This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
There are no very new varieties of this fruit; but as two or three lately introduced have shown their characters this summer in a more marked manner than heretofore, they deserve a more particular description than that given in the catalogue.
This is evidently a seedling from the Large Early, and is one of the best large early Apricots known. In size it approaches very nearly to the Moor Park ; is very much compressed or flattened; its flesh is juicy, rich, and sugary, much superior to the Large Early; and it ripens fully a fortnight before the Moor Park. The tree is remarkably vigorous and healthy, and it is a profuse bearer.
This is also an early Apricot, not so large or so early as the preceding, but follows closely upon it Its flesh is high]-colored, very juicy, rich, and agreeable. It succeeds admirably as a pot-tree for the orchard-house, and bears abundantly.
This is a new variety of the Moor Park race, and has the valuable quality of ripening ten or twelve days after it Its fruit is large, juicy, and rich; and the tree is very hardy and productive.
This is still later than it at first appeared to be, and this season ripened in the orchard-house more than a fortnight after the Moor Park, hanging on the tree till the middle of September, shriveling and becoming very rich.
B. (Cincinnati.) You will never succeed with the trees planted in a warm southern aspect. Plant others in a due north exposure where they have no sun from 10 to 4 and they will do finely. Buda and large Early are the surest and best sorts.
Breda, Large Early,
Downlon, Early Violet,