Fruit, large, roundish, somewhat pointed at the apex. Skin, nearly smooth, pale yellow, dotted with red on the shaded side, but dark red next the sun. Flesh, pale yellowish green, rayed with red at the stone, melting, juicy, and richly flavoured. Flowers, large. Leaves, with round glands.

A coarse peach, hardly worth cultivating. Ripe early in September.

Narbonne. See Boudin.

Nectarine Peach

Fruit, very large, nearly three inches in diameter, and two inches and three-quarters high; ovate, terminating at the apex in a pointed nipple. Suture, well marked, particularly near the nipple. Skin, nearly quite smooth, like a nectarine, yellow, with a bright mottled red cheek next the sun. Flesh, semi-transparent with a brilliant red next the stone, from which it separates freely, leaving only a few fibres attached; very richly flavoured, and with a fine refreshing briskness. Flowers, large. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands, which are very small.

When grown in an orchard-house this is a very fine and handsome peach, which ripens just after Royal George, in the middle of September, but Mr. Blackmore finds it a bad grower at Teddington. It will carry almost any distance.

This was raised by Mr. Rivers from seed of a nectarine he imported from Holland, called Grand Noir.

Neil's Early Purple. See Grosse Mujnonne. New Royal Charlotte. See Royal Charlotte.

Nivette (Dorsetshire; Veloutée Tardive)

Fruit, round, elongated, depressed at the top. Skin, pale green, bright red with deep red spots next the sun, covered with a fine velvety down. Suture, shallow. Flesh, pale green, deep red at the stone, rich, and sugary. Flowers, small. Leaves, with round glands.

Ripe in the middle of September.

Noblesse (Lord Montague's; Mellish's Favourite)

Fruit, large, roundish oblong, terminating with a small nipple. Skin, pale yellowish green in the shade, delicate red, marbled and streaked with dull red and purple, next the sun. Flesh, white, tinged with yellow, slightly veined with red next the stone, juicy, sweet, and very luscious. Tree, hardy and healthy. Flowers, large. Leaves without glands.

Ripe in the end of August and beginning of September. The tree is subject to mildew.

It is very remarkable that a fruit bearing a French name should not be found in any French work, or mentioned in any French catalogue. It has been cultivated in this country for upwards of a century and a half, and as I have recently discovered that it is a Dutch peach, it is not improbable that it was introduced by some of those eminent Dutch merchants who were among our greatest patrons of gardening in the time of Queen Anne and George the First.

Noire de Montreuil. See Bellegarde. Noisette. See Chancellor. Newington. See Old Newington.

Old Newington (Newington)

Fruit, large, roundish, marked with a shallow suture. Skin, pale yellow in the shade, and fine red, marked with still darker red, on the side next the sun. Flesh, yellowish white, deep red at the stone, to which it adheres; of a juicy, rich, and very vinous flavour. Flowers, large, Leaves, without glands.

Ripe in the middle of September.

D'Orange. See Yellow Admirable.