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An apple forwarded us from Prof. J. P. Kirtland, under name of " Tinmouth,". we have examined; we count it only as negative in quality, although the specimen is very bandsome in appearance. Its description may be found in Downing or Elliott.

From Mr. J. A. Scott an apple has been presented us under the name of “ Pear Apple.” It is pomologically considered a good fruit, but it may be an old sort hereafter to be identified. We consider it best at this time to omit any special commendation.

In addition, your committee would respectfully suggest that hereafter members who have new or rare fruits for exhibition and examination be desired to present them to the appropriate committees under the name by which they have been grown, accompanied by a statement of the babit of the tree, character of soil, age of tree, and such other characteristics as may aid in identifying old sorts, and deciding the probable value of new seedlings.

F. R. ELLIOTT,
T. T. LYON,
WM. H. SCOTT,
GEO. M. BEELER.

DISCUSSION ON PEARS.

In revising the catalogue of pears, remarks were made on comparatively few varieties, but the entire list as printed was carefully revised and corrected, as far as the experience or observation of the members aforded them ability.

Beurre d'Anjou, B. Diel, Bloodgood, Doynne Boussock, Duchess d'Orleans, and Julienne, received marks of higher commendation than last year.

Beurre d'Amanlis, Brandywine, Early Rousselet, and Passe Colmar, were moved downward a little.

FLEMISH BEAUTY.-Was very highly commended by persons who had the right kind of soil and location for growing it to perfection; but others bad fruited it for years without having a well colored or first rate specimen.

White DOYENNE.—Was reported as showing a disposition to crack in some parts of Ohio, as was its babit in most parts of the Eastern States, still it is good and reliable generally in the West.

STERLING.—Mr. Lyon said this was found a very profitable market variety in Michigan. Fruit always fair and handsome, good, though not first rate; tree a good grower, hardy, and productive; not tested as a dwarf. It is also a good deal grown around Boston.

Clapp's FAVORITE.—Mr. Elliott spoke of this new pear as deserving the attention of amatuers. It is figured in the Transactions of the Am. Pom. Society, 1860, and in the Report of Department of Agriculture, 1862. Was raised from seed by Thaddeus Clapp, of Dorcester, Mass. Described as large; resembling the Bartlett in size, form, and quality, but less musky in flavor ; vinous melting, buttery and juicy ; ranking as best ; tree very hardy and vigorous.

MERIAM.-Was also spoken of as promising well for market purposes. A native of Roxbury, Mass., and very popular there, but little known as yet abroad. Described as a very thrifty grower, and great bearer ; fruit needs thinning, and is best ripened on the tree.

LYCERGUS.—Mr. Elliott said this was an Obio pear; originated at Cleveland, probably from seed of the Seckel, and resembling that variety in size, color and flavor, but more pyriform in shape, and ripening in winter. (See cut and description in Report of Department of Agriculture for 1062.) The fruit is too small for a market variety, but its excellence of flavor makes it desirable for the dessert.

GANSELL'S LATE BERGAMOTTE.—Mr. Lyon has found this very good and profitable in Michigan. Mr. Elliott considered it superior to the old Bergamotte. Mr. Bateham said it was

poor grower and a tardy bearer. HOSENSHENCK.-Mr. Fahnestock and Dr. Warder recommended this pear as deserving attention. It is a native of Pennsylvania, very popular around Lancaster. Described as an early variety ; very sweet, not first rate.

BEURRE HARDY.—Mr. Lyon and several others spoke well of it; recommended for trial.

Des TONGRES.- Mr. Elliott recommended it as worthy of trial. It is a large pear, of fine appearance, ripening in October and November, and will keep for several weeks after it is ripe ; of a sprightly, vinous, or sub-acid flavor. (See Am. Pom., Report, 1862.)

BELLE WILLIAMS.—Was also mentioned as a new foreign pear of great promise, ripening in January.

NotB.-A number of the varieties of pears marked as approved in the different sections of the State are but of recent introduction, and as yet only tested by a few individuals; but the well known good qualities of the fruits elsewhere, and the excellonce exbibited on a brief trial, seem to warrant their commendation. It is also quite probable that a large share of those marked as untested will be found, on trial, equally deserving of commendation. en EXPLANATION.—The same columns and characters are used as for apples, (see p. 3,) with the addition of the last right-hand column, in which Q stands for those varieties that are found to succeed best on the quince, (as dwarfs ;) most of these, however, also do well as standards ; but a few, marked S, are found unşuited for the quince, and are recommended only as standards. Those not designated have not been long enough tested on quince, or grow equally well on both kinds of stocks.

