This section is from the "The Fruit Manual; Containing The Descriptions and synonymes of the fruits and fruit trees commonly met with in the gardens & orchards of Great Britain, with selected lists of those most worthy of cultivation" book, by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual
Lacure. See Black Heart.
Lady Southampton's.—This is a medium sized, yellow, heart-shaped cherry, of the Bigarreau class, with firm, but not juicy, flesh. It is now very little cultivated, and is but a worthless variety. End of July and beginning of August.
Large Black Bigarreau. See Tradescant's Heart.
Late Bigarreau.—Large, obtuse heart-shaped, and uneven in its outline, broadly and deeply indented at the apex. Skin of a fine rich yellow, with a bright red cheek, which sometimes extends over the whole surface. Stalk an inch and a half long. Flesh yellowish, considerably firm, sweet, and agreeably flavoured. Middle of August. Tree very productive.
Late Duke (Anglaise Tardive).—Large, obtusely heart-shaped, and somewhat compressed. Skin shining, of a fine bright red, which becomes darker as it ripens. Stalk one inch and a half to two inches long. Flesh pale yellow, tender, juicy, and richly flavoured. Beginning and middle of August.
Late Morello. See Morello.
Lemercier. See Heine Hortense. There is a Lemercier grown by Mr. Rivers which is later than Reine Hortense, and, before it is quite ripe, considerably more acid than that variety. The tree has also a more rigid and upright growth, like the Dukes; but it is evidently a seminal variety of Heine Hortense, and, being a better bearer, is, perhaps, the preferable kind to grow of that admirable cherry.
Lion's Heart. See Ox Heart.
Logan. — Above medium size, obtuse heart-shaped. Skin deep blackish-purple. Stalk an inch and a half long. Flesh brownish-red, almost firm, juicy, sweet, and richly flavoured. Middle and end of July. The tree blooms late.
Louis XVIII. See Reine Hortense.
Luke Ward's (Lukewards).— Medium sized, obtuse heart-shaped. Skin dark brownish-red, becoming almost black as it ripens. Stalk about two inches long. Flesh half-tender, dark purple, juicy, sweet, and richly flavoured. End of July and beginning of August. Superior to the Black Heart and the Corone.