree char- acters are usually very satisfactory, though productiveness is sometimes a fault, causing branches to break. Fallawater is at least a century old, having originated in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; it was taken by pioneers from its native state to the Middle West, where it is still widely cultivated. Tree large, vigorous, upright. Fruit large to very- large, globular, sometimes oblate, symmetrical, some- times slightly irregular and faintly ribbed, uniform in size and shape stem very short cavity acuminate, deep, ; ; narrow, somewhat furrowed calyx large, closed or ; open ;lobes variable basin shallow to deep, abrupt, ; 18. Esopus Spitzenburg. sometimes furrowed, wrinkled skin tough, smooth, ; waxy, often dull grass-green with dull blush, highly- colored specimens yellow and blushed with bright deep ESOPUS SPITZENBURG. Fig. 18. Eso- red, often streaked with thin grayish scarf-skin dots ;pus. Esopus Spitzenburg is one of the leading conspicuous, white, areolar with russet point calyx-tube ;American apples. The fruits are unexcelled in wide, short, cone-shape stamens basal core abaxile to ; ; axile, large cells unsymmetrical, open or closed core-quality, and are most pleasing in appearance. ; ; lines meeting or clasping carpels tufted, long, narrowly ;The flavor is subacid, rich, spicy, and aromatic. ovate, mucronate seeds few, long, narrow, acuminate, ;The color is a commingling of light and dark tufted subacid ; flesh yellow, firm, coarse, to mildly sweet crisp, tender, juicy, fair to good November to-red laid on a rich yellow background with a March or April. ; ;dark red blush on the cheek to the sun, thewhole surface being sprinkled with yellow and FALL JENNETING. The fruit of thisrusset dots contrasting well with the red. The old variety was at one time highly esteemed,apples range from medium to large in size; but there are now many better sorts of itsare beautifully formed in an oblong-conic season. The tree is so remarkable for its vigor,mould; and are sufficiently uniform in size and size, health, and longevity that the varietyshape to make this an ideal apple for fancy should be a good parent to breed from. Con-packages. The apples are about the best to necticut is given as the habitat of the originaleat out of hand, and very good for all culinary tree, which first fruited more than a centurypurposes as well they withstand well all the ; ago.usages of marketing and keep in cold storage Tree large, vigorous, spreading or roundish. Fruituntil June. They are found in nearly every large, round-oblate inclined to conic, ribbed at thelarge market on the continent in season, often base, sides unequal stem short, thick ; cavity acumi- ;under the sobriquet "Spitz." Esopus Spitzen- nate, deep, wide, symmetrical, with outspreading rays of russet calyx large, closed or open lobes long,burg, however, falls considerably below the ; ; narrow, acute, reflexed basin small, shallow, narrow, ;mark of perfection through lack of vigor and furrowed and wrinkled skin thin, tough, smooth, pale ;health in the tree, and because of decided local yellow with faint brownish-red or bronze blush dots ; numerous, inconspicuous, sometimes russet but moreprejudices to soil and climate which make it often white and submerged prevailing effect yellow ; ;suitable only to favored localities. Unfortu- calyx-tube long, narrow funnel-shape stamens median ; ;nately, also, blossom, foliage, and fruit are core small, axile to abaxile cells symmetrical, closed ; ; core-lines clasping carpels round to broadly ovateinviting prey to apple-scab. The variety origi- ; ; seeds light brown, small, narrow, plump, acute fleshnated in Esopus, New York, some years ; yellow, firm, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, sprightly, subacid ;previous to 1800, and has long been grown from good late September to December. ;the Atlantic to the Pacific. FALL ORANGE. New York Bellflower. Tree open and spreading, upright, the lateral branches The of Fall Orange are scarcely good fruitsslender and drooping. Leaves narrow. Fruit medium enough and are so readily bruised for dessertto large, uniform in size and shape, broad and flat atthe base, varying from oblong to conic, obscurely in handling that they are not suitable for
  • 40. 80 FALL PIPPIN FAMILY market. Several rivals in season surpass it. FALL WINE. Musk Spice. Ohio Wine. The origin of the variety is given as Holden, Sweet Wine. Wine. At one time noted for its Massachusetts, and the date as previous to excellent fruits, Fall Wine has practically 1848. Its culture seems to be confined to New passed into oblivion. Except for the high England and New York. quality of its product, the variety is but mediocre. Fall Wine is reported to have Tree vigorous, hardy, healthy, long-lived, productive biennially. Fruit large, uniform in size but not in originated in Albany, New York, in 1832.shape, round-conic, irregular stem short, slender ; ;cavity acute, deep, regular or compressed, often russeted Tree of medium size, vigorous, healthy, long-lived,and with outspreading russet rays calyx large, open or ; productive biennially. Fruit large, round-oblate, ribbed,closed basin uneven, one side projecting higher than ; sides often unequal ; stem long cavity obtuse, wide, ;the other, deep, wide, abrupt, furrowed ; skin pale deep, sometimes lipped calyx small, closed or partly ;yellow sometimes with brownish blush ; dots numerous, open ; lobes long, narrow, reflexed basin deep, wide, ;large and small, russet or red, areolar calyx-tube large, ; abrupt, furrowed skin yellow washed with red which ;long, conical with fleshy point projecting into the base, on the exposed cheek deepens to a bright blush, indis-the lower part of the funnel cylinder sometimes en- tinctly striped with carmine dots yellowish-brown or ;larged stamens median ; core small, axile ; cells sym- ; russet ; calyx-tube long, narrow, funnel-form stamens ;metrical core-lines meeting when the tube is short, ; median core medium, axile ; cells symmetrical, closed ;clasping when it is long carpels elliptical to cordate ; ; or open ; core-lines clasping carpels broadly roundish, ;seeds not numerous, dark brown, plump, obtuse ; flesh tufted ; seeds wide, acute ; flesh yellow, tender, juicy,white, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, subacid, aromatic ; aromatic, very mild subacid fair to good ; September ;very good late September to early winter. ; to January. FAMEUSE. Fig. 20. Snow. Few apples are more beautiful and more refreshing than those of Fameuse. If the tender skin of light and shaded red be cut through, flesh of snowy whiteness rimmed and stained with crimson is exposed, beautiful to sight and delectable to smell and taste. Fameuse, commonly and aptly called Snow, belongs to Canada and the high altitudes and northern latitudes of the United States, where, alone, the apples reach perfection, and the trees attain vigor, health, and longevity. The variety has several serious faults; thus, the apples are small and keep only until Christmas fruit and tree are inviting prey ; to apple-scab and the trees are very fastidious ; 19. Fall Pippin. (X%) as to soils. Fameuse is of Canadian origin, with a history of at least 200 years. It is the parent FALL PIPPIN. Fig. 19. Autumn Pippin. of a score or more of worthy offspring.Pound Pippin. Summer Pippin. York Pippin.Though one of the oldest American apples, itis doubtful whether Fall Pippin is properly ap-preciated. The name is inapt, as in the Norththe fruit keeps well into mid-winter, and is offirst rate quality to the very last. The coloris a beautiful golden yellow, and the flesh istender, rich, crisp, aromatic, and of delectablequality either for dessert or for culinary uses.The trees are hardy, healthy, long-lived, andvery large; few trees carry a more majesticport at maturity. Unfortunately, tree andfruit are most inviting prey to the apple-scab 20. Fameuse.fungus; this accounts for the neglect intowhich the variety fell a generation ago, but, Tree vigorous, upright-spreading, dense, with long,with means of controlling the scab, its culture stout branches. Fruit medium size, round-conic, some- times stemshould be renewed. The habitat of the variety oblate, regular, uniform, symmetrical ; medium to short, sometimes long, slender cavity acute,is New England, where it has been grown for ; deep, wide, often gently furrowed, sometimes russetedat least a century and a half. but generally smooth and red or green calyx small, ; closed ; basin medium in width ajid depth, abrupt, Tree large, very vigorous, spreading, with long branches obscurely furrowed or wrinkled, often having mammi-which become drooping. Fruit large or very large, form protuberances skin thin, tender, smooth, bright ;uniform in size and shape, round to round-oblate, in- red deepening to dark red in highly-colored specimens,clined to conic, sometimes oblong and truncate, often striped toward the apex ; dots few, scattering, light ;obscurely ribbed stem long, thick ; ; cavity acute, wide, calyx-tube narrow, funnel-form stamens median ; core ;symmetrical or compressed, russettd ; calyx large, open ; small, axile ; cells closed core-lines clasping ; carpels ;lobes separated atbase, long, narrow, acuminate the ; symmetrical, round or elliptical, emarginate, mucronate ;basin wide, abrupt, wavy, wrinkled skin thin, smooth, ; seeds dark, long, narrow, acute flesh white, streaked ;clear yellow, sometimes faintly blushed dots numerous, ; or stained with red, very tender, juicy, subacid becom-small, pale and submerged or russet ; calyx-tube large, ing mild subacid, aromatic ; very good October to ;wide, long, conical stamens median core medium size, ; ; midwinter.abaxile ; cells symmetrical, closed or partly open ; core-lines meeting or claspingtufted ; carpels round, emarginate, seeds dark brown, acute, plump ; flesh yellow, ; FAMILY. Family has little to recommendfirm, fine, tender, very juicy, agreeably subacid, aromatic ; it excepting its long period of ripening avery good ; late September to January. valuable attribute in a fruit for home use. It
  • 41. FANNY GIDEON 31originated some time before the Civil War in quality, and the trees are seldom fruitful.Georgia, where alone it is of value as a sum- Nothing is known of the early history ofmer apple. Farther north, it is a fall or even Flushing Spitzenburg, but it has been culti-an early winter fruit. vated since 1800, when it was first described. Tree large, vigorous, round-headed or spreading. Fruit medium to large, round-conic or sometimes oblate-conic, obscurely ribbed, symmetrical stem short cavity acumi- ; ; nate, deep, narrow, smooth ana red or greenish calyx ; small, closed or open lobes broad, obtuse basin narrow ; ; and shallow, obtuse, sometimes furrowed and wrinkled; skin tough, yellow, overspread with orange-red, becom- ing bright deep red on the exposed side, coated with light bloom dots conspicuous, white ; calyx-tube long, ; funnel-form, extending to the core stamens median ; ; core distant, abaxile with a wide hollow cylinder at the center, nearly axile cells symmetrical, partly open or ; closed core-lines clasping ; carpels round, wide, mu- ; cronate, emarginate, somewhat tufted seeds dark, large, ; wide, plump, acute, sometimes tufted flesh yellow, ; sometimes streaked with red, firm, coarse, crisp, juicy, mild subacid good in quality October to February. ; ; CANS. See Black Ben Davis. FANNY. Theare beauti- GARDEN ROYAL. Garden Royal is a fruits of Fanny very good home variety for late summer andful and most excellent trees in quality, and the early autumn, but the apples are too smallare very satisfactory; but the apples are so and the season is too short for commercialdeficient in size and ripen over so long a period value. The fruits are regular in form andthat the variety is of value only for the home handsomely colored a deep yellow striped withorchard. Fanny originated at Lancaster, Penn- orange-red and dark crimson a most prepos-sylvania, with Dr. John K. Eshelman, previous sessing apple. The flesh is very tender andto 1869, when Downing called attention to its aromatic and has a pleasant acid flavor. Themerits. variety originated at Sudbury, Massachusetts, Tree vigorous, flat, spreading, open, with long, stout over a century ago. Its cultivation is confinedbranches. Fruit medium size, uniform in size and to New England and New York.shape, round-oblate, oblong or ovate, regular or slightlyribbed stem short, slender ; cavity acute, medium in ; Tree of mediumvigorous, round-headed, hardy, size,width and depth, sometimes russeted calyx small, closed ; healthy, long-lived, comes into bearing young and isor partly open lobes short,; narrow, acute ; basin reliable in biennial bearing. Fruit small, round otshallow, wide, abrupt, furrowed skin thin, tender, ; oblate-conic, regular or obscurely ribbed stem short ;smooth, yellow overlaid with bright red indistinctly straight, slender cavity acute, deep and broad, fur ;striped with carmine dots small, yellow ; calyx-tube ; rowed, often russeted calyx small, open or partly closed ;wide, funnel-form with pistil point projecting into the lobes separated, short, acute basin shallow, wide, obtuse ;base ;stamens median ; core below medium, abaxile ; wrinkled; skin thin, greenish-yellow, sometimes entirel;cells open core-lines clasping ; carpels broadly ovate, ; overspread with red, irregularly striped and splasheJemarginate ; seeds large, wide, flat, plump, acute flesh ; with carmine dots numerous, conspicuous, often ir ;yellow, firm, fine, very tender, juicy, mild subacid ; regular, russet or yellow ; calyx-tube funnel-shapegood to very good September to November or later. ; stamens median core small, axile ; cells closed or ; slightly open core-lines clasping ; carpels small, ellip- ; FLORY. Flory Bellflower. Belle. Flora tical, emarginate flesh yellow, fine, ; tender, juicy, agreeable, mild subacid, aromatic ; very good ; lateFlory is an apple of the type of Yellow Bell- August and September.flower, to which it is inferior in nearly allcharacters. It originated in Montgomery GIDEON. Gideon White. The clearCounty, Ohio, previous to 1872, when it was waxen yellow color, heightened by a brightfirst described by Downing. It is now grown pinkish blush, makes the fruits of Gideononly in the Middle West, usually under the beautiful; but the quality is not good, and thename Flora Belle. flesh passes rapidly from maturity to decay. The greatest assets of the variety are hardi- Tree vigorous, upright-spreading. Fruit medium to ovate to round-conic, often ribbed, symmetrical ness, vigor, and fruitfulness. It is of valuelarge, ;stem slender cavity acuminate, symmetrical, sometimes ; only where less hardy varieties cannot belipped basin medium in width, deep, abrupt, somewhat ; grown. Gideon was grown by Peter Gideon,furrowed calyx closed or open lobes narrow and acute ; Excelsior, Minnesota, about 1880 from a seed ; ;skin tough, clear yellow, becoming deeper yellow, rough-ened with capillary-netted russet lines and russet dots ; of a crab-apple which was thought to havecalyx-tube conical, sometimes meeting the core ; stamens been fecundated by pollen of Blue Pearmain.median core large, abaxile ; cells symmetrical, partly ;open to wide open core-lines meeting ; carpels long, ; Tree medium to large, vigorous, upright becomingovate seeds numerous, often irregular in form, small ; spreading and open. Fruit medium to large, uniform into large, wide, obtuse, dark brown flesh yellow, firm, ; size, round-conic or ovate, sometimes oblong, angular ;hard, coarse, juicy, agreeably subacid good in quality ; ; stem long, slender cavity acute, deep, broad, sometimes ;October. russeted calyx small, closed ; lobes narrow, acute, ; reflexed basin small, sometimes oblique, shallow, narrow, ; FLUSHING SPITZENBURG. Black obtuse, wrinkled, usually with narrow ridges waxen yellow, with pink blush on exposed skin thin, ; glossy,Spitzenburg. Flushing. This old variety, still cheek ; dots light, submerged, inconspicuous, exceptgrown but passing into deserved oblivion, has where the skin is blushed calyx-tube short, narrow, ;had its career prolonged by an inapt name often funnel-shape with very short, truncate cylinder ; stamens marginal core axile or abaxile cells closedwhich has caused it to be confounded with or open ; core-lines meeting the limb or clasping the ; ;Esopus Spitzenburg. The apples are poor in cylinder ; carpels round, broadly ovate, or elliptical.
