This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
This family of Gooseberries: are much more susceptible to mildew than the American sorts, they are, however, fine, large fruit of high quality and command the highest market prices.
-- The best English Gooseberry yet introduced. Of vigorous, upright growth, greatest cropper and more free from mildew than any of the English varieties; berries of. the larges size, one and one-half inches in diameter, and one of the most excellent flavor, both pleasant and rich; color,. when fully ripe, dark red. One of the leading market sorts and probably grown more extensively than any other single variety; also valuable for home use. A plant of the Industry in full bearing is a most wonderful sight and not soon forgotten.
-- Fruit very large, straw colored, of excellent flavor; carries well to market. Bloom is well protected by early foliage, making it one of the surest croppers. One of the best English sorts for our climates. Valuable for all purposes.
* Lancashire Lad
-- One of the largest and best of the English varieties. Fruit smooth, bright red, extra size; fine quality. One of the best dessert berries. Bush strong grower and productive. Its fine flavor makes it especially desirable for the private garden.
-- A valuable berry, probably of foreign origin, but showing less tendency to mildew than any of its class. A vigorous upright grower, and wonderfully prolific. Berries large, pale yellow, smooth, very sweet, and of exquisite flavor. Desirable for market and also the home table.
-- Bush a strong, robust grower; foliage large and glossy. Fruit large, oval; skin greenish yellow, smooth; of the highest quality; an excellent variety for home use.