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, medium sized, and with long stalks. Berries, large, oval, uniform in size, and dangling from long stalks.
Skin, thin, of a dark purplish black colour, and covered with bloom. Flesh, firm and crackling, juicy, sweet, and of a rich vinous flavour.
Bunches, small and well set. Berries, small. Skin, very thick, greenish yellow, becoming yellow as it ripens. Flesh, tender, rather dry, and not very plentiful nor very juicy, and with a powerful Muscat flavour.
A very early Frontignan grape, ripening a fortnight before Royal Muscadine, but not a desirable variety to grow.
Palestine. See Syrian.
Panse Musquée. See Muscat of Alexandria.
When the bunches are well set they are large and handsome, long, tapering, and shouldered. Berries, very large, oblong, and like those of Muscat of Alexandria in appearance. Skin, tough and membranous, adhering to the flesh, of an amber colour, and covered with a thin grey bloom. Flesh, firm, sweet, but not richly flavoured.
It is very rarely that this grape sets its bunches perfectly. The condition in which it is usually met with is very few bunches on the vine, and these so badly set that there are only a few fully developed berries on each bunch. The leaves die pale brown.
Parsley-leaved. See Ciotat.
Passe Musquée. See Muscat of Alexandria.
Passolina Nera. See Black Corinth.
Bunches, long, conical or somewhat cylindrical; shouldered. Stalk, long, slender, and brittle. Berries, oblong. Skin, thin, rather transparent; pale yellow or amber. Flesh, rather firm and fleshy, very sweet, and richly flavoured.
A noted Spanish grape, extensively grown in Andalusia, and which furnishes the rich liqueur wine called Pedro Ximenes.
Perle Blanche. See Dutch Sweetwater. Petersilien Gutedol. See Ciotat. Pineau. See Black Cluster.
Bunches, medium sized, compact, and shouldered. Berries, medium sized, round, inclining to oblate. Skin, thin, amber-coloured, and frequently russety. Flesh, tender and juicy, sweet, and well flavoured.
An excellent early grape; succeeds well in a cool vinery, and ripens against a wall in the open air.
Plant Riche. See Aramon.
Pocock's Damascus. See Black Prince.
Pomeranzentraube. See Grosse Kölner.
Pommerer. Sec Black Hamburgh.
Poonah. See West's St. Peter's.
Pope Hamburgh. See Frankenthal.
Précoce Blanc. See Early Malingre.
Précoce de Malingre. See Early Malingre.
Précoce Musquee. See Early Saumur Frontignan.