a. The Muscadel-Pear of Metx, a smooth-round, and very sapid winter-pear; whitish-green, but yellow when ripening on the floor, and red on the south side ; having a mellow pulp with an agreeable saccharine juice.—The tree is uncommonly fertile ; though it becomes only of a moderate size.
b. The Imperial Pear, much resembling the Virgouleuse, has a tolerably mellow pulp, without stones : a sweetly flavoured juice, and is eatable in April and May. The tree grows vigorously, and is easily distinguished by its leaves, the edges of which are curled like the foliage of the oak.
c. The Winter - Thorn (Epine dhyver), in size and shape is similar to many kinds of egg-pears.— Its peel is at first whitish-green, and turns yellow, when ripening on the floor : the pulp is mellow, sweet, and of a delicious aromatic taste. This pear is lit to be eaten in November, and remains sound till thel end of January.—The tree vegetates with great luxuriance.
d. The Long Green Winter -Pear is a fine fruit, with a long stalk : its green peel is marked with grey punctures, and the mellow saccharine pulp recommends itself by its strongly aromatic flavour. It is edible from December to February, and may be preserved still longer.—-The tree makes a handsome figur e. The While Butter- Pear ; and f. The Grey Butter-Pear, are well known to amateurs, and deserve to stand in every orchard, being excellent autumnal fruits.— The former is also very useful for culinary purposes, even before it attains to maturity by lying on the. floor : in a good soil, it often forms a very large tree: but the grey butter-pear is of a lower growth, though with more expanded branches g. The De-la-Motte, one of the most luscious autumnal pears ; the tender pulp and sweet juice of which, nearly approach to that of the fruit last mentioned. It is generally large, and in a manner tu-meticd ; of a green shade; and thickly sprinkled with large grey spots : it ripens in October and November.—The tree is only of moderate growth and height.
h. The Savoury Par (la Sa-voureuse) is of a similar size and form with the Virgouleuse; more oval than pear-shaped, with a small, smoothly - situated bloom ; is covered with a thin peel of a greenish-yellow cast, finely punc-tured : its pulp has a buttery, pleasant taste, and ripens in November.—The tree is of a middling size.
i. The Radish-Pear, a very superior sunmer fruit, the juicy part of which is so rich, refreshing, and agreeably acidulated, that it excels in its kind the grey butter-pear.— But, as it easily- becomes mealy, though of a museadel- flavour, when left to ripen on the tree, it ought to be timely removed, and deposited on the floor.—The tree is remarkably fertile, and produces fruit in seasons when almost every other pear-kind has failed : hence it deserves to be reared, even in climates and situations not very favourable to orchards ; as it is of vigorous growth, and attains a tolerable size.
k. The Non - pareil Bergamot, is a considerably large pear, with a" green peel, containing a mellow pulp, of an incomparably aromatic taste : it becomes eatable in October and November.—The tree is one of the largest among the Ber-gamots.
l. The Egg-Pear: this well-known and esteemed fruit requires no description ; its delicately mellow pulp yields a highly palatable sub-acid juice of a peculiar flavour, and justly claims the preference over many of the French butter-pears.
m . The Summer Thorn (Epine d'ete : Fondante musque) is a large delicious pear, of a very penetrating musky scent and taste ; oblong, pear-shaped, with a fatty, tender, green skin, marked with whitish dots : its pulp liquefies in the mouth ; and the fruit ripens in the beginning of September. — The tree is exceedingly fertile, and its dependent pears appear like ropes of onions; on which account the trunk arrives only at a moderate height.
n. The Green Summer Sugar-Pear, of Hoyerswerda ; an excellent new fruit of a moderate size, and which has taken its origin from the kernel of the Winter-pear (Sucre vera) cultivated in Lower Lusa-tia : it is oblong, but arched toward the bloom; of a grass-green shade ; spotted in every direction with green and grey dots: the pulp is mellow, without stones, and surpasses in taste all other summer-pears. Its juice is of a vinous, sub-acid taste, decidedly superior, at least in flavour, to its parent fruit before mentioned. If the Green Sugar-pear be suffered to ripen on the tree, it acquires a greenish-yellow shade, and its flavour approaches to that of the French Muscat Robert. Its period of maturation is from the middle to the end of August, and it can be preserved only a few weeks after-being deposited on the floor.—'The tree bears fruit every year; its blossoms resist the most unfavourable weather ; and the wood remains sound in the severest winters.
o. The Spicy Muscadel-Pear, a handsome and delicate fruit, of the smaller kind; being of a roundish form, with a very small depressed bloom, but a long slender stalk; yellow when ripe, and of a bright orange-colour, inclining to red on the southern aspect; marked with greyish-red dots, somewhat rough to the touch. Its pulp eats short, and is partly granulated ; contains an excellent spicy and saccharine juice, which maturates in July and the beginning of August, but cannot be preserved above eight days, as is the case with the generality of summer-pears.—The tree is of a prolific kind, and bears solitary fruit: the wood has a line grain.