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This succeeds equally well upon the Pear and the Quince.

The Princess of Orange is a very handsome and desirable autumn Pear. It was raised in 1802 by the Comte de Coloma, as we learn from the Hort. Trans.

59. Swiss BERGAMOT. Miller, No. 33. Bergamotte Suisse. Duhamel, 47. t. 20.

Fruit middle-sized, somewhat turbinate, and pinched in towards the stalk ; about two inches and a half long, and two inches and a quarter in diameter. Eye small, in a shallow depressed basin. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, slender, a little warted, inserted in a small oblique cavity. Skin green, striped with red, turning yellow as it ripens. Flesh melting, and full of juice, but not so high flavoured as in other Bergamots.

Ripe the end of September and beginning of October.

This succeeds equally well on the Pear and the Quince.

60. VARIEGATED CRASANNE.
Crasanne Panachée. Duhamel, No.50. t. 23.

Fruit scarcely differing from the Crasanne described before, of which it is a variety. The branches are not so strong, and the leaves have a very lively appearance, the entire margin of each being of a pale yellow when they first expand, and become white when fully grown.

It makes a very handsome appearance in the shrubery among other ornamental trees; but its fruit can only be obtained by planting it against a warm wall.

Sect. IV. - Autumnal Conical-fruited.

61. An, Mon Dieu. Duhamel, No. 38.
Mondieu.
Poire d'Amour.

Fruit rather small, of an oblong turbinate figure, about two inches and a half long, and two inches in

diameter. Eye small, rather prominent, surrounded by a few slight plaits. Stalk an inch long, rather stout, curved, with a small embossment at its insertion. Skin yellow on the shaded side, but of a beautiful red, with numerous darker dots, where exposed to the sun. Flesh white, tender, and full of a very rich perfumed juice.

It ripens upon the tree the end of September, and will not keep above two or three weeks.

This succeeds on both the Pear and the Quince. 62. ALEXANDRE DE RUSSIE. Hort. Soc. Cat. No.5.

Fruit above the middle size, somewhat obliquely pyramidal, with a very uneven knobby surface, about three inches and a half long, and two inches and three quarters in diameter. Eye open, with short narrow segments of the calyx, placed in a shallow, narrow, plaited hollow. Stalk half an inch long, thick, almost horizontally inserted under an elongated knobby lip. Skin greenish yellow, but almost wholly covered with a cinnamongrey russet.

Flesh almost white, gritty, but tender and mellow, Juice saccharine, with a slight musky perfume.

Ripe the beginning and middle of October, but will not keep more than two or three weeks.

This is a very fine Bonchrétien-shaped variety, which has been lately raised in Flanders, and sent to the Horticultural Society, in whose garden it, in 1830, produced some uncommonly fine fruit

fruit upon an open standard, from which this description is taken.

63. AUTUMN COLMAR. Hort. Gard. Coll.

Fruit middle-sized, oblong, in shape that of a Colmar, but irregular in its outline, about three inches long, and two inches and a half in diameter. Eye small, with a short converging calyx, slightly sunk in an uneven depression. Stalk an inch long, straight, inserted in a small uneven cavity. Skin pale yellow, sprinkled with russetty specks, which become broader on the sunny

side, and spread into a thin russet. Flesh rather gritty but mellow, with a sugary and slightly perfumed juice.

Ripe the beginning of October, but will not keep more than two or three weeks in perfection.

This is another of the new Flemish Pears, grown in the Horticultural Society's Garden at Chiswick, and bears extremely well upon an open standard.

64. BELLE LUCRATIVE. Hort. Soc. Cat. No. 41. Fondante d'Automne. 16. No. 269.

Fruit middle-sized, round in its outline, tapering to the stalk, and a little uneven in its surface, about three inches deep, and two inches and three quarters in diameter. Eye open, with a very short calyx, in a shallow rather oblique impression. Stalk an inch long, strong, curved, inserted in a very narrow, oblique, shallow cavity. Skin pale yellow, mixed with green, slightly russetted. Flesh a little gritty, but very soft, mellow, and tender. Juice abundant, sugary, with a slight musky perfume.

