This section is from the book "The Fruit Manual: Containing The Descriptions And Synonyms Of The Fruits And Fruit Trees Of Great Britain", by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual.
This is a bud sport from the St. Germain, and differs from it in no other respect than in having the fruit beautifully striped with bands of green and yellow. I received it in 1845 from Messrs. Baumann, of Bolwyller.
St. Germain Vert. See St. Germain.
Fruit, medium sized; obtuse pyriform or turbinate. Skin, smooth, clear yellow, with a slight greenish tinge, dotted with green and grey dots, and with a blush of red next the sun. Eye, open, with long flat segments, in a very shallow depression. Stalk, from an inch to an inch and a half long, curved, and at its junction with the fruit encircled with several fleshy rings. Flesh, white, very juicy and melting, with a rich, sweet, and vinous flavour.
This excellent early pear was raised at St. Ghislain, near Jemappes, in Belgium, and was first distributed by Dr. Van Mons.
St. Jean Musqué. See Muscat Robert.
St. Jean Musqué Gros. See Muscat Robert.
St. John's Pear. See Amiré Joannet.
St. Laurent. See Bassin.
Fruit, very large; pyriform. Skin, of a dull greenish yellow colour, covered with flakes of russet. Eye, open, set in a deep furrowed basin. Stalk, two inches long, not depressed. Flesh, firm, crisp, juicy, and sweet.
A stewing pear; in use during September and October.
St. Marc. See Belle de Thouars.
St. Marc. See Urbaniste.
St. Martial. See Angélique de Bordeaux.
St. Martin. See Winter Bon Chretien.
St. Michel. See White Doyenne.
Fruit, above medium size; obovate. Skin, smooth and shining, of a golden yellow colour, speckled with crimson on the shaded side, and with a bright crimson cheek on the side next the sun. Eye, small and half open, with erect segments, set in a narrow depression. Stalk, half an inch to an inch long, not depressed. Flesh, yellowish white, tender, melting, and juicy, with a sugary juice and a very agreeable perfume.
A very excellent and beautiful pear, covered with crimson dots like Forelle; ripe in the end of September.
This a very old pear, having originated some time in the last century in the neighbourhood of Nantes; but it is only of late years that it has been introduced to this country.
St. Michel Doré. See Red Doyenné.
St. Michel Gris. See Red Doyenne.
St. Michel d'Hiver. See Doyenne d'Alençon.
St. Samson. See Jargonelle.
Fruit, below medium size; obovate or pyriform. Skin, smooth, grass-green, thickly dotted and mottled with russet, and sometimes with a faint brown blush on the side next the sun. Eye, small and closed, with incurved toothlike segments, set even with the surface. Stalk, from half an inch to an inch long, inserted obliquely without depression. Fruit, yellowish white, with a greenish tinge, tender, juicy, and sweet, with a brisk flavour.