The superior hardiness of seedling peaches over budded ones, was proposed as a subject for discussion.

W. Tracy stated that peaches could not be raised at Utica except within the city, the warm and moist valley of the Mohawk preventing a sufficient ripening of the wood while at Clinton, on higher and more exposed ground, crops were frequently obtained. He stated that two trees within the city, fine seedlings, which were well shaded at the roots from the influence of the sun, bore abundant crops.

CM. Hovey considered the protection afforded them, as a reason for their successful bearing, without regarding the circumstance of their not being worked. A friend in Kentucky had sent him buds of one of his finest peaches, a fruit which often grew twelve inches in circumference - the buds grew, but the growth was so poor, and they gummed so badly, as to be perfectly worthless. He had generally found seedlings more tender than budded varieties, being often killed at the ends of the branches, while most budded sorts escape even to the very tips.

Dr. Warder of Cincinnati, in explanation of the reason that peach trees were killed the past winter in Kentucky, stated that the thermometer the past winter, in the same region had fallen to 22° below zero. F. R. Elliott said it had fallen to 19° below at Cleveland, a part of the crop escaping.

J. J. Thomas slated that the thermometer at Macedon, in Western New-York, had sunk during the past winter to 13° below zero, which had not before occurred for many years - that about one-half the peach buds on his grounds had been destroyed, which was a smaller proportion than in other winters when the cold was several degrees less severe. This result he ascribed to the uniformly cold weather, without the influence of warm periods in starting the buds, and to the fact that after the severest cold, the sun was obscured by a curtain of clouds. He had observed that buds were often destroyed on the sunny side of branches, while those which were thawed gradually on the shaded side had escaped.

H. K. Hooker, of Rochester, had known peaches at Montreal, where the thermometer not uu-frequently falls to 20° or more below zero, saved by the simple protection of a mat, [which could not have increased the warmth of the air, but only prevented radiation, and excluded the suu's rays.] He remarked that budded trees consisted of nothing but selected seedlings, and thai be had usually found them to endure the cold best.

C. M. Hovey thought budded trees the hardiest, because they usually consisted of such varieties as were of strongest growth.

P. Barry had known native seedlings, standing for many years in grass, loaded with heavy crops, when, had they been cultivated, they might have been barren. Thin, C. M. Hovey ascribed to the well ripened, and not succulent growth which they acquired. He considered some varieties as hardy, and others as tender, entirely indefiendent of the influence of budding.

A list of those sorts which were hardiest, and which bore most uniformly and abundantly after severe winters, being called for, CM. Hovey named the following: - Yellow Rareripe, Coo-ledge's Favorite, Bellegarde and Oldmixon Free. Several gentlemen from Western New.York named the Early Barnard, or Alberge of that region, as being eminently hardy and uniformly productive. John Morse of Cayuga Bridge, had fonnd Jacques' Rareripe to be the hardiest and best peach for market, out of some forty sorts. and Early Barnard next. J. J. Thomas named Fay's Early Ann, which he had fruited for eight years, as one of the most uniformly productive of early peaches; in two different years, when the Tillotson and Serrate Early York had nearly failed, this had borne good crops. The present very unproductive season, the White Imperial has also borne fully.

A list of such pears as had grown well on quince stocks, and had borne good crops for several years, without exhausting the tree, was next called for, and the following proposed, without objection:

Louise Bonne of Jersey, Vicar of Winkfleld, Glout Morccnu, Beurre Diel, Angouleme, White and Gray Doyenne, Napoleon, Beurre d'Ama-lis, Easter Beurre, Soldat Laboreur, Long Green of Autumn, and Striped Long Green of Autumn, Henry IV, Summer Frankreal, Ber-gamotte Cadette, Madeleine, Beurre d'Anjou, Uibaniste, and Doyenne Boussock.