This section is from the book "The Fruit Manual: Containing The Descriptions And Synonyms Of The Fruits And Fruit Trees Of Great Britain", by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual.
Fruit, large; roundish oblate. Skin, thin and tender, of a fine yellow colour, dotted and mottled with red, and covered with thin grey bloom. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, inserted in a small round cavity. Flesh, yellow, firm, very juicy, sweet, with a rich luscious flavour, and adhering to the stone.
This was raised by Mr. James McLaughlin, of Bangor, in the State of Maine, U.S.A.
Fruit, medium sized; roundish oval, tapering with a pear-shaped neck towards the stalk, and frequently furnished with a nipple at the apex. Skin, yellowish green, mottled with red next the sun, and covered with grey bloom. Stalk, short, inserted without depression. Flesh, yellowish, firm, very juicy, sugary, and richly flavoured, separating freely from the stone.
An excellent dessert plum; ripening about the middle of August. Shoots, smooth.
Mann's Brandy Gage. See Mann's Imperial.
Fruit, like a small form of Coe's Golden Drop. Skin, greenish yellow when ripe, without any red specks on the surface. Stalk, about an inch long, slender, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh, tender, juicy, and of good flavour, but not so rich as Coe's Golden Drop.
Fruit, medium sized, an inch and a half in diameter; round, marked with a very shallow suture. Skin, yellow, mottled with green, and overspread with a very delicate white bloom. Stalk, a quarter of an inch long, inserted almost on a level with the surface. Flesh, yellow, with white veins, rather firm, juicy, sweet, and brisk, but not richly flavoured; separating freely from the stone.
A second-rate dessert plum; ripe in the middle of September. Shoots, smooth. It was raised by Dr. Meroldt, of Lischnitz, in Bohemia, and it is there considered a fruit of the greatest excellence, being very richly and deliciously flavoured. I regret that my experience of it does not sustain this character.
Mimms. See Diaprée Rouge. Minette. See Guthrie's Late Green. Mirabelle Blanche. See Mirabelle Petite. Mirabelle Double. See Drap d'Or. Mirabelle Grosse. See Drap d'Or. Mirabelle Jaune. See Mirabelle Petite.
This is similar to Mirabelle Petite, but much larger, and rather late in ripening.
Mirabelle d'Octobre. See Bricette. Mirabelle Perlée. See Mirabelle Petite.
Fruit, produced in clusters, small; roundish oval, and marked with a faint suture on one side. Skin, of a fine yellow colour, sometimes marked with crimson spots on the side exposed to the sun, and covered with thin white bloom. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, inserted without depression. Flesh, deep yellow, firm, pretty juicy, sweet, and briskly flavoured, separating from the stone.
Miser Plum. See Cherry.