This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ...the Black Achan or Cnaumontel, both of which are sometimes called Winter beurrt. Bezi d'Esperen.--Size large; quality good. In use during December and January. Tree very hardy, succeeding well on the quince stock either as a pyramid, standard, or wall tree. This excellent pear was raised from seed supposed to be that of the Winter Nelis, by the late Major Esperen of Malines. Bonne Gustate (Esperen).--Size large; quality good. In use during December. Tree hardy, and bears abundantly wrought on the quince, whether trained as a pyramid or standard. Canning.--Size large; quality excellent. In fruit resembling the Easter beurrt, but differing in the habit of the tree, which is more robust and hardy. Succeeds as a pyramid on the quince, but deserves a wall in most places. In use during January and February. This is given by Mr Thomson as a synonym of Easter beurrt; it appears, however, to be different, more especially in respect to hardiuess. Columbia.--Size large; quality excellent,juicy and melting; form obovate; colour, when ripe, a fine golden yellow tinged with orange. In use from November to January. Of American origin, and, so far as it baa been tried iu Britain, likely to become a great acquisition, as it is both handsome and productive. Compte de Ftandre.--Size vory large; quality excellent, melting; of Belgian origin. In use during December. Tree hardy, succeeding well on the quinco stock, and trained either as a standard or pyramid, but in most places desorving a walL Delice de Jodoigne (Bouvier).--Sizo large; quality good; an excellent autumn pear. In use during November. Tree very hardy, succeeding well on the quince, and trained as a pyramid. De Spoelbenj.--Size medium; quality good; flavour rich and melting. Iu use in November. Tree hardy, succeedi...
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