Ripe the beginning and middle of October, but will not keep above two or three weeks.

Another of the new Flemish Pears, grown in the Horticultural Society's garden at Chiswick, on an open standard. It is good and handsome.

65. BELLISSIME D'AUTOMNE. Duhamel, No. 12. t. 19. f. 1.

Vermilion. Ib.
Petit Certeau. Jard. Fruit. t. 27.

Fruit middle-sized, of a long pyramidal shape, somewhat like the Jargonelle, about three inches long, and two inches in diameter. Eye pretty deep. Stalk an inch long, thickened next the fruit, and obliquely inserted. Skin smooth, yellow on the shaded side ; but of a bright red, and full of grew specks, where fully exposed to the sun. Flesh white, crisp; on some soils it is half buttery. Juice sweet, and highly flavoured.

Ripe the middle and end of October.
This succeeds on both the Pear and the Quince.
66. BEURRÉ Krox. Hort. Soc. Cat. No. 104.

Fruit above the middle size, oblong, in form somewhat like the Brown Beurré, about three inches and a quarter long, and two inches and three quarters in diameter. Eye small, open, in a very narrow shallow depression. Stalk an inch long, crooked, diagonally inserted under a short, knobby, elongated lip. Skin pale green, with a little thin brownish-grey russet on the sunny side. Flesh a little gritty, but mellow. Juice saccharine, but without any peculiar flavour.

Ripe the middle and end of October, and will keep a few weeks in perfection.

Another of the newly raised Flemish Pears, grown in the Horticultural Garden at Chiswick, upon an open standard.

67. BEZY DE Montigny. Duhamel, No. 83. t. 44. f. 6.

Trouvé de Montigny. Hort. Soc. Cat. No. 122.

Fruit middle-sized, pyramidal, somewhat like the Bezy de la Motte in figure, about two inches and three quarters long, and two inches and a quarter in diameter, compressed towards the stalk. Eye small, with a reflexed calyx, in a round shallow basin. Stalk an inch long, stout, inserted in a small oblique-lipped cavity. Skin very smooth, green, turning yellow as it becomes matured. Flesh white, a little gritty, but melting, with a sugary somewhat musky juice.

Ripe the end of September and beginning of October.

This succeeds on both the Pear and the Quince. 68. BEZY VAET. Hort. Trans. Vol. v. p. 407.

Fruit somewhat of the shape of a Swan's Egg, but larger. Eye a little sunk. Stalk an inch long. Skin dull green, covered with russetty spots. Flesh yellowish,

perfectly melting, remarkably sweet, and very agreeably perfumed.

Ripe in November, and will keep a month or more.

Raised by M. Parmentier, at Enghien, and exhibited at the Horticultural Society in 1820.

69. Bishop's THUMB. Hort. Soc. Cat. No. 126.

Fruit long, rather slender, slightly tapering from the crown to the stalk, having an irregular and slightly knobby outline, in the manner of the Calebasse, about three inches and three quarters long, and two inches in diameter. Eye small, open, with slender segments of the calyx, slightly sunk in an uneven hollow. Stalk one inch and a half long, slender, recurved, and obliquely inserted in a two-lipped cavity. Skin dark green, almost wholly covered with an iron-coloured russet, on the sunny side of a dark rufous brown, thickly sprinkled with grey russetty dots. Flesh greenish yellow, melting, with an abundance of rich, saccharine, highflavoured juice.

Ripe the middle to the end of October.
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very excellent Pear, although its figure is far from being handsome. Decidedly distinct from Calebasse.

70. Bonch RÊTIEN FONDANTE. Hort. Soc. Cat. No. 138.

Fruit above the middle size, oblong, with a pretty regular outline, about three inches and a half long, and two inches and three quarters in diameter. Eye small, with a closed calyx, slightly sunk in a narrow and pretty regular hollow. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, rather stout, curved, and slightly inserted in a narrow round cavity. Skin pale green, a good part of which is covered with a deep cinnamon russet, thickly sprinkled with light-coloured russetty specks. Flesh yellowish white, a little gritty, but rich and buttery, and full of a highly sacharine rich-flavoured juice.

Ripe the end of October, and will keep good a month.

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