"Fruit large or occasionally very large, roundish to roundish oblate, sometimes slightly oblong, conical; skin thin, smooth, becoming clear yellow when ripe, sometimes faintly blushed; dots numerous (Downing says few), small, pale gray or russet, some submerged; stem about three-fourths of an inch long in a moderately deep, medium width, russeted cavity; calyx open; basin medium to deep, rather narrow, abrupt, wavy, often cracked; flesh white or tinged with yellow, almost fine-grained, tender, juicy, aromatic, subacid. Ripe August and September, later in the mountains, and keeps rather well." Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co., 1995. Print.