of New York- Department of Agriculture
The Apples of New York
Volumes I & II
[Apples starting with "E" or "F" -ASC]
Synonyms. Early French Reinette (), Early July Pippin (24), Early June (23), Harvest (23, ...), Large Early (15, 21, 30), Large Early Harvest (3, 15, 21), Large White Jueneating (13, 15, 19...), Maralandica (29), Oats (incorrectly, 29), Pomme d'Ete of Canada (30), Prince's Early Harvest (), Prince's Harvest (2,4,5,6...), Prince's Yellow Harvest (30), Tart Bough (), Yellow Harvest (), Yellow Juneating (23).
Fruit medium, pale yellow, sometimes with a faint blush, tender, sprightly subacid, and very good in quality. It is a desirable variety for the home orchard because it is one of the earliest of the summer apples, and is excellent for either dessert or culinary uses. It is not a desirable commercial variety because there is a comparatively large percentage of undersized or otherwise unmarketable fruit, the color is such that it shows bruises very readily and it keeps but a short time. The tree is a fairly good grower, moderately long-lived, comes into bearing rather early, is a biennial or almost annual cropper and moderately productive.
Historical. Early Harvest has been known in cultivation for more than a hundred years. Its origin is unknown but it is supposed to have originated in America. At one time it was quite extensively cultivated for local market in some localities but it is now seldom or never planted except for home use.
Tree medium size, moderately vigorous.
Form upright spreading or roundish, open.
Twigs moderately long, curved, rather stout; internodes short.
Bark dark brown with some olive-green, lightly streaked with scarf-skin; slightly pubescent.
Lenticels scattering, round, not raised.
Buds medium size, plump, obtuse, free, slightly pubescent.
Fruit usually medium or below but sometimes rather large, uniform in size and shape. [Beach must have been tired when he wrote this
inconsistent description of the fruit size. -ASC]
Form oblate to nearly round, regular or slightly angular; sides slightly unequal.
Stem (Pedicel) medium in length, moderately thick.
Cavity nearly acuminate, shallow, rather narrow to moderately broad, russeted and with outspreading, broken russet rays.
Calyx small to medium, closed; lobes long, narrow.
Basin shallow, moderately wide, obtuse, slightly wrinkled.
Skin thin, tender, very smooth, clear pale waxen yellow, occasionally with deeper yellow on exposed cheek, sometimes slightly blushed.
Dots numerous, large and small, submerged or russet.
Calyx tube short, funnel-shape.
Core medium size, somewhat abaxile; cells closed or slightly open; core lines clasping.
Carpels slightly obovate.
Seeds small to rather large, narrow, long, plump, acute.
Flesh white, not firm, rather fine, crisp, tender, juicy at first briskly subacid but eventually becoming milder, and more agreeable for dessert. Good to very good.
Season late July and August.
Synonyms. Joe Précoce
Fruit medium to small, red striped, excellent in flavor and quality for dessert use season, August and early September. The tree is small to medium in size, slow growing, moderately long-lived, comes into bearing rather young and is a reliable biennial cropper. The fruit hangs pretty well to the tree until it is quite ripe. The crop contains a large percentage of undersized or otherwise unmarketable fruit. Recommended for the home orchard, but not for commercial planting.
Historical. Originated with Northern Spy and Melon in the orchard of Heman Chapin, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., NY. This orchard was planted with seedling trees grown from seeds brought from Salisbury, Conn. about the year 1800. In October, 1843, Early Joe was exhibited at the fair of the New York State Agricultural Society, Rochester, NY by Jonathan Buel of East Bloomfield (1). It has been widely disseminated and is still listed by nurserymen (25) but it is not cultivated extensively in any locality.
Tree moderately vigorous, dwarfish with short, moderately stout, crooked branches.
Form rather flat, spreading.
Twigs short, straight, stout, with large terminal buds; internodes short.
Bark dark brown, lightly streaked with scarf-skin; pubescent.
Lenticels scattering, medium size, oblong, slightly raised.
Buds medium size, plump, acute, free, slightly pubescent.
Fruit small to medium, uniform in size and shape.
Form oblate conic to conic, somewhat ribbed, rather symmetrical.
Stem (Pedicel) medium to long, rather slender to moderately thick.
Cavity acute, shallow to medium in depth, rather broad, symmetrical, sometimes thinly russeted.
Calyx medium size, closed or slightly open.
Basin small to medium, usually shallow, medium in width or rather narrow, somewhat abrupt, smooth or slightly wrinkled.
Skin thin, tender, smooth, pale greenish-yellow, irregularly and obscurely striped and splashed with dull, dark red, in highly colored specimens becoming deeply blushed on the exposed cheek.
Dots russet and greenish or nearly white.
Calyx tube medium in length, rather wide, broadly conical.
Stamens median or basal.
Core medium to rather small, axile; cells slightly open or closed; core lines clasping.
Carpels broadly obcordate to elliptical, decidedly concave.
Seeds small to medium, rather wide, short, obtuse to acute.
Flesh tinged with yellow, fine, crisp, very tender, very juicy, mild subacid, very good to best.
Season August and September.
Synonyms. August Apple (7), Heicke's Summer Queen (13), Harmony (7, ? of the South, 9), Indian Queen (7), NJ Red Streak (7), Shaker's Yellow (7, 9), Sleeper's Yellow (5), Warren Pennock (5,7).
