This section is from the book "The Fruit Manual: Containing The Descriptions And Synonyms Of The Fruits And Fruit Trees Of Great Britain", by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual.
Fruit, large, heart-shaped, flattened at the stalk, rather blunt towards the apex, and compressed on one side, which is marked with a shallow suture or fine line. Skin, smooth and shining, pale yellow mottled with red on the shaded side, but of a clear bright red dotted with deeper red on the side exposed to the sun. Stalk, about two inches long, slender, and inserted in a rather deep and wide cavity. Flesh, white, firm, and very juicy, of a rich, sweet, and delicious flavour.
A cherry of first-rate quality, having some resemblance to a Bigar-reau, but with a more tender and juicy flesh. It ripens about the beginning and middle of August, being some time later than the Bigarreau and Elton.
The tree is of moderate size, and of a spreading habit of growth; it is an excellent bearer after being planted a few years, and requires to be planted against a wall.
Fraser's Black Tartarian. See Black Tartarian.
Fraser's Tartarische Schwarze Herzkirsche. See Black Tartarian.
Fraser's White Tartarian. See White Tartarian.
Fraser's White Transparent. See White Tartarian.
Fruit, large, obtuse heart-shaped, compressed on the side, and with a faint suture. Skin, pale waxen yellow in the shade, suffused with deep red next the sun. Stalk, two inches long, with a very small receptacle. Flesh, remarkably tender and melting, as much so as in a Gean, very juicy, and with an excellent flavour.
Frogmore Early Bigarreau. See Frogmore Early.
This is a large form of the old Morello.
Frühe Kleine Runde Zwergweichsel. See Early May.
Frühe Schwarze Herzkirsche. See Early Purple Gean.
Frühe Zwergweichsel. See Early May.
Fruit, above medium size, heart-shaped, broad at the stalk, and terminating at the apex in an acute swollen point; on one side it is marked with a rather deep suture, which extends from the stalk across the apex and continues like a fine line on the other side. Skin, entirely covered with bright red, particularly on one side and round the apex, but on the other parts it is paler and mottled. Stalk, two inches long, slender, and very slightly depressed. Flesh, yellowish white, half-tender, juicy, and sweet. Stone, rather large and ovate.
A very old variety of cherry, now rarely cultivated, being much inferior to the sorts which are generally grown. It ripens about the beginning or middle of July.
The tree is rather a strong grower, but an indifferent bearer.
Gaskins, a corruption of Gascoignes, refers to those cherries originally obtained from Gascony. About Rye, in Sussex, the name is still in general use; and these cherries are said to have been brought from France by Joan of Kent when her husband, the Black Prince, was commanding in Guienne and Gascony. See Guigne.
German May Duke. See Early Purple Gean.
Glimmert. See Gros Gobet.
Gobet à Courte Queue. See Gros Gobet.
Golden Bigarreau. See Drogan's Yellow Bigarreuu.