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, roundish. Skin, pale yellowish white, and when ripe of a pale waxen colour, faintly tinged with red next the sun. Flesh, melting, and somewhat deficient in flavour. Flowers, large. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.
Ripe in the end of August.
Fruit, medium sized, roundish. Skin, yellowish white, dotted with pale red on the shaded side, and dark red on the side next the sun. Flesh, yellowish white, rayed with red at the stone; melting, juicy, rich, and vinous. Flowers, large. Leaves, without glands.
Ripens in the middle of September.
Fruit, very large, roundish, and rather flattened, being wider than high. Skin, covered with a thick down like Barrington, green on the shaded side, and dark red on the side next the sun. Flesh, greenish white, very tender, melting and juicy, rather deeply stained with red next the stone, from which it separates freely; rich, sugary, and vinous. Flowers, small. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.
Fruit, very large, three inches and a quarter wide and three inches high; round, rather depressed at the crown, and terminated by a very prominent nipple. Skin, greenish at first, but cream-coloured when fully ripe, very slightly shaded with blush, but generally colourless. Flesh, white with a yellow tinge, melting, juicy, briskly and very richly flavoured; deep red at the stone, from which it separates. Flowers, large. Leaves, with round glands.
A fine and handsome fruit, raised by Mr. Rivers from seed of Pavie de Pompone. This is one of the largest and finest flavoured peaches in cultivation; it ripens in the middle and end of September.
Mr. Blackmore finds it a grand peach in warm seasons. Useless in cold ones.
Fruit, pretty large, round, and depressed, having a well-marked suture. Skin, very downy, clear yellow in the shade, but highly coloured with red next the sun, and marked with brown spots. Flesh, yellowish white, stained with red round the stone, melting, juicy, sugary, with a delicious perfume, and separating from the stone. Flowers, large. Leaves, without glands.
Ripens in the end of August and beginning of September.
This belongs to the Noblesse race, but it is not so good as that variety.
Purple Alberge. See Yellow Alberge,
Fruit, large, roundish, somewhat depressed, the apex terminating in a small nipple, which is surmounted by the stig-matic point. Suture, deep at the top but gradually diminishing towards the base of the fruit. Skin, downy, yellow, deep crimson on the side next the sun, but quite yellow on the shaded side. Flesh, white, melting, and vinous, separating freely from the stone, round which it is deeply stained with red. Flowers, large. Leaves, without glands.
A very excellent peach, ripening in the middle of September. It was raised in Belgium, where it is grown to a considerable extent.
Red Alberge. See Yellow Alberge.
Red Avant. See Red Nutmeg.