General Hand. — Fruit very large, roundish-oval, marked with a slight suture. Skin deep golden yellow, marbled with greenish-yellow. Stalk long, inserted in a shallow cavity. Flesh pale yellow, coarse, not very juicy, sweet, and of a good flavour, and separating from the stone. Shoots smooth.

A preserving plum. Ripe in the beginning and middle of September.

German Gage. See Bleeker's Yellow Gage.

German Prune. See Quetsche.

German Quetsche. See Quetsche.

Gisborne's (Gisborne's Early; Paterson's).— Fruit rather below medium size, roundish-oval, marked with a distinct suture. Skin greenish-yellow, but changing as it ripens to fine amber, with a few crimson spots, and numerous grey russet dots interpersed. Stalk half an inch to three quarters long, inserted in a very shallow cavity. Flesh yellow, firm, coarse-grained, and not very juicy, briskly acid, with a slight sweetness, and separating from the stone. Shoots downy.

A cooking plum. Ripe in the middle of August. The tree is an early and abundant bearer.

Gisborne's Early. See Gisborne's.

Gloire de New York. See Hulings' Superb.

Golden Drop. See Coe's Golden Drop.

Golden Gage. See Coe's Golden Drop.

Goliath (Caledonian; St. Cloud; Steers' Emperor; Wilmot's Late Orleans).— Fruit large, oblong, with a well-marked suture, one side of which is higher than the other. Skin deep reddish-purple, but paler on the shaded side, and covered with thin blue bloom. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, inserted in a deep cavity. Flesh yellow, juicy, brisk, and of good flavour, adhering to the stone. Shoots downy.

A fine showy plum, and though only of second-rate quality for the dessert, is excellent for preserving and other culinary purposes. Ripe in the end of August. This is sometimes, but erroneously, called Nectarine Plum.

Gonne's Green Gage. See Yellow Gage.

Great Damask. See Green Gage.

Green Gage {Abricot Vert; Bradford Green Gage; Brugnon Green Gage; Damas Vert; Dauphine; Great Green Damask; Grosse Reine; Ida Green Gage; Isle-worth Green Gage; Mirabelle Vert Double; Queen Claudia; Reine Claude; Reine Claude Grosse; Rens-selaar Gage; Schuyler Gage; Sucrin Vert; Tromphe Garcon; Trompe Valet; Verdacia; Verdochio; Vert Bonne; Verte Tiquetee; Wilmot's Green Gage).—Fruit medium sized, round, and a little flattened at both ends; dimpled at the apex, and marked on one side by a shallow suture, which extends from the stalk to the apex. Skin tender, yellowish-green, but, when fully ripe, becoming of a deeper yellow, clouded with green, and marked with crimson spots, and covered with thin ashy-grey bloom. Stalk half an inch to three quarters long, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh greenish-yellow, tender, melting, and very juicy, with a rich, sugary, and most delicious flavour; it separates freely from the stone. Shoots smooth.

One of the richest of all the plums. Ripe in the middle and end of August.

Grimwood's Early Orleans. See Early Orleans. Grosse Luisante. See White Magnum Bonum. Grosse Reine. See Green Gage. Grosse Rouge de Septembre. See Belle de Septembre, Grove House Purple. See FotJieringham.

Guthrie's Apricot. — Fruit above medium size, roundish-oval. Skin yellow, strewed with crimson dots, and covered with, thin bloom. Stalk rather long, set in a small depression. Flesh yellow, rather coarse, juicy and sweet, adhering to the stone. Shoots smooth.

A second-rate dessert plum. Ripe in the end of August.

Guthrie's Aunt Ann. See Aunt Ann.

Guthrie's Late Green.—Fruit above medium size, round, marked with a suture, which is swollen on one side. Skin yellow, clouded with green, and covered with a thin bloom. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh yellow, firm, not very juicy, but exceedingly rich and sugary, adhering slightly to the stone. Shoots smooth.

A very fine dessert plum,, rivalling the Green Gage, and ripening about a month later—the end of September. The tree is hardy, and a good bearer.

Hampton Court. See Early Orleans. Howell's Large. See Nectarine.

Hulings' Superb (Gloire de New York; Keyser's Plum).—Fruit very large, roundish-oval, marked with a shallow suture. Skin greenish-yellow, covered with a thin bloom. Stalk short and stout, inserted in a small round cavity. Flesh greenish-yellow, rather coarse, but rich and sugary, and with a fine brisk flavour; it adheres to the stone. Shoots downy.

A fine, large, and richly-flavoured plum. Ripe in the end of August.