Fruits Of The Crimea

New apples, of extraordinary excellence, have been discovered in the Crimea, which will, no doubt, find their way to Europe and America. . Pallas speaks of one called Sinap Alma, which keeps till July, and only acquires its excellence before the new year. Wagon loads are annually sent to Moscow, and even St. Petersburg. There is also an autumn apple, thought to be far the best ever tasted in any country. A larger cobnut than heretofore known, is also recorded. Twenty-four varieties of grapes are cultivated, either for wine or the table. None of them appear to be of importance, - Edinburgh Philosophical Journal.

Fruits Recommended For General Cultivation

Apples, 36. Apricots, 3. Foreign grapes. Gooseberries.

Pears, 41. Plums, 14. Currants, 5.

Peaches, 15. Cherries, 14. Raspberries, 7.

Nectarines, 3. Native grapes. Blackberries, 2.

Pears for cultivation on quince stock, 25. Recommended as promising well:

Apples, 12. Cherries, 9. Raspberries, 4.

Pears, 41. Native grapes, 4. Strawberries, 6.

Peaches, 5. Currants, 3.

Plums, 11.

For special localities, etc.: 16 varieties of various fruits.

A Fruity Joke

An amateur of music (who is also a wag) remarked, the other day, with reference to some strawberries on the table, "that he (the wag) would enjoy a pottle of strawberries all to himself, inasmuch as it would be a musical as well as a festive treat, for it would in fact be a solo on the Hautboy." - Punch.

Fuchsia Catherine Hays

A very fine variety. Sepals and -tube light scarlet; corolla a beautiful light blue; sepals very finely reflexed.

The flowers of the above two beautiful varieties are of a very improved form and substance, rendering them very desirable kinds for the greenhouse or open air culture.

Fuchsia Coccinea

This is the first Fuchsia that was introduced into Great Britain. It has small leaves, and rather small flowers; is very hardy, and blooms profusely.

Fuchsia Princess Royal (Veitch)

Fuchsia Princess Royal (Veitch); this is one of the very best of the white corollas fuchsias; tube and sepals, scarlet; corolla, white; flower of a very good form, reflexing much better than most of the white varieties; habit of plant very graceful, and an abundant bloomer.

Fuchsia Simplicioaulus, (Slightly-Branched Fuchsia)

Sent from Peru to Messrs. Veitch, by their collector, Mr. W. Lobb. Bloomed in October, 1858. Flowers "rose scarlet," large, and beautiful. - (Ibid., t. 5,096).

Fuchsia Souvenier De Chiswick

A splendid variety of this elegant genus. Tube and sepals, light crimson; the corolla a beautiful dark violet, reflexed quite back to the seed vessel. Flowers very large.

Fuchsia Treatment In Autumn

Place your fuchsias where they will be safe from frost, cutting off part of the weaker points of shoots, and keeping the roots dryish. About March, or the end of February, prune back the shoots to short or long spurs, according as you want your plants to grow upright in the bush, or wide at the bottom, in the pyramidal form. If naked at bottom, unless you wish to make standards, you had better cut down altogether, and get a fresh, strong shoot to start afresh with. Water a few days after pruning. When the young shoots are coming away freely, and from one to several inches in length, repot, by getting rid of a good deal of the old soil, and replace in clean, similar-sized pots. If the plants are young, they will want larger pots in about six weeks. Rich soil and manure-waterings at times will then give you abundance of fine flowers.