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
Palestine. See Syrian.
Panse Musque. See Muscat of Alexandria.
Parsley-leaved. See Ciotat.
Passe Musque. See Muscat of Alexandria.
Passolina Nera. See Black Corinth.
Perle Blanche. See White Sweetwater.
Petersilien Gutedel. See Ciotat.
Pineau. See. Black Cluster.
Pitmaston White Cluster.—Bunches medium sized, compact, and shouldered. Berries medium sized, round, inclining to oblate. Skin thin, amber coloured, and frequently russety. Flesh tender and juicy, sweet and well flavoured. An excellent early grape; succeeds well in a cool vinery, and ripens against a wall in the open air.
Pocock's Damascus. See Black Prince.
Poonah. See West's St. Peters.
Pope Hamburgh. See Frankenthal.
Precoce Blanc. See Early Malingre.
Precoce de Kienzheim. See Early Kienzheim.
Precoce de Malingre. See Early Malingre.
Precoce Musque. See Early Saumur Muscat.
Prince Albert. See Barbarossa.
Prolific Sweetwater (Froc de la Boulaye; Gros Coulard).—Bunches medium sized, cylindrical, loose, and not shouldered. Berries large and round, uniform in size. Skin thin, greenish-yellow, but pale amber when fully ripe. Flesh tender, juicy, and sweet, with an ex-cellent flavour.
This is an excellent early white grape, and sets its fruit much better than the old Sweetwater. It ripens well in a cool vinery, and is well adapted for pot culture.
Prunelas. See Aeillade.
Purple Constantia (Black Constantia; Purple Fron-tignan; Blue Frontignan; Violet Frontignan; Muscat de Naples; Violette Muskateller). — Bunches long and tapering, very much more so than those of Black Fron-tignan, and with small shoulders. Berries large and round. Skin dark purple, covered with thick blue bloom. Flesh juicy, very richly flavoured, and with a Muscat aroma which is less powerful than in Black Frontignan. This is a most delicious grape, and requires to be grown in a warm vinery. It is the Black or Purple Frontignac of Speechly; but is very different from what is generally cultivated for Black Frontignan—that variety being the Blue or Violet Frontignac of Speechly.
Purple Fontainbleau.—I have never seen this grape, but Mr. Rivers speaks of it as a very hardy variety, ripening against a wall in the open air; well adapted for pot culture, and a prodigious bearer. The berries are oval, light purple, sweet, and juicy.
Purple Frontignan. See Purple Constantia.