Reeves's Muscadine

Bunches, large, conical, loose, and shouldered. Berries, on long slender stalks, medium sized, roundish oval. Skin, tough and membranous, of a fine amber colour when ripe. Flesh, tender, juicy, and vinous.

An excellent white grape, which ripens in an ordinary vinery. The leaves die yellow.

Rheingauer. See White Rissling. Richmond Villa. See Black Hamburgh. Riessling. See White Rissling. Rosslinger. See White Bissling. Rossea. See Barbarossa. Rother Maltheser. See Black Hamburgh. Rother Muskateller. See Red Frontignan.

Royal Ascot

Bunches, medium sized, ovate, shouldered, and compact. Berries, medium sized, round oval or oval. Skin, quite black, covered with a fine thick bloom. Berry-stalks, stout and waited. Flesh, firm, juicy, and with a fine sprightly Black Hamburgh flavour.

An excellent early grape, remarkable for its fine colour, which it assumes long before it is ripe. The vine is a great bearer.

It was raised by Mr. Standsh, of Ascot, Berkshire, from Bowood Muscat crossed by Trovéren, and is remarkable as being the black offspring of two white parents, both having a Muscat flavour, and that it should be black without any Muscat character.

Royal Muscadine (Amber Muscadine; Muscadine; Queen Victoria; White Chasselas; D'Arboyce; Chasselas; Chasselas Bore; Chasselas de Fontainbleau; Chasselas Hâtif de Teneriffe; Campanella Bianca; Weisser Gutedel)

Bunches, long, loose, and shouldered; sometimes compact and cylindrical. Berries, large, round, and, in the compact bunches, inclining to oval. Skin, thin and transparent, greenish yellow, becoming pale amber when quite ripe, and sometimes marked with tracings and dots of russet; covered with thin white bloom. Flesh, tender and juicy, sweet, and richly flavoured.

This excellent and well-known grape ripens well in a cool vinery, and against walls in the open air. The many names it has received have arisen from the various forms it frequently assumes, and which are occasioned entirely by the nature of the soil and the different modes of treatment to which it is subjected. There is no real difference between this, the Common Chasselas, and Chasselas de Fontainbleau. The White Muscadine of some authors is the Early Chasselas.

Royal Vineyard

Bunches, large; sometimes long and tapering, and sometimes short ovate. Berries, large and roundish ovate. Skin, white, and somewhat transparent, showing the texture of the flesh through it, remarkably thin, and adhering closely to the flesh. Flesh, firm and crackling, with an agreeable Sweetwater flavour, and with sometimes the faintest trace of Muscat, as Lady Downe's occasionally has.

A late-hanging grape, which requires the heat of a Muscat house. Unless it is assisted in fertilising, as the Morocco and some others require to be, the bunches do not set well.

Rudesheimer. See White Rissling. Sabalskanskoi. See Ferial. St. Jean. See Black July.