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, very small, growing in clusters; roundish turbinate. Skin, green, with sometimes a brownish tinge next the sun. Eye, large and open. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, inserted without depression. Flesh, juicy, sweet, and slightly gritty.
The name Chisel is a corruption of the French name Choiseul.
Fruit, below medium size; obovate. Skin, smooth, dark green, changing to yellowish green as it ripens, and strewed with patches and dots of russet. Eye, large, open, and prominent. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, obliquely inserted. Fleshy, tender, juicy, and sugary.
A good Scotch pear; ripe in September.
It was raised at Yair, on the Tweed, in Peeblesshire.
Fruit, rather large; roundish turbinate. Skin, pale yellow in the shade, and deep yellow, mottled with dull red next the sun, the surface more or less covered with rough russet. Eye, open, slightly depressed. Stalk, short, thick, and fleshy, inserted without depression. Flesh, yellowish white, melting, very juicy and sugary, of an exquisite perfume.
An early pear of excellent quality; ripe in August, and which Mr. Blackmore says is uone of the coming pears."
It was raised by M. Andre Leroy, of Angers, and dedicated by him to his friend M. Grégoire Bordillon, formerly Prefect of the Department of Maine-et-Loire.
Fruit, medium sized; roundish, very much like Hampden's Bergamot. Skin, greenish, marked with russet, and with a brownish tinge next the sun. Eye, small and open, set in a slight depression. Stalk, short and thick, inserted in a pretty deep cavity. Flesh, buttery, melting, sometimes gritty, and sweet.
A good second-rate pear; in use from January till March. Mr. Blackmore says it is "no good at all."
Raised by Mr. Groom, a nurseryman at Clapham, near London, and afterwards sent out by his son-in-law under the name of Matthews's Eliza.
Gros Blanquet. See Large Blanquet.
Gros Figue. See Figue d'Alençon.
Gros Gilot. See Gilogil.
Gros Gobet. See Gilogil.
Gros Micet. See Winter Franc Real.
Gros Muscat. See Bourdon Musqué.
Gros Muscat Rond. See Bourdon Musqué.
Gros Musqué. See Muscat Robert.
Fruit, medium sized; obtuse pyriform, and rounded at the apex. Skin, yellowish green in the shade, but changing as it ripens to a fine deep yellow colour, with brownish red next the sun, and thickly strewed with russety dots. Eye, small and open, set in a shallow basin. Stalk, an inch and a half to two inches long, thickest at the base, inserted in a small and sometimes two-lipped cavity. Flesh, white, tender, half-melting, very juicy, vinous, and musky.
A good early pear; ripe in August and September. It is found only when grown in a warm and sheltered situation that it attains this perfection; generally it is apt to be harsh and sour if not properly ripened. A dessert pear; ripe in August and September. The tree is hardy and vigorous, but an indifferent bearer; succeeds well either on the pear or quince stock, and is better as an espalier than a standard.
This variety has been long cultivated in this country, being mentioned by Rea as the "Great Russet of Hemes" in 1665.
Gros Rateau. See De Livre.
Gros Rousselet de Rheims. See Grosse Rousselet.
Gros St. Jean. See Citron des Carmes.
Grosse Allongée. See Vicar of Winkfield.
Grosse Dorothée. See Beurré Diel.
Grosse Jargonelle. See Windsor.
Grosse Marie. See Maréchal de Cour.
Grosse Ognonet. See Summer Archduke.
Grosse Poire d'Amande. See Angleterre de Noisette.
Grosse de Septembre. See Belle de Septembre.
Grosse Sucrée. See Beurré Scheidweiller. Guenette. See Green Chisel. Guernsey Chaumontel. See Chaumontel. Guillaume de Nassau. See Beurré Diet. Gurle's Beurré. See Gansel's Bergamot. Haberbirne. See Ah! mon Dieu.