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, small; roundish oval. Skin, fine deep red, marked with fawn-coloured dots, and thickly covered with pale blue bloom. Stalk, an inch long, stout, inserted in a round cavity. Flesh, clear yellow, firm, rich, juicy, and sugary, and separating from the stone.
Fruit, the size of Green Gage; round, and flattened at the crown, with a very distinct suture, which is often deep at the crown. Skin, greenish, becoming yellowish as it ripens, covered with thin whitish bloom. Stalk, very short and stout, set in a wide cavity. Flesh, green, juicy, sweet, and well-flavoured; adhering to the stone.
A second-rate plum; ripe in the middle and end of September. Shoots, downy.
Reine Claude. See Green Gage.
Reine Claude d'Althann. See Count Althann's Gage.
Reine Claude Althans. See Count Althann's Gage.
Reine Claude Comte Althan. See Count Althann's Gage.
Reine Claude de Comte Hathem. See Count Althann's Gage.
Fruit, large; roundish, and flattened at both ends. Skin, greenish yellow, mottled and streaked with green, sprinkled with dark red spots on the exposed side, and covered with a delicate white bloom. Stalk, half an inch long, stout, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh, yellow, tender, melting, and very juicy, with a rich, sugary flavour, and separating from the stone.
Reine Claude de Berger. See Peach.
Heine Claude Boddaert. See Boddaert's Green Gage.
Reine Claude de Brahy. See Brahy's Green Gage.
Reine Claude Diaphane. See Transparent Gage.
Reine Claude Grosse. See Green Gage.
Reine Claude de Bavay Hâtive. See July Green Gage.
Reine Claude de Jodoigne. See Jodoigne Green Gage.
Reine Claude d'Octobre. See Late Green Gage.
Reine Claude d'Oullins. See Oullins Golden.
Reine Claude Petite. See Yellow Gage.
Reine Claude Précoce. See Oullins Golden.
Reine Claude Rouge. See Van Mons' Red.
Reine Claude Tardive. See Late Green Gage.
Reine Claude Violette. See Purple Gage.
This is a French variety, and quite distinct from the Victoria. It is of short oval shape, much like Kirke's, but not quite so round. Skin, dark reddish purple. Flesh, very juicy, rich, and agreeable, and separating from the stone.
It is from two to three weeks later than Kirke's. Shoots, downy.
Rensselaer Green Gage. See Green Gage.
It is ripe in the middle of August.
Rivers's Early Damson. See Damson.