  • 42. 32 GIDEON SWEET GOLDEN DELICIOUSemarginate, tufted ; seeds large, irregular, long, acute, Tree small, vigorous, spreading or drooping, withtufted, light brown ; flesh yellow, soft, coarse, crisp, short, stout branches. Fruit medium to large, uniform,juicy, subacid ; fair to good ; October. round-oblate, sometimes conic, obscurely ribbed, sides usually unequal stem medium in length, slender ; ; GIDEON SWEET. Gideon Sweet is a cavity acuminate, wide, deep, sometimes with out- spreading russet ; calyx large, closed or open ; basinvariety of the Blue Pearmain group so closely small, medium in depth and width, abrupt, furrowedresembling Bethel that the two are sure to be and wrinkled ; skin thin, smooth, pale yellow, thinlygenerally confounded. The essential differ- overspread with red, irregularly mottled, splashed and distinctly striped with carmine dots numerous, in-ences are that the flesh of Bethel is whiter ; conspicuous, light colored, submerged calyx-tube short ;and more often tinged with red, not so sweet cone-shape ; stamens median ; core large, usually axilenor so high in quality, and the skin is redder. cells symmetrical, closed or open ; core-lines clasping carpels broadly roundish, emarginate seeds dark brownIn both varieties the stem is characteristically ; very wide, flat, obtuse flesh yellow, firm, coarse, crisp ;curved. The variety originated with Peter tender, juicy, mild subacid ; fair in quality September ;Gideon, Excelsior, Minnesota, about 1880. Its and October.hardiness fits it for northern latitudes, where,alone, it is worth cultivating. GLORIA MUNDI. American Mammoth. Pound. Gloria Mundi is of interest because Tree vigorous, wide-spreading, dense branches short, ; its fruits are the largest of cultivated apples,stout, crooked. Fruit large, round to conic, often fit, however, only for culinary uses. All thatoblate, broadly and obscurely ribbed, sides sometimes is known of its history is that it was culti-unequal stem long, curved ; cavity broad, acuminate, ;deep, indistinctly furrowed, often with green or red- vated in the states of the Northeast very gen-russet rays calyx small, closed or open ; lobes long, ; erally before 1804, since which time it has beenacuminate basin shallow, broad, obtuse, furrowed, widely distributed in the United States and ;wrinkled skin tough, rough towards the apex, deep ;yellow or green mottled and blushed with orange-red Canada.sometimes irregularly splashed and striped with carmineand overspread with thin bloom dots conspicuous, yellow ; Tree large, vigorous, spreading, hardy, long-lived, butor russet, scattering ; calyx-tube large, broad, conical ; not very productive. Fruit large, uniform, round withstamens median to basal core irregular, abaxile cells ; ; truncate ends, conical, ribbed, sides usually unequal ;often unsymmetrical, open or closed core-lines meeting ; stem short, thick cavity large, acuminate, deep, broad, ;or clasping carpels roundish, tufted ; seeds medium to ; furrowed and compressed, sometimes russeted calyx ;large, light brown, narrow, acute, tufted ; flesh yellow, large, open or partly closed lobes separated at base, ;firm, crisp, coarse, juicy, aromatic, sweet ; good to very short, narrow ;basin large, deep, wide, abrupt, some-good ; November to April. times with faint bronze blush dots small, often areolar ; with russet center, or light colored and submerged ; GILPIN. Carthouse. Red Romanite. Ro- prevailing effect yellow calyx-tube very large, long, ; wide, broadly conical extending to core stamens median ; ;manite. Gilpin has a place in the South, core large, usually abaxile cells symmetrical, open ; ;where it is chiefly grown, by virtue of its long- core-lines usually clasping carpels broadly roundish to ; tufted seeds dark brown, small, narrow,keeping fruits. The apples hang on the tree elliptical, ; short, plump, obtuse, sometimes tufted flesh yellow,until heavy frosts, and suffer little by moderate coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, mild subacid ; ; fair or goodfreezes, often remaining in good condition in quality ; October to January.under leaves or rubbish throughout the winter.The tree-characters are all good. The apples GOLDEN DELICIOUS. There are noare too small and hardly high enough in yellow dessert apples of first rate in America, fruit or tree of all failing in one characterquality to make the variety generally desir-able. The birthplace of the variety is Vir- or another. Golden Delicious is now being introduced for this place as a cosmopolitanginia, and its history dates back at least tothe Revolution, though the earliest account of yellow dessert apple with the expectation that it will rank with the best red is given by Coxe in 1817. Judged by its fruit-characters, the expecta- Tree vigorous, round, open, spreading with short and tions of the introducers may be realized, fordrooping laterals. Fruit small, uniform in size and round to sometimes no other yellow apple is handsomer and ofshape, ovate-truncate, nearlycylindrical, often obscurely ribbed, symmetrical or sides better quality, nor possesses better shippingunequal, sometimes oblique stem short cavity acumi- ; ; and keeping characters. It is too soon to speaknate, usually deep, broad, obscurely furrowed or com- with confidence of the trees, but it seems cer-pressed, sometimes lipped, often russeted calyx large, ;open, rarely closed lobes leafy, reflexed, long, acumi- ; tain, from their behavior in many widelynate basin oblique, deep, wide, abrupt and prominently ; separated regions, that they are hardy, vigor-furrowed but sometimes shallow and narrow or com- ous, healthy, and productive, with no markedpressed, wrinkled skin tough, smooth, glossy, greenish- faults that have appeared as yet. The variety ;yellow becoming deep yellow, with brownish-red cheekoften deepening to dark red calyx-tube wide, short, ; was given the Wilder Silver Medal by thetruncate-funnel-shape stamens basal core axile ; cells ; ; American Pomological Society in 1920. Goldensymmetrical, closed or open core-lines meeting or clasp- Delicious originated as a chance seedling in ;ing ; carpels round to ovate, narrowing towards apex,mucronate, emarginate seeds numerous, dark brown, ; West Virginia in the orchard of A. H. Mullinslarge, plump, acute, tufted flesh yellow, very firm, ; about thirty years ago, and was introduced bycoarse, at first hard but becoming crisp and tender, juicy,subacid good February to June. ; ; Stark Brothers, Louisiana, Missouri, in 1916. Trees hardy, vigorous, healthy, productive. Fruit GLADSTONE. Relationship to Oldenburg large, 1^4 inches broad, 1% inches long, oblong-conic,and Gravenstein immediately apparent in is uniform in size and shape, symmetrical, distinctlythe fruit of Gladstone, the apples resembling ribbed ;stem 1 % inches long, slender, curved cavity ; acuminate, broad, very deep, smooth, gently furrowed ;the latter more than the former. The variety, calyx large, closed basin narrow, abrupt, furrowed ; ;however, is hardly equal to either in quality skin golden yellow, thin, smooth ; dots numerous, small,of fruit or in tree-characters. It is of com- conspicuous, russet and submerged at the apex core ; large, open, abaxile ; core-lines distinct, clasping ; calyx-paratively recent introduction in America, but tube long, wide, funnel-shaped carpels round-oval, ;has been grown for half a century in England. tufted ;seeds large, plump, acute ; flesh firm, crisp.
  • 43. GOLDEN PIPPIN GRAVENSTEIN 33tender, juicy, mild subacid, rich, aromatic ; quality Golden Sweet a standard early variety for isvery good to best for dessert and cooking autumn toMay. ; home use. The by those fruits are surpassed of few other sweet apples in richness and GOLDEN PIPPIN. Butter Pippin. Pound sweetness of flavor; while of only mediumRoyal. This name applied to several quite is size, they are very attractive in appearance,distinct apples, of which the one here de- being uniform in size and shape and having ascribed is much the most important. A com- handsome clear yellow color. The variety isparison of the descriptions will show that this at least a century old, probably from Con-variety is very similar to Fall Pippin, and that necticut, but now grown in all apple is suitable for the same uses, adapted to thesame regions, and has the same faults. The es-sential differences between the two are that inthis sort the apple is a little coarser in size, tex-ture of flesh, and flavor, but keeps longer, shipsbetter, and has an even more vigorous andhardy tree. The origin of Golden Pippin isunknown, but it dates back a century at least.Its culture is confined to New York. Tree large, spreading, hardy, vigorous, healthy, long-lived and reliable in bearing. Fruit large, uniform insize and shape, round to round-oblate, sometimes conic,often with a broad, flat base and broadly ribbed towardthe apex stem long, thick, sometimes swollen ; cavity ;acute, medium in depth, broad, usually symmetrical,sometimes lipped, russeted and often with heavy, out-spreading russet rays calyx large, closed basin deep, ; sometimes irregularly com- ; 21. Golden Sweet. (X%)wide, abrupt, furrowed,pressed skin tender, green or yellow when mature, ;sometimes with bronze blush and russet flecks dots ; Tree large, vigorous, spreading or drooping, dense.large and conspicuous, green, submerged or with russet Fruit large, uniform in size and shape, round, round-point calyx-tube wide, ; conical stamens median core ; ; oblate or ovate, regular or faintly ribbed stem very ;small, abaxile cells open ; core-lines meeting or clasp- ; long, thick cavity acute, of medium depth and width, ;ing ;carpels round or elliptical, sometimes obovate, symmetrical, usually partly russeted, often with out-heavily tufted seeds few, often not perfectly developed, ; spreading russet rays calyx small, closed lobes narrow, ; ;medium size, irregular, dark brown, plump, acute flesh ; acute basin shallow, narrow, obtuse, smooth, sym- ;yellow, coarse, tender, juicy, mild subacid, aromatic ; metrical, furrowed skin thin, tender, smooth, waxy, ;good to very good September to January. ; pale yellow calyx-tube medium in width, cone-shape ; ; stamens median core small, abaxile cells often un- ; ; GOLDEN RUSSET. The fruits of Golden symmetrical, open der carpels ovate ; core-lines clasping the funnel cylin- ; seeds small, narrow, angular, acute, ;Russet are not large, but they are smooth, brown flesh yellow, firm, fine-grained, tender, juicy, very ; sweet, aromatic good to very gooduniform, suffer little from pests, and are most late September. mid-August to ; ;excellent for dessert, culinary uses, evaporat-ing, and, of all varieties, best for cider. Be- GRANDMOTHER. Bogdanoff. Red Rein-sides, they keep and ship very well. The trees ette. Grandmother was imported from Russiaare hardy, vigorous, and usually fruitful. about 1880 and widely distributed for trial inAmong russet apples, Golden Russet ranks sec- the northern states. It has the usual meritsond only to Roxbury. There is much con- and faults of Russian apples, and is not abovefusion in names of the russet apples, but a the average in any of its characters.careful reading of the descriptions will keep Tree large, vigorous, spreading, flat, open, with longone straight. Golden Russet is at least a stout branches. Fruit large, ovate to round-conic, flatcentury old in America, but when and from at base, angular, sides unequal, fairly uniform stem ;where it came is not known. short, thick cavity acute, narrow, deep, shallow or ; scarcely depressed, much russeted and often with out- Tree large, vigorous, upright-spreading, dense branches ; spreading russet calyx large, closed lobes broad, acute ; ; ; basin deep, wide, abrupt, usually furrowed and wrinkledlong, stout, with long, slender laterals which become ; Fruit medium to large, round-oblate to conic, skin smooth, greenish-yellow, with faint blush dotsdrooping. ;sometimes elliptical, sometimes obscurely angular, numerous, inconspicuous, light and submerged, or areolarsmooth, uniform in shape and size stem short to very ; with dark center calyx-tube medium in length, wide, ;short, stout cavity wide, acuminate, often deep green ; broadly conical stamens basal core small or abortive, ; ;with numerous paler green or grayish dots calyx large, ; axile or abaxile cells symmetrical, usually closed ; core- ;closed or open lobes long, acute, often reflexed, some- ; lines meeting carpels variable, irregular, broadly ovate ;times separated at the base basin oblique, round, ; or obovate, emarginate, tufted seeds large, dark brown, ;abrupt, shallow, sometimes plaited or ribbed skin ; plump, obtuse flesh yellow, firm, coarse, ; very juicy,thick, tender, sometimes with patches and flecks of subacid to brisk subacid, aromatic ; fair to good ;russet, more often covered with green- or yellow-russet, November to January.becoming golden russet with bronze cheek dots gray or ;russet, inconspicuous on the smooth skin calyx-tube ; GRAVENSTEIN. Fig. 22. In America,short, wide, conical stamens basal; core medium, ; all lovers of fruits value Gravenstein for itsabaxile, or having a wide, hollow cylinder for the axis ;cells often unsymmetrical, open core-lines meeting ; ; crisp, tender, sprightly, juicy, richly-flavored,carpels broadly-ovate, elongated, sometimes tufted, aromatic apples. It is a valuable commercialslightly emarginate if at all seeds light brown with ; where it succeeds, by reason of earlya red tone, small, plump, obtuse, sometimes tufted fruit, productiveness, and good shipping ;flesh yellow, fine-grained, crisp, tender, juicy, rich, bearing,eubacid, aromatic ; very good ; December to April. qualities. The trees are vigorous but quite subject to sun-scald and apple-canker, and do GOLDEN SWEET. Fig. 21. Golden not hold their load well. Unfortunately, it isSweeting. Orange Sweet. Yellow Sweeting. fastidious as to both soil and climate, and is
