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
Summer shoots smooth. 1. Skin dark. 2. Skin palb.
A. Freestones. A. Freestones.
D'Agen Autumn Gage Autumn Compote
Damas Dronet Cooper's Large
Dunmore Early Prolific
Mamelonne Italian Quetsche
St. Etienne Quetsche
St. Martin's Quetsche Red Magnum Bonum
Transparent Gage Royal Dauphin
White Imperatrice Standard of England
Coe's Golden Drop
B. Clingstones. Downton Imperatrice Blue Imperatrice.
Emerald Drop Cherry Guthrie's Apricot Ickworth Imperatrice
Guthrie's Late Green Imperiale de Milan
Mirabelle Tardive Pond's Seedling St. Catherine Prince Englebert
Smith's Orleans White Magnum Bonum
Summer shoots downy.
A. Freestones. Goliath Cheston
Isabella Damas de Septembre Precoce de Tours Damson
Prune Damson Diamond Winesour
Diapree Rouge 2. Skin pale.
Early Favourite A. Freestones.
Isabella Bleeker's Gage
Perdrigon Violet Hatif Gisborne's
Bed Perdrigon Imperial Gage
Reine Claude Rouge Mirabelle Petite
Stoneless Precoce de Bergthold
Violet Damask White Perdrigon
B. Clingstones. White Primordian Belle de Septembre b. Clingstones.
Blue Perdrigon White Damson
Mitchelson's.—Fruit above medium size, oval, not marked with a suture on the side. Skin black when fully ripe, dotted with a few very minute fawn-coloured dots, and covered with a very thin blue bloom. Stalk half an inch long, stout, and inserted in a depression. Flesh yellow, tender, very juicy, sweet, and of good flavour, separating from the stone. Shoots smooth.
An excellent preserving plum. Ripe in the beginning of September. In general appearance it is like the Diamond, but smaller, and does not possess that very brisk acidity which characterises that variety. It is a prodigious bearer, the fruit being produced in clusters, and it is invaluable as a market plum.
Oullenb' Gage (reine Claude d'Oullens; Reine Claude Precoce).—Fruit not so large as the Green Gage, but of the same shape. When ripe the skin is of a rich yellow colour, dotted with crimson on the side exposed to the sun, and covered with a very delicate white bloom. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, inserted in a rather wide depression. Flesh yellow, very tender and juicy, rich, sugary, and delicious, adhering slightly to the stone. Shoots smooth. Ripe in the middle of August.
This is a remarkably fine dessert plum, and valuable for its earliness. The tree has a robust pyramidal growth.