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, very large; conical or wedge-shaped, regular and handsome in its outline. Seeds, considerably imbedded, with prominent ridges between them, which give the fruit a coarse appearance on the surface. Skin, scarlet, changing as it ripens to deep crimson. Flesh, scarlet, and becoming paler towards the core, which is large and hollow; subacid, and with a little of the pine flavour.
A large and handsome strawberry. A striking character it has when forced is, that it endures excessive drought without material injury.
Eliza. See Hyatt's Eliza.
Fruit, large; ovate, frequently cockscomb-shaped, with imbedded seeds, and prominent ridges between them. Skin, bright crimson, and shining. Flesh, red throughout, firm and solid, with a brisk subacid flavour.
Fruit, large, round, or wedge-shaped. Skin, pale red. Seeds, prominent. Flesh, white throughout, juicy, sugary, and perfumed.
An excellent late strawberry; raised by Mr. Myatt. The plant is hardy, and a good bearer.
Fruit, large; conical. Skin, bright shining red as if varnished. Seeds, not deeply imbedded. Flesh, with a fine rosy tint, juicy, sweet, and perfumed.
Very early, hardy, and a good bearer.
Fruit, very large; irregular, angular, furrowed, and uneven. Skin, of a deep red colour, becoming almost black when highly ripened. Seeds, small, not deeply imbedded. Flesh, red throughout, hollow at the core, tender, very juicy, and briskly flavoured.
Rather a coarse-looking and very large strawberry; not remarkable for any excellence of flavour.
Fruit, large; frequently conical, and then it has a glossy neck and reflexed calyx. Skin, scarlet, becoming a rich crimson when fully ripe. Seeds, small and prominent, bright yellow, and very thickly disseminated. Flesh, reddish, solid, and very juicy, with an exquisite pine flavour.
A fine late variety.
Fruit, medium sized; roundish ovate, even and handsome in its outline. Flesh, white, sometimes pinky white, very solid and fine-grained, with a rich vinous flavour.
A seedling, raised by Dr. Roden.
Exhibition. See Great Exhibition.
Fruit, large; conical. Skin, pale scarlet, shining as if varnished. Seeds, very prominent. Flesh, pure white, tender, juicy, sweet, and with a very rich flavour.
Fruit, above medium size; conical and regular in its outline, occasionally cockscomb-shaped. Seeds, large and prominent. Skin, dull purplish red next the sun, and pale red in the shade. Flesh, pale, pink at the core, firm, solid, rich, and briskly flavoured, with a fine aroma.
A very prolific and excellent late variety. It does well in light soils, where British Queen does not succeed. When forced it is of excellent flavour and fine aroma.