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, not shouldered, well set. Berries, very large, roundish oval. Skin, yellowish white, tough, and membranous, covered with thin white bloom. Berry-stalks very short, thick, and warted, having a very large warted receptacle. Flesh, firm, very juicy, rather sweet, and inclining to be rich when highly ripened, but generally with a watery juice and a poor Sweetwater flavour.
Bunches, small, cylindrical, and with a short shoulder. Berries, rather below medium size, round. Skin, thin, but membranous, black. Flesh, rather firm, juicy, and sweet, with a fine Muscat flavour.
It is cultivated principally in the department of the Haute Pyrenees, and it was brought into notice by M. Bose, the celebrated French writer on agriculture. It ripens very well in the open air about Tours, where I ate it in the vineyard of Count Odart in the latter end of September, 1864. Mr. Barron gives this as a synonym of Angers Frontignan, which cannot be right, as this was in existence long before that variety was raised by M. Vibert.
Bunches, large, slightly shouldered, long, and tapering, sometimes upwards of a foot in length. Berries, large, quite round. Skin, thick, but so transparent that the texture of the flesh and the stones are distinctly visible; white. Flesh, moderately firm, with a sugary juice and good flavour.
This is a late and long-hanging grape, forming an excellent white companion to West's St. Peter's. It is not of first-rate quality as to flavour, but is, nevertheless, a valuable grape to grow on account of its late-keeping properties. The vine is a strong grower and a good bearer; succeeds in a cool vinery, and will also stand a good deal of heat. The leaves die off yellow.
Bunches, rarely shouldered. Berries, large and oval. Skin, brownish black. Flesh, firm, juicy, sweet, and highly flavoured; with from two to three seeds in each berry, while in Black Prince they vary from three to five.
An excellent out-door grape, ripening well against a wall, and well adapted for a cold vinery. Mr. Rivers found it well suited for pot culture. It has been said to be identical with Black Prince, with which it is in many instances confounded; but it differs from that variety in having shorter and much more compact bunches.
Campanella Bianca. See Royal Muscadine.
Bunches, large, long, tapering, and well shouldered. Berries, large, round. Skin, greenish yellow, becoming pale yellow when well ripened. Flesh, firm, juicy, richly flavoured with a powerful Muscat aroma.
This differs from its parent, the Muscat of Alexandria, in having better set and more tapering bunches, and rather larger and rounder berries. The vine is of more robust growth, and the flowers have six, and sometimes seven, stamens; but the fruit is not so highly flavoured as that of Muscat of Alexandria.
Raised at Canon Hall, near Barnsley.