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
Tardive de Chalons.—Fruit rather small, round, inclining to oval, and marked with a well-defined suture.
Skin brownish-red, thinly strewed with minute dots. Stalk three quarters of an inch long. Flesh, firm, tender, sweet, and well flavoured, separating with difficulty from the stone. Shoots downy.
Topaz (Guthrie's Topaz).—Fruit medium sized, oval, narrowing at the stalk, and marked with a distinct suture. Skin fine clear yellow, covered with thin bloom. Stalk an inch long, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh yellow, juicy, sweet, and richly flavoured, adhering to the stone. Shoots smooth.
A dessert plum, ripening in the middle and end of September, and hanging till it shrivels.
Transparent Gage (Prune Transparente; Reine Claude Diaphane).—Fruit rather larger than the Green Gage, roundish-oval, marked with a shallow suture. Skin thin and so transparent as to show the texture of the flesh, and also the stone when the fruit is held up between the eye and the light; pale yellow, dotted and marbled with red. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, thin, and inserted in a shallow cavity. Flesh yellow, rather firm and transparent, very juicy, and with a rich honied sweetness, separating with difficulty from the stone. Shoots smooth.
A most delicious dessert plum. Ripe in the beginning of September.
Trompe Grarcon. See Green Gage.
Trompe Valet. See Green Gage.
Turkish Quetsche. See Quetsche.
Verdacia. See Green Gage.
Verdochio. See Green Gage.
Verte Bonne. See Green Gage.
Verte Tiquetee. See Green Gage.
Victoria (Alderton; Denver's Victoria; Sharp's Emperor).—Fruit large, roundish-oval, marked with a shallow suture. Skin bright red on the side next the sun, but pale red on the shaded side, and covered with thin bloom. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, stout. Flesh yellow, very juicy, sweet, and pleasantly flavoured, separating from the stone. Shoots downy.
A culinary plum. Ripe in the beginning and middle of September.
Violet Damask (Damas Violet). — Fruit medium sized, oval, narrowing towards the stalk, and slightly flattened on one side. Skin reddish-purple, covered with delicate blue bloom. Stalk half an inch long. Flesh yellow, firm, sweet, and briskly flavoured, separating from the stone. Shoots downy.
A dessert or preserving plum. Ripe in the end of August.
Violet Gage. See Purple Gage. Violet Perdrigon. See Blue Perdrigon. Violette de Tours. See Precoce de Toun. Virginian Cherry. See Cherry.