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.
Bunch, small, cylindrical, and loose. Berries, small, partly white, and partly of a pale grizzly colour. Skin, thin, and transparent, showing the veins and the seeds through it. Flesh, very tender and sweet, with a thin Sweetwater flavour.
This is a form of the Royal Muscadine, which ripens under the same treatment as that variety, but it is really not worth cultivation.
Chasselas de Fontainbleau. See Royal Muscadine. Chasselas Hâtif de Tonneins. See Early White Malvasia. Chasselas Imperial Prècoce. See Prolific Sweetwater. Chasselas de Jerusalem. See Frankenthal. Chasselas de Montauban. See Prolific Sweetwater.
A superior kind of Royal Muscadine, with much larger berries, and very early.
Bunches, long, tapering, rather loose, and shouldered. Berries, above medium size, round. Skin, greenish white, changing to pale amber when highly ripened, and covered with a delicate white bloom. Flesh, firm, rich, sugary, and with a high Muscat flavour.
A most delicious grape of first-rate quality. It may be grown either in a cool or warm vinery; but the berries are very liable to crack, unless the vine is growing in a shallow border, and the roots and atmosphere of the house are kept moderately dry when the fruit is ripening. It is rather an early variety, and ripens in a vinery in the beginning of September.
Chasselas Musquè reproduces itself very freely from seed, hence the number of its synonyms. In 1845 Mr. Josling, a nurseryman at St. Albans, introduced it under the name of Josling's St. Albans, and in 1862 it was sent out by Mr. F. J. Graham, of Cranford, Middlesex, under the name of Graham's Muscat Muscadine, and there is no doubt but that both of these gentlemen acted in perfect good faith in stating that they had raised their plants from seed.
Chasselas Musquè de Nantes. See Salamon's Frontignan. Chasselas Musquè de Portugal. See Salamon's Frontignan: Chasselas Musquè de Sillery. See Salamon's Frontignan, Chasselas de Negrepont. See Chasselas de Falloux. Chasselas Noir. See Black Muscadine. Chasselas Panache. See Aleppo. Chasselas Rose. See Chasselas de Falloux. Chasselas Rose de Falloux. See Chasselas de Falloux.
Mr. Rivers has a variety under this name which he describes as "Berries, round, large, of a pale amber when ripe. Bunches, short and thick, with shoulders. A great bearer. A new and excellent grape."
Chasselas Rose Jalabert. See Chasselas de Falloux. Chasselas Rouge. See Red Chasselas. Chasselas Rouge Foncè. See Red Chasselas. Chasselas Rouge Royal. Chasselas de Falloux.
Bunches, long, cylindrical, and well set. Berries, large and round. Skin, thin and transparent, yellowish white, but when highly ripened, of a fine pale amber colour, and sometimes with a rosy tint. Flesh, firm, juicy, sweet, and sprightly, but not rich.
This, in the form and size of the bunches and berries, resembles the Prolific Sweetwater; but it is readily distinguished from all the Sweet-waters, to which section it belongs, by the bristly pubescence of its leaves, both above and beneath. I have found it about eight days earlier than Royal Muscadine. The vine is hardy and prolific, and well adapted for pot culture. It may be grown in a cool vinery. The leaves die yellow.
Chasselas Violet. See Bed Chasselas. Chavoush. See Chaouch.