Size - large. Form - obovate, obtuse-pyriform. Calyx. - large, open; segments broad, expanded, set nearly on the apex of the fruit Stem - about one inch in length, inserted in slight depression. Color - clear green, with traces of russet, becoming a handsome yellow at maturity. Flesh - tender, meting, and juicy. Flavor - pleasant, sweetish, with some aroma. Season - October to November. Quality - "good:" probably "very good" Tree - vigorous, soon forming a fine pyramid. Produces abundantly on the Pear or Quince stock, and promises to become a hardy, valuable fruit.

LAURE DE GLYMES. FONDANTE DEs PRES.

LAURE DE GLYMES. FONDANTE DEs PRES.

Theodore Van Mons #1

Named by Van Mons I believe towards 1825 after one of his sons.

Free, handsome, pyramidal, good grower and bearer; admirably suited to the quince stock, where its fruit is more luscious than upon the standard. Fruit medium, ovate, sometimes pyriform truncated, with a long stem and a green smooth 6kin, turning yellow towards maturity. Flesh buttery, juicy, well flavored and sweet enough; but a little uncertain. In good seasons, very best; in wet or unfavorable seasons a second rate pear. Ripens well and slowly throughout September, often to the middle of October, must be picked before the color of the skin indicates its approaching maturity.