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
Mammoth (Hyatt's Mammoth). — Fruit immensely large, flattened, deeply furrowed and ribbed, irregular and uneven in its outline. Seeds small and very slightly embedded. Skin glossy, of a fine deep red colour. Flesh scarlet throughout, firm and solid, even in the largest specimens, and of a brisk and pleasant flavour, which is rich in the well ripened fruit.
The foliage is small, and on short footstalks, and permits the fruit to be well exposed to the influence of the sun.
Marquise de la Tour Maubourg. See Duchesse de Trevise.
Myatt's British Queen. See British Queen.
Myatt's Eleanor. See Eleanor,
Myatt's Eliza.—Fruit above medium size, ovate or conical, with a glossy neck. Seeds not deeply embedded. Skin light red, becoming deep red when highly ripened. Flesh scarlet on the outside, but paler towards the core, firm and solid, very juicy, and with a particularly rich and exquisite flavour.
This is one of the richest flavoured of all the varieties. The plant is a pretty good bearer, and hardier than the British Queen, to which it is, under all circumstances, superior in flavour.
Myatt's Globe.— Fruit large, roundish-ovate, even and regular, and with rather prominent seeds. Skin pale red, or rose coloured. Flesh white, but not solid at the core, of a rich and excellent flavour.
The plants are most abundant bearers.
Myatt's Mammoth. See Mammoth. Myatt's Seedling. See Filbert Pine. Myatt's Surprise. See Surprise.
Ne Plus Ultra.—Fruit large, cylindrical or oblong, frequently assuming a digitate shape. Skin very dark red. Flesh remarkably firm and solid, with a rich and pleasant flavour.
This is a singular variety, many of the fruit being so divided at the apex as to appear like fingers.
Nimrod.—I have not yet been able to meet with what is said to be the true form of this variety, all the plants I have seen in fruit having proved to be the same as Eleanor.