This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
E. G., No. 35 Wall street, Trenton, N. J., writes: " If you please give me some information about a quince tree which I have. It seems as if there is a fly or some kind of insect stings the limb in the night, then, the next day, it withers up and dies. I cannot see anything on the foliage or limb. The soil is in good condition. If there is any remedy for it, please let me know".
[This is probably the ordinary quince blight; but beyond the probability that it is the work of a minute fungus allied to the fire-blight in the pear, nothing is known. - Ed. G. M].