This section is from the "The Fruit Manual; Containing The Descriptions and synonymes of the fruits and fruit trees commonly met with in the gardens & orchards of Great Britain, with selected lists of those most worthy of cultivation" book, by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual
Gros d'Alexandria See Large Early.
Gros Commun. See Roman.
Gros Peche. See Peach.
Gros Precoce. See Large Early.
Gros Rouge. See Large Bed.
Hemskerk.—Rather large, round, flattened on the sides. Skin orange, reddish next the sun. Suture distinct, higher on one side than the other. Flesh bright orange, tender, rich, and juicy, separating from the stone. Stone small, pervious on the back. Kernel bitter. This very much resembles, and, according to some, equals, the Moorpark. The tree is certainly hardier than that variety. End of July and beginning of August.
Hunt's Moorpark. See Moorpark.
Kaisha.— Medium sized, roundish, marked with a suture, which is deep towards the stalk, and gradually diminishes towards the apex, which is pitted. Skin pale-lemon coloured on the shaded side, and tinged and mottled with red next the sun. Flesh transparent, separating freely from the stone, clear pale yellow, tender, and very juicy, sugary, and richly flavoured. Stone small, roundish. Kernel sweet. Middle of August.
Large Early (Precoce d'Esperen; Gros Precoce; Gros d'Alexandrie; De St. Jean; Precoce d'Hongrie). —Above the medium size, rather oblong, and flattened on the sides. Skin pale orange on the shaded side; bright orange, and spotted with red, next the sun; slightly downy. Suture deep. Flesh deep orange, rich, juicy, separating from the stone, which is very flat, oval, sharp at the point, and impervious on the back. Kernel bitter. End of July and beginning of August.
Large Red (Gros Rouge).—This is a variety of the Peach apricot, and of a deeper colour than that variety. It is large, and of a deep orange-red colour. The flesh is rich and juicy, and separates freely from the. stone. Stone pervious along the back. Kernel bitter. The tree is said, by Mr. Rivers, who introduced this variety, to be hardier than the Moorpark.
Montgamet (Crotte; Alberge de Montgamet).— Of small size, oval, somewhat compressed on the sides, and marked with a shallow suture. Skin pale yellow, with a slight tinge of red on the side next the sun. Flesh yellowish, firm, adhering to the stone, juicy, and agreeably acid; but when well ripened it is highly perfumed. Stone impervious, roundish. Kernel bitter. Ripe in the end of July; and generally used for preserving.
Moorpark (Anson's; Dunmore's; Hunt's Moorpark; Oldaker's Moorpark; Sudlow's Moorpark; Temple's).— Large, roundish, more swollen on one side of the suture than the other. Skin pale yellow on the shaded side, and deep orange, or brownish red, next the sun, and marked with dark specks. Flesh bright orange, firm, juicy, and of rich luscious flavour; separating from the stone, which is rough and pervious on the back. Kernel bitter. End of August and beginning of September.
Musch Musch (D'Alexandrie).—Small, almost round, and slightly compressed. Skin deep yellow; orange red next the sun. Flesh yellow, remarkably transparent, tender, melting, and the sweetest of all apricots. Stone impervious. Kernel sweet. Excellent for preserving. Ripe in the end of July.