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 roundish. Skin, dark red, and smooth. A second-rate variety. Bush, spreading.
Large and oblong. Skin, green and downy. Of second-rate quality. Bush, spreading.
Fruit, long, a little flat-sided, and tapering slightly. Skin, a little hairy occasionally, greenish white. Flavour, good. In 18G4 weighed 24 dwt. 13 gr.
Fruit, round, of medium length, free from ridges, and beautifully rounded to the stalk. Skin, hairy, pure white, with broad green veins. Flavour, good. In 1864 weighed 27 dwt.
Makes vigorous wood, and forms a large spreading bush, which bears freely.
Medium sized, obovate. Skin, white and smooth. Of second-rate quality. Bush, erect.
Fruit, long, a little flat-sided, and tapers a little from the centre. Skin, smooth, dull greenish white. Flavour, first-rate. In 1864 weighed 31 dwt.
Fruit, round, of medium length, well shouldered, and a little ridged at the top. Skin, smooth, light green, with a greyish shade intermixed. Flavour, moderate. In 1852 weighed 26 dwt. 6 gr.
Bush, with slender wood, medium sized. An early variety.
Fruit, long. Skin, hairy, creamy white. Flavour, good. In 1854 weighed 24 dwt. 18 gr.
Makes slender pendulous wood, and forms a large spreading bush, and bears freely.
Fruit, round, of medium length. Skin, smooth, or a little hairy, dull greenish yellow. In 1864 weighed 30 dwt. 7 gr.
The bush is large and spreading, and bears freely. A late variety.
Fruit, plump, and well formed, from 12 to 14 eighths long, and 4 1/2 to 5 1/8 inches in circumference. Skin, smooth and thin, dark bright green, with light-coloured veins. Flesh, tender, and of excellent flavour. In 1852 it weighed 25 dwt. 15 gr.
A great bearer.
Fruit, small, roundish, oblong. Skin, thick, dark red, and hairy. Richly flavoured, and sweet. Ripens early. Bush, spreading, and a good bearer.
Small and roundish oblong, sometimes tapering toward the stalk. Skin, rather thick, light red, and hairy. Flavour, very rich, vinous, and sweet. Bush, very erect, and a good bearer. This is known in Scotland by the name of "Ironmonger."