[nafex] Mystery Fruit

jhecksel at voyager.net jhecksel at voyager.net
Fri Feb 22 12:13:59 EST 2002


Hi Doreen:

The name suggests service berry, aka, June berry.  The fruit
description sounds like rowan aka, mountain ash.

Just guessing.

> I have an old, old book, given to me by Sam & Ginger Powers,
copyright 1854.
> “Fruit, Flower and Kitchen Garden’ was written by Patrick Neill and
> published by Adam and Charles Black in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Neill
was the
> secretary to the Caledonian Horticultural Society.   In this
fascinating
> book, he talks about kitchen garden fruits, including the usual
peach, plum,
> pear and apple.  He also talks about quince, medlar, mulberry and
something
> called “The Service-Tree.”  The following is how it is described:
>
> “The Service-Tree (Pyrus domestica) is a native of the mountainous
parts of
> Cornwall, and though not much cultivated, may be here
noticed…………….fruit has
> a peculiar acid flavour and is only used when thoroughly mellowed by
> keeping.  There is a pear-shaped and an apple-shaped variety, both
of which
> may be propagated by layers, and still better by grafting on
seedling plants
> of their own kind……………The tree is seldom productive till it has
arrived at a
> goodly age.  The fruit is brought to Covent Garden Market in
winter…….Near
> Paris, the tree is a good deal cultivated under the name of
‘cornier’.  A
> number of varieties of the Service are grown in the north of Italy.”
>
> Does anyone have a clue as to what this fruit is?
> Doreen Howard
> Zone 4b--Wisconsin
>
>
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