Fruit large, showy, yellow covered with mixed striped red, but often the yellow predominates. Flesh yellow, moderately juicy, subacid, coarse, suitable for culinary use but not esteemed for dessert; season August. Not recommended for planting in New York.
Historical. Origin unknown. It was first brought to notice in Ohio more than fifty years ago (1) where it was widely disseminated from some of the nurseries of that state. At one time it was being planted to a limited extent in New York but it has been almost wholly discarded.
Tree hardy, a biennial cropper and moderately productive.
References. 1. Warder 1867:717...
Fruit of good medium size, yellowish-green, subacid, good for culinary use. The tree is a good grower, comes into bearing young, and yields full crops in alternate years.
Historical. The locality of its origin is unknown but it is supposed to have originated in Pennsylvania (2).
Tree large, vigorous with moderately long, stout branches.
Form upright spreading, rather dense, top roundish.
Twigs long, stout, curved; internodes medium.
Bark brown tinged with olive-green, lightly streaked with scarf-skin; heavily pubescent.
Lenticels scattering, small to medium, oblong, slightly raised.
Buds medium size, broad, plump, obtuse, appressed, pubescent.
Fruit medium to above, fairly uniform in size but not in shape.
Form roundish oblate
Stem (Pedicel) often bracted, medium in length or short, thick.
Cavity acute or approaching acuminate, usually shallow, rather broad, sometimes russeted.
Calyx rather small, closed.
Basin obtuse, usually very shallow, moderately wide, somewhat wrinkled.
Skin light yellowish-green.
Dots numerous, small, pale gray or russet.
Calyx tube rather narrow, funnel-form.
Core medium to rather large, abaxile; cells closed or partly open; core lines clasping.
Carpels broadly roundish, emarginate.
Seeds medium size, plump, obtuse.
Flesh white, quite firm, moderately coarse, crisp, tender, juicy, briskly subacid, becoming rather mild subacid when fully ripe, fair to good.
Synonyms. American Red Juneating (1,4,5,9,13, err. 2, 5), Fraise (16), Louis XVIII (16), Red Juneating (3,6,9,10,14,15,16, 3rr 4. of some American gardens,2), St. John Strawberry (17), Striped Shropshire (17), Tennessee Early Red (17).
Fruit of a very attractive bright deep red color, very desirable for dessert and good also for culinary uses. The tree is medium in size, a moderate grower, upright when young, but eventually becoming roundish and somewhat spreading. It is hardy, healthy, comes into bearing young and yields moderate to good crops biennially or almost annually. It is not a very satisfactory variety for commercial planting because the demand for it is mostly limited to local markets, a relatively high percentage of the apples are undersized or otherwise unmarketable and the fruit does not keep well. On account of its productiveness and high quality it is a desirable variety for the home orchard.
Historical. Early Strawberry is an American fruit which is said to have originated in the vicinity of New York (2,3). It was formerly known to some under the name Red Juneating or American Red Juneating. The name Red Juneating has been applied also to the Margaret. In 1846 Downing published the following observations concerning these two varieties (3). "The Early Strawberry has a long stalk, and is a high colored fruit, striped with dard red. The Early Red Margaret has a short stalk and is a dull colored fruit, with faint red stripes. We have had both fruits in bearing this year, and have compared them for several years past. The Early Red Margaret is correctly shown in the beautiful colored plates o Ronald's Pyrus Malus Brentifordensis, and in the Pomological Magazine. Our Early Strawberry apple is not described in any European work that we have seen. It is greatly superior to the Earlky Red Margaret in productiveness, and especially in long keeping and ripening gradually, qualities that are rare in early apples and for which the market dealers in New York rate the Strawberry very highly."
Early Strawberry has been extensively disseminated and is generally catalogued by nurserymen throughout the apple-growing regions of America (21).
Fruit below medium to medium, pretty uniform in shape and size.
Form roundish conic or roundish, regular or somewhat ribbed; sides often unequal.
Stem (Pedicel) long and rather slender, often clubbed.
Cavity acute or approaching acuminate, deep, broad, symmetrical, sometimes with faint radiating rays of russet.
Calyx rather small, closed or sometimes open; lobes long, narrow.
Basin small, shallow to moderately deep, narrow, obtuse, slightly furrowed.
Skin rather thick, tough, smooth, waxy, entirely red or yellow nearly covered with a rich dark red, mottled and irregularly striped and splashed with deeper red.
Dots minute, grayish.
Calyx tube short, moderately wide, conical or approaching funnel-shape, with fleshy pistil point projecting into the base.
Core large, axile or somewhat abaxile; cells usually open, sometimes partly closed; core lines nearly meeting.
Carpels broadly roundish to elliptical, much concave, emarginate.
Seeds medium or above, wide, plump, obtuse, dark brown.
Flesh whitish-yellow often with streaks of red, moderately coarse, crisp, moderately tender, juicy, subacid, aromatic, sprightly, very good.
References. 1. Mag. Hort., 10:210. 1844. 2. Elliott, 1854:169. 3. Hooper, 1857:34. 4. Warder, 1867:717. 5. Downing, 1869:159. 6. Thomas, 1875:498.
Synonyms. Early June (3). Eve Apple (3), Eve (2,5), Round Top (2,5), Sheepnose (2,5). Wine of some (2,5).
Fruit similar in shape to Black Gilliflower but not so large, somewhat streaked and shaded with red, pleasant flavored but not high in quality; good for dessert but not for cooking.
