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85. Ever's GREENING. G. Lindl. Plan of an Orchard, 1796.
Fruit middle-sized, of a somewhat round flattish figure. Eye large and hollow. Skin pale green, tinged with brown on the sunny side, and thinly spotted with grey russetty specks. Flesh pale green, firm, with a sweetish sub-acid juice. A dessert and culinary apple from November till March.
86. FAIL-ME-NEVER. Nursery Catalogues.
Fruit above the middle size, somewhat flat, with five prominent narrow ribs surrounding the crown. Eye small, with the segments of the calyx closed, seated in a shallow, deeply plaited basin. Stalk half an inch long, not protruding beyond the base. Skin red, shaded with a deeper colour, and full of small russetty specks. Flesh white. Juice sugary and of a pretty good flavour.
A culinary apple from November till March. This is said to be a Scottish apple. It is a small growing tree, very hardy, and an abundant bearer.
87. FEARN's PIPPIN. Hooker, Pom. Lond. t. 43. Pom. Mag. t. 67.
Fruit middle-sized, round, and flattened. Eye large, shallow, with scarcely any appearance of plaiting. Stalk short, deeply inserted.
Skin deep red on the exposed side, with numerous whitish dots ; on the shaded side greenish yellow, partially tinged with brownish red. Flesh whitish, firm, very juicy, rich and pleasant.
A dessert apple from November till March. This very
handsome and excellent apple has been known in the London nurseries but a few years. It makes a handsome tree, is very hardy, and an abundant bearer. It highly deserves an extended cultivation. Hort. Trans. Vol. i. p. 67, and Vol. ii. p. 103.
88. FENOUILLET ROUGE. Duhamel, No. 11. t. 6. Bardin. Ib.
Courtpendu de la Quintinye. 1b.
Fruit middle-sized, of a regular round, flattish figure, about two inches deep, and two inches and a half in diameter. Eye shallow. Stalk very short, scarcely a quarter of an inch long, and sunk in a small cavity.
Skin somewhat grey, deeply coloured with red on the sunny side. Flesh firm, with a rich, highly-flavoured, sugary juice.
A very handsome dessert apple from December to January
89. FULwood. Hort. Soc. Cat. No. 351.
Fruit large, of an uneven figure, with broad irregular ribs on its sides, three inches and a half in diameter, and two inches and a half deep. Eye rather large, closed, not deep, surrounded by four or five broad obtuse plaits. Stalk short, slender, deeply inserted in a narrow, uneven cavity. Skin grass-green, freckled with red specks; on the sunny side stained with deep salmon-colour, and dashed with broken stripes of dull, dark, muddy red. Flesh pale green, or greenish white, very firm and crisp. Juice plentiful, slightly saccharine, with a very brisk acid, and slight pleasant perfume.
A culinary apple, from November till March or April.
This very much resembles the Striped Beaufin in shape and colour, but is materially different. It is not quite so large, a little more flat, has a closed eye, a much firmer flesh, a more abundant juice, and a much higher flavour. It is supposed to have originated at Fulwood, near Sheffield ; or Fulwood, near Preston, in Lancashire.
90. GOGAR PIPPIN. Hort. Soc. Cat. No. 370.
Fruit rather small, round, and somewhat Hat, about two inches and a quarter broad, and one inch and three quarters deep. Eye small, with a short closed calyx, placed in a round shallow basin. Stalk
short, slender, inserted in a funnel-shaped cavity, not protruding beyond the base. Skin rather thick and tough, of a pale green, changing to a bright yellow; on the sunny side of a beautiful bright and lively red. Flesh yellowish white, pretty firm. Juice sub-acid, combined with a little sugar, but without any particular perfume.
A culinary apple, from November till May.
A very handsome Scotch apple, from Gogar, near Edinburgh. Specimens of this were given me by Mrs. Mackie, from her nursery, near Norwich.
91. GOLDEN HARVEY. Pom. Heref. t. 22. Pom. Mag. t. 39.
Brandy Apple. Forsyth, Ed. 7. p. 95.
Fruit small, quite round, generally about five inches in circumference, and free from angles or irregularities of surface. Eye small, open ; the segments of the calyx narrow, very short and diverging, placed in a flat, very shallow, slightly-crumpled basin.
