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, small; turbinate. Skin, smooth, of a pale yellow colour, strewed with small russety dots. Eye, large and open, set in a shallow depression. Stalk, long and slender, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh, white, very juicy and melting, sweet, and pleasantly flavoured.
D'Arenberg. See Colmar d'Aremberg.
D'Auch. See Colmar.
De Bavay. See Autumn Colmar.
De Bordeaux. See Besi d'Heri.
De Bure. See Bellissime d'Hiver.
De Cadet. See Bergamotte Cadette.
De Cambron. See Glou Morçeau.
De Charneux. See Fondante de Charneu.
Defays. See Doyenne Defays.
De Finois. See Angleterre.
De Glace. See Virgouleuse.
De Kienzheim. See Vallée Franche.
De la Motte. See Best de la Motte.
Delbart. See Beurré d'Amanlis.
De Legipont. See Fondante de Charneu.
Delfosse Bourgmestre. See Beurré Delfosse.
Delices d'Hardenpont d'Angers. See Delices d'Angers.
Fruit, medium sized; roundish obovate, uneven and bossed in its outline. Skin, pale yellow, with a tinge of clear red next the sun, strewed with russety dots and patches of rough grey russet. Eye, small and open. Stalk, short and thick, obliquely inserted in a small cavity, and fleshy at the base. Flesh, white, rather coarse-grained, juicy, sweet, and agreeably perfumed.
Ripe in October and November.
Fruit, small, two inches and half wide, and the same in length; roundish turbinate. Skin, smooth and shining, uniform bright yellow, considerably marked with dots and specks of russet. Eye, small, with erect deciduous segments, set in a shallow basin. Stalk, short, set level with the surface. Flesh, with a salmon tint, like Josephine de Malines, quite tender, buttery, and melting, very juicy, with a sweet delicious flavour and fine perfume.
A dessert pear of great excellence; ripe in October, and will keep till February.
It was raised by M. Gabriel Everard, a gardener at Tournay, in 1840, and it received a first-class certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1875. I received it from De Jonghe of Brussels in 1865.
Fruit, medium sized, about three inches wide, and three and a half long; ovate or roundish obovate. Skin, entirely covered with rough brown russet. Eye, open, set nearly level with the surface. Stalk, an inch long, stout, fleshy at the base, inserted on the apex of the fruit without depression. Flesh, tender, melting, and very juicy, vinous, and with a fine perfume.
Ripe in November; of great excellence. The tree is a free grower, forms a handsome pyramid, and is an abundant bearer.
It was raised by M. Isidore Degand, gardener to Comte de Germiny, at Froyennes, near Tournay, and was honoured by the Society of Tournay, 5th November, 1853.