  • 44. 34 GREEN NEWTOWN GREENVILLEgrown in highest perfection in but few locali- and Thomas Jefferson was growing the varietyties. Nova Scotia, where it becomes a winter at Monticello in 1778. Some pomologistsapple, seems best suited to its needs. Graven- maintain that there is a Yellow Newtown, astein is an old German apple which has been distinct variety from Green Newtown; but thein America probably a hundred years or more; differences in color are due to differences init was described as early as 1824. soil or climate two varieties do not exist. Tree moderately vigorous, of medium size, spread- ing or roundish, dense. Fruit medium to large, uniform in size but variable in form and coloring, usually round- oblate and more or less angular, with an oblique axis, sometimes elliptical ; stem medium or short ; cavity deep, acuminate, broad or compressed, often with rays of russet ; calyx small, closed or nearly so ; lobes small, acute basin medium in width and depth, furrowed and ; often wrinkled skin tough, smooth or roughened with ; brownish-russet dots, grass-green at fruit harvest but yellow later, often showing brownish-pink especially near the base dots submerged, numerous toward the ; eye, white scarf-skin over the base calyx-tube long, ; funnel-shape stamens median ; core small, abaxile ; ; cells symmetrical, closed core-lines clasping carpels ; ; broadly roundish or round-obcordate, emarginate, tufted ; seeds tufted, dark, narrow, acuminate flesh yellow, ; firm, crisp, tender, fine-grained, juicy, sprightly, with 22. Gravenstein. a fine aromatic subacid flavor best February to May. ; ; Tree large, vigorous, upright-spreading, open. Fruitlarge, uniform in size but not in shape, oblate or round, GREEN SWEET. Green Sweeting. Honeysomewhat irregular, broad at the base, angular, narrow Sweeting. The fruits of this excellent varietyto broad, irregularly russeted calyx large, open or remain crisp and juicy until spring: from ;closed ;lobes large, long, very broad, acute basin ;irregular, wide, obtuse to abrupt, wrinkled skin thin, ; apple harvest to apple blossoming, it is atender, rough, greenish-yellow or orange-yellow overlaid delicious sweet apple either for dessert orwith broken stripes of light and dark red dots few, culinary uses. The fruits run small, with the ;small, light ;prevailing effect yellow striped calyx-tube ;large, conical stamens median ; core medium in size, ; result that there is usually much loss fromstrongly abaxile cells open ; ; core-lines clasping the culls, as there is also from dropping. The treefunnel cylinder carpels broad-ovate, emarginate seeds ; ; is unique in its upright, compact growth, andlarge, long, plump, acute, brown flesh yellow, firm, fine, ;crisp, tender, juicy, sprightly subacid, aromatic in bearing fruit close to the branches on short very ;good to best ; late September till early November. laterals and spurs. The variety probably originated more than a century ago in New GREEN NEWTOWN. Fig. 23. Albe- England, where it is still chiefly grown.marle. Albemarle Pippin. Green Newtown Mountain Pippin. Newtown Tree large, vigorous, compact, erect or round-toppedPippin. Pippin. ; branches stout, young branches dark green. FruitYellow Newtown. Unfortunately, this apple medium, sometimes large, ovate to round-conic, some-can be grown in perfection only in certain re- times obscurely ribbed, regular and uniform in size ; stem long, slendergions, as: Hood River, Oregon; the Albemarle cavity furrowed, deep, acuminate, ; broad, smooth or open lobes leafy, long, acute basinregion, Virginia; and along the Hudson River, ; ; variable, medium in width and depth, abrupt, wrinkledNew York. By virtue of high quality, long- and more or less obscurely furrowed skin green, be- ;keeping and beauty of fruit, together with good coming yellow, with a thin brownish-red blush dots ; green or with fine russet point, often submerged and white prevailing color green ; calyx-tube wide, cone- ; shape stamens median core large, abaxile, open core- ; ; ; lines clasping or meeting carpels round-ovate seeds ; ; numerous, small, narrow, acute flesh greenish-white, ; tender, fine-grained, juicy, very sweet good ; December ; to April or May. GREENVILLE. Winter Maiden Blush. Greenville is a seedling of the well-known Maiden Blush, which it much resembles, differ- ing chiefly in bearing winter instead of fall apples. The tree is a heavy and an annual bearer, a light crop usually alternating with a heavy one. It is a good winter apple, but 23. Green Newtown. quite destitute of any characters that wouldtree-characters, Green Newtown has high make it stand forth preeminently. The varietystanding in regions where it thrives. Experi- originated on the farm of Jason Downing,ments at the Experiment Station, Geneva, Darke County, Ohio, in 1874, and its culture is confined to its native state.New York, show that it is a most excellentapple to use in breeding. Green Newtown is Tree vigorous, upright-spreading. Fruit medium topreeminently an American apple. The original large, round-oblate to round-oblong, symmetrical buttree came into bearing early in the eighteenth sometimes irregular or obscurely ribbed, uniform in shape stem short cavity acute, deep, wide, sym-century, and the variety was soon widely ; ; metrical, sometimes furrowed, sometimes lipped, oftengrown. In 1759 samples were sent to Benjamin russeted calyx ;closed or open lobes often long, ;Franklin in England, where they attracted acuminate basin shallow, usually furrowed and wrin- ; kled skin tough, waxen, pale yellow with a red blushmuch attention; John Bartram, the Quaker ; calyx-tube narrow, funnel-form stamens median core ; ; ;botanist, soon after sent grafts to England; medium, abaxile cells closed or partly open core-lines ; ;
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HAWLEY 35clasping carpels broadly roundish ; seeds large, light ; or gently furrowed, sometimes lipped ; calyx large,brown, narrow, acute flesh yellow, firm, crisp, fine, ; usually open disclosing the yellow calyx-tube lobes ;tender, juicy, pleasant, mild subacid, sometimes separated at the base, long, often leafy, acute basin ;astringent good November to February, sometimes ; ; often oblique, large, medium in depth and width, abrupt,extending into April. somewhat furrowed skin thick, tough, waxy, greenish- ; yellow becoming bright yellow, washed and mottled with bright red and striped and splashed with carmine ; ex- cept in highly colored specimens, yellow predominates ; dots numerous, large, gray or russet, often areolar or white and submerged calyx-tube large, wide at the ; top, conical ; stamens basal to median core small, axile ; or abaxile with hollow cylinder in the axis ; cells symmetrical, closed or partly open core-lines clasping ; ; carpels ovate, emarginate, often tufted seeds numerous, ; dark brown, often abortive, wide, obtuse ; flesh slightly tinged with yellow, firm, coarse, tender, juicy, sprightly subacid, aromatic ; good to very good ; September to January. HAAS. Fig. 25. Fall Queen. Haas. Horse, Hoss. Yellow Horse. Because of early bearing, thriftiness, hardiness, and productiveness in 24. Grimes Golden tree, Haas has been widely planted in different GRIMES GOLDEN. Grimes. parts of America, and is still in favor in Texas Fig. 24. and other parts of the South. It might be aGrimes Golden Pippin. In spite of several universal favorite, were it not for the poorfaults,Grimes Golden is a universal favoritewherever it can be grown. The outstanding quality of the fruit, which has a flavor dis-merits of the fruits are: beautiful rich golden agreeable to many. Haas originated over half a century ago on the farm of Gabriel Cerre,color, well-moulded form, firm but crisp and St. Louis, Missouri.tender flesh, pleasantly acidulous flavor, andmost pleasant aroma. Unfortunately, except inthe Virginias and adjoining states, the varietyhas many faults. Thus, the apples do not de-velop size, color, or quality elsewhere than in afew regions, and, wherever grown, they scaldbadly in storage. The trees, too, are but mod-erately vigorous, and under most conditionsmust be classed with the "unmanageables."Grimes Golden originated in West Virginiamore than a century ago; its culture is con-fined to the regions named, and Indiana, Illi-nois, and Missouri. 25. Haas. (XV ) 2 Tree vigorous, upright-spreading, drooping, dense ;branches short, stout, curved, crooked. Fruit medium Tree large, very vigorous, tall and upright becomingto large, round-oblong, often flattened at the ends, some- Fruit medium spreading, with long, slender branches.times conic, regular, sometimes obscurely ribbed ; to large, oblate-conic, ribbed, sides usually unequal ;sometimes oblique, symmetrical, uniform, sides often stem short, thick, often partly red cavity acute, deep, ;unequal stem short ; cavity broad, deep, acute, often ; broad, usually symmetrical, covered with thin greenish-russeted calyx large, closed lobes long, reflexed, ; ; russet ;calyx small, closed ; lobes separated at base,often separated at base basin abrupt, deep, wide, fur- ; short, narrow, acuminate basin narrow, deep, abrupt, ;rowed ; skin tough, deep yellow with scattering pale smooth or furrowed and wrinkled skin thin, tough, ;yellow or russet dots calyx-tube yellow, very broad at ; smooth, yellow, mottled, washed and covered with brightthe top, conical, deep stamens basal core small, ; ; red or brownish-red, striped and splashed with carmine ;abaxile cells symmetrical, closed or open ; core-lines ; dots large, inconspicuous, numerous, pale or russet ;meeting cells ; roundish, emarginate, concave seeds ; prevailing effect red striped with carmine ; calyx-tubenumerous, tufted, plump, acute flesh yellow, very firm, ; variable, long and wide, conical stamens median ; core ;tender, crisp, coarse, juicy, subacid, rich, aromatic, medium, abaxile cells symmetrical, open or closed ; ;sprightly very good to best ; November to January or ; core-lines clasping round to elliptical seeds carpels ; ;February. dark brown, large, plump, acute flesh white, often ; stained with red, firm, fine, a little tough, juicy, sprightly GROSH. Mammoth. Large Rambo, Groshs subacid, aromatic, a little astringent poor in quality ; ;Ohio Beauty. Summer Rambo. Western Beauty. October to early winter.The number of synonyms is usually a measureof merit not so in the case of Grosh. While HAWLEY. Douse. Few apples surpassthe apples are handsome when well-colored, Hawley in appearance and quality of fruit. The fruits are large, of the Fall Pippin type,they are not high in quality; and the trees, made in a similar mould, and have a color ofthough good in most characters, have the fatal the same pleasing commingling of green andfault of not being able to carry the crop, much The variety is gold. But it is in quality that they becomeof which drops its best in Ohio, where it is reputed to have quite preeminent, being characterized by ten- derness, crispness, and fineness of juicinessoriginated about 1840; it was described first and richness ofin 1853. flesh, Hawley can be flavor. as readily characterized by its faults as by its Tree vigorous, upright-spreading, open, with long, merits: the apples cannot be kept long, arestout, curved branches. Fruit large, uniform in sizeand shape, round-oblate to conical, regular or elliptical frequently water-cored or rotten at the core ;stem short, thick ; the trees are unproductive; and fruit and cavity acuminate, deep, wide, often ;compressed, smooth and green or russeted, symmetrical foliage are susceptible to the scab-fungus.
