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, medium sized, round, and inclining to oblate in shape, marked on one side with a very faint suture, which in some specimens is not distinguishable, pitted at the apex, in which is a small style-point. Skin, at first pale flesh-coloured, but changing to clear deep red, and when allowed to hang it assumes a very dark and almost black colour. Stalk, varying from an inch to an inch and a half long, pretty stout, and inserted in a considerable depression. Flesh, yellowish, tender, juicy, and briskly flavoured. Stone, medium-sized, ovate, and flattened, adhering firmly to the stalk, so much so that it may be drawn out, leaving the fruit entire.
Kentish Heart. See White Heart. Kirsche von der Natte. See Double Natte. Kirtland's Mammoth. See Mammoth. Kirtland's Mary. See Mary. Klüftchenkirsche. See Cluster. Knevett's Late Bigarreau. See Florence.
Fruit, large, obtuse heart-shaped, irregular and uneven on its surface. Skin, dark dull red, becoming almost black when fully ripe. Stalk, two inches long, inserted in a deep and rather wide cavity. Flesh, dark purple, tender, juicy, and sweet, richly and highly flavoured. Stone, small and roundish.
A delicious early cherry, ripe on standards in the end of June and beginning of July, about a week or ten days earlier than the May Duke. The tree is a free grower, strong, and vigorous, and a very abundant bearer. It succeeds well as a standard, but is well deserving of a wall, when the fruit will be much improved and produce much earlier than on standards.
This valuable cherry was raised by T. A. Knight, Esq., about the year 1810, from the seed of the Bigarreau impregnated with the pollen of the May Duke.
Königliche Sussweichsel. See Jeffreys' Duke.
Königliche Weichselbaum der Chery Duke. See Jeffreys' Duke.
Kronherzkirsche. See Corone.
Lacure. See Black Heart.
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.
Ripe in the end of July and beginning of August.
Large Black Bigarreau. See Tradescant's Heart. Large May Duke. See May Duke. Large Wild Black. See Corone.
Fruit, 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.
A large and handsome late Bigarreau; ripe in the middle of August. The tree is very productive.
Fruit, large, obtusely heart-shaped, and somewhat compressed. Skin, shining, of a fine bright red, which becomes darker as it ripens. Stalk, an inch and a half to two inches long. Flesh, pale yellow, tender, juicy, and richly flavoured.
Ripe in the middle and end of August.
Late Morello. See Morello.