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; roundish ovate, and irregular in its outline. Skin, deep scarlet, frequently greenish at the point. Flesh, pale scarlet, solid throughout, juicy, and with the flavour of the Hautbois, but not of first-rate quality.
Carolina. See Old Pine.
Fruit, very large; ovate, sometimes inclining to cockscomb-shape, with an even surface. Seeds, not deeply imbedded. Skin, pale red, extending equally over the whole fruit. Flesh, clear white, very firm and solid, with a fine vinous flavour and rich aroma, equalling the British Queen.
The plant is much hardier, a freer grower, and better bearer than the British Queen; when forced it does not bear so well.
Fruit, very large; ovate, and occasionally cockscomb-shaped. Skin, pale scarlet. Seeds, prominent. Flesh, white, with a rosy tinge, richly flavoured.
Fruit, large; obtuse heart-shaped, even in its outline. Skin, scarlet, becoming deep crimson when highly ripened. Flesh, pale red, and solid throughout, with a briskly acid flavour.
This is a favourite with those who prefer a brisk fruit, and it is an excellent bearer.
Fruit, large; ovate or cockscomb-shaped. Skin, pale red. Seeds, not deeply imbedded. Flesh, soft and woolly, and with no particular flavour.
The plant is a great bearer, and forces well, but the fruit is of inferior quality. It belongs to the race of Scarlets.
Fruit, medium sized; roundish, and sometimes cockscomb-shaped. Skin, dark red. Seeds, not deeply imbedded. Flesh, firm, red throughout, juicy, sweet, and richly flavoured.
Fruit, large; cockscomb-shape, very much corrugated and irregular, with a coarse surface. Skin, bright cherry scarlet. Flesh, red throughout, solid and firm, with a briskly acid flavour.
This is a late variety, and a great bearer.
Crystal Palace. See Eleanor.
Fruit, long and tapering, rarely assuming any other shape, very much furrowed and irregular on the surface. Seeds, not deeply imbedded. Skin, very dark red, becoming almost black when highly ripened. Flesh, very firm and solid, red throughout, and very richly flavoured.
Fruit, medium sized; conical. Skin, bright red. Flesh, firm, very acid, and without much flavour.
Cuthill's Princess Royal. See Princess Royal of England.
Fruit, large, and cockscomb - shaped; the smaller fruit conical. Skin, bright scarlet, glossy as if varnished, and even. Flesh, scarlet, firm, and solid throughout, with a rich vinous flavour, similar to British Queen, with a little more acid.