Copyright 1911 by Stecher Lithographic Co., Rochester, NY. 1. Early Harvest: Medium to large size; pale yellow, tender, fine flavor. 2. Red Astrachan: Large, roundish, striped red crimson; juicy, rather acid. 3. Jonathan: Medium size, red and yellow, juicy and rich. 4. Missouri Pippin: Medium to large; crisp, juicy, and sub-acid. Good grower.
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Early Harvest: "Fruit medium or above, uniform in size and shape, nearly round to somewhat oblate, skin thin, smooth, clear pale yellow to straw yellow (also said to be flushed with brownish orange); dots few (some references say numerous), minute, white and green; stem medium length, slender or stout in a wide, russeted cavity; calyx usually closed; basin narrow (some references say wide), shallow, sometimes furrowed; flesh very white, tender, juicy, crisp, subacid or somewhat acid. Ripe June and July in most of the South." Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co, 1995. Print. Red Astrachan: "Fruit below to above medium, roundish to oblate, usually distinctly lobed; skin thin, smooth, pale yellow or greenish nearly covered with bright red, sometimes with indistinct crimson stripes, with a heavy bloom much like a plum; dots numerous, prominent, white; stem rather short in an acute and russeted cavity; calyx closed; basin shallow, often broadly lobed; flesh white often tinged red, rather coarse, crisp, moderately juicy, aromatic, acid to brisk subacid. Ripe June—July in most of the South, August in the mountains." 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. Missouri Pippin: "Fruit medium or above, roundish, flattened on the ends, somewhat conical; skin thick, tough, smooth, pale greenish or yellow mostly shaded and striped with light and dark red, often quite dark red in the sun, sometimes with a thin grayish bloom; dots conspicuous, large and small, russet and gray; stem short to medium in a large, deep, thinly russeted cavity; calyx closed or nearly so; basin abrupt, deep, somewhat corrugated; flesh whitish tinged with yellow, firm, slightly coarse, breaking, subacid. Ripe November to January or later.", Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co, 1995. Print.