  • 47. 36 HIBERNAL HOLLAND WINTERHawley originated from seeds planted by HOADLEY. Hoadley is an apple of the Mathew Hawley, New Canaan, New York, Oldenburg group, differing from Oldenburgabout 1750. It is to be found in all apple re- chiefly in ripening its crop a month later. Thegions where there are fruit-growers of New apples are not as high in quality as those ofYork ancestry. Oldenburg. The variety originated in Wis- consin about 1890, and its culture is chiefly Tree large, vigorous, hardy, long-lived, susceptible tofungi, comes in bearing late, moderately productive. confined to its native state.Fruit large or very large, uniform in size and shape, Tree vigorous, upright-spreading. Fruit large, some-globular, oblate or conic, sometimes elliptical, ribbed ;*tem medium in length, slender ; cavity acute, deep, times very large, round-oblate or conic, angular, sideswide and with outspreading russet rays unequal stem short, thick ; cavity acute, deep, broad, ; calyx large, ;partly closed ; lobes often separated at the base, re- symmetrical, thinly and irregularly russeted calyx ;flexed, wide, acute basin deep, medium to wide, very ; large, closed or partly open lobes long, broad, acute ; to obtuse basin deep, narrow, wide, abrupt, furrowedabrupt, often furrowed skin smooth, waxy, thin, pale ; ; ; skin thick, tough, yellow overspread with bright red,green deepening to yellow, sometimes showing a faintTarown blush, with scattering russet dots and flecks mottled and irregularly striped and splashed with carmine dots inconspicuous, submerged, pale calyx-especially toward the cavity ; calyx-tube large, wide, ; ; core medium tube variable, short, wide, funnel-shape core of mediumcone-shape, yellow or brown cells closed ; ; ; ;core-lines meeting size, abaxile cells open ; core-lines meeting carpels carpels flat, tufted, round, emargi- ; ; ;nate seeds few, obtuse, medium in size, often abortive ; ; broadly cordate or elliptical, tufted seeds wide, long, ;flesh yellow, soft, tender, fine-grained, juicy, rich, mild plump, obtuse, dark colored flesh yellow, firm, coarse, ; crisp, tender, very juicy, brisk subacid good latesubacid ; very good September to November or later. ; ; ; September to November. HIBERNAL. Romna. Hibernal ranks HOLLAND PIPPIN. French Pippin.among the best of the Russian apples one of Summer Holland Pippin is often con- Pippin.the most valuable in rigorous climates in the fused with Holland Winter and Fall Pippin.United States and Canada. The fruit is but The following differences distinguish it frommediocre for dessert or cooking, but the tree these two: Holland Pippin is a fall apple,commends the variety most highly. The tree while Holland Winter is in season in not only one of the hardiest of its type, but Holland Pippin is a culinary fruit, while Fallalso one of the most vigorous, healthy, and Pippin is a choice dessert apple. Of the two,productive, making an excellent orchard plant Holland Pippin is the earlier, going out ofeither to produce its own fruit or upon which season soon after Fall Pippin begins to graft less hardy or less vigorous varieties. Holland Pippin is the greener fruit of theThe variety was imported from Russia between two, Fall Pippin being fit to use only when1870 and 1880. it a golden yellow in color. The stalk of is Treevigorous, spreading, drooping ; branches short, Holland Pippin is short and set in a widestout, curved, crooked and drooping. Fruit large, notuniform in shape or size, usually oblate-conic, often cavity, while that of Fall Pippin is long andwith sides unequal ; stem short and stout, pubescent ; set in a narrow cavity. The trees of bothcavity large, acute, deep, wide, furrowed, occasionally varieties are much the same in habit andlipped, russeted calyx large, open or partly closed ; ; both are exceptionally satisfactory. The originlobes often separated at the base, broad, acute basin of Holland Pippin is unknown, but it has been ;large, often oblique, narrow, abrupt, furrowed andwrinkled ; skin thick, tough, smooth or roughened with grown in America over a century, its cultureflecks of russet; color pale yellow, with thin bloom,"blushed and striped with hfright carmine dots small, extending from the Atlantic westward to Michigan and Indiana. ;numerous, pale yellow or gray, conspicuous calyx-tube ;long, wide, funnel-shape ; stamens median core small, ; Tree large, vigorous, spreading or round-topped. Fruitaxile ;cells closed core-lines meeting carpels round- large or very large, uniform in size and shape, round or ; ;ovate, emarginate, tufted seeds small, short, plump, ; oblate-conic, obscurely ribbed stem short, usually slen-obtuse, dark brown ; flesh yellow, firm, coarse, juicy, der cavity acute, medium in width, shallow, usually ; ;brisk subacid ; astringent ; fair to good ; September covered with thick outspreading russet calyx pubescent,to January. ; small, closed or partly open ; lobes long, acute basin ; shallow to deep, narrow, abrupt to obtuse, ridged and HILAIRE. a seed- St. Hilaire. Hilaire is wrinkled ; skin thin, tough, smooth, pale yellow withling of Fameuse, from which it differs in bear- brownish-red blush which is conspicuously marked withing fruits a little larger, which keep longer large irregular, areolar dots ; dots numerous, large and small, often submerged calyx-tube wide, broadly.and have a more acidulous flavor. Like conical stamens median ; core large, abaxile ; ; cells un- ;Fameuse, Hilaire is of Canadian origin, having symmetrical, open ; core-lines meeting or clasping ;come from St. Hilaire, Quebec, about 1875, carpels broad, narrowing toward base and apex, emargi- nate, tufted seeds narrow, acute flesh white, coarse-where it originated on the farm of Alexis ; grained, crisp, tender, very juicy, brisk subacid ; good ;Dery. Its culture is largely confined to the to very good September to October. ;French settlements in Canada. Tree large, vigorous. Fruit medium to large, uniform HOLLAND WINTER. Several applesin size, oblate or round-oblate, irregular stem medium, pass under the name Holland Winter. The ;:slender ; cavity acuminate, deep and broad, not russeted, one which supposed to have received the issymmetrical ; calyx medium, usually closed lobes broad, ; name first, and which is here described, is veryobtuse ; basin shallow, wide, abrupt, wrinkled, sym-metrical ; skin thin, tender, smooth, pale yellow over- similar to Rhode Island Greening. The fruitsspread with red, covered with faint bloom, stripes of Holland Winter are not equal to those of obscure ; dots very numerous, small, red, sometimes gray Rhode Island Greening in quality for eitheror russet prevailing effect brilliant red deepening to ; dessert or culinary use, but keep better anddark red ; calyx-tube long, narrow, funnel-shape stamensmedian ; core axile, small ; cells closed or partly open ; ; do not scald so badly in storage. The treescore-lines clasping the funnel cylinder carpels round, ; are vigorous, healthy, fruitful and usually bearemarginate seeds dark, numerous, large, wide, obtuse The variety is supposed to haveto acute ; flesh white tinged with red, fine, crisp, tender, annually. ;juicy, sprightly subacid ; good to very good November ; come from the Holland district of Lincoln-to January. shire, England, and is at least two hundred
  • 48. HUBBARDSTON HURLBUT 37years old. When it came to America is not fine-grained, tender, crisp, juicy, aromatic, rich, at first has been long grown in eastern sprightly but becoming mild subacid very good to bestknown, but it October to January. ; ;America. Tree vigorous, spreading, open ; branches long, stout. HUNT RUSSET. Golden Russet. NewFruit medium to large, round-conic, symmetrical, regular England Russet. Russet Pearmain. Hunt Rus-or sometimes ribbed stem short and thick cavity acute, ; ; set, a favorite of a century and a half ago butlarge, furrowed, occasionally with thin, outspreading now no longer planted, is found in many oldrusset rays calyx small, closed or open basin shallow, ; ; orchards in New England and New York. Theoccasionally deep and abrupt, furrowed, wrinkled skin ;tough, waxy, smooth, pale green often with a faint, fruits are attractive, of excellent quality, anddull blush ; dots numerous, large, conspicuous, sub- keep remarkably well. The variety takes itsmerged, white, mingled with a few fine russet points ; name from a Mr. Hunt upon whose farm, nearcalyx-tube long, narrow, funnel-shape stamens median ;;core of medium size, abaxile cells symmetrical, open ; Concord, Massachusetts, it originated.or partly closed core-lines clasping ; carpels round to ;elliptical, broad, tufted ; seeds short, plump, obtuse ; Tree vigorous, upright-spreading. Fruit medium orflesh white, firm, crisp, fine-grained, juicy, subacid, small, uniform, oblate to conical, often elliptical, uniformwith mild pleasing aroma ; good ; December to May. in shape stem short, slender cavity large, acute, deep, ; ; broad, sometimes furrowed and compressed calyx partly ; open or closed lobes medium in length, broad ; basin ; deep to shallow, narrow to wide, abrupt, furrowed skin ; thin, tender, golden-russet or with red-russet cheek ; dots numerous, gray or russet calyx-tube long, funnel- ; shape stamens basal ; core small, axile ; cells sym- ; metrical, closed ; core-lines clasping the funnel cylinder ; carpels round to elliptical, emarginate ; seeds dark, medium in size, plump, usually obtuse flesh yellow, ; fine, tender, juicy, subacid, sprightly becoming mild ; very good to best ; January to April or later. HUNTSMAN. Huntsmans Favorite. Huntsman produces an excellent apple in ap- pearance and quality, which sells as a fancy fruit in Missouri, Kansas, and nearby regions. The handsome color and delectable quality of the fruit, however, are offset by several serious 26. Hubbardston. (X%) faults, as: susceptibility to the scab and bitter- rot fungi sun-burning of the fruit and lateness ; ; HUBBARDSTON. American 26. in coming into bearing. These faults have Fig.Blush. Hubbardston Nonsuch. Nonsuch. Hub- kept the variety from becoming an apple of commercial importance. Huntsman originatedbardston, under favorable conditions, is a most on the farm of John Huntsman, Fayette, Mis-excellent apple. The fruits are of large size, souri, sometime previous to 1872, when it washandsome color, good enough for dessert, first described by Downing.smooth, uniform, and are produced abundantlyon a vigorous Unfortunately, several tree. Tree vigorous, upright, open ; branches long, straight,faults condemn the variety for general culture. slender ; internodes very short. Fruit large, round-oblate, conical, somewhat irregular, obscurely angular stemThe apples, very good for dessert, are not at short, thick ; cavity acute, deep, broad, sometimes ;all suitable for culinary uses. The variety is russeted, frequently furrowed, sometimes compressed ;so variable on different soils and in different calyx small, closed lobes short, narrow, acute ; basin ;climates in both tree- and fruit-characters as to very abrupt, deep, narrow, usually deeply furrowed ; skin thick, tender, yellow, often with an orange-redbe unsatisfactory. Thus, very often, the trees blush which sometimes deepens to distinct red ; dotsdo not hold the crop well, the apples are under- small, inconspicuous, pale, submerged, numerous ; calyx- tube usually extends to the core, cylindrical stamenssized, poorly colored, drop badly; the crop ; marginal core small, abaxile ; cells often unsymmetrical, ;does not keep its allotted time, and the trees open ; core-lines clasping ; carpels elliptical, deeplysuffer from winter injury. The variety takes emarginate, sometimes tufted seeds irregular in shape, ; dark brown, wide and long, plump, obtuse flesh yellow,its name from Hubbardston, Massachusetts, ; firm, coarse, tender, juicy, mild subacid with a dis-where it originated at least a century ago, tinct pleasantly aromatic flavor good to very good ; ;and whence it has been widely disseminated December to April.throughout northern United States. HURLBUT. Hurlbut Stripe. Hurlbut is Tree vigorous, large, spreading, dense. erect, Leaves one of the many mediocre apples having justsmall, narrow, incurved. Fruit medium to large, round- sufficient merit to keep them in the limbo ofovate to round-conic, characteristically rounded towardthe cavity, symmetrical, often obscurely ribbed stem the nurserymens catalogs. It will be seen ;short ; cavity deep, acute, symmetrical, sometimes fur- from the description that fruit and tree ofrowed, russeted ;calyx small, open or closed basin ; Hurlbut are good but in no case superior.narrow, shallow to deep, furrowed, often marked with The variety originated at Winchester, Con-concentric flecks of russet in and about the basin skin ;smooth or more often roughened with dots, flecks and necticut, nearly a century ago on the farm offine veins of russet, covered with faint bloom ; color General Leonard Hurlbut. Its cultivation hasyellow, blushed and mottled with red which varies from not spread far from the place of its nativity.dull brown to bright red, more or less marked withcarmine dots pale or russet, often large and irregular, ; It was first described by Cole in 1849.conspicuous on the red portions of the fruit calyx -tube ;medium in length, broad, cone-shape stamens median ; ; Tree large, vigorous, spreading. Fruit medium tocore small, abaxile ; cells symmetrical, closed or partly large, uniform in size and shape, round-oblate to oblate-open ; core-lines meeting or clasping carpels broad, ; conic, angular, symmetrical ; stem short, slender cavity ;round, emarofinate, tufted seeds numerous, small, short, ; acute, shallow, medium in width, symmetrical or com-plump, acute, light brown flesh yellow, firm, breaking, ; pressed, usually closed lobes long, narrow, acute ; ;
  • 49. INGRAM JERSEY SWEETbasin shallow, narrow, abrupt, smooth or wrinkled ; glossy, yellow with a bright blush ; dots obscure whiteskin thick, tough, smooth, greenish-yellow overspread or russet calyx-tube cone-shape ; ; stamens median ;with brownish-red or dull red, splashed and striped with core large, abaxile cells symmetrical, open or partly ;carmine dots scattering, inconspicuous, usually sub- ; closed ; core-lines clasping ; carpels large, round tomerged, sometimes russet calyx-tube very short, wide, ; broad-obovate ; seeds numerous, acute flesh yellow, firm, ;truncate conical with fleshy pistil point projecting into coarse, very tender, crisp, juicy, aromatic, very sweet ;the base stamens marginal ; core of medium size, ; good ; October to April.abaxile cells wide open to closed ; core-lines meeting ; ;carpels round seeds numerous, large, wide, long, plump, ; JEFFERIS. one of the best fall Jefferis isacute flesh white or yellowish, firm, fine, tender, crisp, fruits ; apples pleasantly acidulous, tender,very juicy, aromatic, mild subacid good to very good ; ; The trees, too, are satisfactoryOctober to January. rich, delicious. in all respects. But the apples ripen unevenly, INGRAM. Ingram Seedling. Ingram is re- are not attractive in color, and lack both sizemarkable for two qualities late-blooming, and and uniformity, qualities which condemn thelate-keeping fruits. It is a seedling of Rails, variety for any but the home orchard, wherewhich it much resembles except for larger and it is most deserving of a place. Jefferis origi-more brightly colored apples. The fruit is but nated with Isaac Jefferis, Chester County,mediocre, and the variety has small value ex- Pennsylvania, and is first recorded in 1848. Itcept when a tree is wanted which blooms late is grown in all of the eastern states.or an apple which keeps long. This variety Tree of medium size, vigorous, upright, open. Fruithas attracted much attention in the Southwest, small, uniform in size and shape, round-oblate, conic, inespecially in the Ozarks, but promises little regular or obscurely ribbed stem of medium length, ;other regions. Ingram originated in the or- thick cavity acute, medium in depth, broad, sym- ; metrical calyx small, closed or open ; lobes short, broad,chard of Martin Ingram, Springfield, Missouri, ; acute ; basin shallow to deep, wide, abrupt, smooth,about 1850. symmetrical skin thin, tough, pale yellow, blushed and ; mottled with dull red overlaid with narrow splashes and Tree vigorous, upright, dense, with long, stout stripes of carmine dots small, scattering, inconspicuous, ;branches. Fruit medium, sometimes large, round-conic submerged or russet calyx-tube narrow, conical stamens ; ;to round-oblate, symmetrical ; stem short, varying from marginal core small, axile cells open ; core-lines clasp- ; ;thick and swollen to slender ; cavity acuminate, from ing ; carpels elliptical, emarginate, sometimes tufted ;medium in depth and width to deep and broad, some- seeds numerous, large, wide, long, flat, very irregular,times partly russeted, obscurely furrowed calyx large, ; obtuse flesh yellowish-white, firm, fine, crisp, tender, ;open ; basin regular, deep, narrow, abrupt skin thick very juicy, mild, subacid ; very good ; September to ;and tough, smooth, pale yellow, washed, mottled and January.striped with two shades of red and clouded with whitescarf-skin over the base dots numerous, white areolar ; JERSEY SWEET. Fig. 27. American. Inwith russet center, conspicuous calyx-tube conical ; ; spite of faults, there much in the is fruit ofstamens basal core small, axile cells symmetrical,closed core-lines meeting ; carpels round, tufted seeds ; ; ; Jersey Sweet to commend it for home use and ;wide, acute, tufted flesh yellow, firm, and hard but ; local markets. Its faults are: susceptibility tobecoming crisp and tender, juicy, very mild subacid, the scab-fungus, early decay, and failure toaromatic good to very good February to June. ; ; IOWA BLUSH. This variety is brieflydescribed by nurserymen of Iowa and Ne-braska, who speak of it in superlative terms.It seems not to be known elsewhere. Theauthor has been unable to learn its history,other than that it has been grown in the statesnamed for at least twelve years. The tree isdescribed as very vigorous and productive, butonly second-hardy, not thriving in the Da-kotas and northern Minnesota. The fruit ismedium in size, round-conical, pale yellowwith a red cheek. The flesh is yellowish,subacid or tart, rich and good. The season is 27. Jersey Sweet. (X%)November to February. color well in most environments. To offset JACOBS SWEET. Jacobs Winter Sweet. the faults, the quality is of the best, makingJacobs Sweet has many of the qualities which a good sweet apple for either dessert orhave made its more widely-known rival, Sweet cooking. The tree-characters are excellent.Bough, a universal favorite. The apples of the The origin of the variety is unknown, but ittwo, in color, form, and texture are much alike. has been listed in pomologies since 1845.The fruits of this variety are very tender, crack and are susceptible to the scab-fungus. Tree large, vigorous, upright or round-topped, open ;easily, Fruit medium branches long, stout, filled with spurs.Add to these faults, unreliability in keeping size, round-ovate, conic or oblate-conic, sides unequal ;and great variability in season, and it may be stem long, slender cavity acute, deep, medium in width, ;seen why Sweet Bough is generally thought occasionally lipped, russeted ; calyx small, closed ; lobes long, narrow, acute basin small, shallow, narrow,to be the better apple. The variety is best ; abrupt, ribbed and wrinkled skin fine, tender, yellow ;known in New England, where it originated washed and mottled with brownish-red and overlaid withat Medford, Massachusetts, about 1860. narrow stripes of carmine dots inconspicuous, greenish, ; submerged ; calyx-tube narrow, conical, often with fleshy Tree medium to vigorous, spreading. Fruit large, pistil point projecting into the base stamens median ; ;medium toinclined to conic, sometimes large, round, core large, axile ; cells symmetrical, usually closed ;oblate, symmetrical stem short cavity wide, deep, ; ; core-lines clasping the funnel cylinder carpels elongated- ;acute, sometimes furrowed or compressed, seldom rus- ovate, tufted ; seeds large, acute ; flesh yellow, firm, fine,seted ; calyx closed or partly open basin often abrupt, ; crisp, tender, juicy, sweet ; good to very good ; Septemberround, medium in width and depth ; skin tough, waxen, to December.
