This section is from the book "The Fruit Manual: Containing The Descriptions And Synonyms Of The Fruits And Fruit Trees Of Great Britain", by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual.
Fruit, of a roundish heart-shape, even and regular in its outline, and flattened a little on one side, where it is marked with a faint suture. Skin, jet black and shining. Stalk, dark green, remarkably short, being not more than one inch and a quarter long, stout, and rather deeply depressed. Flesh, quite black, firm, but not crackling, juicy, richly flavoured, and delicious.
Bouquet Amarelle. See Cluster. Bouquet Kirsche. See Cluster.
Fruit, of medium size, obtuse heart-shaped. Skin, of a clear waxen yellow, marbled and tinged with red. Stalk, two inches long. Flesh, white, tender, juicy, with a sweet and particularly rich flavour.
A delicious cherry of the first quality. Ripe the end of June. The tree is hardy, a free grower, and a very abundant bearer, and succeeds well as a standard. Whether as regards its fertility, or the excellence of the fruit, this variety deserves to be universally cultivated.
Large, roundish heart-shaped, and uneven. Skin, deep dark red. Stalk, an inch and a half long, set in an angular cavity. Flesh, dark purplish red, half tender, juicy, sweet, and richly flavoured. Beginning of July.
Brune de Bruxelles. See Ratafia.
Brusselsche Rothe oder Orangen Princessenkirsche. See Carnation.
Bullock's Heart. See Ox-Heart.
Buntes Taubenherz. See Belle de Rocmont.
Büttner's Schwarze Herzkirsche. See Büttner's Black Heart.
Buschweichsel. See Cluster.
Buscherkirsche. See Cluster.
Fruit, large, more so than the Black Heart, obtuse heart-shaped, flattened on one side, and marked with a suture, which extends over both sides of the fruit, but most deeply marked on that which is flattened. Skin, glossy, deep black on one side, but purplish black on the other. Stalk, an inch and a half long, set in a pretty deep cavity. Flesh, half tender, juicy, dark red, and very pleasantly flavoured.
This is an excellent cherry, and bears a close resemblance to the old Black Heart, but is much superior, both in size and flavour, to that variety. It ripens in the middle of July.
The tree is a strong, vigorous, and upright grower, very hardy, and an excellent bearer. It succeeds well as a standard, and might be cultivated to more advantage as an orchard variety than the old Black Heart.
Büttner's Gelbe Knorpelkirsche. See Büttner's Yellow. Büttner's Herzkirsche. See Büttner's Black Heart.
Fruit, large, round and flattened, somewhat oblate, with no suture, and indented at the apex, in which is the small russety dot. Skin, thin, separating freely from the flesh, and of a reddish brown colour. Stalk, slender, two inches long, set in a shallow depression. Flesh, light red, reticulated with whitish veins, juicy, and with a pleasant sub-acid flavour.
This is a very excellent acid cherry, and useful for all culinary purposes. It ripens in October, and is the latest of all cherries. The tree is a good bearer, and succeeds well as a standard. It was raised by Buttner, of Halle.
Büttner's October Morello. See Büttner's October. Büttner's October Sukerweichsel. See Büttner's October. Büttner's Octoberweichsel. See Büttner's October. Büttner's Spate Weichsel. See Büttner's October. Büttner's Wacksknorpelkirsche. See Büttner's Yellow.