Historical. An old variety of uncertain origin. A few trees of it are occasionally found in the oldest orchards but it is now nearly obsolete.
Tree large, moderately vigorous and a regular and abundant bearer.
FRUITSeason late fall to midwinter
References. 1. Bailey, An. Hort., 1892:238. 2. Clayton, Ala. Sta. Bul., 47:6 1893. 3. Thomas, 1897:634. 4. Beach and Clark, NY Sta. Bul., 248:118. 1904.
Fruit of good size and attractive appearance for a yellow apple. It evidently belongs to the Fall Pippin class but it does not closely resemble that variety and is not superior to it. Although it has much merit it does not excel other varieties of its season and is not recommended for planting in New York. The tree is a strong grower and productive.
Historical. Origin Alabama (2,3). Downing questions whether it is identical with the White Spanish Reinette but it appears to be distinct from that variety.1 Warder describes another variety under the name Elgin Pippin which we have not seen.2
Tree vigorous, upright; branches long, moderately stout.
Form very much spreading and somewhat drooping, rather dense.
Twigs medium in size, curved, stout; internodes long.
Bark brown, tinged with olive-green, mottled with scarf-skin, slightly pubescent.
Lenticels scattering, large, oblong, raised.
Buds large, broad, plump, obtuse, free, slightly pubescent.
Fruit above medium to large, averages nearly large.
Form oblate to roundish conic, distinctly ribbed, irregular; sides often unequal, sometimes elliptical, not uniform.
Stem (Pedicel) medium to very long, slender.
Cavity acute to acuminate medium in depth to deep, rather broad to narrow, usually with outspreading russet rays, sometimes decidedly compressed, sometimes lipped.
Calyx medium to large, closed; lobes often leafy, long, acuminate.
Basin sometimes oblique, shallow to moderately deep, moderately wide to rather narrow, obtuse to rather abrupt, often prominently and irregularly ribbed.
Skin thin, moderately tender, greenish yellow becoming deep yellow, sometimes with a faint bronze blush in the sun.
Dots scattering, russet, or submerged and whitish.
Calyx tube rather large, moderately wide, conical or approaching funnel-form.
Stamens median to basal.
Core abaxile, medium to large; cells unsymmetrical, usually wide open; core lines meeting or slightly clasping.
Carpels irregular, often somewhat ovate, much concave, tufted.
Seeds often abortive, dark, rather large, long, flat, acute to acuminate.
Flesh whitish tinged with yellow, firm, moderately fine, crisp, tender, juicy, subacid, good.
Season September to December. Commercial limit, October.
1 Downing, 1869:464.
2 Warder, 1867:717.
References. 1. Gibb, Am. Pom. Soc. Rpt. 1887:50. 2.
Synonyms. Englischer Pepping (1). No. 587 (1). Pepping Englischer (1).
A Russian apple inferior in quality to standard varieties of its season. Not recommended for planting in New York.
Form variable, roundish oblate to oblate conic or inclined to oblong tunicate, ribbed; sides sometimes unequal.
Stem (Pedicel) short, usually not exserted.
Cavity acuminate, rather wide, moderately deep, russeted and with outspreading russet.
Calyx medium size, closed; lobes usually erect or connivent.
Basin medium in width to rather narrow, deep, abrupt, irregularly furrowed.
Skin yellow or greenish, sometimes with shade of brownish-red overspread with thin white bloom.
Dots minute, pale or russet.
Calyx tube cone-shape or approaching funnel-form.
Core large, somewhat abaxile; cells partly open; core lines meeting.
Seeds medium size, obtuse.
Flesh tinged with yellow, moderately juicy, fine-grained, sprightly subacid, fair to good in quality.
Season late September to November.
Ramsdell or Ramsdell Sweet has been described by some leading pomologists under the name English Sweet. Ramsdell Sweet is the name accepted for this variety in the catalogue of the American Pomological Society, and it is generally known among nurserymen and fruit growers as Ramsdell or Ramsdell Sweet. For a description of this variety, the reader is referred to Ramsdell Sweet, page 175.
References. 1. [***will be added later***]
Synonyms. Will be added later.
The Esopus Spitzenburg, commonly known as the Spitzenburg, is the standard of excellence for apples of the Baldwin class, to which it naturally belongs. When well grown, it is handsomely colored and unexcelled in flavor and quality. It is a choice dessert fruit and also one of the best apples known either for canning or for general culinary uses. It is well adapted for handling in cold storage, ships well, has long had a well-established reputation in market, always sells well, is well suited for marketing in boxes or fancy packages and often brings fancy prices. It is in season between Rhode Island Greening and Baldwin. It is quite variable in keeping quality in different seasons and in different localities (29). The fruit is quite susceptible to the attacks of the scab fungus, as also are the blossoms and the foliage. It is often injured by the apple-canker, and therefore it is advisable to graft or bud it upon a healthier variety. Special attention needs to be given to protecting both the tree and the fruit from the disease just mentioned.1 As one means for accomplishing this result and also for the purpose of increasing the yield of high-grade fruit, it is wise to pune regularly but moderately, and to give the trees enough room in the orchard so that they do not crowd each other, thus permitting free movement of air and access of ample light around and among all of the branches. Especial care should be taken to favor a free and vigorous growth of the tree by keeping the soil highly fertile, well supplied with humus, well drained and yet well supplied with moisture throughout the growing season.
favorable conditions Esopus Spitzenburg bears pretty regularly, but
it is commonly rated as being, on average, a rather moderate cropper.
