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, very large; oblong, uneven and bossed in its outline. Skin, grass-green, which it frequently retains, even when ripe, but becoming sometimes yellowish green; it is thickly covered with large russet dots, which round the stalk are so dense as to form a russet patch. Eye, rather small and open, set in a pretty deep and uneven basin. Stalk, an inch long, stout and woody, inserted in a line with the axis of the fruit in a small cavity. Flesh, yellowish, with a greenish tinge, melting, but not buttery, being rather crisp, very juicy, sweet and vinous, with a very powerful and peculiar flavour unlike any other pear.
A delicious pear, of first-rate quality; ripe in the end of November.
Fruit, large; roundish oval, even in its outline. Skin, covered with cinnamon-coloured russet, finely reticulated on a lemon-yellow ground. Eye, small and open, with erect tooth-like segments, like that of Easter Beurrè, and set in a considerable basin. Stalk, an inch long, stout and woody, somewhat obliquely inserted in a round and rather open cavity. Flesh, yellowish white, tender, melting, and juicy, richly flavoured, and with an aroma similar to that of the Autumn Bergamot.
A first-rate pear; ripe in the end of November, and keeps till January. The tree is a shy bearer.
Raised from Gansel's Bergamot by Rev. John Huyshe, of Clysthydon, Devon.
Fruit, medium sized; oblong, even in its outline, and abrupt at the stalk. Skin, in colour like that of a handsome Marie Louise, a lemon-yellow ground, sprinkled-with patches, veins, and dots of pale cinnamon-coloured russet. Eye, small and open, with narrow, erect segments, placed in a shallow depression. Stalk, an inch long, stout and woody, somewhat obliquely inserted in a round and rather wide cavity. Flesh, of a deep yellow colour, fine-grained, very melting, abundantly juicy, and richly flavoured, with a very high aroma.
A very excellent pear; ripe in the end of November. Mr. Black-more says it is of very feeble habit, and not worth growing at Tedding-ton.
Raised by Rev. John Huyshe, of Clysthydon, Devon.
Fruit, medium sized; oval or almost cylindrical, flattened at the ends. Skin, yellowish, freckled and veined with russet. Eye, small and open, set in a shallow depression. Stalk, very short and thick, inserted without depression on the end of the fruit, and sometimes obliquely inserted as in Beurré d'Aremberg. Flesh, yellowish, melting, rather gritty at the core, juicy, rich, sugary, and vinous.
A first-rate pear; in use during December and January. Mr. Luck-hurst says that on the Weald of Sussex it is an excellent pear. Raised by Rev. John Huyshe, of Clysthydon, Devon.