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.
An American autumn-bearing variety, having the rambling habit of growth of the common Bramble. It produces fruit in great abundance, of a large oval shape and a deep black colour, very juicy, and agreeably flavoured.
This has not been sufficiently proved in this country to admit of a correct estimate being formed of its merits.
Fruit, rather large; roundish, inclining to conical, of a deep red colour and good flavour. The plant is a strong, vigorous grower, and an abundant summer bearer.
-The fruit of this variety produced from the old canes left in spring is small and inferior; but the suckers put forth in June furnish an abundant crop of large-sized bright red fruit, which commences to ripen in September and continues far into November, if the autumn be dry and mild.
Hhis possesses the same qualities as the preceding, and is distinguished from it by the fruit being yellow. It is not quite so large as the Yellow Antwerp, and in a fine season is sweet and agreeable.
Orange. See Brinckle's Orange.
Fruit, large; roundish, inclining to conical, of a deep crimson colour, and with a brisk, agreeable flavour. This is a summer-bearing variety, remarkable for its strong pale-coloured canes, which in rich soils grow from ten to twelve feet in one season. It does not sucker too much, and is very desirable on that account.
Fruit, large; roundish, inclining to conical, of a deep crimson colour, very fleshy, and with a brisk flavour and fine bouquet. There are several forms of this variety, differing more or less from each other both in the fruit and the canes. The true old Red Antwerp produces vigorous canes, which are almost smooth.
Rivers's Monthly. See Large Monthly.
This is an autumnal-bearing variety, producing rather large dark red fruit of excellent flavour, and earlier than the October Red. The plant is of a dwarf and rather delicate habit, and the canes are dark-coloured.
Fmit, large and round, of a deep red colour, and much superior in flavour to the old Red Antwerp.
Seacor's Mammoth. See New Rochelle.
The fruit of this variety is larger and more orange than the Yellow Antwerp, and is the richest and sweetest of all the varieties. The canes are remarkably slender, and with few spines.
Fruit, large; roundish, inclining to conical, of a deep red colour, fleshy and juicy, and with an excellent flavour. It is a summer bearer, producing very strong canes of a bright brown colour.
Victoria. See Rogers's Victoria.
A summer-bearing variety, producing red fruit inferior in size to the Antwerp, and not sweet, as the name implies.
White Antwerp. See Yellow Antwerp.
Fruit, large; conical, of a pale yellow colour, and with a fine, mild, sweet flavour. It produces pale-coloured spiny canes.
Those marked * are the best for small gardens.
*Carter's Prolific *Fastolf *McLaren's Prolific
October Red October Yellow *Prince of Wales
*Round Antwerp *Sweet Yellow Antwerp