One of the oldest English culinary apples, Harvey was first mentioned in 1629 by John Parkinson, a fruit enthusiast who recognized the importance of different fruit varieties. It was named for Dr. Gabriel Harvey, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Fruit is large, oblong-conical and occasionally irregular or lop-sided. The slightly textured skin is yellowish-green with a reddish-brown blush. The creamy white flesh is firm, dry and fine-grained with a rather acid flavor. Ripens September to October.