This section is from the "The Fruit Manual; Containing The Descriptions and synonymes of the fruits and fruit trees commonly met with in the gardens & orchards of Great Britain, with selected lists of those most worthy of cultivation" book, by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual
Black (Noir; Purple).—About the size and shape of a small Orleans plum, to which it bears some resemblance. Skin of a deep black-purple colour next the sun, but paler on the shaded side, and covered with delicate down. Flesh pale red, but darker near the stone; juicy, but tasteless and insipid, and quite worthless to eat. Stone small, impervious on the back. Kernel bitter. Ripe ill the beginning of August.
Blanc. See White Masculine.
Blenheim. See Shipley's.
Breda (Aveline; Amande Aveline).—Rather small, roundish, compressed on the sides, and sometimes entirely four-sided. Skin deep orange, dotted with brown spots next the sun. Suture well defined. Flesh deep orange, rich, highly flavoured, and free. Stone small, roundish, impervious on the back. Kernel sweet, with the flavour of a hazel-nut. End of August.
Brussels.—Medium sized, rather oval, flattened on the sides. Skin pale yellow, dotted with white; red, in-terspersed with dark spots, next the sun. Suture deep next the stalk, diminishing towards the apex. Flesh yellow, firm, brisk flavoured, and free. Stone small, impervious on the back. Kernel bitter. The best to cultivate as a standard. Middle of August.
Common. See Roman.
Canino Grosso.—This is a fine large apricot, ripening at the same time as Royal; remarkably robust in its habit of growth, and likely to prove a desirable sort; but it has not been sufficiently proved in this country to know what its real merits are.
Crotte. See Montgamet.
Dunmore's. See Moorpark,
Early Orange. See Portugal.