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.
Branches, either upright, spreading, or more or less long, slender, and drooping. Leaves, flat, dark green, glabrous underneath, and borne stiffly on the leaf stalks; largo and broad in §, and small and narrow in §§. Flowers in pedunculate umbels, cup-shaped, with firm, stiff, and crumpled orbicular petals. Fruit, round or oblate, sometimes, as in the Morello, inclining to heart-shaped. Juice, sub-acid or acid.
** Flesh pale; juice uncoloured. - Red Dukes.
§§ Branches long, slender, and drooping. Leaves small and narrow. * Flesh dark; juice coloured. - Black Morellos.
Morello de Charmeux
** Flesh pale; juice uncoloured. - Red Morellos or Kentish.
A Bouquet. See Cluster.
Fruit, large and round, like a large Late Duke, and somewhat inclined to oblate. Skin, bright cornelian red, with sometimes a russety patch or amber-coloured mottle about the apex. Stalk, green, short, and very stout, little more than an inch long. Flesh, half tender, with a briskly acid flavour. Stone, large and coarse.
A second-rate cherry of the Red Duke class. It is a large and showy fruit, but not superior or equal to Belle Magnifique, which belongs to the same class.
Fruit, medium-sized, obtuse heart-shaped, and slightly compressed on the side, marked with a shallow suture. Skin, pale red, mottled with yellow. Stalk, two inches long, inserted in a rather deep cavity. Flesh, white, tender, juicy, and richly flavoured.
It is extensively grown in the orchards about Rainham, Sittingbourne, and Faversham, for the supply of the London markers. It is not a very old variety, as I have met with old people about Sittingbourne who recollect when it was first introduced. It is said to have been raised by a person of the name of Adams in that neighbourhood.
Adams's Crown Heart. See Adams's Crown, Allendorfer Kirsche. See Carnation. Allerheiligen. See All Saints.
Fruit, small, oblate, slightly compressed on the side, which is marked with a shallow suture. Skin, bright red, becoming dark red as it hangs. Stalk, two inches long. Flesh, white, reddish near the stone, juicy, and acid.
A variety of cherry which is grown more for curiosity and ornament than for its fruit. It is Cerasus semperflorens of Decandolle.
Amarelle du Nord. See Ratafia.