Queen Claudia. See Green Gage.

Queen Mother (Pigeons Heart). — Fruit below medium size, round, and marked with a slight suture. Skin dark red next the sun, but paler towards the shaded side, where it is yellow, and covered all over with reddish dots. Stalk half an inch long, inserted in a small depression. Flesh yellow, rich, and sugary, separating from the stone. Shoots smooth.

A dessert plum. Ripe in September.

Quetsche (Early Russian; German Prune; German Quetsche; Leipzig; Prune d'Allemagne; Sweet Prune; Turkish Quetsche; Zwetsche).—Fruit medium sized, oval, narrowing towards the stalk, flattened on one side, where it is marked with a distinct suture. Skin dark purple, dotted with grey dots and veins of russet, and covered with blue bloom. Stalk an inch long. Flesh firm, juicy, sweet, and brisk, separating from the stone. Shoots smooth.

A culinary plum. Ripe in the end of September.

Quetsche d'ltalie. See Italian Quetsche. Red Damask. Sec Orleans. Bed Diaper. See Diapree Rouge. Bed Fotheringham. See Fotlieringham. Bed Imperial. See Red Magnum Bonum.

Red Magnum Bonum (Askew's Purple Egg; Dame Aubert Violette; Florence; Imperiale; Imperiale Rouge; Imperiale Violette; Mogul Rouge; CEuf Rouge; Purple Egg; Red Egg; Red Imperial).—Fruit large, oval, and narrowing a little towards the stalk; marked with a dis-tinct suture, one side of which is frequently higher than the other. Skin deep red where exposed to the sun, but paler in the shade; strewed with grey dots, and covered with blue bloom. Stalk an inch long, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh greenish, firm, rather coarse, not very juicy, and briskly flavoured, and separating from the stone. Shoots smooth.

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

Red Perdrigon (Perdrigon Rouge). — Fruit small, roundish-oval. Skin fine deep red, marked with fawn-coloured dots, and thickly covered with pale blue bloom. Stalk an inch long, stout, inserted in a round cavity. Flesh clear yellow, firm, rich, juicy, and sugary, and separating from the stone. Shoots downy.

A dessert plum. Ripe in the middle and end of Sep-tember.

Reina Nova. See Belle de Septembre.

Reine Claude. See Green Gage.

Reine Claude de Bavay {Monstrueuese de Bavay).— Fruit large, roundish, and flattened at both ends. Skin greenish-yellow, mottled and streaked with green, and covered with a delicate white bloom. Stalk half an inch long, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh yellow, tender, melting, and very juicy, with a rich, sugary flavour, and separating from the stone. Shoots smooth.

A first-rate dessert plum of exquisite flavour. Ripe in the end of September and beginning of October.

Reine Claude Diaphane. See Transparent Gage.

Reine Claude Grosse. See Green Gage.

Reine Claude d'Octobre. See Late Green Gage,

Reine Claude Petite. See Yellow Gage.

Reine Claude Rouge (Reine Claude Rouge Van Mons). —Fruit very large, roundish-oval. Skin reddish-purple, dotted with yellow russet dots, and covered with very thick bluish-white bloom. Stalk thick, about an inch long, inserted in a deep cavity. Flesh tender, juicy, sugary, and deliciously flavoured, and separating from the stone. Shoots downy.

An excellent dessert plum. Ripe in the end of August and beginning of September.

Reine Claude Tardive. See Late Green Gage.

Heine Claude Violette. See Purple Gage.

Rensselaer Green Gage. See Green Gage.

Robe de Sargent. See d'Agen.

Roche Corbon. See Diapree Rouge.

Roe's Autumn Gage. See Autumn Gage.

Rotherham. See Winesour.

Round Damson. See Damson.

Royal Dauphine.—Fruit large, oval. Skin pale red on the shaded side, marked with green specks, but darker red next the sun; mottled with darker and lighter shades, and covered with violet bloom. Stalk an inch long, stout. Flesh greenish-yellow, sweet, and subacid, separating from the stone. Shoots smooth.

A culinary plum. Ripe in the beginning of September.

Royal. See Royale. Royal Red. See Royale.

Roy ale (Royal; Royal Red; Sir Charles Worsleys). —Fruit rather above medium size, round, narrowing a little towards the stalk, marked with a distinct suture. Skin light purple, strewed with fawn-coloured dots, and covered with thick pale blue bloom. Stalk about an inch long, stout, and inserted in a small cavity. Flesh yellowish, firm, melting, and juicy, with a rich, delicious flavour, and separating from the stone. Shoots downy.

A dessert plum of first-rate quality. Ripe in the middle of August.

Royale Hative (Early Royal; Miviam). — Fruit; medium sized, roundish, narrowing towards the apex. Skin light purple, strewed with fawn-coloured dots, and covered with blue bloom. Stalk half an inch long, stout, and inserted without depression. Flesh yellow, juicy and melting, with an exceedingly rich and delicious flavour, and separating from the stone. Shoots downy.

A first-rate dessert plum. Ripe in the beginning and middle of August.

Royale de T0URS.- Fruit large, roundish, flattened at the apex, and marked with a distinct suture. Skin light purple, strewed with small yellow dots, and covered with thick blue bloom. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh greenish-yellow, tender, very juicy, and richly flavoured, separating from the stone. Shoots downy.

An excellent plum either for the dessert or for pre-serving. Ripe in the middle of August.