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
Abricotee Blanche. See Apricot.
Abricotee de Braunau.—Fruit about medium size, roundish, and marked with a deep suture. Skin green, like the Green Gage, covered with a white bloom, and becoming yellowish as it ripens, and sometimes with a blush of red next the sun. Stalk an inch long, stout. Flesh greenish-yellow, rather firm in texture, juicy and rich, with a fine and remarkable piquancy, and separating freely from the stone. The kernel is rather sweet. Shoots smooth.
Abricotee de Tours. See Apricot.
D'Agen (Agen Date; Prune D'Ast; Prune du Roi; Robe de Sargent; St. Maurin).—Fruit medium sized, obovate, and somewhat flattened on one side. Skin deep purple, almost approaching to black, and covered with blue bloom. Stalk short. Flesh greenish-yellow, sweet and well flavoured. Shoots smooth.
An excellent drying and preserving plum. Ripe in September. It is this which, in a dried state, forms the celebrated Pruneaux d'Agen.
Agen Date. See D'Agen.
Alderton. See Sharp's Emperor.
Amber Primordian. See White Primordian.
American Damson. See Frost Gage.
Angelina Burdett.—Fruit above medium size, round, and marked with a suture, which is deepest towards the stalk. Skin thick, dark purple, thickly covered with brown dots and blue bloom. Stalk about an inch long. Flesh yellowish, juicy, rich, and highly flavoured, separating from the stone. Shoots smooth.
An excellent dessert plum. Ripe in the beginning of September, and if allowed to hang till it shrivels, it forms a perfect sweetmeat. The tree is a good bearer and hardy.
Anglaise Noire. See Orleans.
Apricot (Abricotee Blanche; Abricotee de Tours; Old Apricot; Yellow Apricot). — Fruit larger than Green Gage, roundish, and slightly elongated, with a deep suture on one side of it. Skin yellowish, with a tinge of red on the side next the sun, strewed with red dots, and covered with a white bloom. Stalk about half an inch long. Flesh yellow, melting and juicy, with a rich, pleasant flavour, and separating from the stone. Young shoots covered with a whitish down.
A dessert plum, requiring a wall to have it in perfection, and when well ripened little inferior to Green Gage. Ripe in the middle of September.
Askew's Golden Egg. See White Magnum Bonum.
Askew's Purple Egg. Sec Red Magnum Bonum.
Aunt Ann (Guthrie's Aunt Ann).—This is a large, round plum, of a greenish-yellow colour. The flesh of a rich, juicy flavour, and separates freely from the stone. Shoots smooth.
It ripens in the middle of September. The tree is very hardy and productive.
Autumn Compote.—This is a very large oval-shaped plum, raised by Mr. Rivers, of Sawbridgeworth, from Cooper's Large. It is very handsome, and the skin is of a bright red colour. As a culinary plum, or for preserving, it is of the first quality. When preserved the pulp is of an amber colour, flavour rich, and possessing more acidity than the Green Gage does when preserved. It is ripe in the end of September. Shoots smooth.
Autumn Gage (Roe's Autumn Gage).—Fruit medium sized, oval or rather cordate, marked with a shallow suture, which extends to half the length of the fruit. Skin pale yellow, covered with thin whitish bloom. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, not depressed. Flesh greenish-yellow, juicy and sweet, with a rich and excellent flavour. Shoots smooth.
An excellent dessert plum. Ripe in the middle of October. The tree is an excellent bearer.
Avant Prune Blanche. See White Primordian.
D'Avoine. See White Primordian.
Azure Hative. See Blue Gage.