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, three inches and a half wide and two inches and three-quarters high; oblate, depressed at the crown, from which issues a distinct suture towards the base. Skin, quite pale, assuming a creamy tinge next the sun with a slight stain of crimson. Flesh, very tender and melting, having a semi-transparent gelatinous appearance with a deep crimson stain next the stone, to which it slightly adheres, and with a very rich, sweet, and sprightly flavour. Flowers, small. Leaves, with round glands.
Fruit, medium sized, roundish, with a nipple at the apex, marked on one side with a wide and rather deep suture. Skin, covered with fine down, greenish white, slightly coloured next the sun, and adhering closely to the flesh. Flesh, firm, white, sweet, and juicy, but not highly flavoured, and adhering closely to the stone. Flowers, large. Leaves, without glands.
This is a very late clingstone peach, which does not ripen against a wall in the open air till the second week in November, and after being gathered keeps long in the fruit-room. For orchard-house culture it may be well adapted on account of its lateness.
Pavie Camu. See Pavie de Pompone. Pavie Monstrueuse. See Pavie de Pompone.
Fruit, immensely large and round, terminated by an obtuse nipple, and marked on one side with a shallow suture. Skin, pale yellowish white, slightly tinged with green on the shaded side, and of a beautiful deep red next the sun. Flesh, yellowish white, deep red at the stone, to which it adheres; in warm seasons it is of a vinous, sugary, and musky flavour, but otherwise it is insipid. In this climate it rarely, if ever, attains perfection. Flowers, large. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands. Ripe in the middle and end of October.
Pavie Rouge. See Pavie de Pompone.
Pavie Rouge de Pompone. See Pavie de Pompone.
Pêche d'Abricot. See Yellow Admirable.
Pêche Jaune. See Yellow Alberge.
Petite Mignonne. See Small Mignonne.
Petite Rosanne. See Rosanna.
Pound. See Morrisania.
Pourpree Hâtive. See Early Purple.
Pourpree Hâtive à Grandes Fleurs. See Early Purple.
Pourprée à Bec. See À Bec.
Pourprée Hâtive Vineuse. See Belle Bauce.
Pourprée Vineuse. See Belle Bauce.
Précoce de Savoie. See Early Savoy.
Fruit, above medium size, roundish, terminated at the apex with a small sharp nipple, and marked on the side with a shallow suture. Skin, very much coloured with dark crimson, which extends even to the shaded side. Flesh, very tender and juicy, with a rich and luscious flavour, separating freely from the stone.