Transparent (De Jonghe's Transparent)

Fruit, above medium size and oblate, with a bold style mark on the apex, and with a very faint suture on the side. The skin is thin and transparent, showing through it the netted texture of the flesh, and of a uniform pale red colour all over. Flesh, melting, tender, sweet, and delicious.

This comes among the Red Dukes, and is allied to Belle de Choisy. It was raised by De Jonghe of Brussels from the Montmorency.

Transparent Gean

Fruit, small, regularly heart-shaped, and marked with a suture which extends in a line over the whole. Skin, delicate, transparent, and shining, pale yellow, and finely mottled with clear red. Stalk, about two inches long, slender, and placed in a shallow depression. Flesh, tender and juicy, with a sweet and agreeable sub-acid flavour.

An excellent little cherry; ripe the middle and end of July.

Trauben Amarelle. See Cluster. Trauben Kirsche. See Cluster. Trempée Précoce. See Baumann's May. Troschkirsche. See Cluster. Troskerskirsche. See Cluster. Turkey Heart. See Bigarreau, Vier auf ein Pfund. See Tobacco-leaved. De Villenne. See Carnation. Virginian May. See Kentish. Volgers-Volger. See Gros Gobet. Wachsknorpelkirsche. See Büttner's Yellow. Ward's Bigarreau. See Monstrous Heart.


Fruit, large, obtuse heart-shaped, flattened at the stalk, and compressed on the sides. Skin, thin, dark purple mixed with brownish red, covered with minute pale dots, and becoming almost black when fully ripe. Stalk, slender, an inch and a half to two inches long, set in a pretty deep cavity. Flesh, clear red, but darker red next the stone, tender, juicy, and with a rich and delicious flavour. Stone, roundish ovate.

An excellent cherry; ripe in the end of June and beginning of July. The tree is a free grower and a pretty good bearer, and succeeds well as a standard or against a wall.

This variety was raised by T. A. Knight, Esq., in 1815, and was named from having produced fruit a few weeks after the occurrence of the Battle of Waterloo. It was raised from the Bigarreau impregnated with the pollen of the May Duke.

Wax Cherry. See Carnation.

Weeping Black Bigarreau (Bigarreau Pleureur; Bigarreau Noir Monstrueux Pleureur)

This is a large Black Bigarreau, about a fortnight earlier in ripening than the common Bigarreau, and it is distinguished from every other by the weeping habit of the tree, which makes it very ornamental.

Weeping Cherry. See All Saints. Weichsel mit Kurzen Stiel. See Gros Gobet. Weisse Malvasierkirsche. See Carnation.

Weisse Sauer Kirsche. See Early May.

Werder's Early Black (Guigne Précoce de Werder; Wer-tlersche Frühe Schwarze Herzkirscht)

Fruit, very large, obtuse heart-shaped, with a deep suture on one side. Skin, membranous, deep shining black. Stalk, short and stout, about an inch and a half long, set in a deep cavity. Flesh, purplish red, tender, very juicy, and with a very sweet and rich flavour.

This is one of the most valuable early cherries, of very high flavour and richness, much earlier than the May Duke, being generally fit for use by the middle of June.

The tree is a strong and vigorous grower, an abundant and regular bearer, and succeeds well as a standard.

This variety is of German origin, and has been for some years in cultivation. It was sent by Sello, gardener to the King of Prussia, at Sans Souci, to Christ, in 1794, and by him it was described in the first edition of his "Handbuch."

Werdersche Frühe Schwarze Herzkirsche. See Werder's Early Black.

West's White Heart. See Bigarreau. White Bigarreau. See Harrison's Heart.