American Newington (Early Newington Freestone)

Fruit, large, round, and marked with a suture, which is higher on one side. Skin, yellowish white, dotted with red in the shade, and bright red next the sun. Flesh, white, red at the stone, to which some strings adhere; juicy, rich, and vinous. Flowers, small. Leaves, with round glands.

Ripe in the end of August.

Amsden

Fruit, medium size; roundish and somewhat flattened, with a shallow suture issuing from the depressed apex. Skin, greenish white in the shade, and bright red on the side next the sun. Flesh, white, pale even to the stone, from which it separates freely; very tender and juicy and with a rich flavour. Flowers, large, very pale. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.

An American peach remarkable for its earliness, being a week earlier than Early Beatrice and a fortnight before Hale's Early.

Anne. See Early Anne. Avant. See Grosse Mignonne. Avant Blanche. See White Nutmeg. Avant Peche de Troyes. See Red Nutmeg.

Avant Rouge. See Red Nutmeg.

Barrington (Buckingham Mignonne; Colonel Ansley's)

Fruit, large, roundish ovate, and terminated by a prominent nipple at the apex. Skin, downy, yellowish green, marbled and streaked, with broken streaks of red next the sun. Suture, well defined. Flesh, yellowish, slightly tinged with red at the stone, rich, vinous, and of first-rate quality. Flowers, large. Leaves, with round glands.

Ripens in the middle of September.

The tree is very hardy, vigorous, and generally a good bearer. Mr.

Blackmore says it is a shy bearer and seldom ripens thoroughly at

Teddington.

This is one of the best raid-season peaches, and bears carriage well. It was raised by a Mr. Barrington, of Burwood, in Surrey, early in the present century, and I do not find it mentioned in any nursery catalogue prior to 1826.

Belle Bauce (Belle Bausse; Pourprée Hâtive Vineuse; Pourpree Vineuse; Vineuse de Fromentin; Vineuse Hâtive)

Fruit, large and somewhat flattened at the extremities, marked with a distinct suture, which is considerably higher on one side than the other. Skin, thin and delicate, covered with fine down, very highly coloured almost over the entire surface with deep red. Flesh, white with a rosy tint round the stone, tender, melting, and vinous. Flowers, large. Leaves, with round glands.

A delicious peach; a variety of Grosse Mignonne, but considerably larger, and ripens from ten to fourteen days later, in the middle of

September. Mr. Blackmore says it is apt to crack, and is not to be compared to Grosse Mignonne.

Although this is an old French peach, and is mentioned in the Chartreux Catalogue of 1775, it was not till long after the beginning of this century that it was introduced to this country. It was raised by M. Joseph Bauce, a peach-grower at Montreuil, and was chiefly brought into notice by M. Christophe Hervy, who cultivated it with special care in the garden of the Chartreux at Paris. It is also mentioned by Roger Schabol in 1774.

Belle Bausse. See Belle Bauce.