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
Large Green Drying. See Knight's Green Drying.
Late Green Gage (Heine Claude d"October; Heine Claude Tardive).—Fruit of the same shape but smaller than the Green Gage. Skin greenish-yellow, covered with thin white bloom. Stalk stout, three quarters of an inch long. Flesh green, juicy, rich and sugary, separat-ing from the stone. Shoots smooth.
A dessert plum. Ripe in the end of September and beginning of October.
Late Orleans (Monsieur Tardive; Black Orleans).— Fruit very similar in appearance to the Orleans, but larger. The flesh is more richly flavoured and sugary. Shoots smooth.
A valuable late dessert plum. Ripe in the end of September and beginning of October, and will hang till November.
Lawrence's Favorite. See Lawrence Gage.
Lawbence Gage (Lawrence's Favorite).—Fruit large, round, and flattened at both ends. Skin dull yellowish-green, streaked with darker green on the side exposed to the sun, veined with brown, and covered all over with thin grey bloom. Stalk half an inch long, inserted in a narrow cavity. Flesh greenish, tender, melting, and juicy, rich, sugary, and with a fine vinous, brisk flavour, separating from the stone. Shoots downy.
A delicious dessert plum. Ripe in the beginning of September.
Leipzig. See Quetsche.
Little Queen Claude. See Yellow Gage.
Lombard (Bleeker's Scarlet; Beckman's Scarlet).--' Fruit medium size, roundish-oval, and marked with a, shallow suture. Skin purplish-red, dotted with darker red, and covered with thin bloom. Stalk half an inch long, slender, set in a wide funnel-shaped cavity. Flesh yellow, juicy, and pleasantly flavoured, adhering to the stone. Shoots smooth.
A preserving or culinary plum. Ripe in the end of August and beginning of September.
London Plum. See White Primordian.
Long Damson. See Prune Damson.
Lucombe's Nonesuch.— Fruit above medium size, round, and compressed on the side, where it is marked with a broad suture. Skin greenish-yellow, streaked with orange, and covered with a greyish-white bloom. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, inserted in a rather wide cavity. Flesh greenish-yellow, firm, juicy, rich, and sugary, with a pleasant briskness, and adhering to the stone. Shoots smooth.
A dessert and preserving plum, bearing considerable resemblance to the Green Gage, but not so richly flavoured. Ripe in the end of August.