For this reason and because of its susceptibility to the diseases
above mentioned, it is not largely planted in commercial orchards,
being found less profitable than Baldwin, Rhode Island Greening and
certain other standard commercial sorts. The fruit develops good
color and quality in most of the apple-growing regions of the State
but it does particularly well in favorable localities in Schoharie
and Greene counties and along Lake Champlain.
Historical. Originated at Esopus, Ulster county. We find no authentic account of the date of its origin, but it is scattered throughout the State in the oldest orchards and was well known in cultivation in this and adjoining states more than a century ago. It is known in cultivation in Europe, and is one of the recognized commercial varieties in certain apple-growing districts of the Rocky Mountain region, Washington and Oregon.
Fruit medium to large, pretty uniform in size and shape.
Calyx medium to small, closed or somewhat open.
Skin tough, sometimes waxy, slightly roughened by the russet dots, deep rich yellow often almost completely covered with bright red inconspicuously striped with darker red, in the sun deepening to a very dark, almost purplish blush, marked with pale yellow and russet dots which are small and numerous toward the basin, but are apt to be larger and much elongated toward the cavity.
Dots Pale yellow and russet; small [ASC copied from above].
Calyx tube .
Stamens below medium to above.
Flesh tinged with yellow, firm, moderately fine, crisp, rather tender, juicy, aromatic, sprightly subacid, very good to best.
Season November to February or later. In cold storage may be held till June.
[Information from the Southeastern U.S. here.]
1Descriptions of these diseases and approved methods of dealing with them are set forth in bulletins of this Station 163:1899, 170:1900, 243:1903, and in the Station’s corresponding annual reports.
References. 1. Warder, 1867:718. 2. Downing, 1869:167.
This variety originated at Claverack, Columbia County, NY (1). According to Downing the tree is moderately vigorous and very productive. The fruit medium size, greenish-yellow, subacid, good to very good. In season from December to February.
Downing also mentions another Fall Greening of similar color, sprightly subacid, in season from September to November; tree a poor grower.
We have not seen either of these varieties.
References. 1. 2. 3. Cole, 1849:117. 4. Hovey, Mag. Hort., 15:537. 1849. fig. 5. 6. 7. 8. Elliott, 1854:132. 9. 10. 11. 12. Hoskins, Amer. Gard., 15:272. 1894. 13. Waugh, Vt. Sta. An. Rpt., 14:296. 1901.
Synonyms. Fall Pippin erroneously (13). Harvey (13).
Fruit large, yellow, showy, similar in general appearance to Fall Pippin but less desirable where that variety can be grown. According to Hoskins (12) it is hardy in Norther Vermont and has there proved an excellent annual bearer. He considers it valuable for all Northern New England and Canada. Cole (3) observes that the fruit is "fine and fair but not first-rate, and rather apt to fall, or rot on the tree". Elliott (8) says that it is not productive but Hovey (4) and Cole (3) call it a vigorous grower and a good bearer. In the nursery it may be easily known from Fall Pippin by its yellow and more slender shoots (4).
Form roundish, slightly oblate, regular or somewhat ribbed at the base; crown large, slightly oblique.
Stem (Pedicel) short, stout or rather slender.
Cavity rather shallow to deep, wide, uneven.
Calyx small to large, closed.
Basin narrow to rather wide, shallow, wrinkled.
Skin smooth, pale yellow to deep yellow, sometimes blushed.
Dots small, gray or russet.
Core large, abaxile.
Seeds medium size, acute, short, plump.
Flesh whitish or tinged with yellow, a little coarse, crisp, juicy, rich subacid, with high flavor, very good quality.
Season October to December
Synonyms. Fall Geneting (6). Fall Gennetting (3). Fall Jenetting (8). Fall Jennetting (3,9).
Fruit often large but variable in size, a considerable portion of the crop being undersized or otherwise unmarketable. It is of a green or yellowish color, shows bruises quite readily, does not stand shipping very well and is not a good keeper. It is very good for culinary uses and acceptable for dessert; being of light weight, it is less desirable than some other varieties for evaporating. The tree is an exceedingly strong grower and long-lived, eventually becoming very large, tall and spreading. It is hardy, healthy, comes into bearing rather young and is a reliable cropper, yielding moderately good to heavy crops biennially or nearly annually. There is apt to be considerable loss from premature dropping of the fruit. Not recommended for planting in New York.
Historical. It appears that this variety was brought into Western New York from than it has in other sections of the state but it has not been cultivated extensively in any locality. It is still listed by nurserymen (9) but in New York it is now seldom planted and is gradually going out of cultivation.
Tree large, vigorous or very vigorous.
Form spreading or somewhat roundish.
Twigs moderately long, curved, moderately stout; internodes medium.
Bark dark brown lightly streaked with gray scarf-skin; slightly pubescent.
Lenticels scattering, medium size, oblong, slightly raised.
Buds medium size, broad, plump, obtuse, free, pubescent.
Fruit above medium to large.
Form roundish oblate inclined to conic, slightly ribbed at the base; sides unequal.
Stem (Pedicel) medium to short, moderately thick.
Cavity acuminate, deep, wide, rather symmetrical, with outspreading rays of russet.
Calyx below medium to rather large, closed or somewhat open; lobes long, narrow, acute, reflexed.
