Extract from HOGG:
Fruit, below medium size, two inches and an
eighth wide, and two inches and a half high ; conical, uneven in its
outline, narrowing from the middle both towards the stalk and the
crown, and obscurely ribbed on the sides ;
it has a waist near the
crown. Skin, quite smooth, pale straw colour, and sometimes with a
faint tinge of blush next the sun. Eye, closed, with erect segments
set on the surface of the narrow apex in a plaited, slight depression.
Stamens, marginal ; tube, funnel-shaped, deep, and very narrow. Stalk,
small and short, set in a narrow and very shallow cavity. Flesh, white,
tender, juicy, and brisk, without much or any flavour. Cells, open,
An early cooking apple, of pretty appearance ; ripe in the middle of
August. It is common in the districts round Derby, where it is grown
under the name of Leicester-Burton Pippin.
Note from M.W./N.D: We are looking for scions of this apple.
UPDATE, Sept. 2009
We have found it, at a location in Derby; we have grafted some trees. Here are two pictures of the fruit:
A first blossom picture; for a green apple, it produces an unusually colourful flower.
This featured in one of our apple tastings (see link below). Hogg writes it off as an early cooker with little if any flavour. We have found that it is a good dessert apple, mid-season, of beautiful appearance and mild refreshing flavour, with a hint of vanilla and parma violets.
Apple tasting 2
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