Brune De Gilbert

A variety of the Alpine, with larger fruit than the common, and remarkable by its reddish brown colour. It is well flavoured, and the plant is an abundant bearer.

Captain Cook

Fruit, large; roundish ovate, and irregular in its outline. Skin, deep scarlet, frequently greenish at the point. Flesh, pale scarlet, solid throughout, juicy, and with the flavour of the Hautbois, but not of first-rate quality.

Carolina. See Old Pine.

Carolina Superba

Fruit, very large; ovate, sometimes inclining to cockscomb-shape, with an even surface. Seeds, not deeply imbedded. Skin, pale red, extending equally over the whole fruit. Flesh, clear white, very firm and solid, with a fine vinous flavour and rich aroma, equalling the British Queen.

The plant is much hardier, a freer grower, and better bearer than the British Queen; when forced it does not bear so well.


Fruit, very large; ovate, and occasionally cockscomb-shaped. Skin, pale scarlet. Seeds, prominent. Flesh, white, with a rosy tinge, richly flavoured.

This was obtained in the Royal Gardens at Windsor. The plant is hardy, and an excellent bearer.

Comte De Paris

Fruit, large; obtuse heart-shaped, even in its outline. Skin, scarlet, becoming deep crimson when highly ripened. Flesh, pale red, and solid throughout, with a briskly acid flavour.

This is a favourite with those who prefer a brisk fruit, and it is an excellent bearer.

Comtesse De Marne

Fruit, large; ovate or cockscomb-shaped. Skin, pale red. Seeds, not deeply imbedded. Flesh, soft and woolly, and with no particular flavour.

The plant is a great bearer, and forces well, but the fruit is of inferior quality. It belongs to the race of Scarlets.

Crimson Cluster

Fruit, medium sized; roundish, and sometimes cockscomb-shaped. Skin, dark red. Seeds, not deeply imbedded. Flesh, firm, red throughout, juicy, sweet, and richly flavoured.

Crimson Pine. See Early Crimson Pine.

Crimson Queen (Doubleday's No. 2)

Fruit, large; cockscomb-shape, very much corrugated and irregular, with a coarse surface. Skin, bright cherry scarlet. Flesh, red throughout, solid and firm, with a briskly acid flavour.

This is a late variety, and a great bearer.

Crystal Palace. See Eleanor.

Culverwell's Sanspareil

Fruit, long and tapering, rarely assuming any other shape, very much furrowed and irregular on the surface. Seeds, not deeply imbedded. Skin, very dark red, becoming almost black when highly ripened. Flesh, very firm and solid, red throughout, and very richly flavoured.

Cuthill's Black Prince. See Black Prince.

Cuthill's Prince Of Wales

Fruit, medium sized; conical. Skin, bright red. Flesh, firm, very acid, and without much flavour.

Cuthill's Princess Royal. See Princess Royal of England.

Deptford Pine

Fruit, large, and cockscomb - shaped; the smaller fruit conical. Skin, bright scarlet, glossy as if varnished, and even. Flesh, scarlet, firm, and solid throughout, with a rich vinous flavour, similar to British Queen, with a little more acid.

A valuable firm-fleshed, highly flavoured strawberry. Excellent for preserving.