Basin rather small, shallow, narrow, somewhat furrowed and wrinkled.
Skin thin, tough, smooth, pale greenish-yellow with faint brownish-red or bronze blush.
Dots moderately numerous, rather inconspicuous, sometimes russet but more often whitish and submerged.
Prevailing effect: yellow
Calyx tube rather long, narrow funnel-shape.
Stamens median to basal.
Core small, axile to somewhat abaxile; cells symmetrical, closed; core lines clasping
Carpels somewhat roundish to broadly ovate.
Seeds light brown, rather small, moderately narrow, plump, acute.
Flesh tinged with yellow, moderately firm, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, sprightly, subacid, good.
Season late September to December.
Synonyms. Hogpen (8). Holden (5, 8). Holden Pippin (8). (Hoypen (5). Jones' Pippin (5,8). Long Island (8). Long Island Graft (9). N.Y. Bellflower (9). Orange (3, 8). Red Cheek (8). Speckled (9). Westbrook (9). White Graft of Wis. (8). White Newell (9).
When well grown Fall Orange is of good size, yellow or greenish, with occasionally a shade of red, agreeable subacid, and very good in quality for culinary use. When it becomes fully ripe so that its acidity is subdued it is an excellent dessert apple. The tree is thrifty, hardy, long-lived and a regular biennial cropper, often yielding pretty heavy crops. It is not generally regarded as a good commercial variety because its color is yellow, the fruit is rather tender and a poor shipper, and with heavy crops there is apt to be a comparatively large percentage of fruit that is undersized or otherwise unmarketable. It is in season from late September to early winter; sometimes a portion of the fruit is kept till spring.
It resembles Autumn Swaar considerably in general appearance; for a comparison of the two varieties the reader is referred to the description of Autumn Swaar, pages 11, 12. Historical. Fall Orange was described by Thomas in 1848 as a new or newly-introduced variety of unknown origin (1). In 1857 Downing gave its origin as Holden, Mass. (5). Since its introduction it has been sparingly disseminated in various parts of the state. Although it is still listed by some nurserymen (10) it is now seldom planted in New York.
Fruit above medium to large; fairly uniform in size but not in shape.
Form roundish-conic, irregular.
Stem (Pedicel) medium to rather short, slender.
Cavity acute to acuminate, deep, medium in width, regular or slightly compressed, often russeted and with outspreading russet rays.
Calyx medium to large, open or sometimes nearly closed.
Basin uneven, one side projecting higher than the other, moderately deep to deep, narrow to moderately wide, abrupt, furrowed.
Skin pale yellow or greenish, sometimes with brownish blush.
Dots numerous, large and small, russet or sometimes reddish, areolar.
Calyx tube rather large, usually long, conical to funnel-form with fleshy pistil point projecting into the base; the lower part of the funnel cylinder is sometimes enlarged.
Stamens median or below.
Core medium to rather small, axile; cells symmetrical; core lines meeting when the tube is short, clasping when it is long.
Carpels elliptical to nearly cordate.
Seeds not numerous, rather dark brown, medium to below, plump, obtuse.
Flesh white, moderately fine, crisp, rather tender, juicy, subacid, aromatic, very good.
Season late September to early winter.
Synonyms. American Fall (7). Autumn Pippin (4). Cathead (incorrectly, 24, 25). Cobbett's Fall (7). Cobbett's Fall Pippin (27). Concombre Ancien (7). De Rateau (7). D' Espange (7). Episcopal (24,25). Golden Pippin (22, 25, erroneously 2, 24). Holland Pippin (2,5, err. 15). Philadelphia Pippin (20,24,25). Pound Pippin (24,25). Pound Royal (25, of some 24). Prince's large Pippin of N.Y. (2). Reinnete Blanche d'Espangne (7). Summer Pippin (2). Van Duym's Pippin (2). Van Dyn's Pippin (5). York Pippin (24,25).
Fruit large, and, when fully ripe, of an attractive yellow color. The flesh is tender, rich and very good in quality, being excellent for dessert but especially desirable for culinary uses. The tree is a strong grower, hardy and very long-lived, eventually becoming large or very large. Since the foliage and fruit are both quite subject to the attacks of the apple-scab fungus thorough preventative treatment for this disease is necessary in order to grow Fall Pippin successfully for commercial purposes.1 The crop does not ripen uniformly, some of the fruit being ripe, well colored and ready for immediate use in September, while at the same time a considerable portion of the crop is still hard and green. When grown under favorable conditions and properly handled some portion of the may keep till midwinter or later, but even carefully selected fruit cannot be relied upon to hold in common storage till December 1st without considerable loss. In cold storage it may be held till January or February (33). Fall Pippin is generally in pretty good demand in local markets, and in portions of Eastern New York it is being used to a limited extent for the early export trade. It is one of the most desirable varieties of its season for the home orchard.
Tree large, moderately vigorous to very vigorous, with large, long branches which eventually become somewhat drooping.
Form spreading or roundish and rather dense.
Twigs moderately long, curved, stout and with large terminal buds; internodes medium.
Bark dark reddish-brown, somewhat tinged with green, heavily coated with gray scarf-skin; much pubescent.
Lenticels scattering, medium size, oval, raised.
Buds medium size, broad, plump, obtuse, free, pubescent.
Fruit large or very large, pretty uniform in size and shape.
Form roundish to roundish oblate, sometimes a little inclined to conic, or sometimes slightly oblong and truncate, often obscurely ribbed.
