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.
Bunches, large, long, tapering, and shouldered. Berries, olivoid; berry-stalks, dark purple. Skin, thick, jet black, covered with a blue bloom. Flesh, very firm, and, when allowed to hang till the spring, very rich and vinous.
A first-rate, late-hanging grape, the rich flavour of which is not apparent till the fruit has hung till about January and February. It does very well in an ordinary vinery, but is better in a Muscat house.
The vine is a very robust grower, and the leaves, which are very handsome, die off pale yellow.
Bunches, medium sized, shouldered. Berries, medium sized, round. Skin, thick, pale red, becoming a deeper colour as it ripens, and covered with a lilac bloom. Flesh, somewhat glutinous, juicy, sweet, and musky.
A popular American dessert grape, and used also for wine. It is wry productive, and very hardy. It is one of the "Fox Grapes," and was found in Maryland by Major Adlum, of Georgetown, D.C., by whom it was introduced to notice.
Cevana Dinka. See Grizzly Frontignan.
Champion Hamburgh Muscat. See Muscat Champion.
Bunches, about nine inches long, very loose, tapering, and shouldered. Berries, large and oval. Skin, of a pale amber colour when quite ripe, thin, and adhering closely to the flesh. Flesh, firm, juicy, and agreeably flavoured.
A second-rate grape, introduced from the Levant. It sets its fruit very badly, both when forced in this country, and also on the shores of the Mediterranean, where I have seen it in a very miserable condition, even when under the most advantageous conditions.
Bunches, large. Berries, large and round, inclining to oval. Skin, white. Flesh, juicy and sweet.
A French grape of excellent quality, well adapted for a cool vinery, where it ripens about the middle of September. The vine is a great bearer, and, according to Mr. Rivers, is well adapted for pot culture.
Charlesworth Tokay. See Muscat of Alexandria.
Chasselas. See Royal Muscadine. Chasselas de Bar-sur-Aube. See Early Chasselas. Chasselas Blanc. See Royal Muscadine. Chasselas Dorč. See Royal Muscadine. Chasselas Due de Malakoff. See Due de Malakoff.
This is, in all respects, very much like Chasselas Vibert, and was raised in the same batch of seedlings.
Bunches, long and compact. Berries, large, round, and somewhat flattened. Skin, tough, of a pale yellow colour at first, but gradually changing to a pale red. Flesh, firm, juicy, sweet, and refreshing, with a distinct trace of Muscat flavour.
The vine is a great bearer, and well suited for pot culture. The fruit ripens in September in an ordinary vinery.
Chasselas Hatif de Teneriffe. See Royal Muscadine.