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a flat shape, and good flavour; it ripens in August.
6. Small Orange Apricot; this is a great bearer, and is grown principally for preserving, and tarts.
7. Royal Orange; this is a fine apricot of a yellow colour, it is ripe in August.
8. Roman; this is a large yellow apricot of a good flavour, it is ripe about the middle of August.
9. Breda; this is an excellent apricot, large, of a yellow colour, full of fine flavoured juice, and is a good bearer,-ripe about the end of August: it may be planted as an open standard.
17. Brussels; this is rather a small apricot, but is a very great bearer, and is generally preferred for planting as standards, in the open ground; it is of a red colour towards the sun, and looks very handsome on the trees; it has a tart flavour which is generally admired when grown on the open standards,—it is ripe in September.
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF APRICOTS.
Those marked with an Asterisk (*) are described in the explanatory List.
PEACHES AND NECTARINES.
Par. 89.-Peaches and Nectarines being so much alike in nature and cultivation, what is said of one will equally apply to the other; it appears, from the best authorities, that the almond was the original parent of the above fruits, and they grow freely budded on the almond stock, but they are far more durable
when budded on the plum. To enter here into a detail of the different peaches and nectarines which grow best on the different sorts of plums, would be wholly unnecessary, as I do not consider myself as writing complete and full instructions to render every readers competent to fill the arduous labours of a nurseryman, and to particularise each would rather tend to confuse than inform; suffice it to say, that neither peach or nectarine will succeed on the Brussels Stock, and the stocks generally used for peaches and nectarines, which they like most, are the Muscle and Pear plums.
It often occurs, that peaches and nectarines swell too large for the stock they are budded on; this plainly denotes the stock is not suited to the constitution of that variety; and this the nurserymen in the neighbourhood of London have made their study, and have brought it to 'that perfection, which has given them a decided superiority over most of their country contemporaries, who, generally speaking, have not sufficient practice in this department; indeed it is no small matter of consideration, for it is not
only the sum paid for the trees, but the mortification (which can only be known to those who have experienced it) after having planted the trees a few years, of seeing them diseased and and gradually dwindling away. Peaches will grow by grafting, but they never do well, being sure to gum, and get diseased where the scion is put on the stock. In the explanatory list will be found a description of the best sorts, with their seasons for ripening, &c.
EXPLANATORY LIST OF PEACHES.
Par. 90.-Noblesse; this peach is large and handsome, of a whitish green colour, and inclined to red where they are exposed to the sun; it is a fine melter, and very full of rich juice; it is a good bearer, and ripens early in September.
2. Montauban; this is a fine melting peach, and full of juice, of a deep red towards the sun; it is a good bearer, and ripens early in September.
3. Vanguard; this peach is in every respect so much like the Noblesse that many persons think it the same, but it is not; the tree is rather of stronger growth, and the fruit something
larger; there is but little difference in their time for getting ripe.
4. Red Nutmeg; this is a small peach of a deep red colour, and a good bearer; it ripens early in August, for which it is much esteemed.
5. Early Ann; this peach is admired for being early; it is a good peach, and ripens about the middle of August.
6. Royal George; this is a fine old peach, of a high colour next to the sun; it is full of fine sweet juice, a good bearer, and ripens early.
7. French Mignonne; this is a large beautiful peach of a red colour, a fine melter, and full of sweet juice; it is a good bearer, and ripens late in August.
8. Royal Kensington; this is a very fine peach, and considered by many persons to be the same as the French Mignonne; some trees being sent from France as a present to her Majesty, Queen Charlotte, it was called the Royal Kensington.
9. Bourdine; this is a fine melting peach, of a red colour next to the sun; it is a great bearer, and ripens about the end of September.
10. Red Magdalen; this is a large beautiful