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.
Bunches, short, cylindrical, and compact, with a long stalk. Berries, small, round, inclining to oval, uniform in size, with short, warted stalks. Skin, thin, black, and covered with blue bloom. Flesh, red, sweet, juicy, and highly flavoured, and contains two seeds.
An excellent grape for out-door cultivation, as it ripens well against a wall. It is easily distinguished from all other grapes by its very downy leaves, which, when they are first expanded, are almost white, and this they in some degree maintain during the greater part of the season. On this account it is called "The Miller."
Bunches, large, nine inches to a foot long, tapering, and well shouldered. Stalks, very thick and stout. Berry-stalks, short, stout, and warted, with a large receptacle. Berries, an inch long and seven-eighths of an inch wide; roundish oval. Skin, membranous, amber-coloured, or with a pinkish tinge when highly ripened. Flesh, firm, very juicy, exceedingly rich and sugary, intermixed with a fine sprightly flavour.
A delicious grape. The vine has a very robust constitution, as is evidenced by the very stout bunch and berry-stalks, and the thick leathery foliage.
It was raised by Mr. John Pearson, of Chilwell, near Nottingham, from the Alicante crossed by Ferdinand de Lesseps, and is therefore of the same origin as Golden Queen. It was awarded a first-class certificate by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1874.
Bunches, large, well set, tapering, and shouldered, with a stout stalk. Berries, medium sized, perfectly oval, set on stout, short, rigid berry-stalks, which are coarsely warted, and furnished with very large bold receptacles, which are also very coarsely warted. Skin, thick, tough, and membranous, purplish black, with a thin bloom. Flesh, rather firm, sweet and vinous, with a fine Muscat flavour.
This is a very valuable grape, as, nothwithstanding its great excellence, it ripens in a house without artifical heat, and, unlike the other Muscats, does not require artificial heat to set it. Besides the vine has a remarkably strong and hardy constitution, sets freely, and the fruit hangs as late as any other grape. The great fault of this grape is its tardiness, and sometimes its failing to colour well. This, I believe, is due in a great measure to its being grown in too low a temperature, for it really requires more heat than Black Hamburgh, both to colour and to flavour it perfectly. The vine should be allowed to retain as much foliage as possible, and then the defect of want of colour will be obviated.
This grape was raised from seed by Mrs. Pince, wife of Mr. R. T. Pince, of the Exeter Nursery, shortly before her death, and the vine first fruited in 1863, when it was awarded a first-class certificate by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Mohrentutten. See Black Hamburyh.
Money's West's St. Peters. See West's St. Peters.
Morillon Hâtif. See Black July.
Morillon Noir. See Black Cluster,
Morillon Panache. See Aleppo.
Mornas Chasselas. See Early White Malvasia.