I. Summer Bearers

I. Fruit black.


Black Cap

2. Fruit red.


Baumforth's Seedling

Carter's Prolific

Cornwell's Victoria




Knevett's Giant

Lord Bcaconsfield Northumberland Fillbasket Prince of Wales Red Antwerp Round Antwerp Vice-President French Walker's Dulcis

3. Fruit yellow.

Brinckle's Orange Magnum Bonum

Sweet Yellow Antwerp Yellow Antwerp

II. Autumnal Bearers

1. Fruit black.

Autumn Black New Rochelle

Ohio Everbearing

2. Fruit red.

Belle de Fontenay Large Monthly McLaren's Prolific

October Red Rogers's Victoria

3. Fruit yellow. October Yellow.


A Gros Fruits Rouges. See Red Antwerp.

American Black. See Black Cap.

D'Anvers Fruits Ronds. See Hound Antwerp.

Autumn Black

This is a variety raised by Mr. Rivers from the new race of Black Raspberries which he has for some years been experimenting upon. These Black Raspberries are evidently the result of a cross between the Blackberry and the Raspberry, possessing the rambling growth of the former with the large succulent fruit of the latter. The Autumn Black produces from its summer shoots a full crop of medium-sized dark fruit of the colour of the Blackberry, and partaking much of its flavour.

Ripe in October.

Barnet (Barnet Cane; Cornwell's Prolific; Cornwell's Seedling; Large Red; Lord Exmouth's)

The fruit is large; roundish ovate, of a bright purplish red colour.

This is larger than the Red Antwerp, but not equal to it in flavour; it is, nevertheless, an excellent variety, and an abundant summer bearer.

Barnet Care. See Barnet.

Baumforth's Seedling

This seems to be an improved form of Northumberland Fillbasket, from which it was raised. The berries are large, of a dark crimson colour, with an excellent flavour. The plant is a vigorous grower, with dark green foliage, and has a tendency to produce an autumnal crop.

Belle De Fontenay (Belle d'Orléans)

An autumn-bearing variety, of dwarf habit, and with large leaves, quite silvery on their under surface. The fruit is large, round, of a red colour and good flavour.

Ripe in October.

The plant is a shy bearer, and throws up suckers so profusely as to be almost a weed; but if the suckers are thinned out it bears better.

Belle d'Orléans. See Belle de Fontenay.


This is a hybrid between the Blackberry and the Raspberry, and is the parent of all the black autumn-bearing varieties, although itself a summer bearer. It has long, dark-coloured canes and small purple fruit, with much of the Blackberry flavour. This variety was obtained at Weathersfield, in Essex, upwards of forty years ago, and has since been cultivated by Mr. Rivers, who has succeeded in obtaining from it his new race of autumn-bearing black varieties.