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
Hacon's Incomparable (Downham Seedling).—Fruit above medium size, roundish. Skin pale yellowish-green, sometimes with a brownish tinge on one side, and strewed with russety dots. Eye small and open, set in a shallow basin. Stalk an inch long. Flesh white, buttery and melting, with a rich sugary, vinous, and highly perfumed flavour.
An excellent hardy pear, in use from November to January.
Hampden's Bergamot (Belle d'Aout; Belle de Bruxelles; Belle sans Epines; Bergamotte d'JEte Grosse; Bergamotte de Pay sans; Ellanrioch; Fanfareau; Fingais; Great Bergamot; Longueville; Scotch Bergamot).— Fruit above medium size, abrupt pyriform. Skin smooth, of a fine clear lemon yellow, strewed with dots and flakes of thin pale brown russet, and with a tinge of bright red on the side next the sun. Eye rather small, set in an uneven shallow basin. Stalk an inch long, inserted without depression. Flesh pure white, tender, melting, and juicy, sweet, and with a high aroma.
A fine showy and excellent early pear, ripe in the middle and end of August, but soon decays at the core.
Hardenpont d'Hiver. See Glou Morceau.
Hardenpont de Printemps. See Beurre de Rance.
Harvest Pear. See Amire Joannet.
Hazel. See Hessle.
Heliote Dundas (JRousselet Jamain).—Fruit medium sized, pyriform, even, and regularly formed. Skin smooth and somewhat shining, lemon yellow, with a brilliant red cheek, dotted with large dark-red specks. Eye small, and deeply set. Stalk upwards of an inch long. Flesh white, half-buttery, and not very juicy; very sweet, piquant, and perfumed. Ripe in October, and soon rots at the core.
Henri Capron.—Fruit medium sized, egg-shaped. Skin pale yellow, mottled with pale brown, sprinkled with flakes and dots of delicate russet. Eye nearly closed. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, stout. Flesh yellowish-white, buttery, and highly aromatic. Ripe in October and November.
Henri Quatre. See Henry the Fourth.
Henriette Bouvier. — Fruit about medium size, roundish-obovate. Skin pale yellow, covered with patches and network of smooth cinnamon-coloured russet, and sometimes with an orange tinge next the sun. Eye small, and almost level with the surface. Stalk an inch or more in length, inserted without depression. Flesh very tender, buttery and melting, very rich and sugary, with a fine perfume.
A very fine pear, ripe in the beginning and middle of December.
Henry the Fourth (Henri Quatre; Jacquin).—Fruit small, obtuse-pyriform. Skin greenish, pale yellow, con-siderably covered with pale cinnamon-coloured russet, and grey specks. Eye small and open. Stalk an inch long, obliquely inserted. Flesh white, rather coarse-grained, but very juicy and melting, with a rich, sugary, and aromatic flavour.
A most delicious little pear, ripe in September.
Hessle (Hazel; Hessel).—Fruit below medium size, turbinate. Skin greenish-yellow, very much covered with large russety dots, which give it a freckled appearance. Eye small and open, slightly depressed. Stalk an inch long, obliquely inserted without depression. Flesh tender, very juicy, sweet, and with a high aroma.
An excellent market-gardening pear, ripe in October. The tree is a most abundant and regular bearer.
His. See Baronne de Mello.
Holland Bergamot. See Bergamotte d'Hollande.
Hubard. See Beurre d' Amanlis.
Huntingdon. See Lammas.
Huyshe's Bergamot—Fruit large, inclining to obovate. Skin tolerably smooth, considerabJy covered with russet. Eye somewhat open, moderately depressed. Stalk short, thick, and obliquely inserted in a narrow cavity. Flesh yellowish-white, exceedingly melting and juicy, somewhat gritty at the core; rich, sugary, and delicious.
A remarkably fine pear, in use in the end of December and January.
Huyshe's Victoria.—Fruit medium sized, oval and almost cylindrical, flat at the ends. Skin yellowish, freckled with russet. Eye small, set in a shallow depression. Stalk very short and thick, not deeply inserted. Flesh melting, rather gritty at the core, juicy, rich, and sugary, with a brisk acidity. In use during December and January, but not equal to the preceding.