Guigne, Gean, or Geen

This word is derived from Guienne, whence these cherries were first obtained. See Gaskins.

Guigne Grosse Noire. See Black Heart.

Guigne Hŗtive de Boutamand. See Early Purple Gean.

Guigne Noire. See Black Heart.

Guigne Noire de BŁttner. See BŁttner's Black Heart,

Guigne Noire de Strass. See Heine Hortense.

Guigne Noire Tardive. See Tradescant's Heart.

Guigne Prťcoce de Werder. See Werder's Early Heart.

Guigne Rouge Hative. See Gascoigne.

Guigne Tres PR»Coce

Fruit, rather small, and not quite medium sized, obtuse heart-shaped, and rather uneven in its outline. Skin, quite black. Stalk, an inch and a half long, slender, deeply-inserted in a rather wide cavity. Flesh, very tender, juicy, and of good flavour. Juice, coloured.

A very early black Gean; a week earlier than Early Purple Gean, and ripe in the middle and end of June. In an orchard-house it is ripe in the end of May and beginning of June.

Guignier ŗ Feuilles do Tabac. See Tobacco-leaved. Guignier ŗ Rameaux Pendants. See All Saints. Guldemonds-kers. See Gros Gobet. Guldewagens-kers. See Gros Gobet.

Harrison's Heart (White Bigarreau; Harrison's Duke)

Fruit, medium sized, heart-shaped, flattened near the stalk, on the side which is marked with a shallow suture, which is not indented, but terminated by a small point or nipple, as in some of the peaches, where the style-point is. Skin, at first of a pale yellowish colour, thickly speckled and covered with red, but as it ripens it is completely overspread, and thickly mottled and spotted with blood red, except at the apex, where the red is not so thick. Flesh, firm, but less so than the Bigarreau; yellowish white, rayed with white, juicy and well-flavoured, but not so rich as the Bigarreau.

This has for some years been confounded with the Bigarreau. The true Harrison's Heart is now very seldom met with, and the opinion has gone abroad that it is synonymous with the Bigarreau. The characters, however, are very distinct; the Bigarreau is of a roundish heart-shape, while the other is of a true heart-shape; the apex of the Bigarreau is pitted, that of this is nippled; the colour of the Bigarreau is pale, and only dark red next the sun; this is almost entirely overspread with red, and spotted with blood red. The stalk of Harrison'a Heart is more slender than that of the Bigarreau; the latter ripens in the second week in July, the former in the second of August.

Forsyth gives an apocryphal account of this being brought from India by General Harrison, who went out as Governor of St. George in 1710, and returned home in 1719, bringing this cherry with him.

Hŗtive de Lyon. bee Early Lyons. Herefordshire Heart. See Gascoigne. Hertfordshire Black. See Corone.

Hildesheimer Ganz Spate Knorpelkirsche. See Bigarreau de Hil-desheim.

Hildesheimer Spate Herzkirsche. See Bigarreau de Hildesheim.