II - Select lists for family use - Which are the best 24 varieties? The six best summer varieties, two for the table, one for baking, and one for cooking?

Mr. Barry said the Early Harvest is the most popular summer apple in America. It is cultivated in every State in the Union as far south as the apple is cultivated. Had seen it at Memphis, and further south, as good as at the North.

W. P. Townsend, of Lockport, spoke favorably of the Primate, Early Joe, Early Harvest, and Bed Astrachan, and the Sweet Bough for baking.

Mr. Bradle, of St Catharines, C. W., said in Canada the Sweet Bough is the most popular sweet apple, and the Red Astrachan excellent for cooking and eating.

H. E. Hooks* recommended the Sweet Bough for baking, and the Early Harvest, Early Joe, Primate, and Red Astrachan for eating and cooking.

Mr. Ellwanger said the Summer Rose is one of the best summer apples. The Early Joe is a delicious eating apple, but is very apt to be imperfect and spotted. The Early Harvest is good for the table, as all know; the Sweet Bough for baking, and the Red Astrachan for cooking.

Mr. SMITH, of Syracuse, recommended the Early Harvest, Red Astrachan, and Sweet Bough for cooking, and the Primate and Summer Rose for the table.

Mr. Barry considered all the summer apples that had been named excellent, and well worthy of general culture, except, perhaps, the Early Joe, which is often very spotted, and the tree a poor power. The Early Strawberry is a beautiful, excellent apple, of a peculiar and fine aroma, and the tree a good grower. An excellent market apple. Would name it as one of our best summer apples. It remains longer in perfection than almost any other summer apple, ripening gradually and remaining on the tree longer than most apples. Tree an erect grower, with slender branches.

Dr. SYLVESTER, of Lyons, thought very highly of the Early Strawberry. The tree is a handsome and erect grower. Fruit ripens gradually for five weeks. For family use this peculiarity is valuable, but objectionable for market, as it is less trouble to pick all the fruit of a variety at once. Would place it among the four best. Mr. S. would want the Early Harvest for all purposes, Sweet Bough for baking, Red Astrachan for cooking, and Early Strawberry, Summer Rose, and Primate for table.

E. Moody, of Lockport, thought the Primate the best early apple. Ripe nearly as early as the Early Harvest, and does not spot, while the Early Harvest is subject to it, and Mr. M. thought may hare to be discarded, for the difficulty is increasing, and varieties subject to it should be rejected. The Primate is entirely free, and also the Red Astrachan. The Sweet Bough is a good apple, and bears shipping well. Would like to retain the Early Joe, although it does spot Some gentlemen present thought the Primate tree rather tender, and Mr. M. said, in reply to inquiries, that it is as hardy as a Greening, and very much like it in growth.

The question, as originally reported by the committee, was for the four best summer apples for the dessert, and at this stage of the discussion, as many considered the number too small to give a good supply for family use during the season, at the suggestion of L. B. Langworthy and H. E. HOOKER, it was increased to six.

Mr. BaRRY thought the Golden Sweet a very desirable summer sweet apple, though perhaps rather late to be called a summer apple. It is very productive, the tree a rapid grower, and bears early; an excellent market apple.

Mr. Moon* agreed with the last speaker in his opinion of the Golden Sweet It is an excellent baking apple, but not as good for the table at the Sweet Bough, and will not bear carriage at well Boat of the Sweet Bought of Niagara county are purchased for the Boston market.

Mr. FISH inquired if there were not two varieties known at Golden Sweet.

H. N. Langworthy knew of two, one a greenish apple and worthless; but the true Golden Sweet is an excellent apple, and next to the Baldwin in productiveness.

Mr. Barry said a liae had been handed him, requesting his opinion of the Jeffries apple - a beautiful, striped, very superior dessert apple from Pennsylvania. It is an excellent summer apple, and the gentleman who called his attention to it should favor the meeting with his opinion.

Mr. VICK said he was too much occupied in reporting the proceedings to take part in the discussions, but he was anxious this fine apple should be brought to the notice of the meeting. It is excellent and beautiful.

Mr. Hooker had the Jeffries in bearing the last three years. It is an excellent table apple, and the finest acquisition we have had in many years.

Mr. Hoag, of Lockport, had received scions from Pennsylvania, which had fruited, and he considered the Jeffries a very superior dessert apple.

The President, H. T. Brooks, Esq., thought the growing of apples for feeding pigs an important matter for farmers. Pork is cheap, and it is necessary that cheap food should be used in making it.

Mr. Beadle said a neighbor fed sweet apples to pigs in great quantities, first using the Golden Sweet and later the Tolman Sweet.

L. B. Langworthy considered good marketable apples too valuable to feed to pigs. Let the pigs have the run of the orchard, and pick up all the wormy, fallen fruit; but apples that are fit to sell are worth more than they would be made into pork.

H. N. Langworthy said he would sum up his opinion of the Golden Sweet in a few words: it is good for feeding pigs, not very good to eat, good to bake, and good to sell before half ripe. Dealers will buy it, and it is considered pretty good before it hardly begins to ripen.