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
Catherine.—Fruit large, roundish, elongated, swollen on one side of the suture, and terminated by a small nipple. Skin yellowish-green, dotted with bright red in the shade, bright red striated with darker red next the sun. Flesh adhering to the stone, firm, yellowish-white, dark red at the stone, juicy, rich, and excellent. Requires heat to bring it to full perfection. Flowers small. Glands kidney-shaped. September and October.
Chancellor (Edgar's Late Melting; Late Chancellor; Noisette; Steward's Late Galande).—Fruit large, oval. pale yellow, dark crimson next the sun. Suture well defined. Flesh free, pale yellow, very deep red at the stone, sugary, rich, and vinous. Stone oblong. Flowers small. Glands kidney-shaped. Middle of September.
China Peach. See Flat Peach of China.
Colonel Ansley's. See Barrington.
Cooledge's Favourite.—Fruit medium sized, roundish, with a well-defined suture, which is most marked towards the apex, and rather higher on one side than the other. Skin white, covered with crimson dots, and with a crimson cheek on the side next the sun. Flesh very tender and melting, separating freely from the stone, juicy and sweet, and with a fine delicate flavour. Glands round. Flowers small. This is a very fine peach. Ripens in the last week in August.
Crawford's Early (Crawford's Early Malecoton).— Fruit very large, of a roundish and slightly oblate shape, depressed at the crown, from which issues a rather shallow suture, much higher on one side than the other. Skin thin, of a deep lemon colour, but on the side next the sun it has a reddish-orange blush, strewed with numerous, distinct, dark crimson dots. Flesh yellow, reddish at the stone, from which it separates freely; very tender and melting, remarkably succulent, with a deli-cious saccharine and vinous juice. Glands round. Flowers small. End of August and beginning of September.
This is a very large and most delicious peach, with a yellow flesh like an apricot, and is deserving of very extensive cultivation.
Desse Tardive.—Fruit large, round, flat at the top and marked with a deep suture at the stalk. Skin of a very pale colour, covered on the shaded side with minute red dots, and a light tinge of red next the sun. Flesh pale greenish-white, with a faint rosy tinge next the stone, melting, very juicy, sweet, richly flavoured, and vinous. Glands round. Flowers small. Ripe in the end of September and beginning of October.
This is one of the very best late peaches. There is a Desse Hative quite distinct from this, which ripens in the middle of August, having kidney-shaped glands and large flowers.
Dorsetshire. See Nivette.
Double Montagne. See Montaubon.
Double Swalsh. See Royal George.
Dubbele Zwolsche. See Royal George.