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.
Husk, as long and generally longer than the nut; finely downy, coarsely and not deeply fringed; seven-eighths of an inch wide, and an inch and a half high. Nut, large, ovate-oblong; shell, dark brown, and faintly striated with darker brown, not so thin as that of Daviana; kernel, plump and full, with an excellent flavour.
Dwarf Prolific. See Pearson's Prolific.
Husk, finely downy, the length of the nut, and rather deeply cut. Nut, large, an inch and two-tenths long and eight-tenths wide, oblong; shell, bright brown, finely striated with darker brown lines, thin and easily broken; kernel, full and plump, of excellent flavour, and when kept has a rich flavour.
Raised by Mr. Richard Webb, of Calcot, near Reading. It has a good deal of resemblance to the Lambert Filbert; but the husk is shorter and the shell thinner.
Filbert Cob. See Lambert Filbert. Franche Rouge. See Red Filbert.
Husk, very small, cut to the very base, and much reflexed. Nut, quite exposed, small, short, somewhat flattened, but of even regular form, of a pale grey colour; shell, very thick and hard. Grows in clusters of from three to five. Plant of slender growth; leaves deeply cut or laciniated; fruits freely.
Husk, hairy, as long again as the nut; spreading at the mouth; deeply cut, so much so as to give rise to its name of Frizzled. Nut, oblong, an inch to an inch and a half long, flattened; shell, thick; kernel, full and well-flavoured.
This is rather a late variety. The tree is an excellent bearer, and the nuts are produced in clusters.
Frizzled Nut. See Frizzled Filbert. Fruits Striés. See Striped Fruited. À Grappes. See Cluster.
À Grappes Précoce. See Burn's.
Grosse Précoce de Frauendorf. See Red Filbert.
Husk, hairy, one-third longer than the nut; the extending portion deeply laciniated and reflexed. Nut, small, long, narrow, and pointed at both ends, irregular, light coloured; shell, thin; kernel, full, fine flavour. Grows in clusters of six or seven. Plant of moderate growth; very prolific and very early. The earliest nut to ripen, but too small. - Hort.
Improved Cosford. See Cosford. Jeeves's Seedling. See Liegel's. Kentish Cob. See Lambert Filbert. Knight's Small. See White Filbert.
Husk, nearly smooth, very much longer than the nut, very slightly cut round the margin. Nut, large, an inch and a quarter long, and three-quarters wide, oblong and somewhat compressed; shell, pretty thick, of a brown colour; kernel, full, and very richly flavoured, especially after being kept.
This is perhaps the best of all the nuts, some of them being an inch in length. If carefully kept they will last for four years, and retain all their richness of flavour. The tree is an abundant bearer.
I am not aware whether this was raised or only introduced by Mr. Aylmer Bourke Lambert, of Boynton, Wiltshire; but it is through him that it first was brought to the notice of the Horticultural Society about the year 1812. It is improperly called Kentish Cob, for the true cobs are roundish, thick-shelled nuts, and it is not many years since it was first grown in the orchards of that county, the only varieties previously cultivated being the Red and White Filberts. As evidence that it is of comparatively recent introduction, it is not mentioned by Forsyth or Rogers, nor had a description of it ever been made before it appeared in this work.