Ingram is said to be a seedling of Ralls Genet and resembles that variety, but more highly colored; it is said that the seed was planted by Jack Ingram, near Springfield, Mo., in 1844. A heavy regular bearer and long keeper and is becoming very popular in southern Missouri. In common with its parent Ingram blooms later than other varieties.

Fruit medium, regular, roundish conical, flattened; at ends truncated; surface smooth, rich orange yellow, mostly covered with marbled and mixed rich warm bright red with carmine splashes, in part thinly overlaid with whitish; dots very large, numerous, large, yellow and russet; cavity deep, wavy, obtuse, trace of russet; stem short; basin shallow, regular, smooth, sometimes leather-cracked; calyx open; segments divergent. Core closed, small, meeting; cells ovate, axile, widely slit; tube conical, stamens basal; seeds few, flattened, pointed, packed tight in cells, partially covered with cellular exudate; flesh yellow, moderately juicy, firm, crisp, mild rich subacid with sweet after taste, very good. February to June.

Iowa Beauty

Originated by C. G. Patten, Charles City, Iowa.

Fruit large, roundish truncated, irregular, angular; surface golden yellow, striped, splashed and mixed dark red, a handsome fruit; dots white, minute, obscure; cavity deep, acute, often green; stem short to medium; basin very wide, rather deep, wavy, corrugated and wrinkled; calyx closed. Core clasping, half open; tube conical; stamens median; flesh rich yellow, firm, juicy, acid, good. Fall.

Iowa Blush

Distributed from Iowa City, Iowa.; supposed to be an unknown stray from Ohio. Tree very productive, a strong grower in nursery and orchard; under the bark of young thrifty trees are hard, detached warty excrescences.

Fruit small, roundish conical; surface smooth, yellow with bright mottled red blush, or washed with bronze on sunny side; dots obscure, numerous, minute, white, many large areolar dots; cavity regular, acuminate, narrow; stem medium; basin rather shallow, narrow, abrupt, with fine corrugations; calyx prominent, closed; segments erect convergent. Core closed, clasping; cells obovate; tube funnel; shaped; stamens median; seeds many, plump, pointed ovate, nearly black, packed tightly in cells; flesh white, juicy, mild subacid, good-Early winter.

Irish Peach

Origin unknown.

Fruit medium, roundish, somewhat flattened, slightly angular surface smooth, pale yellowish green, on shaded side tinged with dull reddish brown with fine lively red in the sun; dots on shaded side numerous, green; on sunny side yellow; cavity rather deep; stem short, thick, fleshy; basin rather deep, knobbed; calyx small, closed; Core open; cells obovate, axile; tube conical or funnel-shaped, stamens marginal or median; flesh greenish white, crisp, tender, very juicy, vinous, aromatic, good. August.

Isham Sweet

Origin, Wisconsin.

Fruit medium, roundish, slightly tapering; surface yellowish green, mostly covered with brownish red, solid and mixed on sunny side, striped and broadly splashed on shady side; dots distinct, russet, numerous, minute, a few large russet dots; cavity regular, acute, with much radiating russet; stem short, basin very shallow, minutely wrinkled; calyx open; segments flat convergent. Core closed; cells round, entire; tube funnel-shaped; stamens median; seeds long, large, flat; flesh very yellow with yellow veinings, firm, very sweet, quality very good. Late fall, early winter.