This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
-- The best late hardy Red Raspberry, a variety that adapts itself to all conditions of soil and climates, succeeding admirably North, South, East and West. The canes make a strong, vigorous growth and are exceedingly productive of fine large, late, good flavored fruit, which holds its size to the end of the season. The berries are dark crimson in color and quite firm. One of the few reliable standard varieties we have today. Valuable for home use and for market.
-- Round, medium size; light crimson color; moderately firm and of excellent quality. One of the earliest Red Raspberries; canes strong growers and very prolific; valuable for the home table.
-- The canes of Marlboro are strong, hardy and productive, the fruit is as large as the Cuthbert, crimson in color, holds out large to the last picking. and arrives in the market in good condition; perhaps as good as any berry we have in cultivation; grown extensively for commercial purposes and for home use; ripens early in the season. Miller Red Raspberry
-- Berry is round in shape, color bright red; core very small; does not crumble, making it the firmest and best shipping berry in existence, has a rich, fruity flavor. The time of ripening is the very earliest; good for all purposes.
* The Loudon Raspberry
-- The fruit is very large, exceptionally firm, of fine, rich, attractive color, and of the best flavor. The canes are fully as large and strong as the Cuthbert. Thus far the Loudon has proved entirely hardy here with us. It ripens three or four days after the Marlboro, and continues in fruiting a long time. The fruit is very firm and makes a good shipping berry; a splendid variety that should be in every selection. Thompson's Early
-- One of the best early varieties. Plant a good grower and hardy. Commences to ripen before strawberries are gone. A very profitable early variety to grow for market.