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.
We have from Mr. W. Bassett, Hammonton, N. J., some boxes of this variety, which proves to be an excellent traveler, and as superior a keeper. It appears to belong to the same class as the Philadelphia. "We cannot speak of its bearing qualities from our own experience, but in all others we can say it is a superior fruit. It is rather darker than the Brandyivine, which is also a favorite with our market men.