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 areolar 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.", Booth, O M. Taylor, and Bruce Rogers. The Apples of New York. Albany: J.B. Lyon printers, 1905. Print. Ben Davis:"Fruit above medium, roundish oblong, conical, sometimes somewhat elliptical or irregular; skin tough, waxy, bright, smooth, clear yellow mostly mottled and washed with bright red and striped with a darker red; dots minute, few, usually gray; stem slender and medium to long in a deep, regular, acute, russeted cavity; basin medium in width and depth, sometimes furrowed, sometimes oblique; flesh white, firm, moderately coarse, not very crisp, juicy, mild subacid. Ripe October and a good keeper with flavor improving in storage.", Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co, 1995. Print. Gano:"Fruit medium to large, roundish to slightly oblong, slightly conical; skin smooth, yellow mostly covered with dark solid crimson; dots numerous (also said to be few), small, yellow or gray; stem medium length and slender in a wide, deep, acute, russeted cavity; calyx slightly open; basin abrupt, narrow, rather deep, sometimes furrowed; flesh white, firm, moderately juicy, mild subacid. Ripe September and keeps until December or later.", Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co, 1995. Print.