1875 : Mr Pluck of Jersey and his Cooking Pears

 

Title: The Gardenerís Monthly and Horticultural Advertiser, devoted to Horticulture, Arboriculture & Rural Affairs, xvii 32
Date: January 1875
Place: London

 

WEIGHT OF LARGE COOKING PEARS

At a recent meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society, at London, the following are the weights of some of the Pears exhibited.  By a “dish” we suppose six pears are meant:

The two varieties represented in this section - Catillac and Uvedale’s St. Germain - were well represented as to numbers, and more than well as to size, if that is judged a merit. Of Catillac there were fifteen dishes, and amongst these were samples from Mr. G. Thomas, weighing 10 lbs. 2oz.; from Mr. C. Ross, 8 lbs. 9oz.; from Mr. C. Tivey, 12¼ lbs.; from Mr. E. Keeler, gr. to H. Simmonds, Esq., Herne Hill, 8 lbs.; and from Mr. Scott, Merriott, 7 lbs. Mr. Pluck and Mr. G. T. Miles also exhibited fine samples, but the weights were not stated.

Mr Pluck is James Pluck [PL1430] who can be found in Tree 1005

 

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