Fruit, small; round, even and regular in its outline. Skin, greenish yellow on the shaded side, and with a brownish tinge on the side next the sun; the whole surface is strewed with large ashy grey freckles of russet. Eye, open, set in a saucer-like basin. Stalk, half an inch to three-quarters long; rather stout, inserted without depression. Flesh, crisp.

This is often called the Malvern pear, being much grown about that place, and fairly well esteemed for perry.

Moorfowl's Egg. See Muirfowl's Egg.


Fruit, about medium size; obovate. Skin, yellow, thickly freckled with large russet spots. Eye, half open, not depressed. Stalk, an inch and a quarter long, stout. Flesh, yellowish white, crisp, juicy, and sweet, with an agreeable flavour.

This in colour and flavour is like Hessle, but ripens in April, and is a good variety for that late season. Mr. Blackmore says it is the best of all stewing pears, but otherwise worthless.

Mouille Bouche. See Verte Longue.

Mouille Bouche d'Automne. See Verte Longue.

Mouille Bouche d'Été. See Jargonelle.

Mouille Bouche d'Hiver. See Angélique de Bordeaux.

Mouille Bouche Nouvelle. See Flemish Beauty.

Muirfowl's Egg (Moorfowl's Egg; Knevett's New Swan's Egg)

Fruit, below medium size; roundish. Skin, dull green, changing to yellowish green, mottled with red next the sun, and thickly strewed with pale brown russety dots. Eye, small and open, with short rigid segments, and set in a shallow depression. Stalk, an inch long, inserted in a small round cavity. Flesh, yellowish, half-buttery, tender, sweet, and with a slight perfume.

An old Scotch dessert pear; ripe in October. The tree is very hardy and vigorous, and admirably adapted for a standard dessert pear in Scotland, where it is extensively grown.

Muscat d'Allemagne. See Muscat Allemande.

Muscat Allemande (German Muscat; Muscat d'Allemagne)

Fruit, above medium size; turbinate. Skin, smooth, unctuous to the touch, bright green, changing to yellowish green as it attains maturity, with reddish brown next the sun, covered with large grey dots, and a trace of russet about the eye and round the stalk. Eye, small and open, with long reflexed segments, set in an even shallow basin. Stalk, above an inch and a half long, inserted in a small round cavity. Flesh, yellow, juicy, buttery, and melting, with a rich, sweet, and fine musky flavour.

A dessert pear; in use from March to May. Tree, vigorous, hardy, and an abundant bearer, requires the protection of a wall, otherwise the fruit is gritty, both on the pear and quince.

Muscat Hatif. See Bourdon Musqué.

Muscat Robert (A la Heine; Gezegende; D'Ambre; Pucelle de Xaintogne; La Princesse; St. Jean Musqué; Grand Muscat; Early Green; Gros Musqué; Queen's)

Fruit, small; turbinate. Skin, thin, smooth and shining, yellowish green. Eye, open, with long acute segments even with the surface. Stalk, an inch long, slender, and inserted without a cavity. Flesh, tender, very juicy, and with a rich aromatic flavour.

A dessert pear; ripe in the end of July. Tree, hardy and vigorous, and an abundant bearer; succeeds well as a standard, and thrives best on the pear.