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
Oatlands. See Elruge.
Oldenburg.—Fruit medium sized, ovate. Skin pale yellow on the shaded side, but very much covered with very dark red on the side next the sun. Flesh yellowish-white throughout, and without any trace of red next the stone, very melting and juicy, with a rich, sugary, and vinous flavour. Glands kidney-shaped. Flowers small. Ripens in the end of September, and hangs well till it shrivels, when it is very rich.
Old Newington (Anderdon's; French Newington; North's Large; Rough Roman; Scarlet Newington; Smith's Newington; Sion Hill). — Fruit rather large, roundish. Skin pale next the wall, bright red next the sun. Flesh pale yellow, red at the stone, to which it adheres, juicy, sweet, rich, and vinous. Stone small and rough. Flowers large. Glands none. Ripens in the middle of September.
Old Roman. See Roman. Orange. See Golden. Perkins' Seedling. See Boston.
Peterborough (Late Green; Vermash).— Fruit me-dium sized, round. Skin green, with a very faint dull red next the sun. Flesh greenish-white to the stone, juicy, but nothing very remarkable except as being the latest nectarine known. Flowers small. Glands kidney-shaped. Ripens in October.
Pitmaston Orange (Williams' Orange; Williams' Seedling).—Fruit large, roundish-ovate, narrow towards the top, which ends in an acute swollen point. Skin rich orange, brownish-red next the sun, streaked where the two colours blend. Flesh deep yellow, red at the stone, juicy, rich, and excellent. Stone small, sharp-pointed, and very rough. Flowers large. Glands round. Ripens in the end of August and beginning of September. Tree an excellent bearer.