This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
* Early Scarlet
-- Smaller than Myatt's, but extremely early and very highest quality. Perhaps. the best extra early sort for home use.
* Myatt's Linnaeus
-- This is the leading market variety, and is grown extensively for that purpose. it is also desirable for the home use. It is an early, tender variety, without being in the least tough or stringy, with a mild sub-acid flavor.
-- Strong, vigorous grower, producing extra large stalks. of finest quality, of a decided pink color. For canning or cooking in any way its quality is unsurpassed. St.
-- A new English variety, now grown largely for the London market. it is not only immensely productive, but it is also one of the earliest and, above all, it has a rich, spicy flavor, very similar to the gooseberry, when used for pies or tarts. At the present time this is being planted quite largely here and is highly appreciated by those who are acquainted with it.
-- Leaves large, skin rather thick, more acid that the Myatt's, but cultivated largely for market, where it brings good prices. The plants are fine, vigorous, compact growers.