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
Downton.—Fruit rather larger than Violette Hative, roundish oval. Skin pale green in the shade, but deep red next the sun. Flesh pale green, reddish at the stone, melting, juicy, and richly flavoured. Glands kidney-shaped. Flowers small.
A first-rate variety, ripe in the end of August and beginning of September. The tree is a vigorous grower, and an excellent bearer. It was raised by Mr. Knight from the Elruge and Violette Hative.
Duc du Telliers (Duc de Tello; Dutilly's). — This variety bears a close resemblance to Elruge, with which it is, by some, considered synonymous. It is, no doubt, another form of that variety, and differs only in the greater hardiness and vigour of the tree. Glands kidney-shaped. Flowers small.
Early Black. See Early Newington.
Early Newington (Black; Early Black; Lucombe's Black; Lucombe's Seedling; New Dark Newington).— Fruit large, roundish ovate, enlarged on one side of the suture; apex ending in a swollen point. Skin pale green in the shade, but bright red, marbled with deeper red next the sun, covered with a thin bloom. Flesh greenish-white, very red next the stone, to which it adheres; rich, sugary, vinous, and very excellent. Earlier and much richer than the Old Newington. Flowers large. Glands none. Ripens early in September.
Early Violet. See Violeite Hative.
Elruge (Claremont; Oatlands; Springrove; Temple). —Fruit medium sized, roundish oval. Skin pale greenish in the shade, deep red next the sun, interspersed with dark brownish russet specks. Flesh pale green, reddish towards the stone, melting, juicy, and richly flavoured. Stone oval and rough. Flowers small. Glands kidney-shaped. Ripens in the end of August and beginning of September.
This is one of the very best nectarines. The tree is an excellent bearer, and forces well.
Emmerton's White. See White.