The name of "durmast" oak, originally given to a dark-fruited variety of Q.
Some trees of the sessile-fruited oak bear sweet acorns in Britain, and several varieties were valued by the ancient Italians for their edible fruit.
It was succeeded by the sessile-fruited oak, which was in turn supplanted by the pedunculate form of the same tree.
Other small-fruited pears, distinguished by their precocity and apple-like fruit, may be referred to P. cordate, a species found wild in western France, and in Devonshire and Cornwall.
In diameter, in any of which larger sizes they may be fruited in the following season, but, to be successful in this, the young rod produced must be thoroughly matured after it has reached its limit of growth.
The kernel of the large-fruited variety is of very indifferent quality, but its large shells are made use of by the French as trinket cases.
The leaves preferred in Europe are those of the white-fruited mulberry, Morus alba, but there are numerous other species which appear to be equally suitable.
To these is added a very important crop of melons, a special large-fruited variety known as the Prescott Canteloup being the most favoured.
- Strawberries that have fruited will now be making " runners," or young plants.
This difficulty in migration is probably the reason why the existing European flora is so poor in large-fruited trees compared with what it was in Miocene times or with the existing flora of North America.