Stem (Pedicel) medium to rather long, thick.
Cavity acute or approaching acuminate, moderately deep, moderately narrow to rather wide, symmetrical or sometimes compressed, russeted.
Calyx medium to large, open; lobes separated at the base, moderately long, rather narrow, acuminate.
Basin medium in depth to deep, moderately narrow to rather wide, abrupt, wavy, slightly wrinkled.
Skin thin, smooth, at first greenish-yellow but becoming clear yellow, sometimes faintly blushed.
Dots numerous, small, pale and submerged or russet.
Calyx tube large, wide, long, conical to nearly funnel-form.
Stamens median to basal.
Core medium size, somewhat abaxile; cells symmetrical, closed or partly open; core lines meeting or clasping.
Carpels roundish, emarginate, tufted.
Seeds rather dark brown, medium size, somewhat acute, plump.
Flesh whitish or tinged with yellow, moderately firm, rather fine, tender, very juicy, agreeable subacid, somewhat aromatic, very good.
Season late September to January.
1Directions for treating apple scab are given in the reports of this Station for 1899:399-418, and for 1903:321-386.
[Description in 1862 U.S. Commissioner of Agriculture Report.]
Synonyms. House (10). Musk Spice (10). Ohio Wine (7,10,13). Sharpe's Spice (7,10). Sweet Wine (7,10). Uncle Sam's Best (7,10). Wine (2), Wine of Cole (4).
Fruit medium or above, bright red, attractive; in season from September to early winter. The tree is of medium size with rather drooping branches, moderately vigorous, healthy, moderately long-lived and yields good to heavy crops biennially. The fruit is apt to drop to a considerable extent before it is fully mature. It is very tender, not a good shipper and not a desirable commercial variety. It is not much valued for culinary use but it is generally esteemed wherever it is known on account of its excellent dessert qualities. It is not recommended for commercial planting in New York.
Fall Wine should not be confused with Twenty Ounce which in some sections of New York is known under the name of Wine apple. It is also quite distinct from the true Wine which is a large, showy apple that ripens in midautumn and often keeps well through the winter.
Historical. The origin of this variety is unknown. Elliott (4) says that it was introduced into the West from the garden of Judge Jonathan Buel, Albany, N.Y. about 1832. It has been a favorite variety in many parts of the Middle West but has not been extensively cultivated in New York and it is now seldom or never planted in this state.
Fruit medium or above.
Form roundish oblate, somewhat ribbed; sides often unequal.
Stem (Pedicel) medium to rather long.
Cavity obtuse to somewhat acute, wide, shallow to moderately deep, sometimes lipped.
Calyx small to medium, closed or partly open; lobes long, narrow, reflexed.
Basin deep, wide or medium in width, rather abrupt, furrowed.
Skin clear yellow washed with red which on the exposed cheek deepens to a beautiful bright blush, indistinctly striped with carmine.
Dots yellowish-brown or russet.
Calyx tube long, narrow, funnel-form.
Core medium, axile; cells symmetrical, closed or slightly open; core lines clasping.
Carpels broadly roundish, tufted.
Seeds medium size, rather wide, acute.
Flesh tinged with yellow, tender, juicy, aromatic, very mild subacid or almost sweet; very good for dessert but only fair for culinary use.
Season September to January.
[Description in 1862 U.S. Commissioner of Agriculture Report.]
Synonyms. Chimney Apple (14,16,22,25). De Neige (3,14,15,25,29). du Marechal (25). La Belle Fameuse (43). La Fameuse (29). Neige (2). Neige-Framboise de Gielen (25). Pomme de Neige (5,8,4,9,10,11,13-16,18,20,22,23,41). Pomme de Niège (1,7,12). Pomme Fameuse (3), Pommed de Fameuse (14, 15). Sanguineus (8,14,15,18,23,25). Snow (2,10,12,14,16,18,20-23,25,31,33,36,41,43,46,47,48).
Fameuse is one of the most desirable dessert apples of its season. It is very beautiful in appearance and the flesh is white, tender and excellent in flavor and quality for dessert. It is decidedly inferior to other varieties of its season for culinary purposes. It is well known in market, and during its season, which extends from October to the holidays, it usually sells above average market prices, particularly if well colored and free from scab or other imperfections. The fruit is often badly injured by the apple-scab fungus, but this may readily be controlled by proper preventative treatment.1 It keeps well in cold storage. Some report that if free from scab, it may be held as long as Rhode Island Greening (48). In the Champlain district and in portions of the St. Lawrence valley it is one of the most important varieties found in commercial orchards. Generally speaking, it grows to a higher degree of perfection in those districts than it does in other apple-growing regions of New York. In the more southern sections of the state it appears to succeed best in the high elevations and on light well drained soil with clay subsoil. The tree is of medium size, a moderate grower, hardy, healthy, rather long-lived, and a reliable cropper yielding good to heavy crops biennially or sometimes nearly annually. The fruit hangs pretty well to the tree. Fruit of marketable grades is fairly uniform in size, but there is a considerable amount of it that is too small for market. In those portions of New York south of Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence valley the fruit does not usually develop its best color, and in some season, and particularly in unfavorable localities, it is so poorly colored as to be quite unsatisfactory. In such locations it is better for the fruit grower to plant McIntosh instead of Fameuse if he desires to grow a variety of the Fameuse group.
