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EXPLANATIONS.-In the first column, beaded Class, T stands for freestone, and C for cling. The second column indicates the color of the flesh; W for white, Y for yellow : other columos the same as for apples and pears.

Barnard's Yellow, very good and profitable everywhere ; resembles No. 35. 2. Bergen’s Yellow, one of the best yellow-fleshed-mid-season.

Coles' Early Red, generally good and profitable for market. 4. Columbia, much esteemed South, not so good North. 5. Cooledge's Favorite, very good and profitable for market. 6. Crawford's Early, everywbere counted best of all for market. 7. Crawford's Late, very popular, but not a great bearer. 8. Druid Hill, little known in Ohio; esteemed by some. 9. Early Newington, similar to Large Early York; not as profitable. 10. Early York (Serrate,) good, but variable, and tree too tender. 11. George the Fourth, one of the richest and best ; not very productive. 12. Grand Admirable, large, late cling, similar to Heath. 13. Grosse Mignonne, excellent and universally approved. 14. Haine's Early Rod, similar to Large E. York, and deemed identical. 15. Hale's Early, new, and best of all very early. , 16. Heath Cling, best and most popular late cling. 17. Heath Free, (not Kenrick's,) productive and popular for preserving, ete. 18. Jacques, large, handsome, and good; resembles Crawford's. 19. Lagrange, late, and sometimes very good, but variable. 20. Large Early York, productive and good everywhere. 21. Lemon Cling, handsome and productive ; rather sour. 22. Morris White, much approved by the ladies for preserving, &c. 23. Oldmixon Free, one of the largest and best ; profitable. 24. Oldmixon Cling, best of all clings, and very productive. 25. Red Cheek Melcoton, old and reliable market variety. 26. Rodman's Cling, similar to No. 24; not so well known. 27. Scott's Nonpariel, popular in New Jersey; little known in Ohio. 28. Smock, very productive and profitable ; late. 29. Snow, unique and generally good-for amatures. 30. Stump the World, very popular where known ; rather late. 31. Tippecanoe Cling, large, late; popular where known. 32. Troth’s Early, very early, and generally good and profitable. 33. Ward's Late Free, good for a late variety, central and South. 34. Yellow Alberge, very productive and profitable for market. 35. Yellow Red Rareripe, similar to No. 1; very productive and profitable

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DISCUSSION ON PEACHES. In revising the catalogue of peaches, there was much discussion in regard to the Dames and characters of different varieties, of which the Secretary took the following notes :

BARNARD'S YELLOW, and Yellow Red Rareripe, also Yellow Rareripe, of many catalogues--Mr. Batebam and several others remarked that these names are applied to one and the same peach, (see Kenrick,) a fine large round peach, with deep yellow flesh, skin mostly covered with purplish red, ripening about with Crawford's Early. But the Yellow Alberge, also sometimes called Yellow Rareripe, is a smaller and earlier peach, less red outside, sometimes called “Honest John," but this name is oftener applied to the large Early York. It is very productive and profitable for market.

CRAWFORD'S LATE-Complaints were made of this variety, that it was not very profitable for market, being rather a sby bearer. The same was said in regard to Bergen's Yellow, though a very excellent peach for quality, and ripening at a time when a first rate yellow peach is needed—a week later than Crawford's Early.

Cook's SEEDLING—Mr. Hill and one or two others expressed doubts as to this being identical with Crawford's Late. The question was left open for further observation.

Early YORK (Serrate) was condemned by nearly all present as an unprofitable variety ; tree tender and liable to mildew; not wanted now we have Hale’s Early.

HAINE's Early was declared identical with large Early York, and some regarded Early Newington as the same.

Hale's Early was pronounced the best of all early peaches, and a great acqui sition. Complaint had been made that the fruit was liable to rot on the tree in some seasons, but not more so, it was believed, than others of the fine early varieties. It was also stated that it lacked sufficient firmness of flesh for distant transportation, but this is only because of its juiciness and fine quality.

Heath FREE-Dr. Warder remarked that this was distinct from Keprick's Heath, and not identical with Morris Wbite, though similar to it, and desirable for the same purposes.

Several varieties of peaches were proposed to be added to the catalogue, viz: President Free, Large White Cling, White Imperial, Sturtevant (of Elliott), Gardner's Seedling (of Toledo), and Crocket (of New Jersey). Mr. Batebam also spoke of a peach resembling Bergen's Yellow, said to be a seedling of Warren county, called Orange Freestone ; but none of these were generally known by the members, and the matter of extending and correcting the list was deferred for next year.

The Secretary remarked that the confusion that exists among nurserymen and others respecting the names of peaches, was often a source of vexation and disappointment to fruit growers, hence it was important that this matter should be attended to. He had often been asked to name an assortment of ten or twelve varieties of peaches, ripening in succession, for market purposes, and not feeling satisfied with bis own knowledge he had asked the opinions of several extensive peach growers on this point, the result of which he read to the Society, and with some additions, are here appended :

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I. By Isaac Pullen of New Jersey.

1. Hale's Early.

7. Stump the World, Ward's Late, Har2. Troth's Early.

ker's Seedling, Late Rareripe, and 3. Large Early York.

Crawford's Late. 4. Crawford's Early and Yellow Red Rare- 8. Smock, Beer's Smock, and Crocket's ripe.

Late White. 5. Oldmixon Free.

9. Heath Cling. 6. Mary's Choice and Reeves' Favorite.

Remarks.-"Hale’s Early is the best and earliest. I know of none better than Troth's to follow. We bave need of done ripening between Large Early York and Crawford's Early, as there is not a week's difference in time. Oldmixon Free is the best market peach to ripen between Crawford's Early and Crawford's Late. Bergen's Yellow is too shy a bearer. Scott's Nonpariel is unprofitable with me as an orchard variety-it ripens too unevenly. Stump the World has produced well the past two seasons, and bears carriage remarkably well. Beer's Smock is new as yet, similar to the old variety, but grows larger and brings a better price in market; both are very good and profitable. Crocket's is a fine late wbite peach. Heath Cling is

. the latest of all. These together occupy about one week to each number, making our peach season last about nine weeks, one full week having been added by the Hale's Early.”

II. By George M. Beeler, Indianapolis. 1. Hale's Early.

6. Oldmixon Free. 2. Troth's Early.

7. Oldmixon Cling. 3. Cooledge's Favorite.

8. Crawford's Late. 4. Large Early York.

9. Smock. 5. Barnard's Early and Crawford's Early 10. Heath Cling


III. By F. R. Elliott, Cleveland,

1. Hale's Early. 2. Troth's Early. 3. Yellow Alberge. 4. Cooledge. 5. Large Early York. 6. Crawford's Early. 7. Sturtevant.

8. White Imperial. 9. Oldmixon Free. 10. President. 11. Ward's Late. 12. Tippecanoe Cling, or Grand Admi


IV. By M. B. Bateham, Columbus, O. 1. Hale's Karly.

7. Oldmixon Cling. 2. Troth's Early.

8. Jacques' Rareripe. 3. Yellow Alberge.

9. Stump the World. 4. Cooledge.

10. Crawford's Late. 5. Crawford's Early,

11. Smock. 6. Oldmixon Free.

12. Heath Cling.

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