  • 50. JEWETT RED KESWICK 39 JEWETT RED. Fig. 28. Nodhead. is from November to January, longer in coldJewett Red is an early winter apple of the storage, with the greatest demand at Christ-Blue Pearmain type, more or less grown and mas. Unfortunately, when the apples are kepthighly esteemed in parts of New England. long in either common or cold storage, darkThe apples are handsomely colored dark red spots develop in the skin which greatly mar their appearance. The trees are usually hardy, vigorous and productive, and very accommo- dating as to soils and climates, requiring, how- ever, a fertile soil, and developing fullest per- fection in cool climates. The variety is an inviting prey to insects and fungi, and the trees must be carefully sprayed. Jonathan is grown best in parts of the Middle West and the Pacific Coast states. The variety origi- nated on the farm of Philip Rick, Ulster County, New York, about 1800, and the name 28. Jewett Red. commemorates Jonathan Hasbrouck, who had the honor of first calling attention to this excellent apple.covered by heavy, blue bloom; and the aquality is excellent, the flavor being a pleasing Tree medium in size, vigorous, round or spreading,mingling of sweet and sour. The trees are drooping, dense. Leaves small, narrow. Fruit small, rarely large, round-conic to round-ovate, often truncate,precocious in bearing, but grow slowly, and uniform in shape and size ; stem medium to regular,are seldom productive. The variety originated long, slender ; cavity acute, deep to very deep, abrupt,at Hollis, New Hampshire, early in the nine- narrow skin thin, tough, smooth, pale yellow striped ;teenth century. with carmine, covered with red which deepens on the sunny side, often showing contrasting bits of pale yellow Tree small, spreading, open branches short and stout ; about the cavity dots minute, inconspicuous calyx-tube ; ;with few laterals and numerous spurs. Fruit of medium small, funnel-shape stamens basal core small, axile ; ; ;size, uniform in size and shape, round-oblate, sides cells symmetrical but often not uniformly developed,unequal, obscurely ribbed, often irregular stem short ; ; usually closed ; core-lines clasping the funnel cylinder ;cavity variable, acute, shallow, wide, furrowed ob- carpels concave, round to round-cordate, emarginate,scurely, green or russeted, sometimes lipped calyx ; smooth seeds large, long, acute, dark, numerous ; flesh ;small, open or partly closed lobes broad, short, obtuse ; ; yellow, sometimes with a tinge of red, firm, fine, crisp,basin shallow, wide, obtuse, obscurely furrowed and tender, juicy, very aromatic, sprightly subacid ; verywrinkled skin thin, tough, smooth, dark red over yellow ; good to best ; November to January.background, often deepening to purplish-red and obscurelymarked with broken stripes and splashes of carmine JULY. August. Fourth of July. July, in ;dots numerous, conspicuous, pale yellow with character-istic scarf-skin overspreading the base prevailing effect ; fruit, isalmost a facsimile of the well-knowndeep red calyx-tube narrow, ; funnel-form stamens ; Tetofsky, which surpasses it in tree-characters,median ; core axile cells closed or open ; core-lines ; in which the two are quite distinct. It is anclasping ;carpels oval, elongated, emarginate seeds ;numerous, clear reddish-brown, small flesh yellow, fine, ; old~ Russian variety introduced into Americatender, juicy, pleasantly aromatic, mild subacid good ; sometime previous to the Civil War as anto very good October to February. ; apple suitable for cold regions. JONATHAN. Fig. 29. Jonathan has a Tree vigorous, upright, roundish, dense. Fruit medium,world-wide reputation, and the apples by gen- uniform in shape but not in size, round-conical, irregu-eral consent are placed among the very best larly ribbed, sides often unequal; stem long, slender, often bracted ; cavity acuminate, deep, medium, furrowed,in both appearance and quality. Though only lobes nar- thinly russeted calyx large, usually closed ; ;medium in size, the fruits are large enough for row, acuminate basin shallow to medium, narrow, ; abrupt, furrowed and wrinkled ; skin thin, tough, smooth, glossy, pale yellow washed and mottled with red, striped and splashed with carmine and overspread with bloom ; dots small, numerous, submerged, inconspicuous, light, areolar calyx-tube variable in length, funnel-shape ; ; stamens median ; core medium, axile cells closed ; ; core-lines clasping carpels round-ovate or elongated- ; ovate ; seeds dark dull brown, wide, short, plump, obtuse ; flesh yellow, coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, sprightly subacid ; fair to good ; July to September. KESWICK. Keswick Codlin. This is an English apple of small value in America. The variety may be recommended more for its tree- than its fruit-characters. It was brought to Jonathan. (X%) America and widely disseminated early in the nineteenth century.a dessert apple. The brilliant red skin, indis-tinctly striped with carmine and underlaid with Tree large, vigorous, upright-spreading. Fruit large, round-conic or oblong-conic, broad at the base, ribbed,pale yellow, contrasting with the nearly white stem short, slender to thick ; sides frequently unequalflesh; and the shapely, round-conic, smoothly ; cavity variably acute, shallow, narrow, russeted calyx ;and regularly turned form, make it one of the closed lobes long, medium in width, acuminate ; basin ;most attractive apples. The flesh is firm, crisp, shallow, narrow, furrowed or angular, often with fleshy protuberances alternating with the calyx-lobes ; skintender, juicy, not especially rich in flavor, but thin, tough, smooth, waxy, yellow, sometimes with apeculiarly sprightly and refreshing, having a faint blush and often with a suture line extending outdistinct and most pleasing aroma. The season from the cavity dots submerged, inconspicuous or rus- ;
  • 51. 40 KING LADY SWEETset ;calyx-tube wide, bluntly cone-shape ; stamens red ; dots numerous, small, white, elongated towards themedian core variable, large, abaxile ; cells wide open ; ; cavity prevailing effect dark red ; calyx- tube conical, ;core-lines meeting carpels variable, round-ovate ; seeds ; short to cylindrical and deep, sometimes extending tolight brown, small, short, plump, acute flesh white, ; the core ; stamens marginal core small, axile ; cells ;fine, tender, juicy, brisk subacid fair to good ; August ; symmetrical, closed ; core-lines clasping ; carpels ob-and September. cordate, emarginate, concave, tufted ; seeds short, wide, plump ; flesh yellow, crisp, fine or a little coarse, agree- KING: See Tompkins King. ably subacid, aromatic ; good to very good ; season, November to March. KING DAVID. This apple is a Fig. 30. LADY. Fig. 31. Api. Christmas Apple.cross between Jonathan and Arkansas Black, This variety is known wherever apples areresembling both parents in one or more grown, usually, except in America, under thecharacters. The trees are equal to either in name Api with somehardiness, productiveness, vigor, and health. modifying term. Its pop-The apples are about the size of those of Jona- ularity is due to its beau-than and even better colored, as beautiful as tiful miniature fruitsany in the orchard; for added to the deep, which are of highestsolid, red color are rotundity in shape and uni- most suitable quality,formity in size; these three qualities give the for dessert and for dec-fruitsan almost perfect appearance. The ap- orative The purposes.ples hang long on the tree, all the while deep- apples keep well untilening in color, but for late keeping should be April or May, but are in 31. Lady. (X%)picked as soon as overspread with red and greatest demand duringbefore the seeds are well ripened. The flesh the holiday season. The trees are not veryis firm, fine, crisp, tender, spicy, and juicy. satisfactory, being small,very dense in growth,The chief fault of the fruit is a tendency to unproductive, and come in bearing late. The fruit is borne in clusters on short spurs and hangs well to the tree. The variety is very susceptible to the apple-scab fungus. Lady has been in cultivation in France, under the name Api, for over three hundred years, and was one of the first European apples to be brought to America. Tree vigorous, dwarf, dense, erect branches erect, ; slender. Leaves narrow. Fruit very small, uniform in size and shape, oblate to round-conic, obscurely ribbed, symmetrical stem slender ; cavity large and wide, ; obtuse, shallow, gently furrowed, sometimes thinly rus- seted ; calyx small, closed lobes small, acute ; basin ; 30. King David. wide, shallow, obtuse, narrowly ridged and wrinkled ; skin thick, tough, smooth, glossy with a deep red blush which is often irregularly and sharply outlined againstdecay at the core, especially when over-ripe. the pale yellow ground-color ; dots white or with russetKing David was found growing in a fence-row points, inconspicuous calyx-tube conical with short, ; truncate cylinder stamens marginal core small, axile ;in Washington County, Arkansas, in 1893, and ; ; cells symmetrical, closed core-lines clasping ; carpels ;was introduced by Stark Brothers, Louisiana, smooth, round or elliptical, emarginate, mucronate; seeds plump, wide, obtuse, completely filling the cells ;Missouri, in 1902. flesh white, firm, fine-grained, crisp, tender, juicy, aromatic, mild subacid ; good to very good December Tree vigorous, healthy, hardy, productive; branches ;long, moderately stout. Fruit of medium size, round-oblate to oblate-conic, slightly ribbed stem medium in length, LADY SWEET. ;slender cavity ; moderately deep and broad, usually rus- Pommeroy. Lady Sweetseted ; calyx small, closed basin medium in depth, ; has few rivals among sweet apples in its season.somewhat abrupt, furrowed skin thin, tender, smooth ; ;color pale greenish-yellow, almost entirely overspread The fruits are superior in size, color, flavor,with a very attractive deep, dark red, changing to and keeping qualities. The trees come inscarlet ; core rather large, open, abaxile, with clasping flesh bearing young and bear regularly and heavily,core-lines ; calyx-tube long, narrow, funnel-shaped though they are not remarkably vigorous, are ;distinctly yellow, firm, crisp, moderately tender, juicy,brisk subacid, spicy and aromatic quality good to very; short-lived, and often suffer from winter injury.good November to February. ; Fruit and foliage are quite susceptible to apple-scab. The season is from late autumn KINNAIRD. Kinnairds Choice. Kin- to late spring. Lady Sweet originated nearnairds Favorite. Kinnaird is an attractive, Newburg, New York, and was brought to no-dark-red apple similar to Winesap in size, tice by Downing in 1845. It is a generalquality, color, and season. The variety origi- favorite in the North Atlantic states and thenated at Franklin, Williamson County, Ten- Middle West.nessee, and is now grown only in its nativeand neighboring states. Tree upright-spreading, vigorous. Leaves narrow, small, ovate. Fruit large, uniform in size and shape, Tree medium in vigorous, spreading, irregular ; size, round-conic, often approaching oblong-conic, irregularlybranchlets slender. Fruit medium to large, oblate to elliptical, often ribbed, symmetrical ; stem short cavity ;conic, flat at the base, obscurely ribbed, sides sometimes acute, deep, narrow, sometimes wide, gently furrowed,unequal stem not exserted, short, thick ; cavity very ; often russeted, sometimes lipped ; calyx small, closed,wide, deep, acute, sometimes russeted ; calyx small, pubescent basin small, narrow, shallow, abrupt, fur- ;closed or partly open basin wide, deep, abrupt, gently ; rowed ; skin thin, smooth, yellow overspread with brightfurrowed, often oblique ; skin thick, tough, smooth, red splashed with carmine, mottled and striped withyellow, mottled and blushed with red, in the sun deep white scarf-skin about the cavity ; dots conspicuous, pale
