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
Aberdeen Seedling. See Roseberry.
Adair.—Fruit medium sized, roundish-ovate, even and regular in its shape. Skin of a uniform dark red colour. Seeds not deeply embedded. Flesh deep red throughout, rather soft and -woolly, hollow at the core, not richly flavoured.
Admiral Dundas.—Fruit very large, roundish, inclining to conical, irregular and angular, sometimes cockscomb shaped; the smaller fruit conical. Skin pale scarlet. Flesh firm, juicy, brisk, and highly flavoured.
This is the best of all the very large strawberries, and was raised by Mr. Myatt.
Ajax.—Fruit large, irregularly-roundish, very deeply furrowed. Seeds deeply embedded, with prominent ridges between them, which give the surface a coarse appearance. Skin dull brick-red. Flesh deep red, and solid throughout, juicy, briskly flavoured, and tolerably rich.
The plant is of a luxuriant habit, and bears badly in the open ground; but when grown in pots it produces an abundance of fruit, and is a good forcer.
Alice Maude. See Princess Alice Maude.
Belle Bordelaise. Somewhat similar to Prolific Haut-bois.
Bicton Pine.—Fruit large, roundish and even in its outline. Skin pale yellowish-white, sometimes faintly tinged with red next the sun. Flesh tender and soft, juicy, brisk, and with a pine flavour.
Black Pine. See Old Pine.
Black Prince (Cuthill's Black Prince).—Fruit small, obovate. Skin glossy, of a dark red colour, which, when the fruit is highly ripened, becomes almost black. Seeds rather prominent. Flesh deep orange, brisk, rather rich, and with a little of the pine flavour.
A very early strawberry, a great bearer, and well adapted for forcing.
British Queen (Myatt' s British Queen).—Fruit large, sometimes very large, roundish, flattened, and cockscomb shaped, the smaller fruit ovate or conical. Skin pale red, colouring unequally, being frequently white or greenish -white at the apex. Flesh white, firm, juicy, and with a remarkably rich and exquisite flavour.
The great fault of this variety is that the plant is so very tender; it will not succeed in all soils and situations, and it is generally an indifferent bearer.