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.
Large and obovate. Skin, vellow, and smooth. Of second-rate quality. Bush, spreading.
Fruit, round, from 12 to 14 eighths in length, and 4 1/2 to 5 inches in circumference. Skin, thin and smooth, dark green. Flesh, tender, sweet, and very rich. Ripens early. In 1858 it weighed 22 dwt. 20 gr.
The bush is medium sized, bears freely, and makes slender, straight wood.
Fruit, round, of medium size. Skin, hairy, light yellow. Flavour, good. In 1864 it weighed 28 dwt. 8 gr.
Bush, large and spreading; an excellent bearer, and makes long straight wood.
Fruit, very long, from two to two and a quarter inches in length, and well proportioned. Skin, hairy, light red. In 1854 it weighed 28 dwt. 20 gr.
An excellent bearer, ripens early, and hangs well; makes long slender wood, and forms a large spreading bush.
Fruit, long, tapering towards the stalk. Skin, smooth, light red. Weighed 25 dwt. 15 gr. in 1864.
A very late variety; makes long, slender, trailing wood, and forms a large spreading bush.
Fruit, very long. Skin, a little hairy, light red shaded with grey. Flavour, good.
Bush, an excellent bearer, large and spreading. A new late variety. Grown as a seedling, 27 dwt. 18 gr.
Fruit, long oval. Skin, smooth, deep green. Flavour, good. In 1864 weighed 27 dwt. 18 gr. Bush, spreading, bears freely. Makes long slender wood.
Bears freely, and makes a fine bush, but the fruit is not now large enough for exhibition.
Medium sized, roundish. Skin, red, and downy. Of first-rate quality, and early; it somewhat resembles Bed Walnut, but is better. Bush, spreading.
Fruit, round, of medium length. Skin, smooth, greenish white. In 1864 weighed 24 dwt. 19 gr. Bush, spreading; makes strong, pendulous wood, and bears freely.
Fruit, thick and round. Skin, hairy, bears freely, greyish white. Flavour, good. In 1864 weighed 26 dwt. 12 gr.
Makes strong erect wood, and forms a large bush, which bears freely.
Fruit, tapering slightly, from 12 to 14 eighths in length, and from 4 1/2 to 5 inches in circumference, with long slender stalk, which is winged at the joint. Skin, hairy, dull pale green. Flavour, excellent. A large variety, but very tender in spring, and generally a shy cropper.
Bush, spreading and large; makes long, vigorous wood.