Historical. Waugh (44) gives the following historical account of the Fameuse. "The history of Fameuse is obscure, probably beyond clearing up satisfactorily, but extremely interesting as far as we know or can guess at it. The turning point of speculation for years has been as to whether the variety is of American or European origin. One of the most interesting contributions to this discussion was made by Mr. Chauncey Goodrich, (16) or Burlington, VT, in 1851. We quote the following extracts from this article:
"It is here one of the most common as well as oldest varieties; hundreds of barrels are sold in a single season in this town alone. ... All American writers call it a Canadian apple; of this I think there is no proof. One hundred and twenty years since, the French planted this variety on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain opposite Fort Frederick on Crown Point, at a place called 'Chimney Point'- more than fifty years before any other permanent settlement. From these old trees cions have been scattered through Vermont, and called the Chimney apple. A very intelligent and highly educated French seigneur residing on an old seignory eighty miles below Quebec informed me that this was one of the first varieties of apples planted on the place; that the trees were very old and were brought from France. The early French settlers planted the same variety at Ogdensburg, Detroit, and other places on Lakes Erie and Ontario, where it is still known as the 'Snow Apple'; also at Kaskaskia, Illinois, more than one hundred and fifty years since, where the old trees are still productive, and apples from them are sent to St. Louis, &c. The same apple may be found in France, and in London of the growth of France."
"It is hardly to be supposed that a seedling apple was produced in Canada at so early a day as to be distributed more than a thousand miles in every settlement made by the French, one hundred and fifty years since.
"Another fact tending to suggest a European origin for Fameuse is that it is usually found in the old gardens, in company with well known European varieties of pears, apples and other fruits.
On the other hand the testimony of European pomologists is mostly against the theory of European origin. The variety is known in the larger collections of all the countries of Europe, just as Ben Davis is, and has been known there for many years. But most European authors unhesitatingly assign a Canadian origin to the variety; and the variety seems too little known, too little appreciated, and too little at home with European surroundings for us to believe it originated there. Those who call it a European apple usually assign its nativity to France; but Leroy (25) the greatest of all French, and perhaps of all European authorities, did not know the variety. He says that Le Lectier cultivated the Pomme de Neige (synonym of Fameuse) at Orleans (France) before 1628; but Leroy did not know whether or not this was the same Pomme de Neige grown in Canada. In fact he says, 'I have never, up to the present time, met this apple Pomme de Neige on our soil. In place of it they have always sent me Calvill de Neige, ripening from January to March.' Most of the so-called Snow apples of Europe, in fact, are white skinned and totally different from the Snow, of Fameuse, or America.
It is agreed that, whether the Fameuse came from Europe or not, it was distributed by the earliest of the French missionaries and planted by the first settlers. Quebec was founded shortly before 1600 and Montreal in 1641. The seigniory du Cote de Beaupre, said to be the oldest seignory in Quebec, was granted in 1636 and promptly colonized. Thus we have almost a hundred years of French settlement and missionary activity prior to 1700, the approximate date at which, according to Mr. Goodrich, the Fameuse was brought to Vermont. This seems to allow ample time for a Canadian origin for the variety and for its wide distribution in Quebec, Ontario and the Northern states.
The early distribution of apples, either from Europe to Canada, or from place to place on this continent, was accomplished chiefly, almost exclusively, by seeds. Some of the missionaries knew the art of grafting, but there was small encouragement to practice it. From these considerations, and others which cannot be fully argued here, the writer is firmly convinced that the Fameuse originated in Canada from seed brought from France."
Tree vigorous, with long, moderately stout branches.
Form upright spreading or roundish, rather dense.
Twigs medium size, curved, stout; internodes short.
Bark dark brown tinged with red, lightly coated with scarf-skin; pubescent.
Lenticels scattering, small, round or somewhat oval, slightly raised.
Buds medium size, flat, obtuse, free, pubescent.
Fruit hardly average medium but sometimes is above medium size.
Form roundish inclined to conic, sometimes a little oblate, regular, uniform, symmetrical.
Stem (Pedicel) medium to short but sometimes long, rather slender.
Cavity acute to somewhat acuminate, moderately deep to deep, rather wide, often gently furrowed, sometimes partly russeted but generally smooth and red or greenish.
Calyx rather small, usually closed.
Basin medium in width and depth, rather small, somewhat abrupt, obscurely furrowed or wrinkled, often having mammiform protuberances.
Skin thin, tender, smooth, light bright red deepening to almost purplish black in highly colored specimens with a somewhat striped appearance toward the apex. In less highly colored specimens the striped effect is more noticeable.
Dots few, scattering, light.
Calyx tube narrow, funnel-form.
Stamens median or somewhat basal.
Core medium to rather small, axile; cells closed; core lines clasping.
Carpels symmetrical, roundish or inclined to elliptical, somewhat emarginate, mucronate.
Seeds dark, long, rather narrow, acute to acuminate.
Flesh white, sometimes streaked or stained with red, very tender, juicy, subacid becoming very mild subacid or sweetish, aromatic, very good for dessert.
Season October to midwinter.
STRIPED FAMEUSE. A variety has sometimes been propagated and disseminated under the name Fameuse which is recognized as Striped Fameuse. The tree is a thriftier grower in the nursery than the true Fameuse, but the fruit is less desirable, being inferior in color but similar in all other respects to Fameuse. It is mottled or thinly washed with bright red over a pale yellow background, striped and splashed with carmine.
