"Fruit above medium to large, roundish conical, symmetrical; skin tough, yellow nearly covered with red and striped with crimson; dots minute, gray or russet, more numerous near the basin; stem usually three-fourths of an inch long in an acute, rather deep, often russeted cavity; calyx usually closed; basin rather narrow, often furrowed; flesh yellowish white, firm, moderately coarse, crisp, rather tender; juicy, subacid. Ripe September in warmer areas, November in the mountains. Keeps until March or April when mountain grown." Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co., 1995. Print.