Yates: Ripe Oct. keeps well. Fruit small size, red, with white dots all over. Flesh tender, crisp, and of best quality. Tree vigorous and very productive, fruit coming in clusters. Bears very young. One of the best for home or market throughout the Cotton Belt. No. 88.
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"Fruit small, oblate, sometimes slightly conical; skin whitish yellow mostly covered with shades and stripes of dark red; dots numerous, small, gray or russet; stem slender in a large, slightly russeted cavity; calyx closed; basin wide and shallow, slightly corrugated; flesh white (also said to be yellow) sometimes stained red near the skin, tender, juicy, aromatic, mild subacid to almost sweet. Ripe October and keeps until April." Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co, 1995. Print.