Mary (Kirtland's Mary)

Large, roundish heart-shaped, and handsome. Skin, very much mottled with deep rich red on a yellow ground, and, when much exposed to the sun, almost entirely of a rich glossy red. Stalk, from one inch and a half to two inches long. Flesh, pale yellow, firm, rich, and juicy, with a sweet and high flavour.

This is a very beautiful and very fine cherry; ripe in the middle and end of July.

May. See Early May.

May Duke (Duke; Early Duke; Early May Duke; Large May Duke; Morris's Duke; Morris's Early Duke; Benham's Fine Early Duke; Thompson's Duke; Portugal Duke; Buchanan's Early Duke; Millett's Early Heart Duke; Angleterre Hátive; Royale Hátive)

Fruit, large, roundish, flattened at both ends, indented at the apex, in the centre of which there is a small dot of russet. A very shallow but distinct suture extends all round the fruit. Skin, at first of a red cornelian colour, but becoming of a dark red when fully ripened. Stalk, about an inch and a half long, supported on a common peduncle, which bears several others. Flesh, red, tender, juicy, and richly flavoured. Juice, dark-coloured, and it stains red. Stone, small, nearly round, and slightly flattened.

The tree is a free grower, with a characteristic upright habit, hardy, an excellent bearer, and the variety is one of the best for forcing. This is a very old variety.

The name May Duke is supposed to be a corruption of Medoc, whence this kind of cherry was first brought.

De Meruer. See Heine Hortense.

Merveille de Hollande. See Reine Hortense.

Merveille de Septembre. See Tardive de Mans.

Milan. See Morello.

Millett's Early Heart Duke. See May Duke.

Monats-amarelle. See All Saints.

Monats-weichsel. See All Saints.

Monströse Marmorkirsche. See Bigarreau de Mewl.

Monstrueuse de Bavay. See Reine Hortense.

Monstrueuse de Jodoigne. See Reine Hortense.

Montmorency. See Gros Gobet.

Montmorency ŕ Courte Queue. See Gros Gobet.

Montmorency ŕ Gros Fruit. See Gros Gobet.

Morelle. See Morello.

Morello (Agnate or Murillo; Milan; Black Morello; Dutch Morello; Late Morello; Ronalds' Large Morello; Cerise du Morel; Griotte Ordinaire du Morel; Morelle; Crown Morello)

Fruit, large, roundish, inclining to heart-shaped; compressed a little on one side, which is marked with a slight suture, and somewhat depressed at the apex. Skin, dark red, but Changing to a deeper colour, and becoming almost black the longer it hangs on the tree. Stalk, from an inch and a half to two inches long, inserted in a slight depression. Flesh, deep purplish red, tender, juicy, and briskly acid, but when allowed to hang till it attains its darkest colour it is rich and agreeably flavoured.

This is the best of all the cherries for culinary purposes, either for preserving or to be used in confectionery; it ripens in July and August, and will continue on the tree as late as September.

The tree is of a spreading habit of growth, with pendulous shoots; it is very hardy, and an abundant bearer. It succeeds well as a standard, but is generally grown against a wall exposed to the north, where it produces its fruit of greater size and much later, and attains greater perfection than any other kind of fruit would do in a similar situation.

This is a very old variety, being mentioned by Parkinson in 1629, and it appears to me that "The great bearing cherry of Master Millen"of the same author is the same as the Morello, and hence Switzer calls it the "Milan" : "is a reasonable great red cherry bearing plentifully although it bee planted against a north wall, yet it will bee late ripe, but of an indifferent, sweet, and good relish."

Morello de Charmeux. See Belle Magnifique.

Morestein. See Reine Hortense.

Morris's Duke. See May Duke.

Morris's Early Duke. See May Duke.

Nain ŕ Fruit Rond Précoce. See Early May.

Nain Précoce. See Early May.

Napoleon Noir is a medium sized very early Black Heart, with an uneven surface. The stone is very small. It is a most delicious cherry.

Napoleon's Herzkirsche. See Bigarreau Napoléon. Noir de Tartaric See Black Tartarian. Nouvelle d'Angleterre. See Carnation.