This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
There is an almost endless assortment of Peaches; our aim is to reduce the list as far as possible to cover the entire season for fruit and make what we consider the best selection for commercial orcharding as well as for the home requirements. When the individual variety is suitable for both purposes it will be so stated; when especially desirable for market use or for the private garden this characteristic will be accordingly mentioned. Then what is perhaps of great importance and value, we will name the kinds that have proven themselves particularly hardy of tree and buds -- those sorts that we have known under similar conditions to come through an unfavorable Winter wholly or partially unharmed when the fruiting buds of tender and more susceptible varieties have been Winter killed in whole or in part.
-- Large, yellow with red cheek juicy and of high quality, flesh yellow and melting. A very valuable sort. One of the most reliable standard varieties we have; a profitable, magnificent yellow variety; is now being planted heavily by large fruit growers for commercial purposes. Should be on every list of Peach trees. Ripens in September; and is a free stone and hardy of bud; desirable for all purposes.
* Chair's Choice
-- A late yellow-fleshed variety; very beautiful and desirable; of largest size; deep yellow with red cheek; freestone, flesh firm and of best quality; desirable as a dessert fruit and for canning; another profitable variety, and a good companion for the Elberta; ripens in September; free stone and buds hardy; valuable for market use.
* Stump the World
-- Very large, skin white, with bright red cheek, flesh white, juicy and good. Last of September. An old, reliable white variety and most desirable mate for the Stephen's Rareripe; freestone, hardy of bud, and desirable for all purposes.
* Stephen's Rareripe
-- Large, white fruit resembles an enlarged Old Mixon Free, of the highest color, very productive and free from all disease. This is perhaps, all things considered, the best late white Peach we have today. A large beautiful fruit of the best flavor and appearance, deserving of all the praise bestowed on it for the last few years and growing in favor each season; ripens middle of September, and is a freestone and hardy of bud; valuable for all purposes.
* Crawford's Early
-- Very beautiful, and one of the best yellow Peaches for market purposes, fruit very large, oblong, skin yellow, with fine red cheek, flesh yellow, juicy, sweet and excellent, wonderfully productive. Last of August; valuable for market; buds not as hardy as some other varieties; freestone.
* Beer's Smock
-- Fruit medium to large, skin light orange yellow, mottled with red; some specimens dry, others moderately juicy, rich, a good late market sort. Ripens last of September; buds hardy ; freestone. Valuable for all uses.
-- The fruit is of medium size, roundish in form, slightly flattened, bright orange yellow, beautiful appearance. It ripens September, 15; sets a quantity of fruit and must be severely thinned; buds the hardiest; valuable only for market purpose's freestone.
-- Large, resembles Elberta in shape; color creamy white or pale yellow with deep blush; skin very tough, flesh tender, fine flavor and quite juicy. Ripens with Early Rivers. One of the hardiest in bud; in shipping qualities and freedom from rot it is unsurpassed. Ripens in August and needs severe thinning; valuable for all purposes; freestone.
* Lovett's White
-- A very late white Peach freestone and handsome; color pure white, very large, flesh firm and sweet. Ripens last of September; one of the choicest fruits for the home orchard; fruit luscious; buds tender in some localities.
-- A new variety, color rich golden yellow, freestone, of large size, wonderfully productive. Ripens last of September; a fine market variety; buds hardy.
-- Large, yellow, mottled with red cheek, a valuable late variety. Ripens October 15; good for home use; buds rather tender; a light bearer.
-- Above medium; skin downy, dark orange yellow; nearly covered with dark carmine; flesh yellow, juicy, melting and slightly subacid; quality good where it succeeds, valuable for market and home use on account of its extreme earliness; the fruit in many places splits open when matured; buds hardy and trees vigorous growers; semi-clingstone.
* Crawford's Late
-- Fruit of the largest size, skin of greenish yellow. with dull red cheek, flesh yellow. One of the finest late sorts. Last of September; buds rather tender, but where it succeeds one of the choicest sorts for home or market use; quality of the best; freestone.
-- A very rapid grower and an enormous bearer, fruit very large, flesh firm, juicy, yellow, shaded with crimson, very rich, luscious. September and October; an attractive fruit for all purposes; buds rather tender; freestone.
* Keyport White
-- Medium to large, pure white, white flesh through to the stone. Tree a good grower, productive and valuable. Ripens last of September; valuable for all purposes; buds hardy; freestone.
* Mountain Rose
-- One of the best and most reliable Peaches, large white, flesh white, sweet productive. Early August; should be in every planting; a beautiful semi-cling stone; buds hardy.
* Old Mixon Free
-- Uniformly large, white covered with bright red; one of the best and most reliable. Last of August; valuable for orchard purposes for market; buds hardy; freestone.
* Fox's Seedling
-- A very valuable Peach, large size, fine quality, white flesh, freestone, beautiful red cheek. Ripens October 1; not a productive variety; its chief value is for home use; buds rather tender; freestone.
-- Probably the best early white Peach, all things considered. Trees hardy and productive, fruit very large, rich and luscious in flavor, white, with red cheek. Ripens middle of August; a valuable fruit for all uses; buds very hardy; freestone.
* Morris White
-- Medium straw color, tinged with red; juicy and delicious, productive. Middle of September; valuable only for home use; buds rather tender; freestone.
* Brays Rareripe
-- Large size, oblong or oval; white flesh, freestone; fine grained, with beautiful red cheek. Ripens September 15; a good average bearer, and desirable for market purposes; buds hardy; freestone.