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.
In Mr. Foster's note on the Marshall pear, he said it was "a new candidate." From the context we supposed the word not was accidentally omitted, and so we inserted it. Mr. Foster desires us to say he meant what he said, "It is a new candidate."