Ontario Sessional Papers, 1898-99, No.18-25 . Kieffer Pear—Section. 66 62 Victoria. Sessional Papers (No. 21). A. 1899 PETITE MARGUERITE. Among the desirable varieties of dessert pears for the home garden we would certainlyinclude the Petite Marguerite, a pear of the highest quality for table use. At Maplehurst thetree has proved itself an abundant bearer and a good grower. The fruit is not large, but as sizeis not an object in a dessert pear, this is not a fault. Its season is immediately after the Giffardand just before the Clapp and the Tyson. As a market pear it is hardly to be commended,b

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Ontario Sessional Papers, 1898-99, No.18-25 . Kieffer Pear—Section. 66 62 Victoria. Sessional Papers (No. 21). A. 1899 PETITE MARGUERITE. Among the desirable varieties of dessert pears for the home garden we would certainlyinclude the Petite Marguerite, a pear of the highest quality for table use. At Maplehurst thetree has proved itself an abundant bearer and a good grower. The fruit is not large, but as sizeis not an object in a dessert pear, this is not a fault. Its season is immediately after the Giffardand just before the Clapp and the Tyson. As a market pear it is hardly to be commended,b Stock Photo
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Ontario Sessional Papers, 1898-99, No.18-25 . Kieffer Pear—Section. 66 62 Victoria. Sessional Papers (No. 21). A. 1899 PETITE MARGUERITE. Among the desirable varieties of dessert pears for the home garden we would certainlyinclude the Petite Marguerite, a pear of the highest quality for table use. At Maplehurst thetree has proved itself an abundant bearer and a good grower. The fruit is not large, but as sizeis not an object in a dessert pear, this is not a fault. Its season is immediately after the Giffardand just before the Clapp and the Tyson. As a market pear it is hardly to be commended,b
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Ontario Sessional Papers, 1898-99, No.18-25 . Kieffer Pear—Section. 66 62 Victoria. Sessional Papers (No. 21). A. 1899 PETITE MARGUERITE. Among the desirable varieties of dessert pears for the home garden we would certainlyinclude the Petite Marguerite, a pear of the highest quality for table use. At Maplehurst thetree has proved itself an abundant bearer and a good grower. The fruit is not large, but as sizeis not an object in a dessert pear, this is not a fault. Its season is immediately after the Giffardand just before the Clapp and the Tyson. As a market pear it is hardly to be commended,bt cause of its small size and color ; and it will be a long time before we can convince the aver-age dealer that size and color are not the chief considerations in a fruit. 1. (Section reduced.) Petite Marguerite (reduced). Origin, Angers, France, in nurseries of Andre LeRoy. Tree, second rate in vigor, and first rate in productiveness : succeeds as either standard ordwarf, but more vigorous as a standard. Fruit, medium size, about 2^ in either diameter ; form, oblate, obtuse pyriform ; skin,light green, often tinged and mottled with bright red on sunny side, yellowing somewhat atmaturity ; stalk, 1| inches to 1| inches in length, set in a narrow cavity, of which one side isoften much higher than the other : calyx, partly open, in a shallow corrugated basin. Flesh, white, yellowish at core ; texture, fine, melting, juicy ; flavor, sweet, vinous, agree-able. Season, August 20 to 30. Quality, first rate for dessert, good for cooking. Value, home market, second rate. ()7 62 Victoria. Sessional Papers (No. 21). A. 1899 ROSTIEZER. A small unattractive looking pear, of very high quality. It is the best of its season inquality for dessert purposes, and should have