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.
Mr. H. M. Engle, of Marietta, Pa., has got out colored lithographs of this, which we favorably noticed last year. Mr. E. is very sensitive about having his name connected with any unworthy thing, and hence is modest in pushing anything of his own. We feel quite safe in saying that hundreds of new fruits have been widely advertised on much inferior merit to this. We would not be at all surprised if this " Wilder" peach should distance all the early ones yet brought out. Of course a careful test would be necessary to give this as a positive opinion, but we really think the facts point that way.