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, medium sized, cylindrical, loose, and not shouldered. Berries, large and round, uniform in size. Skin, thin, greenish yellow, but pale amber when fully ripe. Flesh, tender, juicy, and sweet, with an excellent flavour.
Prunellas. See Œillade.
Bunches, long and tapering, very much more so than those of Black Frontignan, and with small shoulders. Berries, large and round. Skin, dark purple, covered with thick blue bloom. Flesh, juicy, very richly flavoured, and with a Muscat aroma, which is less powerful than in Black Frontignan.
This is a most delicious grape, and requires to be grown in a warm vinery. The leaves die purple.
It is the Black or Purple Frontignac of Speedily; but is very different from what is generally cultivated for Black Frontignan, that variety being the Blue or Violet Frontignac of Speechly.
I have never seen this grape; but Mr. Rivers speaks of it as a very hardy variety, ripening against a wall in the open air; well adapted for pot culture, and a prodigious bearer. The berries are oval, light purple, sweet, and juicy.
Purple Frontignan. See Purple Constantia.
Raisin d'Alep. See Aleppo.
Raisin d'Autriche. See Ciotat.
Raisin des Balkans. See Ferral.
Raisin de Calabre. See Calabrian Raisin.
Raisin des Carmes. See West's St. Peter's.
Raisin de Cuba. See West's St. Peter's.
Raisin Framboisier. See Strawberry,
Raisin de Frontignan. See White Frontignan.
Raisin de Jericho. See Syrian.
Raisin de Juillet. See Black July.
Raisin du Pauvre. See Gromier du Cantal.
Raisin Precoce. See Black July.
Raisin de Servie. See Gromier du Cantal.
Raisin Suisse. See Aleppo.
Bunches, medium sized, loose, rarely compact, shouldered; with long, thin, and somewhat reddish stalks. Berries, medium sized, round. Skin, thin, red, covered with a violet bloom. Flesh, juicy and sweet.
The vine is a great bearer, and will ripen its fruit in a cool vinery. The most remarkable character of this variety is, that from the time the ovary is visible, it changes to red, and it becomes gradually paler as the fruit ripens.
Bunches, large, long, and generally cylindrical, but occasionally with very small shoulders. Berries, above medium size, round. Skin, rather thick, yellow on the shaded side, clouded with pale red on the side next the sun, and covered with grey bloom. Flesh, rather firm, juicy, but not very melting, with a rich, sugary, and musky flavour.
Ripens about the end of September when not forced, and requires the heat of a warm vinery.
Red Hamburgh. See Black Hamburgh.
Red Muncy. See Catawba.
Red Muscadine. See Bed Chasselas.
Red Muscat of Alexandria. See Black Muscat of Alexandria.
Red Rhenish. See Lombardy.
Red Taurida. See Lombardy.