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, rather below medium size, two inches wide, and two inches and three-quarters long; pyramidal, much larger on one side of the axis than the other. Skin, lemon-coloured, much covered with brown russet, which is strewed with grey dots, and sometimes with a blush of red on the side next the sun. Eye, half open, set in a shallow basin. Flesh, gritty, juicy, and brisk, with a sweet and rather rich flavour.
It was raised by M. Boisbunel, of Rouen, in 1845, and the tree first fruited in 1856.
Beurré des Charneuses. See Fondante de Charneu.
Flesh, below medium size, two inches and a half wide and the same high; roundish. Skin, of uniform lemon-yellow, covered with minute grey dots that are thickest next the sun. Eye, small, open, with erect tooth-like segments, set in a pretty deep depression. Stalk, an inch long, curved, inserted by the side of a fleshy lip. Flesh, tender, juicy, melting, and perfumed.
A good pear; ripe in October.
Beurré de Chaumontel. See Chaumontel.
Fruit, small and obovate. Skin, lemon-yellow, thickly covered with cinnamon-coloured russet. Eye, small and open. Stalk, half an inch long, stout, and obliquely inserted. Flesh, yellow, melting, juicy, and vinous, brisk, and with a fine noyau flavour.
A good pear, but not of first-rate quality; ripe in the middle and end of November.
Fruit, large, and very handsome; curved pyriform. Skin, smooth and shining, of a fine lemon-yellow colour, and with a tinge of orange red on the side next the sun; it is thickly covered all over with large russety dots and patches of thin delicate russet, particularly round the stalk. Eye, small and open, level with the surface. Stalk, half an inch long, stout, and rather fleshy, with a swollen lip on one side of it. Flesh, white, crisp or half-melting, coarse-grained, juicy, sweet, and slightly musky, a flavour resembling that of the Seckle.
A handsome and showy pear; ripe in November. Its appearance is its greatest recommendation. Mr. Blackmore says it is "very fruitful, but of third quality."
This handsome pear was raised at Nantes, by a gardener of the name of Clairgeau, in the Rue de Bastille. I received it in the year 1848 from Mr. Rene Langelier, of Jersey. The original tree was purchased by M. de Jonghe, of Brussels, who, having become its possessor, had the merit of distributing it.
Fruit, medium sized, three inches long, and two inches and a half wide; ovate, uneven in its outline, obtusely both towards the stalk and the eye. Skin, smooth, yellow covered with green dots on the shaded side, and clear red with dark red dots next the sun. Eye, open, with narrow segments, and set almost even with the surface. Stalk, an inch long, slightly depressed. Flesh, very white, melting, and very juicy, rich and perfumed.
A dessert pear; ripe in October. The tree succeeds well as a standard.