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.
Fruit, medium sized; ovate, even and regular in its outline. Seeds, rather prominent. Skin, bright red on the shaded side, and dark mahogany on the side exposed to the sun. Flesh, white, with a tinge of red under the skin; solid, firm, with a fine brisk and rich flavour.
It was raised by Mr. Laxton at his experimental garden at Girtford, Beds.
Fruit, very large, compressed and wedge-shaped, the smaller ones ovate. Seeds, deeply imbedded, which gives the surface a rough appearance. Skin, deep red, colouring equally all over. Flesh, white, solid, briskly and richly flavoured, but not equal to British Queen, to which it is similar.
This was raised by Mr. James Kitley, a market gardener at Widcombe Vale, Bath, in 1838.
Fruit, large, and conical. Skin, bright pale scarlet. Seeds, prominent. Flesh, white, juicy, sweet, and richly flavoured.
This belongs to British Queen class. The plant is very prolific and hardy.
Fruit, large; conical, and regularly formed. Seeds, not deeply imbedded. Skin, of a brilliant lively crimson. Flesh, white, with a rosy tinge, firm, juicy, richly and sprightly flavoured.
A first-rate strawberry, and an abundant bearer. When forced it bears abundantly, and preserves its flavour well The plant is very dwarf, and produces runners very sparingly; on this account it is difficult to grow it extensively.
This was raised by M. J. De Jonghe, of Brussels.
Fruit, large; conical. Skin, bright red. Seeds, prominent. Flesh, white, with a rosy tint, firm, juicy, sweet, and richly flavoured.
Fruit, large; conical, frequently cocks-combed. Seeds, deeply imbedded. Surface of the fruit uneven. Skin, dull red. Flesh, pale red, somewhat soft, and of a slightly acid flavour. The plant is a very free grower, and an abundant bearer. It also forces well.
Fruit, large; conical or wedge-shaped. Skin, of a pale flesh-colour. Seeds, brown and prominent. Flesh, perfectly white, juicy, sweet, and richly flavoured.
A very excellent strawberry, and even when forced preserves all its richness of flavour. The plant is very hardy and prolific.
Fruit, very large; conical, even and regular in its shape. Skin, bright shining red, as if varnished. Seeds, slightly imbedded. Flesh, firm, rosy white, very juicy, rich, and sweet.
An excellent strawberry. The plant is a vigorous grower and a free bearer.
Fruit, large and handsome, rather larger than Early Prolific, and occasionally slightly flattened. Seeds, numerous and decidedly prominent. Skin, bright crimson. Flesh, pinky white, and sometimes pink, firm and juicy, with an excellent sprightly aroma. Plant, hardy, and a prolific bearer.