Belle Chevreuse

Fruit, elongated, with a bold nipple on the summit. Skin, unusually downy, yellowish, except next the sun, where it is flesh-coloured and marbled with dark red. Suture, distinct. Flesh, whitish yellow, tinged with red under the skin next the sun, and marbled with rose-colour at the stone, sweet, and juicy. Flowers, small. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.

Ripens in the beginning of September.

This is so called from having been raised in the village of Chevreuse in the Seine et Marne. It is a very old variety, and has been cultivated for nearly two centuries.

Belle De La Croix

This was raised at Bordeaux, and introduced to this country by Mr. Rivers. It is large and round. The flesh is very sweet and richly flavoured, equal to the Early York. Flowers, small. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.

Ripens in the end of August and beginning of September. The tree is hardy and a robust grower.

Belle De DouÉ (Belle de Douai)

Fruit, large, roundish, inclining to oblate. Skin, covered with deep dark red. Flesh, separating freely from the stone, with a vinous and rich flavour. Flowers, small. Glands, round.

A handsome melting peach; an early variety of Bellegarde, which ripens in the last week of August and beginning of September. Mr. Blackmore says it does not do well with him.

It was raised at Doué, in the department of Maine et Loire, by a M. Dimas-Chatenay.

Belle de Paris. See Malta.

Bellegarde (Galande; French Galande; Belle de Tillemont; Noir de Montreuil; Ronalds's Brentford Mignonne)

Fruit, round, slightly compressed and hollow at the summit, with a small projecting nipple. Skin, deep red all over, striped with dark purple, so much so as to be almost black. Suture, shallow. Flesh, pale yellow, slightly red at the stone, rich, vinous, and juicy; healthy, and a prolific bearer. Flowers, small. Leaves, with round glands.

Ripens in the beginning and middle of September.

This is a very excellent peach, and the tree is a good bearer. It requires to be propagated on the Pear Plum or Dainas Noir. Mr. Blackmore says it is "of grand quality."

Belle de Tillemont. See Bellegarde.

Belle Imperiale

Fruit, large, two inches and three-quarters to three inches in diameter; roundish, narrowing and depressed at the crown, from which issues a shallow suture. Skin, greenish yellow on the shaded side, and mottled with bright crimson on the side next the sun. Flesh, very juicy, tender, with a rich sprightly flavour, deeply stained with red at the stone, from which it parts freely. Flowers, large. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.

An excellent late peach, ripening about the end of September and the early part of October.

Blanche. See Boudin.

Boudin (Blanche; Bourde; Bourdin; Bourdine; Narbonne; Pavie Admirable; Royale)

Fruit, large, nearly round, sometimes terminated by a very slight nipple. Skin, greenish white, reddish next the sun, covered with very tine down. Suture, deep. Flesh, whitish yellow, deep red round the stone, very rich, sugary, and vinous. Stone, small and turgid. Flowers, small. Leaves, with round glands.

Ripens in the beginning of September.

This variety frequently reproduces itself from seed. It will not grow on the Mussel Stock, and requires to be propagated on the Pear Plum or Damas Noir.

Bourde. See Boudin.

Bourdin. See Boudin.

Bourdine. See Boudin.

Brentford Mignonne. See Bellegarde.

Brown Nutmeg. See Bed Nutmeg.

Buckingham Mignonne. See Barrington.

De Burai. See Yellow Admirable.