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, large, two and a half inches in diameter, and terminated at the apex with a sharp-pointed nipple. Skin, uniformly of a very pale warm yellow or orange, and without any trace of red. Flesh, separating from the stone; pale orange, very tender and melting. Juice, very abundant, sweet and rich, with a delicious, fine, and racy flavour. Flowers, small. Leaves, with round glands.
Fruit, large, roundish, elongated, swollen on one side of the suture, and terminated by a small nipple. Skin, yellowish green, dotted with bright red in the shade, bright red striated with darker red next the sun. Flesh, adhering to the stone, firm, yellowish white, dark red at the stone, juicy, rich, and excellent. Flowers, small. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.
Ripens in the end of September and beginning of October. Requires heat to bring it to full perfection.
This is a very old peach, and has been cultivated in this country for two centuries. It is esteemed for its lateness; and Switzer says of it in 1724, "it finishes the glory of the peach season, and makes the greedy as well as the curious give over the thoughts of eating any more peaches till the succeeding year."
Fruit, large, oval, pale yellow, dark crimson next the sun. Suture, well defined. Flesh, free, pale yellow, very deep red at the stone, sugary, rich, and vinous. Stone, oblong. Flowers, small. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.
Ripens in the middle of September.
Fruit, very large and round. Skin, pale yellow, with a crimson cheek. Flesh, pale yellow, separating from the stone; very juicy, melting, and good. Flowers, small. Leaves, with kidney-shaped glands.
This was raised by Mr. Rivers from the Salwey. It is very much like its parent, and ripens about the same time; but the tree is of a hardier constitution. It is called the Comet, from having fruited in 1857, when the great comet of that year was at its zenith.
Fruit, medium sized, roundish, with a well-defined suture, which is most marked towards the apex, and rather higher on one side than the other. Skin, white, covered with crimson dots, and with a crimson cheek on the side next the sun. Flesh, very tender and melting, separating freely from the stone, juicy and sweet, and with a fine delicate flavour. Flowers, small. Leaves, with round glands.
Fruit, very large, of a roundish and slightly oblate shape, depressed at the crown, from which issues a rather shallow suture, much higher on one side than the other. Skin, thin, of a deep lemon colour, but on the side next the sun it has a reddish orange blush, strewed with numerous distinct, dark crimson dots. Flesh, yellow, reddish at the stone, from winch it separates freely; very tender and melting, remarkably succulent, with a delicious saccharine and vinous juice. Flowers, small. Leaves, with round glands.
Ripens in the end of August and beginning of September.
This is a very large peach, with yellow flesh like an apricot, and, like most of the yellow peaches, is of inferior quality.