The Bentham Pine. Pinus Benthamiana

The Bentham Pine is comparatively of recent introduction, and where spreading stateliness of character is wanted either in a single tree or group, that or the Heavy Wooded Pine - Pinus ponderosa - promise to supply the object. It is of rapid growth, with dark green foliage, long leaves in tufts, but instead of being compact, it is open, and stately and majestic in form. We should group it with the European sycamore, the tulip or magnolia trees.

The Ponderous Pine.

Fig. 51. - The Ponderous Pine.


Beautiful, compact bunch. Berry, below medium; little or no pulp; rich and sugary. A little tender, I fear, but well worth a fair trial; will make a rich wine.

Berberis Pallida, Benth. Berberidaceae

(Paxt. FL Gard) - A beautiful evergreen shrub, growing from five to six feet high, and requiring the shelter of a green-house during winter. The flowers, which appear in early spring, are yellow. In the autumn its large loose panicles of deep purple glaucous acid berries give it a very ornamental appearance. It is very graceful in habit, but its pallid flowers are not produced in great profusion. It is a native of Mexico, where it occurs but sparingly.

Berberis Pallida.

Berberis Pallida.

Berberis, Berberry

Some of the species of this genus have been raised to a new genus, Mahonia, by botanists. We adhere to the original name for all. They are pretty dwarf shrubs, with shining foliage of various forms, and all pleasing. All have yellow flowers.

Bergamotte Gaudry

Size - medium. Form - roundish. Stem - long. Color yellowish green, covered with coarse russet dots. Flesh - white, tender, very juicy. Flavor/ - mild, pleasant sub-acid. Season - middle of November. Class - u good" may prove "very good." Exceedingly productive either on the pear or quince stock. Fruit borne in clusters.



Bergamotte Hambourg

Tree - vigorous, forms a handsome pyramid, and is also adapted for a standard; an abundant bearer. Fruit - large, Bergamotnshaped, from three to three and a half inches in diameter. Skin - rough, green, changing to citron yellow when ripe, dotted with brown, and tinged with red next the sun. Flesh - white, very fine, somewhat buttery, juice abundant, sugary, perfumed like the Rous-selets and Bergamots. An excellent fruit, ripening, in Belgium, in the first fortnight of October. Raised by M. Bivort.


Originated with G. Bergner, near Hermann, Mo., and is there grown as a profitable market variety.

Tree, a rapid grower, with strong branches, somewhat drooping; hardy, and an abundant bearer.


Fig. 2. - Bergner.

Fruit, large, roundish, flattened at both ends, obliquely angular. Color, a rich yellow ground, almost entirely covered with clear rich red, and this somewhat striped and splashed with shades of maroon red; near the calyx or bloom end the ground or yellow prevails; yellow, gray, or russet dots and splashes over all. Flesh, yellow, crisp, juicy, sprightly; rich aromatic, slightly quince-like, flavor. Stem, short; cavity, open, regular, deep. Calyx, small, closed, basin shape, deep, very slightly plaited at base. Core, small, capsules well filled with seeds. Season, late winter and early spring.