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APPLES. 93. Saint Lawrence, showy and good ; approved North.

Smith's Cider, very productive ; profitable for market central and South 95. Smoke-house, approved by Pennsylvanians, North and East. 96. Sops of Wine, good and popular wherever known. 97. Spafford Russet, not extensively known ; popular North-west. 98. Spitzenberg Esopus, generally approved North; not reliable Souch. 99. Stark, (sce last report, page 5 ) approved where known, new as yet. 100. Summer Queen, good and reliable, but not great bearer. 101. Summer Rose, much esteemed, as an amateur variety only. 102. Swaar, good at the North, not so reliable South. 103. Talman Sweet, very productive and good, especially North. 104. Tetofsky, very showy, pot generally known. 105. Trenton Early; approved where known for table and market. 106. Twenty Ounce Apple, large, showy, second rate ; approved by some. 107. Vandervere of N. Y., or Newlown Spitzenberg; generally good, central and 8. 108. Wagener, not generally known; promises well. 109. Westfield Seeknofurther, much esteemed North ; not valuable South. 110. White Pippin, popular wherever known, especially central and South. 111. White Winter Pearmain, much esteemed in South-west. 112. Williams' Favorite, not generally known ; esteemed by some. 113. Willow Twig, good only as a late keeper ; poor grower. 114. Wine Sap, goud and reliable, central and South ; moderate grower.

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DISCUSSION ON APPLES. While revising the foregoing catalogue of apples, considerable discussion arose in regard to a number of the varieties. A good deal that was said has already been published by the Society, but the following points may be new to some :

BULLOCK'S PIPPIN, ( Am. G. Russet).—Dr. Warder and several others said this variety has of late gears so generally suffered by smut and scab in Southern Obio, as, together with its small size, to render it hardly worthy of cultivation, even by amateurs, notwithstanding its fine flavor.

BALTIMORE, (of Elliott) - Remarks were made commendatory of this as a market fruit; and inquiries for information respecting its true name or history, but nothing was elicited on these points. See last report, p. 3.

Cogswell.-Mr. Batebam expressed some surprise that this apple, said to be very good, and long cultivated in some parts of Northern Ohio, was seldom, if ever, seen at our fairs or other exhibitions. He hoped that members who had the opportunity would take some pains to bring it out, as very few had ever seen it.

EARLY GEORGE.—More information was also desired respecting this apple, sup posed to be a seedling of Muskingum county, and of considerable promise. (See former reports). No definite response was made, and the hope was expressed that the committee ad interim would look after it the coming summer.

FOURTH OF JULY.-Mr. Elliott expressed the belief that this apple would be found identical with Tetofsky. Mr. Bateham admitted that there was much resemblance, both of fruit and tree; but the specimens of Tetofsky that had been sent to bim from Cleveland were inferior in size, color and quality to the Fourth of July as grown at Columbus ; and if the scions sent to him as Telofsky were correct, it is not identical with the Fourth of July. He hoped the committee ad interim would settle this ques tion next summer.

FINK-Mr. Elliott inquired if this was not identical with Tewksberry Winter Blush. Mr. Batebam said no, but there was some resemblance in the appearance and charao ter of the fruit. The growtb of the trees is quite unlike, and the fruit of the Find is larger and rounder than the other. See last report, p. 5.

GRIMES GOLDEN PIPPIN.-Specimens of this apple were exbibited, tasted and fully discussed, and commended as very god. All who bad tried it said it was deserving the high praise bestowed on it in former reports of the Society—a valuable addition to our list of winter apples, especially for the central and southern districts of our State.

JONATHAN.—This apple was spoken of as doing remarkably well in central and southern Obio. Fruit very fair and good, not large, but just right for the dessert; tree ratber a slender grower, but very productive. In last year's report there was a typographical error in the Catalogue, p. 11, by which the line of signs for this variety was entirely omitted, and the number 59, on the opposite page, was repeated. It is corrected in this report. --Sec'y].

