In this division is included the varieties that appear to be intermediate between the red and black species. But it is only a horticultural division, as some that are included only propagate from sprouts, while the true purple-cane varieties propagate from the tips like the Shaffer and Ellisdale. See Section 244 of Part I.
Large, red, soft, juicy, and better in quality than Shaffer. A peculiar variety, as when young it propagates from the tips, but later it develops suckers which load with fruit as if they were subterranean stems of the parent plants. A satisfactory home variety. Kansas.
A seedling of Shaffer, grown in Indiana, much like its parent, but as grown in Iowa it has better color and endures drouth much better. Indiana.
Large, roundish; color purple. Flesh firm, juicy, subacid, good. Commercially grown in several States. New York.
Large, roundish oval; color light purple, with whitish bloom. Flesh firm, juicy, rich; quality better than good. Canes are strong, light red, and only propagate from the tip. A remarkable variety that has been overlooked by planters and propagators, as it was propagated locally nearly forty years ago. Iowa.
Medium, roundish; color dark crimson or purplish red. Flesh quite soft, juicy, well-flavored, good. The true variety has canes much thicker at the base and gradually decreasing in size to the top. This is still valuable below the forty-second parallel East and West. Pennsylvania.
Much like Shaffer in shape and color, but better in quality. The canes are stocky, not liable to breaking in storms, and it endures drouth much better than Shaffer. In Iowa this variety is rapidly becoming commercial.
Large, roundish, or roundish oblate; color red or crimson. Flesh firm, juicy, sweet, sprightly, good. Rapidly becoming commercial. New Jersey.
Sarah. Reduced. Shaffer.
Large, roundish; color dark red or dull purple. Flesh soft, quite acid, good; starred and double-starred across the continent. It has the Blackcap habit, but the fruit is much like the red varieties in color and flavor. New York.