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
Terre de la Promise. See Syrian.
Teta de Vaca. See Cornichon Blanc.
Tokai Musque. See Chasselas Musque.
Tokay.—The Hungarian wine, called Tokay, is not produced from any particular description of grape nor grown in any particular vineyard; the name is applied to all wine grown on the hills of Zemplen, of which Tokay is the chief; and the ground so cultivated extends over seven or eight square leagues of surface. The name Tokay is, therefore, applicable to many varieties of grapes, and it has thus been applied to several varieties in this country. But there is one which, being distinct from all the others, I have described under the name of White Tokay, which see.
Tottenham Park Muscat. See Muscat of Alexandria.
Trebbiano (Trebbiano Bianco; Trebbiano Vero; Erba-lus; Ugni Blanc).—Bunches very large, broad-shouldered, and well set. Berries medium sized, roundish-oval, some-times oval and sometimes almost round. Skin thick, tough, and membranous, somewhat adhering to the flesh; greenish-white, covered with a very delicate bloom. Flesh firm and crackling, sweet and richly flavoured when well ripened.
This is a late grape, requiring the same heat and treat- ment as the Muscats, and will hang as late as the end of March. It requires fire heat in September and October to ripen it thoroughly before winter sets in. I have seen bunches of this 14 inches long and 10 inches across.
Trentham Black (Muscat Noir d'Espagne).—Bunches large, tapering, and shouldered. Berries above medium size, oval. Skin, though not thick, is tough and membranous, separating freely from the flesh, of a jet black colour, and covered with thin bloom. Flesh very melting, abundantly juicy, very rich, sugary, and vinous.
A very excellent grape, ripening with Black Hamburgh; but keeping plump long after the Black Hamburgh shrivels. The vine is a free grower and a good bearer; and Mr. Fleming informs me that it resists powerful sun better than any other variety he knows. It was introduced by Mr. Rivers under the name given as a synonyme; but, not being a Muscat, its present name was adopted.
Turner's Black. See Esperione.
Ugni Blanc. See Trebbiano.
Ulliade. See Aeillade.
Uva di tri Volte. See Ischia.
Van der Laan Precoce. See Scotch White Cluster.
Variegated Chasselas. See Aleppo.
Verdelho.—Bunches rather small, conical, and loose. Berries small, unequal in size, and oval. Skin thin and transparent, yellowish-green, but becoming a fine amber colour when highly ripened, with sometimes markings of russet. Flesh tender, sugary, and richly flavoured.
It is from this grape that the Madeira wine is principally made.
Verdal.—Bunches long, loose, and tapering, not shouldered. Berries above medium size, oval, on long slender stalks. Skin thin, green, covered with thin bloom. Flesh tender, very juicy, sweet, and richly flavoured.
This is an excellent early grape, ripening in a cool vinery in the middle of August.
Vert Precoce de Madere. See Early Green Madeira. Victoria Hamburgh. See Frankenthal. Violet Frontignan. See Purple Constantia. Violette Muskateller. See Purple Constantia. Wantage. See Lombardy. Warner's Hamburgh. See Black Hamburgh. Waterzoet Noir. See Black Sweetwater. Weisser Cibebe. See Early White Malvasia. Weisser Muskateller. See White Frontignan.