LADY APPLE.-Several members remarked that this little beauty was fast losing ita reputation in most parts of Ohio-s0 liable to smut and scab, as to be seldom fit to appear in genteel society. The same bas been true for some years past of the onoo fair and popular Ortley; and the White Winter Pearmain shows a tendency to the same faults.

RAMBO.-Some complaint was made that even this old standard variety, the most popular of all apples among our settlers from Pennsylvania and their descendants, is growing less popular and less in size each year, as the trees grow old and the soil loses its virgin strength. This, however, is largely owing to the tendency of the trees to overbear, and hence the fruit should be thinned while young. Manuring the orchard occasionally is also an advantage.

Rome Beauty.—Of this variety it was said, the trees commencing to bear quite young, seem to exhaust their vitality pretty early, and good soil and culture, with care ful pruning, are needed to secure good crops of fair fruit from full-grown orchards.

APPLES DISCUSSED, Not in the catalogue, some of which, with others, may be added next year. Oui Nonpariel, (Myer's Nonpariel).- A desire was expressed that this and several other apples, should be added to the catatogue, and several members inquired wby it was not oftener seen at exhibitions. All agreed that it was worthy of general cultivation.

LONDON SWEET, (or Eeick's Winter Sweet ) - This also was deemed worthy of a place on the list. Mr. Batebam expressed the belief that it might yet be found identical with some old variety in the books and catalogues. He hoped that pursery-men and others, who bad opportunity, would carefully compare the tree and fruit with other varieties of similar character, so that this question may be settled. He deemed it a valuable variety.

Phillip's SWEET.-Mr. Elliott inquired what had become of Phillip's Sweet, a large red-striped sweet apple, exbibited at some of the early meetings of the society, and pronounced very good. He had not seen or heard of it of late years, and hoped it might be looked after.

LATE STRAWBERRY --Mr. Storrs and Mr. Elliott spoke favorably of this variety, and thought it deserved more general cultivation. Mr. Lyon coincided, but deemed the Chenango Strawberry a better apple, of the same season.

Summer SWEET Paradise.—Mr. Lyon spoke well of this apple ; not quite firstrate, but deserving of culture.

EVENING PARTY.-Specimens by Mr. Nelson, of Ind., who regards it as one of the best dessert fruits for family use.

CHALLENGE.—Mr. Elliott and Mr. Lum spoke of it as a sweet apple, deserving commendation and culture.

Summer Haglo.—Was spoken of as a fruit deserving attentlon for the markets, especially south and west. Very handsome in appearance, sprightly acid flavor, and sells for highest price. Mr. Batebam bad seen it in Cincinnati, very beautiful to look at, but, like Red Astrachan and Tetofsky, a little too sour for these times of dear gugar.

HAWLEY.--All who had tried this apple spoke unfavorably of it. Sour, coarse, and not wanted.

GABRIEL. —Mr. Loomis, of Ind., said this variety was not worthy of commendation. Tree was a poor grower, and fruit not first rate, though fair looking.

HEREFORDSHIRE PEARMAIN.-Specimen by Mr. Lyon. He liked the fruit, but did not think it profitable ; too liable to spéck and rot. Dr. Warder coincided.

SINE QUA-NON.--Several members expressed the idea that this is a misnomer ; can do well enough without it.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NEW OR RARE FRUITS.

APPLES.

Your committee respectfully report that considerable number of fruits have been presented them for.identification, and correcting of nomenclature, and that so far as they have been able, they have assisted the presenters in giving them true names.

We have also examined a collection of fruit brought by Mr. G. M. Beeler, from Indiana, many of which are comparatively new, but as nearly, if not quito all, hava been heretofore described, we deem it not advisable to again particularly note them.

An apple forwarded as 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, Doyone 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.

Wute DOYENNE.—Was reported as showing a disposition to crack in some parts of Obio, as was its habit 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

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