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1900 Excerpt: ... in clusters. Skin at first of a lively red, but
when fully ripe of a rich dark red. Flesh reddish, tender and
melting, very juicy, and at maturity very rich and excellent in
flavor. This fruit is most frequently picked while it is yet red
and partially acid, and before it attains its proper color or
flavor. It begins to color, about New York, in favorable seasons,
the last of May, and ripens during the first half of June. May Duke
is said to be a corruption of Medoc, the province in France where
this variety (the type of all classes now called Dukes) is believed
to have originated. (Downing.) LATE DUKE. Anglaise Tardive. A very
large and fine Duke cherry, ripening later than the May Duke, and
therefore a very valuable sort for dessert or for cooking. The tree
is of vigorous growth for its class. Fruit large, flattened, or
obtuse heart-shaped. Color, when fully ripe, rich dark red (but at
first white, mottled with bright red). Stalk rather slender,
inserted in a shallow hollow. Flesh yellowish, tender, juicy, with
a sprightly subacid flavor, not quite so sweet and rich as the May
Duke. Ripens gradually, and hangs on the tree from the middle of
July till the 10th of August. (Downing.) BELLE DE CHOISY. Belle
Audegoise, Ambree de Choisy, Ambree a Gros Fruit, Cerise Doucette,
Cerise de la Palembre, Cerise a Noyau Tendre, Schone von Choisy. In
our estimation, there is no cherry for the dessert more delicious
than the Belle de Choisy. It comes from the village of Choisy, near
Paris, where it was raised in 1760. The habit of the tree is nearly
that of the May Duke, the leaves dark, and the head upright. It is
hardly a moderate bearer. Fruit round or slightly depressed. Skin
very thin and translucent, showing a net-like texture of flesh
beneath; in color, pale ambe...
|Country of origin:
William H Barnes
• Kansas State Horticultural Society
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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