Fruit, large; roundish oblate. Skin, thin and tender, of a fine yellow colour, dotted and mottled with red, and covered with thin grey bloom. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, inserted in a small round cavity. Flesh, yellow, firm, very juicy, sweet, with a rich luscious flavour, and adhering to the stone.

A large and delicious plum, of the Green Gage race; ripening in the end of August. The tree is a vigorous grower, hardy, and an excellent bearer. Young shoots, smooth.

This was raised by Mr. James McLaughlin, of Bangor, in the State of Maine, U.S.A.

De la Madeleine. See Noire de Montreuil. Maitre Claude. See White Perdrigon.

MamelonnÉE (Mamelon Sageret)

Fruit, medium sized; roundish oval, tapering with a pear-shaped neck towards the stalk, and frequently furnished with a nipple at the apex. Skin, yellowish green, mottled with red next the sun, and covered with grey bloom. Stalk, short, inserted without depression. Flesh, yellowish, firm, very juicy, sugary, and richly flavoured, separating freely from the stone.

An excellent dessert plum; ripening about the middle of August. Shoots, smooth.

Mann's Brandy Gage. See Mann's Imperial.

Mann's Imperial (Mann's Brandy Gage)

Fruit, like a small form of Coe's Golden Drop. Skin, greenish yellow when ripe, without any red specks on the surface. Stalk, about an inch long, slender, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh, tender, juicy, and of good flavour, but not so rich as Coe's Golden Drop.

Ripe in the last week of August. Shoots, downy.

Matchless. See Diaprée Rouge.

Meroldt's Golden Gage

Fruit, medium sized, an inch and a half in diameter; round, marked with a very shallow suture. Skin, yellow, mottled with green, and overspread with a very delicate white bloom. Stalk, a quarter of an inch long, inserted almost on a level with the surface. Flesh, yellow, with white veins, rather firm, juicy, sweet, and brisk, but not richly flavoured; separating freely from the stone.

A second-rate dessert plum; ripe in the middle of September. Shoots, smooth. It was raised by Dr. Meroldt, of Lischnitz, in Bohemia, and it is there considered a fruit of the greatest excellence, being very richly and deliciously flavoured. I regret that my experience of it does not sustain this character.

Mimms. See Diaprée Rouge. Minette. See Guthrie's Late Green. Mirabelle Blanche. See Mirabelle Petite. Mirabelle Double. See Drap d'Or. Mirabelle Grosse. See Drap d'Or. Mirabelle Jaune. See Mirabelle Petite.

Mirabelle De Nancy

This is similar to Mirabelle Petite, but much larger, and rather late in ripening.

Mirabelle d'Octobre. See Bricette. Mirabelle Perlée. See Mirabelle Petite.

Mirabelle Petite (Mirabelle; Mirabelle Blanche; Mirabelle Jaune; Mirabelle Perlé; Mirabelle de Vienne; White Mirabelle)

Fruit, produced in clusters, small; roundish oval, and marked with a faint suture on one side. Skin, of a fine yellow colour, sometimes marked with crimson spots on the side exposed to the sun, and covered with thin white bloom. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, inserted without depression. Flesh, deep yellow, firm, pretty juicy, sweet, and briskly flavoured, separating from the stone.

A valuable little plum for preserving and all culinary purposes; ripe in the middle of August. The tree forms a dense bush, and is a most abundant bearer. Shoots, downy.

Mirabelle Précoce. See Early Mirabelle. Mirabelle Tardive. See Bricette. Mirabelle de Vienne. See Mirabelle Petite. Mirabelle Vert Double. See Green Gage.

Miser Plum. See Cherry.