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, large, oblong, and regularly formed. Skin, green, covered with a considerable quantity of russet, and marked with numerous russety dots on the shaded side, but covered with dark brownish red streaks and mottles next the sun. Eye, small and closed. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long. Flesh, yellowish white, very melting and very juicy; the juice rather thin, and not highly flavoured, but very cool, pleasant, and refreshing.
I received this from M. Papeleu, of Wetteren, in 1848, but it appears to be a very different pear from the Bon Chretien Fondant of M. Leroy, which is made synonymous with Bon Chrêtien de Bruxellts.
Bon Chretien d'Hiver. See Winter Bon Chretien.
Bon Chrêtien Napoleon. See Napoleon.
Bon Chrêtien Nouvelle. See Flemish Bon Chretien.
Bon Chrêtien de Bans. See Beurré Rance.
Bon Chrêtien de Tours. See Winter Bon Chretien.
Bon Chretien Turc. See Flemish Bon Chretien.
Bon Chretien de Vernois. See Flemish Bon Chretien.
Bon Dieu. See Ah! mon Dieu.
Fruit, large; obovate, rather bossed, and undulating in its outline. Skin, lemon-yellow, thickly dotted and veined with brown russet, with a tinge of warm orange red next the sun. Eye, small and open, set in a shallow basin. Stalk, slender and woody, inserted obliquely at almost right angles with the fruit. Flesh, yellowish, rather coarse-grained, sweet, and with an agreeable flavour.
A second-rate pear, with coarse flesh, which becomes mealy in November.
Bon Papa. See Vicar of Winkfield.
Fruit, medium sized; obtuse pyriform. Skin, smooth, lemon-yellow, covered with dots of grey russet, which are very thick round the eye and the stalk, where they form patches. Eye, open, with short, erect, fleshy segments, set in a very shallow basin. Stalk, long, fleshy, and pale brown, obliquely inserted on one side of the axis. Flesh, yellowish white, coarse-grained, half-melting, sweet, and pleasantly perfumed.
A second-rate pear; ripe in October.
It was raised in 1820 by M. Simon Bouvier, of Jodoigne.
Fruit, large, two inches and a quarter wide, and three inches and a quarter long; pyramidal. Skin, straw-coloured, with a tinge of green, and thickly marked with traces of brown russet interspersed with a few green dots. Eye, open, with long linear segments. Stalk, stout and fleshy, an inch long, and obliquely inserted. Flesh, white, coarse-grained, and inclining to gritty, half-melting and juicy, with an agreeable perfume.
This is only a second-rate pear, the texture of the flesh being coarse; ripe in October. Mr. R. D. Blackmore says "it is a very poor thing, and useless at Teddington."
This was discovered as a wilding at Ezée, near Loches, in the Tonrraine, in 1788, and was first brought into notice by M. Dupuy, a nurseryman at Loches. A tree growing against a wall at Brockworth Park, near Gloucester, produced fruit of large size and showy appearance, and it was propagated for sale by Messrs. J. C. Wheeler & Son, of Gloucester, who sold it under the name of Brockworth Park. It was represented as being a seedling raised at that place, one of the parents being Louise Bonne of Jersey.
Bonne de Haies. See Bonne d'Ezée.
Bonne de Kienzheim. See Vallée Franche.
Bonne de Longueval. See Louise Bonne of Jersey.
Bonne Louise d'Avranches. See Louise Bonne of Jersey.
Bonne Malinaise. See Winter Nélis.
Bonne de Malines. See Winter Nélis.
Bonne de Nöel. See Fondante de Nöel.
Bonne Rouge. See Gansel's Bergamot. Bonne de Soulers. See Bergamotte de Soulers. Bonnissime. See Figue d'Alençon. Bonnissime de la Sarthe. See Figue d'Alençon. Bonte Bergamotte. See Bergamotte Suisse. Booter Peer. See Angleterre. De Bordeaux. See Besi d'Héri. Bosch Peer. See Flemish Beauty. Boss Peer. See Flemish Beauty. Bouge. See Angélique de Bordeaux. Bourdon. See Bourdon Musqué.