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, round. Skin, yellowish white on the shaded side and dotted with red, but on the side next the sun it is quite covered with dark red. Flesh, white, melting, juicy and richly flavoured, separating from the stone, to which it somewhat adheres by means of some of its fibres. Flowers, small. Leaves, without glands.
Fruit, medium sized, roundish, marked on one side with a shallow suture. Skin, very thin, pale yellow on the shaded side, and dark dull maroon on the side next the sun. Flesh, yellowish white, very tender, melting, and very juicy, with a sweet and luscious flavour. Flowers, large. Leaves, without glands.
Early Vineyard. See Grosse Mignonne.
Fruit, medium sized, roundish inclining to ovate, marked on one side with a shallow suture. Skin, very thin, delicate greenish white, dotted with red in the shade, but dark red next the sun. Flesh, greenish white, melting, very juicy, vinous, and richly flavoured. Flowers, large. Leaves, without glands.
One of the best early peaches. Ripe in the beginning and middle of August. An objection to the Early York is that the tree is so liable to mildew, like most of the glandless-leaved varieties. A preferable form of it is a seedling raised from it by Mr. Rivers, which has glands on the leaves. The tree of this does not suffer from mildew, and the fruit is exactly the same as that of Early York. See Rivers's Early York. Mr. Blackmore says it does not do well at Teddington.
Fruit, of immense size, being ten and a half inches in circumference, and weighing nine and a half ounces; roundish oval in shape, marked with a distinct suture, and terminated at the apex by a sharp nipple. Skin, yellow as that of an apricot, with a dark crimson mottled cheek on the side next the sun. Flesh, deep yellow, veined and stained with deep blood red at the stone, tender, melting, juicy, rich, and vinous. Flowers, small. Leaves, with round glands.
This is a noble peach, and one of delicious flavour; it was raised in Georgia, U.S.A., and introduced to this country by Mr. Rivers. It ripens in the middle of September.
The shape of this peach is very remarkable. It is quite flat and deeply hollowed, both at the crown and the stalk, so that a section of it is somewhat like the figure ∞. It is about two inches and a half in diameter, and not more than three-quarters of an inch thick. Skin, pale yellow, mottled with red on the side next the sun. Flesh, pale yellow, red at the stone, and of good flavour. Flowers, large. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.
It first fruited in the garden of Mr. Braddick, of Thames Ditton, who sent it to the Horticultural Society in 1819. All the trees existing at the time in this country were killed by the severe frost of 1838, and it was again introduced by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1868 from the Continent.