J. Cabot had fruited it for some years, and thought it lacks flavor, but is so large and handsome that he regarded it valuable. Many others corroborated this opinion, and it was placed on the list for general cultivation, but not unanimously.

The Lawrence pear was placed on the list of those which promise well, for trial.

The Kirtland pear, which several had found to grow well on the quince, was also placed on this list.

There were 19 votes against the Duchess of Angouleme, and ten for it, for general cultivation.

There were 17 votes for the Beurre Giffard, as promising well.

The Compte de Lamy, although a fine pear, was not added, on account of its small size.

The Autumn Paradise was very generally and highly commended, and adopted for general cultivation.

The Duchess of Bert and St. Michael Ar-change, by 5 votes: the Diller pear hy 7 votes, and the Limon. or Beurre Haggtrston, by 4 votes - were placed on the list for trial, as promising well.

The Early Richmond cherry, was placed by 11 votes on the list for general cultivation, for culinary purposes.

The Bigarreau Gaubaulis, Reine Hortense, and Early Purple Guigne, were placed on the list for trial. S. Walker stated that the Gaubauiis was of remarkably crooked growth in the nursery.

The Imperial Ottoman plum, Hudson Gage, Coe's Late Red, Blue Imperatria, and Reine Claude de Bavay, were also placed on the list for trial.


The Smokehouse appeared to have been much cultivated in Pennsylvania, and was highly commended. It was recommended for trial. The same disposition was made of the Melon, Hawley and jtutmmn Bough.

Doyenne Boussock #1

This, though not a new pear, is not as well known as it should be. It is so far the handsomest and healthiest both in wood and foliage of any variety in my collection. It is of sturdy, though not very rapid growth; gives an abundance of fruit in from eight to ten years as a standard. The fruit is very large and handsome, and of uniform size and quality. Downing says: "Flesh buttery, juicy, melting, sweet, aromatic and excellent; very good. I would amend by saying vinous in the place of "sweet" and best in the place of "very good." Tree appears to be perfectly hardy; a splendid fruit either for family or market. Like the Clapp, Flemish Beauty, Bartlett and some others, it will ripen up in perfection if taken from the tree when the fruit is two-thirds grown.