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, large, heart-shaped, terminating at the apex in a sharp point, and with a slight suture on one side. Skin, shining deep black. Stalk, an inch and a quarter to an inch and three-quarters long, set in a wide depression. Flesh, dark red, firm, sweet, and richly flavoured.
Fruit, about medium size, small for a Bigarreau; obtuse heart-shaped, compressed on both sides, and flattened at the stalk, and slightly marked with a suture on one side. Skin, black, smooth, and shining. Flesh, firm, very dark red, with deep-coloured juice, sweet, with a somewhat bitter flavour.
Ripe the middle of July, before the other Bigarreaus. The tree is an excellent bearer.
Bigarreau Noir Monstrueux Pleureur. See Weeping Black Bigarreau. Bigarreau Papal. See Bigarreau Reverchon. Bigarreau Pleureur. See Weeping Black Bigarreau. Bigarreau Radowesnitzer. See Bohemian Black Bigarreau.
Fruit, large, obtuse heart-shaped, often uneven in its outline, marked with a distinct suture on one side. Skin, smooth, shining, tough, and membranous, at first of a yellowish white, striped and stained with red, but when perfectly ripened deep purplish red. Stalk, stout, green, an inch and a half long, inserted in a deep and irregular cavity. Flesh, with a rosy tint, firm and breaking, richly flavoured, but not very juicy.
A very excellent cherry; ripe in the end of July and August.
It is an Italian variety, introduced to Lyons by M. Paul Reverchon, brother of the excellent treasurer of the Congrés Poraologique.
Bigarreau Ribaucourt. See Bigarreau.
Bigarreau Rouge. See Belle de Rocmont.
Bigarreau Royal. See Bigarreau.
Bigarreau Tardif. See Bigarreau.
Bigarreau Tardif de Hildesheim. Se Bigarreau de Hildesheim.
Black Bud of Buckinghamshire. See Corone.
Black Caroon. See Corone.
Black Circassian. See Black Tartarian.
Fruit, large, growing in clusters of two and three, produced in large bunches on the spurs; roundish heart-shaped, considerably depressed, so much so as to be almost roundish oblate. Skin, of a very deep purple, becoming almost quite black when highly ripened. Stalk, an inch and a half long, rather slender. Flesh, tender, deep purple, with a very rich, sweet, and most delicious flavour. Stone, small and veined.
A very richly flavoured and excellent cherry; ripe the beginning of July, and succeeding the May Duke. The tree is a very free grower, with much the habit of the May Duke, is quite hardy, and an excellent bearer. It succeeds well as a standard, and is also well adapted for training against a wall.
This excellent cherry was raised at Downton Castle, about the year 1810, by Miss Elizabeth Knight, daughter of T. A. Knight, Esq., from the seed of the Graffion or Bigarreau, fertilised by the pollen of the May Duke.