Eleanor (Myatt's Eleanor; Crystal Palace)

Fruit, very large; conical or wedge-shaped, regular and handsome in its outline. Seeds, considerably imbedded, with prominent ridges between them, which give the fruit a coarse appearance on the surface. Skin, scarlet, changing as it ripens to deep crimson. Flesh, scarlet, and becoming paler towards the core, which is large and hollow; subacid, and with a little of the pine flavour.

A large and handsome strawberry. A striking character it has when forced is, that it endures excessive drought without material injury.

Eliza. See Hyatt's Eliza.

Elton (Elton Pine)

Fruit, large; ovate, frequently cockscomb-shaped, with imbedded seeds, and prominent ridges between them. Skin, bright crimson, and shining. Flesh, red throughout, firm and solid, with a brisk subacid flavour.

A very valuable late strawberry, much esteemed for preserving. It is an abundant bearer.

It was raised by Mr. T. A. Knight, President of the Horticultural Society. Elton Pine. See Elton.

Emily (Myatt's Emily)

Fruit, large, round, or wedge-shaped. Skin, pale red. Seeds, prominent. Flesh, white throughout, juicy, sugary, and perfumed.

An excellent late strawberry; raised by Mr. Myatt. The plant is hardy, and a good bearer.


Fruit, large; conical. Skin, bright shining red as if varnished. Seeds, not deeply imbedded. Flesh, with a fine rosy tint, juicy, sweet, and perfumed.

Very early, hardy, and a good bearer.

Empress EugÉNie

Fruit, very large; irregular, angular, furrowed, and uneven. Skin, of a deep red colour, becoming almost black when highly ripened. Seeds, small, not deeply imbedded. Flesh, red throughout, hollow at the core, tender, very juicy, and briskly flavoured.

Rather a coarse-looking and very large strawberry; not remarkable for any excellence of flavour.


Fruit, large; frequently conical, and then it has a glossy neck and reflexed calyx. Skin, scarlet, becoming a rich crimson when fully ripe. Seeds, small and prominent, bright yellow, and very thickly disseminated. Flesh, reddish, solid, and very juicy, with an exquisite pine flavour.

A fine late variety.


Fruit, medium sized; roundish ovate, even and handsome in its outline. Flesh, white, sometimes pinky white, very solid and fine-grained, with a rich vinous flavour.

A seedling, raised by Dr. Roden.

Exhibition. See Great Exhibition.

Fairy Queen

Fruit, large; conical. Skin, pale scarlet, shining as if varnished. Seeds, very prominent. Flesh, pure white, tender, juicy, sweet, and with a very rich flavour.

A first-rate variety, raised in the Royal Gardens at Frogmore. It is hardy, and an excellent bearer.

Filbert Pine (Myatt's Seedling)

Fruit, above medium size; conical and regular in its outline, occasionally cockscomb-shaped. Seeds, large and prominent. Skin, dull purplish red next the sun, and pale red in the shade. Flesh, pale, pink at the core, firm, solid, rich, and briskly flavoured, with a fine aroma.

A very prolific and excellent late variety. It does well in light soils, where British Queen does not succeed. When forced it is of excellent flavour and fine aroma.