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.
Fruit, below medium size, two inches and a half broad, and the same in height; Bergamot-shaped. Skin, dark green at first, but changing as it ripens to golden yellow, speckled with cinnamon-coloured russet, and strewed with darker brown dots, particularly towards the eye, and tinged with a crimson blush on the side next the sun. Eye, open, clove-like, with short segments, set in a wide and irregular basin. Stalk, half an inch long, stout, inserted on the extremity of the fruit without depression, and with several fleshy folds at its base. Flesh, white, coarse-grained, half melting, very juicy, and nicely perfumed.
A second-rate pear, hardly worth cultivating; ripe in the first or second week in October.
The tree was raised by M. Lesèlbe, in a vineyard on the estate of Lochefuret, mear Tours, and it first produced fruit in 1843.
Fruit, about medium size, two inches and three-quarters broad, and the same in height; roundish, and not unlike a small Easter Beurré. Skin, greenish yellow, covered with freckles and dots of cinnamon-coloured russet. Eye, closed, with rather long awl-shaped segments, like those of Easter Beurré, and set in a shallow depression. Stalk, half an inch long, rather stout, and placed in a narrow round cavity. Flesh, coarse-grained, gritty, and without much flavour.
An inferior pear; ripe in the end of November, when it becomes mealy.
Fruit, about medium size, two inches and three-quarters long, and two inches and a half broad; obovate, uneven in its outline, and considerably furrowed and knobbed round the eye. Skin, when ripe, of a deep lemon-yellow colour, sprinkled all over with large russet dots, and with an aurora glow on the side next the sun. Eye, small, closed, and deeply sunk, having narrow pointed segments. Stalk, an inch long, stout, and woody, placed rather on one side of the fruit, and with the flesh rising higher on one side than the other. Flesh, tender, buttery, and melting, finegrained, richly flavoured.
A delicious pear; ripe in the end of October.
It was raised by M. Goubault, of Angers, at his country residence, Millepieds, a short distance from Angers, on the road to Saumur, and I am indebted for it to M. André Leroy, of that city, who has been good enough to furnish me with many of the finest fruits recently produced in France.
Bergamotte Ordinaire. See Bergamotte d'Automne. Bergamotte Panachée. See Bergamotte Suisse. Bergamotte de Paques. See Easter Bergamot. Bergamotte de Pay sans. See Hampden's Bergamot. Bergamotte de la Pentecôte. See Easter Beurré. Bergamotte Précoce. See Early Bergamot. Bergamotte Rayée. See Bergamotte Suisse. Bergamotte de Recons. See Bergamotte d'Automne.