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, very long. Skin, smooth, bright pale yellow. Flavour, good. In 1864 weighed 25 dwt. 9 gr.
Large and roundish. Skin, dark red, and hairy. Of second-rate quality. The fruit is often furnished with extra bracts attached to its sides. Bush, pendulous.
Fruit, long, from 13 to 15 eighths in length, and 4 1 /2 to 4 5/8 inches in circumference. Skin, smooth, thin, greenish, speckled white. Flesh, tender, and very fine flavour. In 1852 it weighed 23 dwt. 17 gr.
Bears freely, and makes a fine bush.
Fruit, round, from 12 to 14 eighths in length, and 4 1/2 to 5 inches in circumference. Skin, a little hairy, thin, light yellow. Flesh, tender, and with a fine melon flavour. In 1864 it weighed 25 dwt. 26 gr.
A medium sized bush, and a moderate bearer, makes slender wood.
Fruit, long; the two-veined ones plump at the nose, tapering slightly to the stalk, the three-veined ones shorter and better formed. Skin, a little hairy, pale yellow of a white shade. Flavour, good. In 1832 it weighed 30 dwt.
The bush is large and spreading, does not bear freely, and makes vigorous wood, a little pendulous.
Fruit, long, tapering towards the stalk. Skin, hairy, greenish white. Flavour, good. Iu 1862 weighed 26 dwt. 4 gr.
Makes stiff wood, and forms a medium sized bush, which bears freely.
Pigeon's Egg. See Miss Bold.
Fruit, long; the two-veined ones tapering a little -towards the stalk, with sharp-pointed nose, the three-veined ones finely formed. Skin, hairy, bright light yellow. Flavour, good. Iu 1852 weighed 29 dwt. 6 gr.
The bush is spreading, and makes long pendulous wood.
Small and obovate. Skin, green, and smooth. A first-rate variety, very sugary, and will hang on the bush till it becomes shrivelled. Bush, erect.
Fruit, very long and well formed, the whole length of the berry free from ridges or indentations. Skin, smooth, very bright light red, shaded with yellow. Flavour, first-rate, and one of the handsomest gooseberries in cultivation. In 1864 it weighed 30 dwt. 21 gr., and in 1865, 29 dwt. 22 gr.
The bush is spreading, and makes long slender wood. This is a late variety.
Fruit, long, a little taper towards the stalk. Skin, smooth, light green shaded with white. Flavour, good. In 1804 weighed 29 dwt. 21 gr.
Bush, large and spreading, and a free bearer.
Fruit, plump, handsomely formed, and of medium length. Skin, hairy, bright orange yellow, mottled with a deeper shade. Flavour, good. A beautiful new variety.
The bush is medium sized, and bears freely.