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, medium sized, roundish ovate, narrow towards the top, compressed on the sides, enlarged on one side of the suture. Skin, pale orange, deep red next the sun, spotted with russety specks. Flesh, deep orange, deeply stained with red at the stone, from which it separates; rich and juicy. Flowers, small. Glands, none.
It ripens in the middle and end of August. Tree, hardy and prolific.
In size and appearance this has a considerable resemblance to Violette Hâtive; but the flesh is not so red at the stone as in that variety. It is very richly flavoured, and when allowed to hang till it shrivels - a property which few of the Freestone Nectarines possess - it becomes quite a sweetmeat. Flowers, small. Glands, kidney-shaped.
Ripens in the beginning of September. The tree is hardy, and an excellent bearer.
This appears to be a variety of Peterborough, of large size. Flowers, small. Glands, kidney-shaped. It is a very late variety, and is well worth growing in large collections when it is-desired to extend the season of this kind of fruit.
Fruit, of large size, two inches and a half high and the same in width; ovate, marked with a wide shallow suture, depressed at the apex, and a sharp pointed nipple in the centre of the depression. Skin, pale cream-coloured, but greenish yellow previously on the shaded side; mottled and streaked with deep blood red on the side next the sun, and when fully exposed it is completely covered with a very dark crimson cheek. Flesh, very white, melting, tender, juicy, and with a rich Stanwick flavour, and quite pale, even to the stone, from which it separates freely. Flowers, large. Glands, kidney-shaped.
This is the earliest of all nectarines, and also one of the largest. It ripens in the first week of August, and is eight or ten days earlier than Hunt's Tawny.
Fruit, medium sized, roundish ovate, enlarged on one side of the suture. Skin, pale green on the shaded side, and dark red next the sun. Flesh, greenish white, melting, and richly flavoured. Stone, nearly smooth. Flowers, small. Glands, kidney-shaped.
An excellent variety; ripe in the end of August, Tree, hardy, and a good bearer.
Neat's White. See White.
New Dark Newington. See Early Newington.
New Scarlet. See Violette Hâtive.
Fruit, large, two inches and a half wide, and the same in height, roundish, with a shallow suture on the side, and depressed at the apex. Skin, greenish lemon yellow, mottled with red, and on the side next the sun, deep bright red. Flesh, greenish white, tinged with red under the skin and round the stone, from which it separates freely, very richly flavoured, and with a transparency like jelly. Flowers, small. Glands, kidney-shaped.
A large handsome nectarine, ripe in the second week of September. It was raised by Mr. Rivers, of Sawbridgeworth.
North's Large. See Old Newington. Oatlands. See Elruge. Oldenburg. See Elruge.