The Scarlet Japan, Blush Japan, Grandiflora, Umbellicata, and still other fine flowering varieties are grown, most of which bear handsome and fragrant fruit. Of the oriental species Cydonia Maulei has the most horticultural interest. It is a low shrub, very much hardier than our cultivated garden varieties, with showy reddish flowers, followed by an abundant crop of fruit useful for marmalade. Its survival in climates such as the prairie States suggests its improvement by selection, and possibly by crossing. A hardy bush variety, with edible fruit as large as that of the Champion, would have much value.