This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This fruit which seems to do well in the northeast, is not considered valuable in the vicinity of the city of Zanesville, Ohio, on the Muskingum river. Since the finer varieties have become known it has been passed by. The opinion of the writer, formed from what he could learn 20 years ago, was that it was one of the old time fruits, like Orange Bergamot, etc. Recently he has conversed with a gentleman who was secretary of the Muskingum Valley Horticultural Society, a year or two ago, (and whose father is now president of the same); and he stated that after full discussion the society discarded it; its chief faults being insipidity and mealiness.