Messire Jean (Chaulis; John; John Dory; Messire Jean Blanc; Messi?'e Jaune Doré; Monsieur John)

Fruit, medium sized; turbinate, and sometimes slightly obovate. Skin, dark green, becoming yellowish as it ripens, entirely covered with brown russet, particularly on the side next the sun, and this is strewed with large speckles of darker russet. Eye, small and open, with short erect segments, and set in a shallow plaited basin. Stalk, an inch and a half long, inserted in a rather deep round cavity. Flesh, white, crisp, very juicy, and of a rich, sugary flavour, but gritty.

A dessert pear; ripe in November and December. The tree bears well as a standard, is vigorous and healthy when grown in a light, dry soil; succeeds well either on the pear or the quince.

Messire Jean Blanc. See Murine Jean.

Messire Jean Doré. SeeMessire Jean.

Miel de Waterloo. See Fondante de Charneu.

Milan Blanc. See Summer Franc Real.

Milan. See Bergamotte Cadette.

Milan de la Beuvrière. See Summer Franc Real.

Milan de Bordeaux. See Bergamotte Cadette.

Milanaise Cuvelier. See Winter Nélis.

Milan De Rouen

Fruit, small, two inches and a quarter high, and the same in width; Bergamot-shaped, even and regular in its outline. Skin, very much covered with cinnamon-coloured russet, except here and there, where a few patches of the greenish yellow ground colour shines through; on the side which has been exposed to the sun there are broken streaks of rather dark bright crimson. Eye, open, with short rudimentary segments, set in a shallow basin. Stalk, short, inserted a little on one side of the axis in a narrow cavity. Flesh, yellowish, coarse-grained, half-melting, pleasantly flavoured, and with a musky perfume.

A second-rate pear, which rots at the core in the end of October.

It was raised by M. Boisbunel, of Rouen, and was first distributed in 1859.

Millot De Nancy

Fruit, about medium size; obovato-tur-binate, even and regularly shaped. Skin, smooth, of an uniform coppery-red colour, dotted with rather large grey russet dots. On the shaded side the colour is more yellowish, dotted and crusted with cinnamon-coloured russet. Eye, small and open, set almost even with the surface. Stalk, short, thick, and fleshy at the base, obliquely inserted without depression. Flesh, yellowish, half-melting, very juicy, and tender. Juice, thick, sweet, brisk, and highly flavoured, with a pleasant aroma.

A first-rate pear; ripe in the end of October and beginning of November. Grown on the Hastings Sand formation in the Weald of Sussex, Mr. Luckhurst says it is a valuable pear.

Raised by Dr. Van Mons at Louvain. It first fruited in 1843, and was named by the son of Van Mons in honour of M. Millot, formerly a cavalry officer, and a distinguished pomologist at Nancy.


Fruit, medium sized; oval, uneven, and bossed in outline. Skin, lemon-coloured, marked with patches and veins of thin pale brown russet, and strewed with russet dots. Eye. somewhat closed, set in a deep, uneven, and furrowed basin. Stalk, an inch long, rather deeply inserted. Flesh, yellowish, fine-grained, tender, and melting, with a rich vinous juice and musky flavour.

A delicious dessert pear; ripe in December and January. The tree is hardy and vigorous; bears well as a standard.

This is one of the varieties raised by T. A. Knight, Esq., and is named after Moccas Court, in Herefordshire.