Originated around 1853 in Ottawa, Illinois and first propagated by Mr. E.C. Hatheway. He exhibited the apple in 1878 before the Illinois State Horticultural Society where it was introduced to the public as Salome. It has a very good flavor, but its relatively small size and poor color contributed to its general lack of popularity. Fruit is medium to small, conical, and often ribbed. The smooth, tough yellow skin is mottled and blushed with pinkish-red and carmine striping. The yellowish flesh is firm, fine-grained, crisp, and juicy. Ripens in November.