This section is from the "The Fruit Manual; Containing The Descriptions and synonymes of the fruits and fruit trees commonly met with in the gardens & orchards of Great Britain, with selected lists of those most worthy of cultivation" book, by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual
Early Beurre. See Ambrosia.
Early Catherine (of America). See Early Rousselet.
Early Charnock. See Charnock.
Early Rose Angle. See Citron des Carmes.
Early Rousselet (De Chypre; Cypress; Early Ca-therine; Perdreaux; Perdreaux Musquee; Russelet Hatif).—Fruit small, pyriform. Skin smooth, yellow in the shade, and bright red next the sun, covered with grey dots. Eye small, placed in a shallow basin. Stalk an inch long, inserted without depression. Flesh yel-lowish, crisp, tender and juicy, sweet and perfumed.
An early pear, ripe in the end of July and beginning of August.
Early Sugar. See Amire Joannet.
Easter Bergamot (Bergamotte de Bugi; Bergamotte de paques; Bergamotte de Toulouse; Paddington; Roberts' Keeping; Royal Tairlon; Tarling). — Fruit medium sized, roundish-turbinate. Skin pale green at first, but changing to pale yellow, and covered with numerous brownish-grey dots. Eye small, set in a shallow basin. Stalk an inch long, set in a small cavity. Flesh white, slightly gritty, crisp and juicy, sweet and aromatic. In use from March to April.
Easter Beurre (Beurre de la Pentecote; Beurre An-glaise; Beurre de Paques; Beurre de Hiver de Bruxelles; Bergamotte d'Hiver; Bergamotte de la Pentecote; Ber-gamotte Tardive; Canning; Canning d'Hiver; Doyenne d'Hiver; Doyenne d'Hiver Nouveau; Doyenne de Paques; DoyennS de Printemps; Du Patre; Philippe de Paques; Seigneur d'Hiver; Sylvange d'Hiver). — Fruit large, obovate, inclining to ovate. Skin pale green at first, but inclining to yellowish-green, and sometimes with a brownish tinge next the sun, marked with a few patches of russet, and strewed with numerous large russet dots. Eye small, with long, narrow, incurved segments set in a pretty deep cavity. Stalk an inch long, stout, inserted in a deep narrow cavity. Flesh white, buttery, and melting, very juicy, sugary, and richly flavoured.
One of the best late pears, in use from January till March.
Echassery (Bezi d'JEchassery; Bezi de Landry; Muscat de Villandry; Viandry; Verte Longue d'Hiver). Fruit produced in clustersj medium sized, roundish-oval. Skin clear yellow, covered with numerous dots and patches of greyish-brown russet. Eye small and open, set in a shallow basin. Stalk an inch and a half long, inserted in a small knobbed cavity. Mesh white, buttery and melting, sugary, and with a musky flavour. In use from November till Christmas.
Elisa d'Heyst.—Fruit above medium size, or large irregular-oval, widest in the middle and tapering towards the eye and the stalk. Skin smooth and shining, yellowish-green, clouded with russet about the stalk, and covered with russet dots. Eye closed, set in a deep, irregular basin. Stalk half an inch long, stout, and inserted without depression. Flesh melting, juicy, sugary, and richly flavoured. Ripe in February and March.
Ellanrioch. See Hampden's Bergamot.
Elton.—Fruit medium sized, oval. Skin greenish, almost entirely covered with thin grey russet, and marked with patches of coarser russet, with a tinge of orange on the part exposed to the sun. Eye small, very slightly depressed. Stalk stout, inserted in a deep cavity. Flesh firm, crisp, juicy, rich, and excellent. It is frequently without a core and pips, the flesh being solid throughout. Ripe in September, but does not keep long.
Emerald.—Fruit medium sized, obovate, rather uneven in its outline. Skin pale green, with pale brownish-red next the sun, and covered with russety dots. Eye open, set in a small irregular basin. Stalk an inch and a half long, obliquely inserted in a small cavity. Flesh buttery, melting, and richly flavoured. Ripe in Novem-ber and December.
Emile d'Heyst.—Fruit above medium size, pyramidal. Skin bright yellow when ripe, marked with patches and veins of cinnamon-coloured russet. Eye small, set in a narrow and rather deep basin. Stalk about an inch long, set in a narrow uneven cavity. Flesh tender, buttery, and melting, very juicy, sugary, and perfumed. No-vember.
English Bergamot. See Autumn Bergamot,
English Caillot Rosat. See Caillot Rosat.
Epargne. See Jargonelle.
Eparonanais. See Duchesse d'Angouleme.
Epine Dumas. See Belle Epine du Mas.
Epine d'Ete. See Summer Thorn.
Epine d'Ete Couleur de Rose. See Summer Thorn.
Epine d'Ete Vert. See Summer Thorn.
Epine d'Hiver. See Winter Thorn.
Epine de Rochechouart. See Belle Epine du Mas.
Epine Rose. See Summer Rose.
Epine Rose d'Hiver. See Winter Thorn.
Etourneau. See Winter Nelis.
Excellentissime. See Fondante d'Automne.
Eyewood. — Fruit below medium size, Bergamot-shaped. Skin greenish-yellow, very much covered with pale brown russet, and large russet dots. Eye small and open, slightly depressed. Stalk above an inch long, slender, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh yellowish, exceedingly tender and melting, very juicy, with a sprightly vinous flavour, and a fine aroma..
A very excellent pear, ripe in October. The tree is very hardy, and a good bearer.