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.
Mrs. M. E. H., Galveston, Texas, gives the following account of this variety: " Hoping that I have something new in the way of a very fine late peach, I thought I would give you its history thus far, and see if you could give me any light upon its name or merits, if not a new peach. It being very late here, and hardy and large, I think it is just the peach for a very late, large, good sort for market when all others have become scarce; and as it is very showy, I think it would command a good price.
" It is a seedling of the cling variety. It came up in my garden voluntarily three years ago last April, and from its thrifty and vigorous appearance, I allowed it to remain. It bore two peaches at two years of age, but my little ones being able to reach them, they were not allowed to ripen. Last year it had about five pecks of the finest peaches it has ever been my pleasure to see or taste. When very green, some two months before ripening, they were exhibited at the Texas Horticultural and Pomological Society, at Houston, where they were universally admired, and had honorable mention made of them. When ripe, I could have sold them readily at twenty-five cents a piece. I had one dozen picked promiscuously, and weighed on a druggist's scales, and they weighed from 6 to 10 ounces each. They are very oblong when young, with a very decided neck, and tip on the end, but are almost round when matured. Very slightly pinkish in color, sweet and very juicy. Another very strange circumstance in regard to this tree is, that whilst six others in the yard, and not over 40 feet from it, some of them younger, and some older, all as well, or better protected from the September storms were killed, this tree survived, and is in vigorous growth, but with very few peaches on it this year."