  • 52. LATE STRAWBERRY LIMBERTWIG 41areolar with russet point or submerged, numerous toward Civil War, and to have been reintroduced fromthe basin calyx-tube conical stamens basal core ; ; cells not uniformly developed, ; Delaware under the name Delaware Winter.small, axile to abaxile ;closed core-lines meeting or clasping carpels broad, Tree vigorous, round-spreading, dense ; ; branches long, ;round to round-ovate, mucronate, sometimes emarginate, Fruit medium to large, round or oblate, stout, curved.tufted flesh yellow, firm, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, ; regular and symmetrical stem variable, often long and;sweet, with a distinct and pleasant aroma ; very good to slender ; cavity acute or acuminate, deep, large andbest November to April or May. ; broad, often compiessed or furrowed, more or less rus- seted and often with outspreading russet rays calyx LATE STRAWBERRY. Fig. 32. Au- small, closed or open, often leafy lobes sometimes ; ;tumn Strawberry. Fall Strawberry. The true separated at the base basin wide, flat and obtuse, some- ; times deep and abrupt, gently furrowed, sometimesLate Strawberry is one of the best dessert wrinkled skin thin, tough, smooth, occasionally showing ;apples of its season. It is, however, an apple the yellow ground-color but usually covered with brightonly for the home orchard. Its reputation red which deepens about the base and is often mottled and streaked with dull gray scarf-skin, toward the apexhas suffered because of confusion in nomencla- dots white or russet, small and numerous lighter red ;ture, several distinct sorts being grown as Late about the basin, large and scattering toward the cavity ;Strawberry. The variety is debarred from calyx-tube long, narrow at top, funnel-form stamens ; median core abaxile, medium in size cells symmetrical,commercial plantation because of the small ; ; open or closed core-lines clasping ;carpels concave, ; round to obcordate, tufted seeds dark, large, wide, ; obtuse, tufted ; flesh yellow, firm, breaking, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, brisk subacid, aromatic fair to good ; ; January to May or June. LEHIGH GREENING. Lehigh Greening is of the Pippin rather than of the Greening type, though the two groups are very similar. Were there not several other better sorts of its kind, the variety would be rated as an excellent green winter-apple. Its origin is not known, but it has been grown in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, since 1840 at least. Tree vigorous, wide-spreading, open branches stout, ; crooked. Fruit medium to large, uniform in size and 32. Late Strawberry. shape, round-oblate to round-conic, sides sometimes un- equal stem medium to long, slender ; cavity acute, ;size of the fruit and the long period of ma- medium in depth, narrow, sometimes lipped, russeted and often with outspreading russet raysturity, which makes several pickings necessary. calyx open ; ; lobes narrow, acuminate, often separated at the baseThe beauty and high quality of this apple basin large, abrupt, shallow, wide, gently furrowed ; ;should make it a favorite in orchards planted skin dark green becoming waxen yellow, occasionallyfor choicely good fruit. The variety origi- with a thin blush of bright red dots numerous, sub- ; merged or pale areolar with russet point ; calyx-tubenated at Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, long and wide, broadly funnel-shape stamens median ; ;and was first described in 1848. core small, abaxile cells symmetrical, wide open ; core- ; lines clasping carpels pointed-ovate to broadly cordate, ; Tree medium to large, vigorous, upright-spreading, tufted seeds numerous, medium in size, dark brown, ;hardy, healthy, long-lived, yielding regularly and heavily. elongated, plump, acute flesh yellow, firm, fine, crisp, ;Fruit small, uniform in size and shape, round or oblong- tender, juicy, sprightly, mild subacid, aromatic ; goodconic, sometimes strongly ribbed, irregular ; stem long, or very good ; January to May.slender, often curved cavity acuminate, deep, broad, ;furrowed, sometimes with thin radiating streaks of LIMBERTWIG. James River. Limber-light russet mingled with carmine calyx large, open ; ;lobes often separated at base, short, acute, erect or twig a rather common appellation for varie- isreflexed ; basin deep, wide, abrupt, furrowed and wrin- ties of apples having willowy twigs. Possibly akled skin pale yellow often almost entirely overspread ;with bright red, dotted and streaked with purplish-car- dozen varieties have been so called in differentmine dots inconspicuous, light colored prevailing effect ; ; parts of America, but the name belongs prop-bright striped red ; calyx-tube wide, conical stamens ; erly to a variety producing a medium-sized,basal ; core small, axile to abaxile ; cells closed or open deep-red, late-keeping apple rather popular in ;core-lines meeting carpels ; obovate seeds large, flat, ;obtuse flesh yellow, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, sprightly, ; southern latitudes. The tree is vigorous andaromatic, subacid very good ; September to December. ; productive, its slender branches usually bend- ing in season with a heavy crop. The fruit LAWYER. Black Spy. Delaware Winter. keeps from April until May. The origin ofLawver retains a place in pomology because Limbertwig is not known; the earliest noticeof the attractive appearance and long-keeping is that of Kenrick in 1832.quality of the fruit. The apples are a hand-some red, very uniform in shape and size, and Tree thrifty, productive, fruit hanging well to the tree laterals slender becoming drooping with heavykeep in common storage until May ; or June. Fruit medium, uniform in size and shape, round crops.They are, however, but mediocre in quality to oblate-conic, symmetrical and regular stem medium ; in length and thickness, usually not exserted ; cavityscarcely desirable for either dessert or culinary acuminate, deep, broad, sometimes russeted, smooth orpurposes. The trees come in bearing early, gently furrowed calyx small, closed or partly open ; ;and, as a rule, yield large crops biennially. lobes short, broad, sometimes recurved basin small, ;The variety is at its best in southern latitudes; narrow, shallow and obtuse or deep and abrupt, often furrowed skin roughened with numerous conspicuousin the North the apples run small in size and ; russet dots, yellow covered with red, deepening in t.iepoor in color and quality. Fruit and foliage sun to dark red, obscurely striped with dull carmine,are subject to apple-scab. The origin of sometimes marked with broken russet veins prevailing ; effect dark red calyx-tube cone-shape stamens medianLawver is uncertain, but it is said to have core sessile, abaxile, small ; cells not uniformly de- ; ; ;come from Parkville, Missouri, soon after the veloped, symmetrical, closed or open core-lines clasping ; ;
  • 53. 42 LONGFIELD MCAFEEcarpels concave, elliptical, deeply emarginate, much sorts of its season, Lowell was a most impor-tufted ; seeds numerous, elongated, small, plump, obtuse,much tufted, clinging to the carpels ; flesh yellow, firm, tant variety in the apple orchards of a gen-fine, juicy, aromatic, subacid good January to April. ; ; eration ago. It is preeminently an apple for the home orchard, since it furnishes fruit for LONGFIELD. English Pippin. Good dessert or cooking from late summer to earlyPeasant. Longfield is the best dessert fruit of winter. The flesh, while coarse, is pleasantlya hundred or more sorts imported from Russia, flavored, and the large, bright-yellow apples,though it falls below the average of the apples with a most perceptible coating of wax, givingof its nativity in several other characters. The rise to the expressive names Greasy Pippinapples do not take high rank in the market and Tallow Pippin, are very attractive inas they can be kept but for a short time after Where and when it originated appearance.harvesting, and their delicate color and tender is not known, but it has been under culti-flesh bruise with the least roughness of touch. vation for at least a century and is gen-Besides being excellent in quality, the apples erally distributed throughout the East andare handsome in appearance and very good cookery. The trees are extremely hardy, Tree large, vigorous, upright-spreading, open.and, though small in size, exceedingly pro- Fruit uniform in size but variable in shape, round-ductive. It is a very good apple for home use large, oblong, conic, unsymmetrical, irregular stem long, ;in all regions where hardiness is an important thick, deflected to one side cavity acute, shallow, ;factor. The variety was introduced from broad, often russeted calyx large, closed or partly ; open basin shallow, medium in width, abrupt, oftenRussia by the United States Department of ; furrowed and wrinkled skin thin, tender, smooth orAgriculture in 1870, and is now widely grown ; with occasional russet dots and flecks, waxy, rich yellow ;in the United States and Canada. dots numerous, inconspicuous, brown, russet or sub- merged calyx-tube long, wide, conical stamens median ; ; ; Tree medium in size, round or spreading, dense, low, core large, axile to abaxile ; cells closed ; core-lineswith short, stout, crooked branches and drooping laterals meeting or clasping carpels obovate, emarginate seeds ; ;filled with small spurs. Fruit medium, uniform in size dark brown, medium in size, obtuse flesh yellow, firm, ;and shape, round-conic, ribbed stem short, slender ; ; fine-grained, crisp, tender, very juicy, sprightly subacid ;cavity acuminate, deep, narrow, symmetrical, usually good to very good August to October. ;russeted calyx small, leafy, closed or partly open lobeslong, ; narrow, acute basin small, shallow, narrow, furrowed and wrinkled ; skin thin, tender, ; LOWLAND RASPBERRY. Liveland.abrupt, ; Lowland Raspberry, more often known assmooth, glossy, pale waxen-yellow with a lively blushbut not striped dots few, small, inconspicuous, white, ; Liveland, is an early Russian apple very popu-submerged; prevailing effect bright yellow blushed with lar in the apple regions of the Great Plains.lively red calyx-tube narrow and elongated, often ex- ; The fruit is beautiful and of very good qualitytending to the core stamens basal core medium, axile ; ; ;cells symmetrical, not uniformly developed, closed or for an early apple, surpassing all other Russianpartly open core-lines clasping the funnel cylinder ; ; apples in both appearance and quality, but thecarpels round, emarginate seeds large, dark brown, ; skin is so tender that the fruit is suitable onlylong, acute ; flesh white, fine, crisp, very tender, juicy,subacid, sprightly, aromatic ; good to very good ; Sep- for home use and local market. The varietytember to October. was introduced from Russia about 1880. It is described in the catalogs as follows: LOUISE. Princess Louise. Woolverton.Louise a seedling of Fameuse, from which it is Tree vigorous, not large, upright, very hardy, produc-differs in having fruits a little larger and much tive. Fruit medium to large color waxen white, striped,; shaded and marbled with light carmine flesh white,less red in color, the red overlaying a very ; often stained with red, fine, very tender, pleasant, mildyellow background with a lively blush, the subacid, almost sweet August or with Yellow Trans- ;whole apple being overspread with soft bloom. parent.The tree is much the same as that of its par-ent. Though at best very handsome, with a McAFEE. McAfee Red. McAfees None-distinctive flavor and aroma, in general the such. Striped Sweet Pippin. Winter Pippin.fruits fall short of those of Fameuse and the This is an old sort, once very popular in thebetter-known Mclntosh of the same group. South and parts of the Middle West, nowLouise originated with L. Woolverton, Grimsby, but little planted. The apples are well flav- known ored and attractive but rather too mild andOntario, about 1875, and is little outsideof Canada. characterless in flavor. There are no remark- able tree-characters. McAfee originated near Tree medium in size, vigorous, upright-spreading, Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Elliott called atten-dense, with long, slender branches and willowy laterals.Fruit medium in size, uniform in size and shape, round tion to it in 1854.or round-oblate, often elliptical or obscurely angular,sides often unequal ; stem red, long, slender cavity ; Tree medium in size, vigorous, spreading. Fruitobtuse, sometimes acuminate, shallow, broad, furrowed ; medium to large, round-oblate, regular ; stem short tocalyx closed or slightly open basin shallow, narrow, ; long cavity large, wide, acute, deep, gently furrowed, ; often with thin outspreading russet calyx small, closed ;obtuse, lightly furrowed and wrinkled ; skin thin, tough, ; basin shallow, narrow, sometimes broad, wrinkled andpale yellow, with lively red blush, striped obscurely ifat all, overspread with thin bloom dots inconspicuous, ; gently furrowed skin thin, smooth, yellow faintly ;pale, submerged ; calyx-tube short, wide, conical ; washed with red and splashed and striped with carmine,stamens median core large, abaxile cells symmetrical, often marked at the base with thin, gray, mottled scarf- ; ; skin and sometimes with fine, irregularly broken russetpartly open ; core-lines meeting ; carpels elongated-ovate ;seeds long, acute flesh white, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, lines dots minute, indented, gray or white with some ; ;mild subacid, aromatic, with some of the perfume of large and areolar ; prevailing effect striped-red ; calyx-Mclntosh ; good to very good ; October to February or tube funnel-form stamens median to basal ; core abaxile, ;later. round ; cells symmetrical, open core-lines clasping the ; funnel cylinder carpels concave, tufted, broadly obo- ; vate LOWELL. Greasy Pippin. Tallow. Tallow seeds numerous, large, long, wide, obtuse, dark ; ; flesh yellow, coarse, breaking, tender, juicy, mild subacid ;Pippin. Though now superseded by better good to very good ; October to February.
