This section is from the "The Fruit Manual; Containing The Descriptions and synonymes of the fruits and fruit trees commonly met with in the gardens & orchards of Great Britain, with selected lists of those most worthy of cultivation" book, by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual
Adams' Crown.—Medium sized, obtuse heart-shaped, and slightly compressed on one side. Skin pale red, mottled with yellow. Stalk two inches long. Flesh white, tender, juicy, and richly flavoured. An excellent bearer, and a first-rate early cherry. Beginning of July.
All Saints' (Autumn-bearing Cluster; De St. Martin; Toussaint).—Small and oblate. Skin red, becoming dark red as it hangs on the tree. Stalk two inches long. Flesh white, reddish next the stone, juicy, and acid. This is generally grown as an ornamental tree.
Amarelle du Nord. See Ratqfia.
Amber Gean. — Below medium size, generally in triplets; obtuse heart-shaped. Skin thin and transparent, pale yellow, or amber, tinged with delicate red. Stalk slender, an inch and a half long. Flesh white, tender, and juicy, with a rich, sweet, and delicious flavour. Beginning of August.
Amber Heart. See White Heart.
Ambree. See Belle de Choisy.
American Amber (Bloodgood's Amber; Bloodgood's Honey).—Medium sized, growing in clusters; roundish, inclining to heart-shaped. Skin thin and shining, clear yellow, mottled with bright red. Stalk an inch and a half long. Flesh amber coloured. Beginning of July.
American Doctor (The Doctor).—Medium sized, obtuse heart-shaped. Skin clear yellow, washed with red. Stalk an inch and a half long. Flesh yellowish white, tender, juicy, sweet, and richly flavoured. End of June. I have named this "American Doctor" to distinguish it from the German "Doktorkirsche."
Anglaise Tardive. See Late Duke.
Augleterre Hative. See May Duke.
Ansell's Fine Black. See Black Heart.
Archduke.—Larger than May Duke, obtuse heart-shaped, with a deeply-marked suture at the apex, diminishing towards the stalk, and very slightly pitted at the apex. Skin thin, pale red at first, but becoming dark red, and ultimately almost black. Stalk very slender, an inch and a half to two inches long. Flesh deep red, very tender and juicy, sweet, and briskly flavoured; but sugary when highly ripened. Middle and end of July. Tree some what pendulous when old.
D'Aremberg. See Reine Hortense.
Armstrong's Bigarreau. See Bigarreau ae Hollande.