Stalk half an inch long, slender, not protruding beyond the base. Skin dull russet, with a bright yellow ground, often breaking through the russet in patches, and marbled on the sunny side with a lively shaded red. Flesh yellow, firm, breaking, very rich, juicy, spicy, and high flavoured.
A most excellent and beautiful dessert apple, ripening in December, and keeping till May or June.
The tree is not a large grower, but very hardy ; a great and constant bearer, and no garden, capable of containing ten trees, ought to be without one of it.
92. GOLDEN NOBLE. Hort. Trans. Vol. iv. p. 524.
Fruit of a pretty large size, round, becoming a little pointed towards the crown. Eye small, not deeply sunk, surrounded by several small plaits. Stalk quite short, and thickened like that of the Kerry Pippin. Skin perfectly smooth, of a clear bright yellow, without any blush of red; but having a few small reddish spots,
and generally two or three small patches of russet. Flesh yellow, tender, with a pleasant sub-acid juice.
A culinary apple from November till March.
It bakes of a fine, clear amber colour, perfectly melting, with a rich acidity. An old tree of it is growing in the neighbourhood of Downham Market, in Norfolk, from which specimens of the fruit were exhibited at the Horticultural Society, in 1820.
93. GOLDEN REINETTE. Pom. Mag. t. 69. Hort. Soc. Cat. No. 26.
of some foreign col
lections, according to English Pippin,
the Pom. Mag. Wyker Pippin,
Fruit below the middle size, roundish, depressed. Eye large, open, seated in a broad shallow basin. Stalk an inch long, moderately thick. Skin usually smooth, with a few minute russetty spots ; in the shade greenish yellow, changing to a golden yellow, with a dull red cheek slightly streaked with brighter red. Flesh yellow, crisp, with a rich sugary juice.
A beautiful and most excellent dessert apple, from October to February.
This has been many years in our gardens. It is better known and more common in the London markets than in any other part of England. It is highly deserving of cultivation.
94. GREEN NEWTOWN PIPPIN. Hort. Soc. Cat. No. 636.
Fruit middle-sized, about two inches or two and a quarter deep, and two inches and a half or two and three quarters in diameter, tapering a little from the base to the crown, where it is terminated by five obtuse but prominent angles. Eye small, closed by the segments of the calyx, moderately sunk in a narrow plaited basin. Stalk one inch long, slender, inserted in a
narrow deep cavity. Skin thick, dark green quite round the fruit, mottled with pale green at the base, where it has a dull dark olive colour surrounding the stalk. Flesh greenish white, firm, crisp. Juice saccharine, with a brisk acid, and a slight aromatic flavour.
A dessert apple from December till May or June. Lately sent to this country by David Hosack, M. D. of New York.
95. HOLLAND Pippin. Miller, No. 8. Fruit above the middle size, of a somewhat square figure, being nearly as broad at the crown as the base, and a little angular on its sides, about two inches and a half deep, and three inches in diameter. Eye rather small, with a closed calyx, sunk in a narrow regularly plaited basin. Stalk short, rather deeply sunk in a wide funnel-shaped cavity. Skin greenish yellow, interspersed with a few green dots, and tinged with pale dingy brown on the sunny side. Flesh yellowish white, pretty firm, tender, Juice sub-acid, mixed with a good deal of sugar, and a slight perfume.
A culinary apple from November till January. 96. KIRKE's Lord Nelson. Hort. Soc. Cat. No.570.
Fruit above the middle size, about two inches and a half deep, and three inches in diameter, of a very regular shape, and nearly free from angles, not much unlike the Emperor Alexander Apple, particularly at the crown, where it is narrowed. Eye open, with a short recurved calyx, in a moderately deep basin, surrounded by a few puckered plaits. Stalk short, slender.
Skin clear, pale yellow, deeply tinged with red towards the base; on the sunny side of a vivid red, streaked with a deeper colour, with a few small dark spots near the eye. Flesh yellowish white, firm, Juice plentiful, of a pleasant aromatic flavour.
A beautiful dessert and culinary apple from November to January