This is an attractive bright red fruit of good dessert quality. It begins to ripen about the first of September, and continues in season till late fall. The tree is quite vigorous, comes into bearing moderately early and is a reliable annual cropper. Some regard it as a desirable for commercial planting (7,8), but it has not proved so at this Station because it is somewhat deficient in size. On account of its beauty and excellent dessert quality it is worthy of being classed among the varieties desirable for the home orchard.
Historical. Originated with Dr. John K. Eshelman, Lancaster Co., PA. (7). It has been as yet but little disseminated in New York.
Tree moderately vigorous with moderately long, stout branches.
Form flat, spreading, open.
Twigs long, curved, moderately stout; internodes long.
Bark brown tingled [probably he meant "tinged"-ASC] with olive-green, heavily streaked with scarf-skin; much pubescent.
Lenticels quite numerous, medium size, round, not raised.
Buds medium size, plump, obtuse, free, heavily pubescent.
Fruit above medium to below medium size, pretty uniform in size and shape.
Form roundish, slightly oblate varying to somewhat oblong or ovate, regular or slightly ribbed.
Stem (Pedicel) short to medium, slender.
Cavity acute to nearly obtuse, medium in width and depth, sometimes russeted.
Calyx small to medium, closed or partly open; lobes rather short, narrow, acute.
Basin shallow to medium in depth, moderately wide, rather abrupt, usually furrowed.
Skin thin, tender, smooth, clear yellow mostly overlaid with bright red indistinctly striped with carmine.
Dots small, yellowish.
Calyx tube rather wide, slightly funnel-form to conical with pistil point projecting into the base.
Stamens median to marginal.br> Core below medium, somewhat abaxile; cells open; core lines clasping.
Carpels broadly ovate to elliptical, slightly emarginate.
Seeds medium to large, moderately wide, flat, plump, acute.
Flesh whitish slightly tinged with yellow, moderately firm, fine, very tender, juicy, mild subacid, good to very good.
Season September to November or later.
References. 1. Downing, 1869:176. 2. NY Sta. An. Rpt., 11:222. 1892. 3. Waugh, Vt. Sta. An. Rpt., 14:294. 1901.
Synonyms. Fishkill Beauty (1,2).
Fruit large, rather attractive in appearance, but not good enough in quality to displace standard sorts of its season either for culinary or dessert uses. Downing remarks that it is apt to decay on the tree (1), but this has not proved true in our experience with the variety. The tree comes into bearing rather early and is almost an annual bearer, yielding fair to good crops of uniformly large fruit. Should it possess superior hardiness it may be worthy of trial in those regions where this character is a prime requisite.
Historical. Origin Fishkill, NY.
Tree vigorous with long, slender, curved branches; laterals willowy, long, slender.
Form upright spreading or roundish, rather dense.
Twigs short to medium, straight, moderately slender, rather geniculate; internodes medium to long.
Bark brown tinged with clear reddish brown, mottled with scarf-skin; slightly pubescent.
Lenticels numerous, small or below medium, generally elongated and narrow, usually not raised.
Buds small to above medium, plump, obtuse to somewhat acute, usually free or nearly so.
Fruit large to very large, uniform in size and shape.
Form nearly round varying to somewhat oblate or oblate conic, regular, obscurely ribbed.
Stem (Pedicel) medium to long, thick to slender.
Cavity varying from somewhat obtuse to slightly acuminate, moderately deep to deep, rather broad, usually symmetrical, sometimes lipped, sometimes lightly russeted.
Calyx rather small, closed or slightly open.
Basin shallow, usually moderately wide, obtuse, angularly furrowed and wrinkled, with some tendency to develop mammiform protuberances.
Skin a little rough, thick, tough, dull yellow washed with dull or brownish-red, in highly colored specimens deepening to a bright red blush, mottled, striped and splashed with deep carmine, often overspread with thin whitish bloom.
Dots numerous, conspicuous, medium size, russet.
Prevailing effect attractive although rather dull red.
Calyx tube rather long, wide, varying from elongated conical to funnel-shape.
Stamens median to marginal.
Core below medium to rather large, abaxile; cells usually symmetrical, open; core lines clasping.
Carpels roundish to broadly obcordate, somewhat emarginate, slightly tufted.
Seeds light brown, below mdium to rather large, narrow, rather long, plump, varying from obtuse to acuminate.
Flesh whitish or tinged with yellow, firm, coarse, moderately crisp, moderately tender, juicy, mild subacid, fair to good in flavor and quality.
Season November to February.
References. 1. Downing, 1857:144. Warder, 1867:719. 3. Thomas, 1875:499.
The fruit of Ford is described as large, roundish, yellow; flesh solid, rather acid but of high flavor and good quality. Season October to January (1,3). We do not know this variety and so far as we can discover it is no longer propagated. According to Downing it originated in Canaan, Columbia county, NY (1).
References. 1. Downing, 1869:182.
According to Downing this variety originated in Otsego county, NY. The tree is productive, the fruit medium size, yellow, shaded and splashed with red; flesh pleasant, aromatic, good. Season October to January (1). So far as we can learn it is not now being propagated.
Reference. 1. Downing, 1869:185.
A variety of unknown origin which has been fruited in Orange county (1). The fruit much resembles Autumn Bough. It is below medium, pale yellow; flesh tender, sweet, very good; season October and November. We do not know this variety and so far as we can learn it is not being propagated.