Jonathan: A very beautiful dessert apple. Its great beauty and productiveness in all soils unite to recommend it to all orchard growers. Good. Rochester Lithographic and Printing Co., Rochester, N.Y., No. 17
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Fruit medium, roundish conical; skin smooth, thin, tough, clear yellow almost completely covered with red, often dark red in the sun; dots small and inconspicuous; stem slender, medium to long in a deep, wide cavity; calyx closed; basin deep and abrupt; flesh white, crisp, tender, juicy, sprightly, vinous, subacid. Ripe September—October and can be kept until December without refrigeration if mountain grown." Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co, 1995. Print.