This section is from the book "The Fruit Manual: Containing The Descriptions And Synonyms Of The Fruits And Fruit Trees Of Great Britain", by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual.
Fruit, medium sized; obovato-turbi-nate, rather undulating in its outline. Skin, yellow, thickly dotted and freckled with cinnamon russet in the shade, and with a warm orange glow on the side next the sun. Eye, very large, open, and clove-like. Stalk, an inch long, straight and woody, inserted in a round narrow cavity. Flesh, crisp, like that of Passe Colmar, juicy, rich, and sugary, and with a fine aroma.
Princesse Conquète. See Princess of Orange.
Fruit, medium sized; roundish turbinate. Skin, lemon-yellow, but so entirely covered with reddish brown russet as to leave none of the ground colour visible, and with more of an orange tinge next the sun. Eye, small and open, set in a shallow depression. Stalk, an inch long, inserted in a small round cavity. Flesh, yellowish, crisp, and juicy, with a fine sugary and slightly sub-acid flavour.
Fruit, very large; Bergamot-shaped, uneven and bossed on its surface. Skin, deep yellow, thickly strewed with dots of rough russet, and with a tinge of red next the sun. Eye, small and open, placed even with the surface. Stalk, half an inch long, stout, and inserted in an open cavity. Flesh, melting, juicy, richly flavoured.
A handsome dessert pear, of good quality; in use during October and November.
Fruit, medium sized, three inches and a quarter long, and two and a half wide; obovate, uneven, and undulating in its outline. Skin, greenish yellow, thickly dotted with russet, and with a tinge of red next the sun. Eye, small and open, level with the surface. Stalk, half an inch long, stout, inserted without depression. Flesh, half-melting, very juicy, with a rich sprightly flavour and a musky perfume.
An excellent early pear; ripe in the beginning of September.
Raised at Rouen, and named in honour of M. Alph. du Breuil, Professor of Arboriculture in Paris.
Prunai. See Cassolette.
Pucelle Condesienne. See Passe Colmar,
Pucelle de Xaintogne. See Muscat Robert.
Pyrole. See Jaminette.
Queen's. See Muscat Robert.
Fruit, about medium size, two inches and a half wide, and three inches long; obovate, even in its outline. Skin, greenish yellow when ripe, and with a crust of cinnamon-coloured russet on the side next the sun. Eye, with long spreading segments, set in a slight depression. Stalk, an inch long, inserted without depression. Flesh, tender, juicy, sweet, and with an almond flavour.
An early pear; ripe in the end of August and beginning of September.
It was raised by Mr. W. Willison, a florist of Whitby, Yorkshire.