A popular, old, early variety that ripens to dark red with a smooth downy skin. A very good crop from a moderately growing, upright bush that maintains its shape well. Very good for dessert when ripe, the fruits have the advantage that they can be picked very early when green for pies, bottling etc. and they have a rather exceptional flavour for this purpose. The fruits are ready for picking by the end of May, a very neat bush.