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Green next the Wall; the Flesh is full of a rich vinous Juice, and, in a good Season, comes the nearest to the old Newington Peach of any other Sort. This is a great Bearer ; but should be planted in a warm Soil, and to a South-east Aspect. It ripens in the Middle of September. 26. The Rumbullion is a middlesized Fruit, rather round than long, deeply divided by a Sulcus or Furrow in the Middle, of a pleasant red Colour next the Sun, but of a light Yellow next the Wall: the Flesh is of a bright Yellow, and parts from the Stone, where it is of a deep-red Colour. The Juice is of a rich vinous Flavour; it is a good Bearer, and ripens the Middle of September. 27. The Malacoton (or Cottonapoe) is a large fair Peach ; the Skin is covered over with a thick downy Substance, from whence it took its Name ; it is of a beautiful red Colour next the Sun, but of a light Yellow next the Wall; the Flesh is firm, and full of a rich vinous Juice; and when duly ripened, is an excellent Fruit. This ripens towards the Latter-end of September. It should have a warm Soil, and the Branches must be laid very thin against the Wall, otherwise the Fruit seldom comes to any thing. 28. La Samguinolle (or The bloody) Peach, is a middle-sized Fruit, whose Flesh is of a deep-red Colour within, from whence it had its Name; it parts from the Stone ; the Outfide next the Sun is of a deep-red, but the Side next the Wali is of a greenish-yellow Colour. This ripens in October, so that unless the Autumn proves very favourable, it is not good for any thing.
firm hard Flesh, and the Skins quite smooth, without any Down upon them. The Sorts of these I have already mentioned under the Article Neoarizes, to which the Reader may readily turn ; therefore I shall not repeat them in this Place.
I shall now set down the good Qualities of Peaches, by which any Person may judge of their Worth.
A good Peach ought to have a firm Flash ; the Skin should be thin, of a deep or bright red Colour next the Sun, and of a yellowish Cast next the Wall; the Flesh should be of a yellowish Colour, full of Juice, which should be high-flavoured; the Stone small, and the Pulp or Flesh very thick. When a Peach hath all these Qualities, it may be esteemed a valuable Fruit.
All the different Sorts of Peaches have been originally obtained from the Stones ; which being planted, produce new Varieties, as do the Seeds of all other Fruits : so that where Persons have Garden enough to allow room for propagating these Fruits from Seeds, there is no Doubt but many good Sorts may be obtained, which will be better adapted to our Climate, than such as are brought from warmer Countries ; though it is true, that there will be many of them good for nothing, as is the Case of most Fruits and Flowers which are produced from Seeds, amongst which tho’ there may be some valuable Kinds, superior to those from whence the Seeds were taken, yet there is always a great Number which are little worth : but if we can obtain only two or three valuable Sorts, it is sufficient to make amends for the Trouble of raising them; tho' where Persons are so curious as to plant the Stones
it, so as that the tender Fibres may