  • 54. McINTOSH MAIDEN BLUSH 43 Tree medium in size, vigorous, spreading. Fruit large McINTOSH. Fig. 33. Mclntosh Red. If or very large, round-conic, faintly ribbed stem medium ;one were compelled to choose the apple of in length, thick cavity remarkably acuminate, very ;apples as the seasons varieties pass by, choos- deep, broad, compressed, russeted and with outspreading rays ; ealyx small, open ; lobes separated at base, short ;ing in respect to the qualities which, united, basin deep, narrow, abrupt, compressed, furrowed andgratify the greatest number of senses, few wrinkled skin pale yellow or nearly white with ir- ;would hesitate in naming Mclntosh sovereign regular stripes and patches of white scarf-skin extendingof all. The fruits of Mclntosh are uniquely from the cavity over the base, often having the cheek overspread with a thin blush, faintly splashed andbeautiful, outwardly and inwardly, the flavor slriped with carmine dots few, inconspicuous, green or ;is hardly surpassed, and the whole apple is russet ; calyx-tube long, wide, broadly conical or cylindri-most agreeably perfumed. The bright deep- cal; stamens median ; core small, abaxile to axile ; cells symmetrical, closed or open core-lines meeting carpelsred color is made more attractive by a heavy ; ; round or elliptical, emarginate seeds dark brown, ; plump, obtuse ; flesh white, fine, tender, juicy, sprightly subacid fair to good ; October to February. ; MAGOG. Magog Red Streak. Magog has been on probation for nearly a half century not good enough to recommend and too good to condemn. If worth growing at all, it is only in northern latitudes where hardiness is necessary. The variety originated at Newport, Vermont, about 1870, and its culture is con- fined to New England, Canada, and the Great Plains, being most popular in the last-named region. Tree vigorous, upright-spreading. Fruit large, uniform in size but variable in shape, round-oblong, sometimes 33. Mclntosh. (X%) conic or ovate, regular or faintly ribbed, sides often unequal stem short, thick ; cavity acute, medium in ; depth, narrow, usually smooth, occasionally lipped, often irregularly russeted ; calyx small, closed ; lobesand characteristic bloom. Well grown, each narrow, acute basin medium in width and depth, some- ;apple seems to have been turned out of the times abrupt, coarsely wrinkled ; skin thin, tough,same mould a sphere modified by a little smooth, waxy, pale yellow, lightly washed and mottled with thin brownish-red, sparingly striped and splashedoblateness. When the apples are cut, flesh with deeper red dots numerous, light, submerged, ;of snowy whiteness rimmed and stained with areolar, brown and russet prevailing effect yellow ; ;red is exposed firm, fine, crisp, tender, and calyx-tube long, conical, with long cylinder stamens ; marginal core large, abaxile cells open core-linesjuicy, with a rich, delicious, and very dis- ; ; ; clasping the funnel cylinder ; carpels broad-obcordate,tinctive flavor. The trees are vigorous, hardy, sometimes tufted seeds light brown, small, wide, short, ;and healthy. Three serious faults detract from plump, obtuse flesh yellow, firm, fine-grained, tender, ;its value as a commercial fruit: apple-scab very juicy, sprightly, pleasant subacid, aromatic ; good ; season, October to January or later.fungus seriously disfigures fruit and foliage;the crop ripens unevenly; and the apples sel- MAIDEN BLUSH. Fig. 34. Lady Blush.dom hang until sufficiently mature. The va- Red Cheek. This old favorite, known by fruit-riety originated in Dundas County, Ontario, growers in America everywhere for over aon the Mclntosh homestead, from which its century, attained and holds its popularity was begun about 1870.distribution chiefly by virtue of its distinctive and very Tree vigorous, round or spreading, with numerous small,slender laterals. Fruit large, uniform in shape and size,round-oblate, regular ; stem short, stout, slender, usuallynot exserted, often with irregular protuberances cavity ;large, acuminate, wide, broadly furrowed, often partlyrusseted ; calyx small, closed or partly open lobes ;short, narrow, acute ; basin pubescent, small, narrow,abrupt, smooth or obscurely furrowed skin thin, tender, ;smooth, readily separating from the flesh, pale-yellowwashed and deeply blushed with bright red and stripedwith carmine, highly-colored specimens dark red with thecarmine stripes obscure, overspread with bloom dots ;white or yellow, small calyx-tube short, conical, with ;broad limb ; stamens median core abaxile ; cells wide ;open core-lines meeting, carpels elliptical, smooth, con- ;cave seeds brown, large, acute flesh white, sometimes ; ;veined with red, firm, fine, crisp, tender, very juicy,perfumed, sprightly subacid ; very good to best ; Oc-tober to December or later. 34. Maiden Blush. McMAHON. McMahon White. McMahonin quality is similar to Alexander, of which it is handsome crimson-cheeked, lemon-yellow ap-possibly a seedling, but does not equal it in any ples. The fruits are unique in form as wellcharacters which contribute to making a com- as color, each an oblate sphere. The applesmercial variety. The apple is not good enough are not high enough in quality to relish outin quality for home-growing. The variety of hand, but are very good for cooking, evapo-originated about 1860 in Richland County, Wis- rating, and for the markets. The crop does notconsin, and its culture is confined to its native mature uniformly, is very susceptible to theand nearby states. scab-fungus, and does not keep well in either
  • 55. 44 MALINDA MILAMordinary or cold storage. The trees are above later was introduced into Niagara County bythe mark in most characters. The variety a Dr. Mann, who gave it his name. It is mostwas named by Coxe as very popular in Phila- commonly grown in New York.delphia as long ago as 1817. It is probably as Tree medium to large, vigorous, at first upright andwidely disseminated in America as any other dense but after bearing spreading. Fruit medium toapple. large, round-oblate, symmetrical, usually regular, some- times faintly ribbed, uniform in size and shape stem ; Tree medium in size, vigorous, spreading, open. Fruit short, usually not exserted cavity acuminate, narrow,;medium, sometimes large, uniform in size and shape, deep, usually russeted and often with outspreadingoblate, sometimes conic, regular, symmetrical ; stem broken russet, furrowed calyx small, closed or partly ;short, slender ;cavity large, acute, medium to wide, open lobes acute ; basin abrupt, narrow, usually sym- ;shallow, usually symmetrical, sometimes russeted calyx ; metrical, furrowed and wrinkled skin thick, tough, ;closed ; lobes separated at base, broad, acute basin ; green, often with a brownish-red blush tinged withshallow, medium to wide, obtuse, regular, smooth or olive-green but late in the season yellow dots numerous, ;furrowed, symmetrical skin thin, tough, smooth, pale ; large, conspicuous, areolar, white with russet center ;waxen yellow with crimson blush ; dots numerous, white, calyx-tube wide, cone-shape stamens median core small, ; ;submerged or areolar calyx-tube small, narrow, conical ; ; usually axile cells symmetrical, usually closed, some- ;stamens median ; core of medium size, axile or some- times open core-lines meeting ; carpels smooth, broad, ;what abaxile, broad-elliptical ; cells closed or slightly narrowing towards the base and apex seeds numerous, ;open ; core-lines meeting or clasping carpels broad- ; wide, obtuse, dark flesh yellow, coarse, juicy, at first ;ovate ; seeds brown, wide, long, plump, acute ; flesh hard but becoming tender and crisp, subacid fair to ;white or with yellow tinge, fine, crisp, tender, very good ; March to April.juicy, subacid ; good ; September to November or De-cember. MELON. Nortons Melon. Watermelon. The apples are rotund, red-cheeked, smooth- MALINDA. This one of the ironclad is skinned, of medium size, very uniform, and,varieties recommended in the northern states all in all, most attractive when well grown.of the Great Plains for its hardiness. When The flesh is tender, crisp, fine-grained, very-an especially hardy tree is wanted, Malinda is juicy, and has a sprightly but rich and aro-top-worked on Hibernal, the tree on its own matic flavor. Unfortunately, the varietyroots being a rather poor grower. The fruit thrives only on choice apple soils, and theranks very fair in quality. The variety product is too often undersized, poorly col-originated in Orange County, Vermont, and ored, and unattractive. The tree, in locationswas taken to Minnesota as early as 1860. suited to it, is vigorous, hardy, and productive, Tree very hardy, a slender, straggling grower in the though susceptible to apple-scab. Melonnursery and lacking vigor on its own roots in the originated in East Bloomfield, New York, in aorchard. Fruit medium to large, seedling orchard planted by Heman Chapin sharply conical,angular and ribbed stem short; cavity acute, regular, ;with stellate, russet dots calyx closed basin abrupt, ; ; about 1800. The variety is most popular innarrow, deep, wrinkled skin smooth, rich yellow with ; New York and New England.dull blush ; dots numerous, minute, distinct, white ;calyx-tube conical stamens median ; core closed with ; Tree medium in size, vigorous, upright-spreading.core-lines meeting flesh ; yellowish-white, very juicy, Leaves large, broad. Fruit variable in size, medium tomild subacid with a sweet after-taste quality fair ; ; large, sometimes oblate-conic, often more round-conic,late winter. or less elliptical and obscurely ribbed, symmetrical ; stem short, slender cavity acute, deep, narrow to wide, ; MANN. virtue of several good Fig. 35. By often russeted and sometimes with outspreading russet rays closed or partly lobes calyx small,qualities, Mann gained a high reputation a ; open ; narrow, acuminate basin small, shallow to deep, narrow, ;quarter of a century ago. The trees are vig- abrupt, often furrowed and wrinkled skin smooth, pale ;orous, hardy, healthy, and productive, and yellow overspread with bright red, striped and splashed with carmine dots small, pale yellow or russet calyx-the fruit keeps and ships well. But the apples, ; tube small, cone-shaped, with fleshy pistil point project- ; ing into the base stamens median ; core small, axile ; ; cells symmetrical, closed ; core-lines clasping ; carpels elliptical,sometimes tufted seeds large, plump, wide, ; often angular, very dark brown, sometimes tufted flesh ; yellow, firm, fine-grained, crisp, very tender, juicy, sprightly, aromatic, pkasant subacid ; very good ; October to March. MILAM. Blair. Thomas. Milam is a late winter apple very similar to Rails, differing chiefly in its more highly colored fruits. It is grown only in the South and Middle West, in some sections of which it is a favorite for home use. not known, but it has been Its origin is grown since the middle of the nineteenth 35. Mann. (XV2 ) century. Formerly, the variety was propa- gated chiefly from sprouts, which spring upof the Rhode Island Greening type, are but very freely.mediocre in With the advent of quality. Tree vigorous, upright-spreading, dense, with long,better care of orchards and of better shipping slender, curved branches. Fruit small to medium, round-and transportation facilities, the need for a conic to short-ovate, regular, not ribbed stem pubescent, ; medium to long, slender cavity acute, deep, wide,general purpose apple of this type began to ; smooth and green or partly covered with thin russet ;wane, and Mann was doomed to lose the com- calyx pubescent, closed basin medium in size, abrupt, ;mercial importance it had acquired. The va- shallow, narrow to medium in width, gently furrowed ; skin thin, tender, smooth, yellow, marbled and stripedriety originated in the orchard of Judge with dull red, deepening to crimson in the sun ; dots Mooney, Granby, New York, about 1870, and numerous, conspicuous, gray, often areolar, with russet
  • 56. MILDEN MONMOUTH 45point ; calyx-tube conical, with short, truncate cylinder ; renamed by S. G. Minkler of Illinois, aboutstamens basal ; core small, axile cells symmetrical, ; 1865.closed carpels elongated, obovate, mucronate, tufted ; ;seeds plump, acute, tufted flesh yellow, coarse, crisp, ; Tree large, vigorous, spreading, becoming droopingtender, juicy, mild subacid good November to January. ; ; branches strong, forming a broad angle with the trunk ; and having a characteristically irregular, zigzag manner MILDEN. Milding. By reason of hand- of growth. Fruit medium to large, uniform in size and shape, round to oblate-conic, regular stem mediumsome fruits ofgood quality, Milden has won in length, slender ; cavity acute, deep, green or brown,a place in New England which it seems likely faintly russeted ; calyx small, closed or open ; lobes ;to retain both for home and commercial broad, acute basin shallow, wide, obtuse, smooth or ; The apples are bright red on a wrinkled skin thin, tough, smooth, glossy, pale yellow, ;plantings. overspread with light red, obscurely striped and splashedpale-yellow background, of large size, and with dull carmine dots small, yellow, gray or russet, ;shapely in form. They are good, at least, in conspicuous calyx-tube short, wide, funnel-form with ; broad limb and narrow cylinder stamens median corequality, and to many the subacid flavor is ; ; large, axile cells closed or partly open core-linesvery agreeable. The trees are vigorous from ; ; meeting or clasping carpels round, usually deeply ;start to maturity and come in bearing young, emarginate, tufted seeds dark brown, large, long, plump ;after which they yield a large crop biennially. or sometimes flat, acute, sometimes tufted flesh yellow, ; firm, coarse, juicy, mild subacid, aromatic No-Milden originated at Alton, New Hampshire, vember to April. good ; ;about 1865. Tree large, vigorous, upright, dense. Fruit large, MISSOURI PIPPIN. Missouri Orange.uniform in size and shape, oblate, sometimes conic, Missouri Keeper. Missouri Pippin is one ofregular, often faintly ribbed, sides sometimes unequal ; the standard commercial apples in Missouristem short, pubescent cavity acute, deep, wide, sym- ; and neighboring states. The qualities whichmetrical or furrowed, often russeted and with outspread-ing russet rays calyx large, pubescent ; lobes long, ; give it standing are: attractive appearance andacuminate, closed or partly open basin obtuse, shallow, ; long keeping quality in the fruit, and earliness,wide, often compressed or furrowed skin waxy, thin, ; reliability, and heavy bearing in the trees.tough, mottled with bright red and striped and splashedwith carmine over a pale yellow background dots in- ; The apples are, however, but second-rate inconspicuous, few, gray or russet calyx-tube large, cone- ; quality and the trees are usually short-lived.shape, meeting tke core stamens, median ; core distant, ; The variety fails in the North and East.medium in size, abaxile cells symmetrical, open core-lines round to ovate, acuminate, ; ; Missouri Pippin is said to have originated on clasping carpels ;emarginate, tufted seeds variable in size and shape, ; the farm of Brinkley Hornsby, Kingsville, often abortive ; flesh yellow, firm, crisp,narrow, obtuse, Missouri, from seed planted about 1840.breaking, coarse, very juicy, subacid ; good ; Novemberto February. Tree vigorous, upright-spreading, with long, slender, curved branches, characteristic on account of its numer- MILWAUKEE. Milwaukee is a seedling ous, slender twigs. Fruit medium in size, round-conic ;of Oldenburg which it resembles in tree and stem medium in length, slender cavity acute, wide, ; deep, faintly russeted ; calyx closed or nearly so lobes It is not so good an apple as its parent, ;fruit. narrow basin medium to deep, wide, abrupt, long, ;and deserves a place in pomology only be- wrinkled skin thick, tough, smooth, glossy, thinly ;cause the crop matures late from one to three coated with bloom color pale yellow overspread with ; bright red, striped with dark red, highly colored speci-months later than Oldenburg. It originated mens almost solid red ; dots conspicuous, russet, or large,from seed sown by George Jeffrey, Milwaukee, pale gray calyx-tube funnel-form with wide limb, ;Wisconsin, the last century. lateThe in sometimes broadly conical stamens median core small, ; ; axile, or nearly so cells symmetrical, open core-linesvariety is planted only where apples