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, rather below medium size, round, and flattened at the stalk. Skin, pale yellowish white in the shade, fine bright red next the sun. Suture, deep, extending on one side. Flesh, white, veined with red at the stone, firm, rich, sugary, and vinous. Flowers, large. Leaves, without glands.
Ripens in the end of August and beginning of September.
Fruit, small, roundish, terminated by a small round nipple. Skin, pale yellow, bright red, marbled with dark vermilion next the sun. Suture, distinct. Flesh, pale yellow, reddish under the skin on the side next the sun and at the stone, sweet and musky. Flowers, large. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.
Ripens in July and August.
Valuable only for earliness.
Fruit, very large, upwards of three inches in diameter; round, and inclining to oval in its shape, marked with a suture that extends nearly over its entire circumference. Skin, pale green, thickly covered all over with red dots, which in some parts are so dense as to form red mottles, and next the sun it is entirely red. Flesh, greenish, very deep red next the stone, from which it freely separates; rather firm and solid, very juicy, and with a rich, sprightly, and vinous flavour. Flowers, small. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.
A valuable market peach from its large size and firm flesh. It ripens in the middle of September. The tree is very hardy, and is an abundant bearer, but Mr. Blackmore says it never ripens at Ted-dington.
This is in every respect similar to the Early York, from which it was raised by Mr. Rivers, and only differs from it by having round glands on the leaves. The fruit is medium sized, and the skin is marbled with red. Flowers, large. Leaves, with round glands.
It is one of the best peaches for forcing, as it always sets well and produces a good crop. The tree does not suffer from mildew as the old Early York does, and this is altogether a very superior variety of it.
Mr. Blackmore considers it a very good and pretty peach, but rather small.
Fruit, medium sized, roundish. Skin, yellow, deep purplish next the sun. Flesh, deep yellow at the circumference, and deep red at the stone; firm, rich, sugary, and vinous. Flowers, small. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.
Ripens in the middle of September. Tree bears well as a standard, and is very productive.
This is very different from Yellow Alberge, which is sometimes called Rosanna.
Royale. See Boudin.
Fruit, rather large, roundish ovate. Skin, pale white, deep red next the sun. Suture, moderately distinct. Flesh, whitish, pale red next the stone, juicy, rich, and vinous. Flowers, small. Leaves, without glands.
Ripens in the beginning of September.