I. Flowers Large

* Leaves without glands.

a. Freestone. - Hardwicks. Advance Bowden Hardwicke Hunt's Large Tawny

B. Clingstone. - Newinotons. Early Newington Old Newington

* * Leaves with round glands.

a. Freestone. - Pitmastons. Humboldt Pitmaston Orange Pineapple


B. Clingstone. None

*** Leaves with kidney-shaved glands.

a. Freestone. - Stanwicks. Albert Byron Darwin

Fairchild's Early Lord Napier Rivers's Elruge

Rivers's Orange Rivers's White Stanwick White b. Clingstone. - Romans. homan

II. Flowers Small

* Leaves without glands.

a. Freestone. - Tawnys. Hunt's Tawny

B. Clingstone. None

* * Leaves with round glands.

A. Freestone. - Bostons. Albert Victor Boston Prince of Wales

Stanwick Elruge

B. Clingstone. None

*** Leaves with kidney-shaped glands.

a. Freestone. - Violettes. Balgowan Dante Downton Duc du Telliers Elruge lmperatrice Late Melting Murrey

Newton Peterborough Victoria Violette Grosse Violette Hâtive

B. Clingstone. - Goldens. Golden


Fruit, medium size, or large, round, and depressed at the top. Skin, green on the shaded parts, but red, blotched with ruddy brown, where exposed to the sun. Flesh, greenish white, rich, and sugary, with the rich flavour of the Stanwick, and separating freely from the stone. Flowers, large and brilliant. Leaves, without glands.

A very fine early nectarine, raised by Mr. Rivers from Pitmaston Orange. Mr. T. F. Rivers remarks in a communication to me : "This is an aberration which would puzzle biologists as to heredity. Except the flower, there is not the least resemblance between this and its parent. The leaves are glandless, the fruit is green-fleshed, and as unlike the parent as possible." It ripens fourteen days before Lord Napier.


Fruit, of the largest size; roundish ovate. Skin, greenish white, with a pale red cheek, but frequently without colour, and russeted. Flesh, pale red next the stone, from which it separates, juicy and melting, with a sweet, brisk, and vinous flavour. Flowers, large. Glands, kidney-shaped.

A very fine nectarine; ripe in the first and second weeks of September. It requires a warm soil and situation, and is remarkably adapted for forcing, when its flavour is well brought out.

This was raised by Mr. Rivers, of Sawbridgeworth, and is a seedling from the White Nectarine.

Albert Victor

Fruit, large, two inches and a half wide and two inches high; roundish, flattened at the crown, from which a deep suture issues, which becomes more faint towards the stalk. Skin, green where shaded, and mottled with dull red on the side next the sun. Flesh, greenish yellow, rather firm, very juicy, with a brisk and sprightly flavour, very red next the stone, from which it separates, except some fibres which adhere. Stone, large and rugged. Flowers, small. Glands, round.

A very large and handsome nectarine; ripe in an orchard-house in the end of August, and the middle and end of September against a wall. The fruit often drops before it is ripe.

It was raised by Mr. Rivers, of Sawbridgeworth, from Prince of "Wales Nectarine.

Anderdon's. See Old Neuington. Aromatic. See Violette Hâtive.