Crimson Beauty: "Fruit small to medium, roundish to oblate, slightly conical; skin smooth, thin, pale greenish yellow, irregularly striped and splashed with dark red; dots russet and greenish to nearly white; stem medium to long in a large, slightly russeted cavity; basin small to medium, shallow, sometimes wrinkled; flesh yellowish white, tender, juicy, mild subacid. Ripe mid-July in central North Carolina." Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co, 1995. Print. North Star: "The fruit is pretty large, bright greenish yellow washed and splashed with red, quite attractive in appearance and good in quality. Fruit medium to large, uniform. Form roundish conic to roundish oblate, symmetrical. Stem long, rather thick. Cavity acute to almost acuminate, rather deep, broad, sometimes lightly russeted, obscurely furrowed. Calix medium to large, open or partly closed. Basin decidedly abrupt, moderately deep to deep, moderately broad, obscurely furrowed, wrinkled. Flesh tinged with yellow, firm, crisp, nearly fine-grained, tender, very juicy, aromatic, brisk subacid eventually becoming mild very good. Season September to October or sometimes even later.", S A, N O. Booth, O M. Taylor, and Bruce Rogers. The Apples of New York. Albany: J.B. Lyon printers, 1905. Print.