This section is from the book "The Fruit Manual: Containing The Descriptions And Synonyms Of The Fruits And Fruit Trees Of Great Britain", by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual.
Fruit, above medium size, quite round, with a short neck, and well-marked longitudinal ridges running from the stalk to the apex. Skin, green, becoming a pale green when it ripens. Eye, open. Flesh, opaline, exceedingly rich, juicy, and sugary.
One of the most delicious figs in cultivation. It dries remarkably well and easily. The tree forces well; and the fruit ripens freely against a wall in the open air.
Fruit, large, turbinate. Skin, yellow. Flesh, dark red, tender, and very juicy, with a rich and sugary flavour. September.