I. Flowers Large

* Leaves without glands.

a. .Freestone. - Noblesse. Albatross Dymond Early Anne Early Savoy Early Victoria Early York Gladstone Hemskerk Malta Montauban Noblesse Princesse Marie

Pucelle de Malincs Raymaekers Red Magdalene Sea Eagle Sulhamstead Vanguard White Magdalene White Nutmeg b. Clingstone. - Newingtoxs. Early Newington Old Newington Pavie Bonneuil

** Leaves with round glands.

A.. Freestone. - Mignonnes. A Bec Acton Scot Alexander Alexandra Barrington Belle Bauce Early Admirable Early Alfred Early Grosse Mignonne Grosse Mignonne Hale's Early

Large Early Mignonne Leopold the First Mignonne Dubarle Mountaineer Princess of Wales Rivers's Early York Royal Ascot Springrove

B. Clingstone. None

*** Leaves with kidney-shaped glands.

a. Freestone. - Purples. Amsden Belle Imperiale Dr. Hogg Early Beatrice Early Rivers Early Purple Early Silver Flat China Honey Lord Palmerston

Nectarine Peach Prince Eugène Red Nutmeg Sanguinole Shanghai Waterloo Yellow Admirable

B. Clingstone. - Pompokes. Pavie de Pompone

II. Flowers Small

* Leaves without glands.

a. Freestone. - Georges. Early Tillotson Royal Charlotte Royal George b Clingstone.


* * Leaves with round glands.

A. Freestone. - Galandes. American Newington Belle de Doué Bellegarde Boudin Canary

Cooledge's Favourite Crawford's Early Crimson Galande Dagmar Desse Tardive Early Albert Exquisite George the Fourth Golden Rath-r pe Gregory's Late

Incomparable en Beauté Late Admirable Morrisania Nivette Osprey

Stump-the-World Teton de Venus "Van Zandt's Superb Violette Hâtive Walburton Admirable Washington Rath-ripe Yellow Alberge p. Clingstone. None

*** Leaves with kidney-shaped glands.

a. Freestone. - Chancellors. Belle Chevreuse Belle de la Croix Chancellor Comet Early Louise Golden Eagle Lady Palmerston Magdala Prince of Wales

Reine des Vergers




Small Mignonne

Clingstone. - Catherines. Catherine Incomparable

Mr. R. D. Blackmore, the accomplished author of "Lorna Doone," "Alice Lorraine," and other charming works of a similar nature, has for many years cultivated Peaches in his well-walled garden at Teddington, and his experience of the behaviour of many of the varieties in the open air of the fertile valley of the Thames is therefore of great value. Mr. Blackmore has very kindly favoured me with some notes, which I have added to my descriptions.

A Bec (Mignonne a Bec; Pourprée à Bec)

Fruit, large, roundish, uneven in its outline, terminating at the apex in a bold, blunt nipple, and marked with a shallow suture, which is higher on one side. Skin, remarkably thin and tender, of a lemon-yellow colour, with crimson dots on the shaded side, but covered with a crimson cheek and darker dots of the same colour on the side exposed to the sun. Flesh, white, with a very slight tinge of red next the stone, from which it separates very freely; remarkably tender and melting, sweet, and with somewhat of a strawberry flavour. Flowers, large. Leaves, with round glands.

This is a very fine and early peach. It ripens in the third week of August.

This originated at Ecully, near Lyons.

Abricotée. See Yellow Admirable.