King Edward's (Jackman's Melting).— Fruit very ]arge, the size and shape of Uvedale's St. Germain. Skin smooth and shining, of a beautiful grass-green colour, which it retains even when ripe, and with a flush of reddish-brown on the exposed side, thickly dotted all over with large brown russet dots. Eye open, set in a narrow, plaited basin. Stalk an inch long, inserted without depression. Flesh fine-grained, tender and melting, juicy, but not very sugary, and with a perfume of musk.

The largest really melting pear, and, for its size, very good. Ripe in September and October.

Knight's Mod arch. See Monarch.

Konge. See Windsor.

Lafare. See St. Germain.

Lammas (Huntingdon). — Fruit below medium size, pyramidal, regular and handsome. Skin pale yellow, streaked with red, and covered with red on the side next the sun. Eye open, very slightly depressed. Stalk half an inch long, inserted without depression. Flesh tender, juicy, and melting, with an agreeable flavour. Ripe in the beginning and middle of August.

The tree is hardy, and a most abundant bearer.

Lammas [of the Scotch]. See Crawford.

Laure de Glymes.—Fruit above medium size, pyramidal. Skin entirely covered with a coat of fawn-coloured russet, with mottles of lemon-coloured ground shining through. Eye open, set in a shallow basin. Stalk an inch long, stout and fleshy, not depressed. Flesh white, tender and juicy, sweet and highly perfumed. Ripe in the beginning of October.

De Lavault. See Williams' Bon Chretien. Lent St. Germain. See Uvedale's St. Germain.

Leon le Clerc de Laval.—Fruit large, long-obovate, and rounding towards the eye. Skin smooth and shining, yellow, strewed with brown dots, and marked with tracings of russet. Eye large, with long, straight, narrow segments, set in a shallow basin. Stalk an inch and a half long, inserted without depression by the side of a fleshy lip. Flesh white, half-melting or crisp, juicy, sweet, and perfumed.

An excellent stewing pear, which in some seasons is half-melting, and is in use from January till May and June.

Leon le Clerc de Louvain.—Fruit medium sized, longish-oval, and blunt at both ends. Skin of a yellow colour, washed with red on the side next the sun. Eye large and closed. Stalk an inch long, and pretty thick. Flesh yellowish, half-melting, juicy, sweet, and pretty well flavoured. Ripe in the middle of November.

Both of the above are very distinct pears from Van Mons Leon le Clerc.

Leopold the First.—Fruit medium sized, oval, inclining to pyriform. Skin greenish-yellow, covered with flakes and dots of russet. Eye open, irregular, slightly depressed. Stalk an inch long, thick and curved. Flesh yellowish-white, melting, very juicy, rich, sugary, and highly perfumed.

A first-rate dessert pear. Ripe in December and January. The tree forms a very handsome pyramid.

Lewis.—Fruit medium sized, oblong-obovate. Skin pale green, assuming a yellow tinge as it ripens, thickly covered with brown russet dots and with patches of russet round the stalk and the eye. Eye large and open, slightly depressed. Stalk an inch and three quarters long, slender, and inserted without depression. Flesh yellowish-white, very tender, melting, and very juicy, rich and sugary, with a somewhat aromatic flavour.

An excellent pear, in use from November to January. The tree is an abundant bearer and hardy.

Liard. See Napoleon.

Linden d'Automne. See Glou Morceau,

Lodge.— Fruit about medium size, obtuse-pyriform. Skin smooth and shining, yellowish-green, mottled with darker green; marked with a few flesh-coloured dots on the side next the sun, and strewed all over with faint tracings of delicate russet. Eye closed, set in a shallow basin. Stalk upwards of an inch long, slender, inserted without depression. Flesh white, tender, melting, and juicy, but with no particular aroma or flavour. Ripe in October.

This is somewhat like Louise Bonne of Jersey, but very inferior to that variety.

Longueville. See Hampden' s Bergamot.

London Sugar.—Fruit below medium size, turbinate. Skin pale green, becoming yellow when ripe, with a brownish tinge when fully exposed to the sun. Eye small, half-open, prominent, and surrounded with puckered plaits. Stalk an inch long, slender, obliquely inserted. Flesh tender, melting, very juicy, sugary, and musky. Ripe in the end of July and beginning of August.

Lord Cheyne's. See Bergamotte d' Hollande.

Louise d'Avranches. See Louise Bonne of Jersey.

Louise Bonne of Jersey {Beurre d'Avranches; Bonne d'Avranches; Bonne de Longueval; Bonne Louise d'Arandore; Louise d'Avranches; William the Fourth).— Fruit medium sized, pyriform. Skin smooth, yellow on the shaded side, but crimson next the sun, covered with crimson and russety dots. Eye small and open, set in a rather deep basin. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, obliquely inserted without depression. Flesh white, buttery, and melting, with a rich, sugary, and brisk vinous flavour.

A most delicious pear, ripe in October. The tree is a good bearer, and succeeds well as a pyramid on the quince.

Lucrate. See Fondante d'Automne.