There are no very new varieties of this fruit; but as two or three lately introduced have shown their characters this summer in a more marked manner than heretofore, they deserve a more particular description than that given in the catalogue.

St. Ambroise

This is evidently a seedling from the Large Early, and is one of the best large early Apricots known. In size it approaches very nearly to the Moor Park ; is very much compressed or flattened; its flesh is juicy, rich, and sugary, much superior to the Large Early; and it ripens fully a fortnight before the Moor Park. The tree is remarkably vigorous and healthy, and it is a profuse bearer.


This is also an early Apricot, not so large or so early as the preceding, but follows closely upon it Its flesh is high]-colored, very juicy, rich, and agreeable. It succeeds admirably as a pot-tree for the orchard-house, and bears abundantly.


This is a new variety of the Moor Park race, and has the valuable quality of ripening ten or twelve days after it Its fruit is large, juicy, and rich; and the tree is very hardy and productive.

Tardive D'Orleans

This is still later than it at first appeared to be, and this season ripened in the orchard-house more than a fortnight after the Moor Park, hanging on the tree till the middle of September, shriveling and becoming very rich.

Apricots #1

B. (Cincinnati.) You will never succeed with the trees planted in a warm southern aspect. Plant others in a due north exposure where they have no sun from 10 to 4 and they will do finely. Buda and large Early are the surest and best sorts.

Apricots #2

Breda, Large Early,



Downlon, Early Violet,