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1. Ananas d'Ete, good as far as tested ; said to be variable. 2. Andrews, little known; good where tested; on standard. 3. Bartlett, good every time; tree not very durable as a dwarf. 4. Relle Lucrative, excellent everywhere; best as standard. 5. Buerre Bosc, good only as standard ; rather variable. 6. Buerre Clairgeau, beautiful and good ; poor grower on quinco. 7. Buerre d'Amaolis, profitable and good; especially North. 8. Buerre d'Anjou, universally approved ; large and profitable. 9. Buerre d'Aremberg, sometimes good, but variable; poor on quince. 10:

Buerre d'Brignais, or Des Nonnes, fair and productive; not tirst rate. 11. Buerre Diel, large and generally good, especially on the quince.

Buerre Esster, one of the best winter pears, if fully ripened : variable. 13. Buerre Giffard, excellent; tree of slender growth; best standard.

Buerre Golden of Bilboa, handsome and good ; moderate grower. 15. Buerre Oswego, not fully tested; promises well. 16. Bloodgood, rather small, but excellent as standard ; slender grower. 17.

Bonne d'Ezee, productive and fair, not first rate. 18.

Brandywine, vigorous and productive ; very good. 19. Buffuin, splendid grower; fruit good, but not first rate. 20.

Cushiog, a favorite with amateurs ; not much known. 21. Dearborn's Seedling, small, but excellent; best as standard. 22. Dix, good fruit, but tardy bearer ; won't thrive on quince. 23. Doyenne Boussock, worthy of general cultivation, 2t.. Doyenne d'Alencon, one of the best late pears; tree vigorous and productive. 25. Doyenne d'Ete, very productive and good. 26. Düyenne Gray, generally very good and profitable in Ohio. 27. Doyeone White, or Virgalieu ; first rate in most parts of the West. 28. Duchesse d'Angouleme, large and profitable, especially, as dwarf. 29. Duchesse d'Berri d'Ete, small, but handsome and good. 30. Duchesse d'Orleans, or Buerre St. Nicholas ; very handsome and good. 31. Early Rous:elet, very productive, and appears bardy ;-profitable ; second rate.

Elizabeth (Magning's,) approved where knowa; rather small. 33. Figle d'Aleacon, fine grower ; profitable on quince. 31. Flemish Beauty, first rate everywhere, especially as standard. 35. Fulton, rather small, but good and productive ; moderate grower. 36. Glout Morceau, excellent; rather late; not very productive. 37. Heathcot, handsome tree; very good. 38. Heory the Fourth, very productive and good sometimes; variable. 39. Howell, fine grower, and excellent, especially dwarf. 40. Jacksoo of N. H., little known; proves very good at Columbus. 41. Jackson's Elizabeth, productive, good, handsome. 42. Jalousie d' Fontenay, little knowu ; very good sometimes. 43. Janin site, not generally tested ; very good winter. 44. Julienne, very productive, early and good. 45. Kingsessing, very hardy and gool, as far as tested. 46. Kirtland, productive and fine, standard and dwarf; nearly first rats. 47. Lawrence, valuable winter fruit-one of the best.

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48. Louise Bonne de Jersey ; fine grower, great bearer, and good fruit. 49. Madelaine, one of the best early; good grower, as standard. 50. Napoleon, productive, juicy, vinous; not very good. 51. Noveau Poiteau, vigorous and productive; good if well ripened. 52. Onondaga, or Swan's Orange ; large and productive ; nearly first rate. 53. Osband's Summer, productive and fair; soon decays when ripe. 54. Ott, one of the best; resembles Seckel, and larger. 55. Passe Colmar, productive; very fine if well ripe standard. 56. Rostiezer, good, high flavor; tree a straggling grower. 57. St. Ghislin, delicious, bigh flavor; slow in bearing. 58. St. Michael Archange, beautiful tree, and fine fruit; new. 59. Seckel, very productive and popular, though small fruit and tree. 60. Sheldon, considered the best of all American pears. 61. Steven's Genesee, approved generally in Ohio ; a little variable. 62. Summer Butter, of Mears, late in bearing, good, early. 63. Tyson, delicious, one of the best early years. 64. Urbaniste, very good everywhere and every time. 65. Vicar of Winkfield, very productive, valuable. 66. Washington, deserves to be better known; good, to very good. 67. Winter Nelis, very fine, winter.

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