Lady Clapp

Large, yellow with smooth skin. Flesh juicy, melting, vinous, quality very good. Season last half of September, following the Bartlett. A promising new variety in Eastern States.

Langelier

Medium in size, obovate, pyriform; color pale yellow with some russeting; stalk short in small cavity; basin quite irregular. Flesh juicy, buttery, melting, with sweet rich flavor, quality good. Ohio.

Lawrence

Medium to quite large, form obovate, and obtuse pyriform, regular; color lemon yellow with areas of russet, and many small brown dots; stalk rather short, stout, and set in an irregular russeted cavity; basin broad, shallow, ribbed and russeted. Flesh whitish, juicy, melting, sweet, aromatic, quality very good. Season, winter. A popular hardy and profitable variety in several States. New York.

Lawson

Medium to large, obovate, inclined to pyriforni; color yellowish with red cheek and scattering brown specks; stalk three-quarters of an inch long, stout, fleshy, inclined, and inserted in slight cavity; basin broad, shallow, slightly corrugated. Flesh whitish, quite coarse, breaking, and sweet, quality fair to good. A culinary market variety grown in the South. New York.

Le Conte

Large, roundish, oblong, turbinate pyriform; color yellow with red on sunny side. Flesh melting, sweet, perfumed, vinous, quality only good. Much grown at the South for the northern market. Season, midsummer. Chinese seedling.

Leroy (Madame Andre Leroy)

Large to very large, oblong obovate, or pyriform; color greenish yellow entirely covered with gray russet; stem short, stout, obliquely inserted with a fleshy base at the extremity of the neck. Flesh white, melting, juicy, vinous, very good. Season very late. Usually grown on quince. France.

Lexington

A variety grown in Texas and the South. Mr. T. V. Munson's description: "About the size of Bartlett and much like it. It ripens one week later than Bartlett and is equal to it in quality. It has never blighted since I knew it until this season when a few twigs were attacked when many other varieties were killed. It blooms later than most varieties and only bears when cross-pollinated by intermingling varieties."

Lincoln

Large, obovate pyriform, surface quite smooth, greenish yellow, with traces of russet and brown dots; stem medium in length, quite stout, fleshy at insertion with the regular small cavity; basin regular, medium, with shallow corrugation. Flesh whitish, finegrained, buttery, very juicy, vinous, good to very good. A hardy prairie variety rapidly coming into public notice. Illinois.

Louise Bonne De Jersey

Large, oblong pyriform, with sides unequal; skin glossy, pale green, with brownish red in the sun; dots gray and numerous; stalk half an inch long, curved, and inserted at one side of neck without cavity; basin shallow, uneven. Flesh greenish white, juicy, melting, with very rich flavor, good to very good. Season, autumn. Grown across the continent. France.