Late Duke

Large, obtuse heart-shaped; color dark handsome red when fully ripe; stalk one to one and one-half inches long, in shallow cavity. Flesh lightly colored, subacid, but not rich in flavor. Season, very late. Starred in a dozen States. Duke.


Medium, roundish, heart-shaped, regular; suture very slight; color bright red; stalk long, slender, in medium smooth cavity. Flesh half tender, juicy, sweet, with a sprightly pleasant flavor. Ripens in June in Pennsylvania, where it originated.

Late Kentish

Size medium to small, round, somewhat flattened; color darker red than Early Richmond, when fully ripe; stem one to one and one-half inches long, in small cavity. Flesh tender, juicy, with a pleasant pure acid. This has been widely scattered, and is known as Pie Cherry and Late Richmond in many sections. It is double-starred in several States.

Cherry: Koslov

Koslov. Late Duke.


A sprout brought from Germany and planted in Galena, III., by Mr. Lieb. Fruit about size of Early Richmond, somewhat later, and much less acid. Grown in Southern Illinois and Indiana.


Under the name of Lipp's Late Blood this variety is grown in Western New York; color dark red or crimson. Flesh solid, with very dark-colored flesh and juice.

Lithauer Weichsel

Size small, form roundish oblate; stem long, slender, in narrow shallow cavity; color dark red. Flesh purple, meaty, pleasantly acid. Much used in East Europe for cherry wine, as it is well stored with grape sugar. Excellent for canning. Russia.

Louis Philippe

Large, roundish, regular; color dark red, and nearly black when mature; stem short, stout, in broad regular cavity. Flesh red, tender, sprightly, subacid, very good. Season, last half of July. France.



Fruit large, flattened, bright red in color; stem three-quarters to one and one-half inches long, in broad rather shallow-cavity; apex depressed. Flesh uncolored, juicy, sprightly, mildly acid; quality very good. Tree upright, with large leaves much like those of the Dukes. Season, June 25. Russia.