must ; ; clasping carpels smooth, ; round-elliptical, sometimesbrave the cold of northern winters, and even emarginate seeds small, obtuse, ; dark brown flesh ;in such regions it is still on probation. yellow, firm, fine-grained, brisk subacid fair to good ; in quality October to January. ; Tree vigorous, open, upright-spreading with lateralsinclined to droop branches long, slender, crooked. ; MONMOUTH. Monmouth Pippin. RedFruit large, uniform in size and shape, oblate, regularor obscurely ribbed, sides often unequal stem pubescent, Cheek. Pippin. Monmouth is an Red Cheek apple of the Rhode Island Greening type, but ;short cavity large, acute, deep, broad, furrowed, rus- ;seted and with outspreading brown-russet rays calyx ; its fruits are easily distinguished by a brighterpubescent, large, leafy, partly open, sometimes closed ; cheek and a distinct flavor. The apples arelobes wide, long, acute basin laige, often oblique, deep, ; handsomer than those of Rhode Island Green-wide, abrupt, furrowed, wrinkled skin thin, tough, ;smooth, glossy, pale yellow blushed with red, con- ing, keep as well in common storage, and dospicuously mottled and striped with carmine dots ; not scald so badly in cold storage; but theynumerous, small, white, often submerged, occasionally are not so well flavored, and the crop runsrusset calyx-tube urn-shaped, with short cylinder and ;wide limb stamens median ; core distant, abaxile, ; more to low-grade fruit. The trees are hardy,small cells unsymmetrical, closed or open ; core-lines ; long-lived, and productive; bear young, almostclasping carpels elliptical to round-obcordate, mu-cronate ; seeds few, often abortive, short, wide, flat, annually; and fall short only in vigor. This apple is a native of New Jersey and was first ;obtuse flesh yellow, firm, coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, ;sprightly, brisk subacid ; fair to good ; season, November described in 1848. It is grown sparingly in allto March. apple regions east of the Mississippi. MINKLER. Brandywine. Two characters Tree of medium size, vigorous, spreading, open make M inkier more or less popular in the branches short, stout, crooked. Fruit large, oblate to ; Corn Belt of the Middle West; the trees are round, somewhat conic, flattened at the base, irregular, obscurely ribbed, sides often unequal stem short, thick vigorous and they bear large crops. The cavity large, acute, deep, broad, furrowed or compressed, ; ; apples are attractive in appearance and keep smooth or russeted calyx large, leafy, pubescent, open ; or partly closed lobes reflexed and separated at the very well in common storage but scald badly base ; ; basin large, wide and deep, abrupt, often dis- in cold storage; the quality is distinctly in- tinctly furrowed and wrinkled skin thin, tough, smooth ; ferior. The variety is probably an old one toward the base, the upper half often roughened with
  • 57. 46 MOTHER NORTHERN SPYrusset dots or with capillary russet lines which become tube funnel-shape with long cylinder stamens marginal ; ;concentric toward the calyx, green marbled with yellow calyx closed or open core-lines clasping the cylinder ; ;or pale yellow blushed with lively red dots variable, ; carpels round to elliptical, emarginate, tufted seeds ; numerous, green and areolar, with brown-russet points, short, flat, obtuse, dark brown flesh yellow, fine-grained, ;often elongated about the cavity calyx-tube large, ; tender, juicy, sweet good to very good September to ; ; wide, conical, with fleshy pistil point projecting into the December.base stamens median core small, abaxile with hollow NEWTOWN ; ;cylinder in the axis cells symmetrical and closed ; core- ; SPITZENBURG. Englishlines meeting or clasping carpels round-obcordate, mu- ; Vandevere. Possibly this applecronate, tufted ; seeds few, long, acute, tufted flesh ; Spitzenberg. is as well known under the na~ne "Vandevere".yellow, firm, coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, brisk subacid,becoming mild, aromatic ; good to very good ; November as that here given it. This is not, however, theto February. true Vandevere, and neither must it be con- MOTHER. founded with Esopus Spitzenburg. Once in Fig. 36. Mother is one of the hand, the apples are most excellent crisp andprized apples of old orchards, valued alike for tender of flesh, and having a delectable, rich,its handsome appearance and its tender, rich, aromatic flavor. But the trees are so unreli-well-flavored flesh. It calls to mind the better- able in growth and bearing and so fastidious as to soils that the variety has no commercial value. It originated in Newtown, Long Island, and was first described in 1817. Tree medium to large, vigorous, spreading, dense, with long, stout, curved branches. Fruit of medium size, round-oblong somewhat oblate, regular and uniform or in shape and size stem very short to long, slender, ; pubescent cavity acute, deep, broad, indistinctly fur- ; rowed, sometimes russeted calyx small, closed, some- ; times partly open lobes broad, obtuse ; basin small, ; wide, shallow to deep, furrowed skin smooth, tough, ; deep yellow blushed and mottled with dull red, striped with carmine, streaked with gray scarf-skin and over- spread with light bloom ; dots characteristic, conspicu- ous, very numerous, yellow, often with russet center, small, very numerous and crowded about the basin but less numerous, larger and irregular toward the cavity ; calyx-tube cone-shape with short, truncate cylinder ; stamens median ; core small, al>axile ; cells symmetrical 36. Mother. (XVa) and partly open core-lines meeting or clasping carpels ; ; smooth, elliptical seeds numerous, large, narrow, plump, ; acute flesh yellow, ; firm, fine-grained, crisp, tender,known Esopus Spitzenburg, but it is not quite juicy, mild subacid, rich, aromatic ; very good in quality ;so good an apple either for dessert or for November to March.cookery, falling short in flavor and keepingqualities. The trees are seldom satisfactory NICKAJACK. Chatham Pippin. Missouriand should be top-worked on a more vigorous Pippin. Missouri Red. Pound. Red Pippin.stock to obtain vigor and thrift. Mother was Red Warrior. Winter Horse. This variety hasdescribed first in 1848 from Worcester County, long been held in high esteem in the South. The fruits keep remarkably well, but the qual-Massachusetts. It is very generally grown in ity is but second-rate and, as generally grown, ;all apple regions. the apples are dull in color and unattractive. Tree small, slow grower, upright-spreading, open. A long season is necessary for the full devel-Fruit large, uniform in size and shape, round, round- opment of its fruit; therefore the variety can-conic or oblong-ovate, obscurely and broadly ribbedstem long, slender ; not be grown in the North. The trees are cavity acute, shallow, broad, often ;russeted, sometimes furrowed, compressed or lipped ; vigorous and productive. The variety is sup-calyx small, closed or nearly so lobes narrow, acute ; ; posed to have originated near a stream of theTsasin shallow, narrow, abrupt, furrowed and wrinkled ;skin thin, smooth, golden yellow covered with bright same name in Macon County, North Carolina,deep red, marbled and striped with carmine dots in- ; and was first described in 1853.conspicuous, yellow, submerged calyx-tube long, funnel- ;form with wide limb and narrow cylinder ; stamens Tree large, very vigorous, upright-spreading. Fruit medium to large, uniform in size and shape, round-conicmarginal ; core small, abaxile ; cells symmetrical, open to round-oblate or rarely round-oblong, sides unequal,or partly so ; core-lines clasping ; carpels broad-ovate to axis often oblique ; stem short and thick ; cavity acumi-round, emarginate, mucronate seeds dark, plump, acute ; ;flesh yellow, fine tender, juicy, mild subacid, aromatic ; nate, deep, broad, obscurely furrowed and partly cov- ered with thin greenish-russet calyx rather large,very good to best September to January. ; ; closed or open lobes short, broad, acute ; basin often ; oblique, shallow, medium in width, obtuse to abrupt, MUNSON SWEET. Meachem Sweet. obscurely furrowed and wrinkled skin thick, tough, ;Orange Sweet. Munson is a sweet apple prom- smooth, glossy, yellow, mottled and shaded with orange-inent in New York and New England a genera- red or red, irregularly splashed and streaked over the base with scarf-skin and overspread with thin bloom ;tion ago but now disappearing. It is supposed dots numerous, irregular in shape, very conspicuous,to have originated in Massachusetts early in pale or russet ; prevailing effect grayish-red ; calyx-tubethe eighteenth century and was first described large, wide, short and urn-shaped or long funnel-form ; stamens median ; core large, axile cells closed or partly ;in 1849. open core-lines clasping carpels concave, broadly-ovate ; ; to round, tufted seeds light to dark brown, short and ; Tree large, vigorous, spreading, dense. Fruit large, wide, plump, acute, tufted flesh yellow, very firm, ;round-oblate, often elliptical, ribbed ; stem short, thick ; coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, mild subacid becoming nearlycavity large, acuminate, narrow, unsymmetrical, rus- sweet, aromatic ; good ; December to May.seted ; calyx closed ; lobes narrow, acute ; basin shallowor very shallow, narrow, obtuse, furrowed, often un-symmetrical ; skin thick, tough, separating readily from NORTHERN SPY. Fig. 37. Spy. De-ihe flesh, smooth, greenish-yellow often blushed calyx- ; lectable quality, great beauty in color and
  • 58. NORTHERN SPY OAKLAND 47form, and the fair size of the fruit, with hardi- NORTHWESTERN GREENING. Fig.ness, healthfulness, reliability in bearing, vigor 38. Possessed of a constitution which enablesand productiveness in the tree, make the it to endure as much cold as any other appleNorthern Spy one of the leading American ap- excepting, possibly, a few Russian sorts, North-ples. The fruits play an important part in western Greening has found a niche in thecommerce, having a well established reputa- apple flora of the cold Northwest that it fillstion in all American fruit markets; they stand very well. The tree grows with rapidity andusage in shipping, storing, and marketing very vigor, and while it does not bear early, eventu-well, after which they sell at highest prices. ally becomes a reliable and productive pro-The trees bloom remarkably late and thereby ducer. The apples are mediocre in quality,often escape spring frosts; they are long-lived, and the flesh within the core-lines is often corky and discolored. Northwestern Greening 38. Northwestern Greening. 37. Northern Spy. (X%) originated in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, andnearly perfect in form; and grow to maturity was first described in 1895. It plays an im-with rapidity from the nursery. The last three portant part in the fruit-growing of Wisconsincharacters make them favorites upon which to and Minnesota.graft less vigorous sorts. Northern Spy is not Tree vigorous, upright-spreading, dense, with long,without faults, however. Those of the fruit crooked branches. Fruit large or very large, stout,are the skin is thin and tender, making careful : variable in size and form, round, oblong or oblate, oftenhandling necessary; and when poorly grown, conic, more or less irregular, sometimes elliptical, some- times ribbed stem short ; cavity small, acute, narrow,the flavor deteriorates. Other faults are: the ; deep, often compressed or lipped, with outspreadingtrees are most capricious as to soils; come in russet ; calyx variable, small, closed or open basin ;bearing only after several years of care; and small, narrow, abrupt, deep, furrowed and wrinkled ; skin smooth, waxy, pale yellow, sometimes faintlyare an inviting prey to apple-scab, both fruit blushed dots small or large and irregular, usually white ;and foliage suffering. The Northern Spy tree and submerged, sometimes gray with russet point ; pre-isof largest size and must be given plenty of vailing effect yellow ; calyx-tube wide, conical or urn-room in the orchard; it prefers a warm, fertile, shaped ; stamens median ; core large, axile cells sym- ; metrical, closed or open core-lines meeting ; carpels ;well-drained, gravelly or sandy loam in a cool broadly round, mucronate ; seeds small, often abortive ;and somewhat moist climate. This excellent flesh yellow, crisp, firm, juicy, mild subacid ; fair to good ; November to was grown from seeds planted by HemanChapin about 1800 in East Bloomfield, New OAKLAND. Oakland County Seek-no-York. Long considered one of the best apples further. In Michigan, Oakland is prized inin New York and New England, its culture many orchards, but it seems not to be grownhas spread westward to the Pacific. elsewhere. The apples, while not remarkable, Tree large, vigorous, upright, dense, becoming round- are attractive and so pleasantly flavored thattopped, with willowy, slender, drooping laterals branches ; they elicit praise from all who taste them.long, stout, curved. Fruit large, round-conical, some- The trees, though slow in growth, eventuallytimes oblong, flattened at the base, symmetrical, ribbedstem thick ; cavity large, acute, very wide and deep, ; make large specimens which bear abundantlybroadly furrowed, usually with greenish-russet radiating but,as a rule, only biennially. The nameupwards to the brim calyx small, closed lobes short, ; ; commemorates the county in Michigan inbroad, obtuse basin small, narrow, deep, abrupt, fur- ;rowed skin thin, tender, smooth, glossy, the pale yellow ; which the variety is supposed to have orig-ground-color nearly concealed with bright red, mottled inated. Oakland was first described in 1883.and splashed with carmine and overspread with thinbloom ; dots small, scattering, white, gray or russet ; Tree slow of growth, open, spreading, with long andprevailing effect striped-red ; calyx-tube large, long, stout branches. Fruit medium to large, uniform in size,narrow funnel-form with very narrow cylinder stamens ; round, usually somewhat oblate, sometimes conic, sym-basal ; core large, abaxile cells symmetrical, open, often ; metrical, irregular, often obscurely angular or ribbed ;not uniformly developed ; core-lines clasping the funnel stem slender cavity acuminate, wide, deep, angular, ;cylinder carpels concave, broadly round, emarginate, ; sometimes lipped, often russeted and with some out-tufted seeds small, wide, plump, obtuse, dark, tufted ; ; spreading russet ; calyx pubescent, small, closed ; basinflesh yellow, firm, fine-grained, tender, crisp, juicy, shallow, abrupt, compressed or furrowed ;skin thin,sprightly, aromatic, subacid ; very good to best ; No- tough, smooth, yellow blushed and mottled with darkvember to April. red, striped with carmine and overspread with thin
  • 59. 48 OHIO NONPAREIL ONTARIObloom dots light, sometimes mingled with flecks of ; firstof the Russian apples, and inspired in-russet prevailing color dark red dulled by the bloom ;calyx-tube small, narrow, funnel-form stamens median ; terest in a group of varieties which has madecore small, abaxile with hollow cylinder at the axis fruit-growing possible in the colder parts ofcells symmetrical, open or closed core-lines clasping ; America. The apples are handsome and wellcarpels smooth, distinctly concave, elliptical, obtuselyemarginate, mucronate ; seeds numerous, variable, small, flavored, being especially suitable for culinaryobtuse flesh white, tender, fine-grained, juicy, sweet, uses. The trees, while neither large nor ; long-crisp ; good ; November to March. lived and while quite susceptible to disease, come in bearing early, are hardy and pro- OHIO NONPAREIL. Nonpareil. Red ductive, and are especially fitted for plantingBell/lower.This once very popular in thesort, as fillers among permanent trees. TheMiddle West, is now to be found only in old variety is preeminently anorchards. The tree is seldom satisfactory. It apple of commerce and thrives north and south, east and west, onoriginated near Massillon, Ohio, and was first many soils, but always requires good care.described in 1848. Oldenburg was imported from England to Tree medium in size, spreading. Fruit medium to America in 1835.large, round-oblate, often obscurely ribbed ; stem shortand thick ; cavity large, acute, deep, symmetrical, rus- Tree medium in size, upright-spreading. Fruit me-seted, the russet sometimes spreading over the base