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
Jaune de Catalogue. See White Primordian.
Jaune Hative. See White Primordian.
Jefferson.—Fruit large, oval, narrowing a little towards the stalk, and marked with a very faint suture. Skin greenish-yellow, becoming of a rich golden yellow, flashed with red on the side next the sun, and dotted with red dots. Stalk an inch long, thin, and inserted in a shallow cavity. Flesh yellow, firm and juicy, rich, sugary, and delicious, separating from the stone. Shoots smooth.
A richly-flavoured dessert plum. Ripe in the begin-ning and middle of September.
Jenkins' Imperial. See Nectarine.
July Green Gage (Reine Claude Hative).—Fruit the size and shape of the Green Gage. Skin thin, of a fine deep yellow colour, flushed with bright crimson on the side next the sun, and strewed with darker crimson dots; the whole covered with a delicate white bloom. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, slightly depressed. Flesh deep yellow, very tender and juicy, sugary, and richly flavoured, separating from the stone. Shoots smooth.
A first-rate and most delicious early plum, equal in all respects to the Green Gage, and ripening in the end of July.
Keyser's Plum. See Hulings' Superb.
Kirke's.—Fruit above medium size, round, and marked with a very faint suture. Skin dark purple, with a few yellow dots, and covered with a thick blue bloom. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, inserted in a slight depression. Flesh greenish-yellow, firm, juicy, sugary, and very richly flavoured, separating from the stone. Shoots smooth.
A delicious dessert plum. Ripe in the beginning and middle of September.
Kirke's Stoneless. See Stoneless.
Knevett's Late Orleans. See Nelsons Victory.
Knight's Green Drying (Large Green Drying).— Fruit large, round, and marked with a shallow suture. Skin greenish-yellow, and covered with thin white bloom. Flesh yellowish, firm, not very juicy, sugary, and richly flavoured when highly ripened; adhering to the stone. Shoots smooth.
A dessert plum. Ripe in the middle and end of Sep-tember; and succeeds best against a wall.
Knight's No. 6. See Ickcworth Imperatrice.