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, very large, elongated, terminated with an acute swollen nipple. Skin, yellowish green, pale red and marbled, and striped with deep red next the sun. Suture, deep. Flesh, greenish white, with red veins at the stone; delicate, juicy, rich, and vinous. Flowers, small. Leaves, with round glands.
Ripe in the middle and end of September.
Late Chancellor. See Chancellor.
Fruit, very large. Skin, pale straw-colour, with a beautiful rosy blush on the side exposed to the sun. Flesh, melting, and very juicy, with a very rich flavour. Flowers, large. Leaves, with round glands.
Fruit, very large, round, pitted at the apex, and marked with a distinct suture on one side. Skin, pale yellow, tinged with red, and very slightly or not at all washed with red next the sun. Flesh, tender, very melting, vinous, and perfumed. Flowers, large. Leaves, with round glands.
Ripe in the middle of October.
Fruit, large. Skin, of a rather pale colour, having only a little red on the side next the sun. Flesh, remarkably firm and richly flavoured, deeply stained with red at the stone, to which it is slightly adherent, but not so much so as to bring it into the class of clingstones. Flowers, large and handsome, like those of Pavie de Pompone. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands, but occasionally they are round, and in some the glands are quite absent.
This is one of the largest late peaches, and is ripe in the end of September and beginning of October; but it is not highly flavoured. It is very uncertain in ripening, is not always good, and is surpassed by Princess of Wales. Mr. Blackmore says "it may be good in hot seasons, I have not yet found it so."
This was raised by Mr. Rivers from Princess of Wales, which was raised from Pavie de Pompone, and it retains in some measure the character of its grand-parent, in being very deeply stained with red at the stone, and having the flesh rather adherent.
Fruit, medium sized, inclining to oval. Skin, nearly smooth, like that of a nectarine, creamy white, marbled and blotched with crimson; and when fully exposed to the sun, grown against a wall, it is very highly coloured. Flesh, greenish, tender and melting, separating freely from the stone, and with an unusually rich and exquisite flavour. Flowers, large, and very highly coloured. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.
This remarkably fine peach ripens in the beginning of September, in an orchard-house from the 4th to the 6th, but about a fortnight later against a wall.
It was raised by Mr. Rivers in 1865 from seed of Rivers's Orange Nectarine.