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.
This is one of the yellow-fleshed, or apricot peaches, raised by Mr. Ingram, gardener to Her Majesty at Frogmore. The fruit is medium sized, of a deep apricot colour, and bright red next the sun. The flesh is tender, very juicy, separating from the stone, and with a rich vinous flavour.
This is remarkable for its earliness. It ripens against a wall in the end of July.
Galande. See Bellegarde.
Fruit, large, round, swollen on one side of the suture. Skin, yellowish white, dotted with red, and rich dark red next the sun, mottled with dark red where the two colours blend. Suture, deep at the summit. Stalk, set in a hollow depression. Flesh, pale yellow, rich, vinous, and juicy. Flowers, small. Leaves, with round glands.
Ripe early in September.
This is a very large and very excellent peach.
It was introduced from America several years ago, but is not now much in cultivation. It was raised in New York, the original tree having stood in the garden of Mr. Gill, in Broad Street.
Fruit, very large, three inches and a quarter wide and two inches and three-quarters high; round and depressed, being quite oblate, having a very shallow suture and very depressed crown. Skin, pale like the Noblesse, with a slightly mottled cheek of thin red. Flesh, white, very tender, melting, and juicy, with a rich vinous flavour, and separating freely from the stone. Flowers, large. Leaves, without glands.
Fruit, very large, three inches and a quarter wide and three inches high; round, with a deep suture and depressed crown. Skin, deep orange, a thin red cheek on the side next the sun, and a greenish yellow tinge on the shaded side. Flesh, very tender and melting, mottled with gelatinous-like patches of rich flavour, and stained with red at the stone, from which it separates freely. Flowers small. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.
A yellow peach, superior to any of the yellow peaches I have ever met with; ripe in the end of September. It was raised by Mr. Rivers.
Golden Fleshed. See Yellow Alberge. Golden Mignonne. See Yellow Alberge.
Fruit, very large, three inches and a quarter wide and two inches and three-quarters high; roundish, depressed at the crown, and with a distinct suture, which is higher on one side than the other. Skin, bright yellow on the shaded side, but brownish red next the sun. Stalk, rather deeply inserted. Flesh, rich yellow colour, tender, melting, and very juicy, richly flavoured, stained with red at the stone, from which it separates freely. Flowers, small. Leaves, with round glands.
One of the best of the yellow peaches introduced from America by Mr. Rivers; it ripens in the beginning of September.
In the previous editions of this work I made Golden Rath-ripe synonymous with Yellow Admirable. I, along with my friend, the late Mr. Rivers, was led into this error through his having received from America some plants of Golden Rath-ripe, which proved to be Yellow Admirable.