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.
Fruit, large; cylindrical or oblong, frequently fingered. Skin, very dark red. Flesh, remarkably firm and solid, with a rich pleasant flavour.
This is a singular variety, many of the fruit being so divided at the apex as to appear like fingers.
Fruit, medium sized; conical. Skin, dark red. Flesh, very firm, with a sharp subacid flavour.
Fruit, large; ovate, with a short neck. Skin, deep scarlet. Seeds, moderately imbedded. Flesh, firm, briskly flavoured, and rich.
Fruit, medium sized; ovate, even and regular, and with a glossy neck. Seeds, prominent. Skin, deep red. Flesh, pale red, very firm and solid, with a fine, sprightly, and very rich pine flavour.
After all there are very few that equal, far less surpass, the Old Pine in flavour, but it is not a good bearer. It succeeds better under the shade of trees than any other variety.
Fruit, large; ovate, and angular, sometimes flattened and wedge-shaped. Seeds, rather large, and deeply imbedded, which give the surface a coarse appearance. Skin, dark shining red, becoming almost black when fully ripe. Flesh, red throughout, very firm and solid, juicy, and richly flavoured.
An excellent variety for a general crop. A most abundant bearer, and, from its firmness, bears carriage well.
Fruit, large; oblong, and corrugated with a long glossy neck like the Old Pine. Seeds, small, thickly strewed over the surface. Skin, deep red. Flesh, very solid, stained with red for some depth under the surface; brisk, with the high rich flavour of the Old Pine.
Fruit, very large; round, sometimes flattened, of a light red colour. Seeds, small, widely spread. Flesh, salmon-coloured, juicy, sweet, slightly acidulous, of a good strong aroma. Plant, dwarf, hardy, with few leaves and hairy leaflets. Very prolific.
This was raised by Dr. Nicaise.
Fruit, large, or very large; lobed or conical, pretty regular. Skin, dark red. Seeds, regularly disposed, prominent, of a lively red, contrasting with the colour of the fruit. Flesh, dark red, juicy, sweet, of good flavour. Plant, strong and hardy, resembling Marguerite in the disposition of the foliage and in the form of the fruit. It is very prolific.