Apples that do well Everywhere. Gideon. Lady Apple. Jonathan. GIDEON- Raised in Minnesota. An upright grower; medium to large; color yellow, with vermillion blush no sunny side; mild acid; quality very good. December to March. JONATHAN- Medium roundish; yellow nearly covered with red; fine grained, tender, and finely flavored. A very profitable market. Stands long shipment. November to April. LADY APPLE- A beautiful little dessert fruit; flat; pale yellow, with a deep red cheek; juicy, rich, and pleasant. Just the sort where one tree can be planted. November to May.
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Gideon: "Fruit above medium to large. Form roundish sometimes inclined to conic, often slightly oblate, elliptical or broadly and obscurely ribbed; sides sometimes unequal, uniform in size and shape. Stem medium to rather long, curved towards one side. Cavity moderately broad to broad, acuminate or acute, deep, indistinctly furrowed, often with greenish or red russet spreading out upon the base of the fruit. Calyx small or medium, closed or slightly open; lobes long, acuminate or acute. Basin shallow to moderately deep, broad, obtuse to somewhat abrupt, slightly furrowed, wrinkled. Skin tough, nearly smooth at base except where the russet spreads out from the cavity but somewhat rough towards the apex, attractive deep yellow or greenish mottled and blushed with orange-red sometimes deepening to a purplish hue, irregularly splashed and striped with deep carmine and overspread with a thin bloom which produces a rather dull effect. When polished the colors become clear yellow and bright dark red and carmine. Dots conspicuous, yellow or russet, small and very numerous toward the calyx, more scattering, larger, irregular and more often grayish areola toward the base. Calyx tube rather large, broad, conical or sometimes inclined to funnel-form. Stamens median to basal. Core irregular, abaxile, medium to large; cells often unsymmetrical, open or partly closed; core lines meeting or somewhat clasping. Carpels roundish or inclined to cordate, slightly tufted. Seeds below medium to large, light brown, rather narrow, acute, tufted. Flesh yellowish, moderately firm, crisp, somewhat coarse, juicy, aromatic, mild subacid mingled with sweet eventually becoming sweet, good to very good. Season November to April.", Beach, S A, N O. Booth, O M. Taylor, and Bruce Rogers. The Apples of New York. Albany: J.B. Lyon printers, 1905. Print. Lady Apple: "Fruit small to very small, usually oblate but sometimes roundish; skin smooth, glossy, bright red on the sunny side and yellowish on the other side or where shaded by a leaf; dots minute, whitish or with russet points; stem short to medium length, slender, in an acute, usually rather deep cavity; calyx closed; basin rather wide, ridged and wrinkled; flesh white, firm, fine-grained, crisp,juicy, aromatic, mild subacid to nearly sweet. Ripe late August—September in most of the South but later at higher elevations and latitudes A good keeper.", Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co, 1995. Print. Jonathan: "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.