This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
J. M. A., San Diego, Cal., writes: "I forward by to-day's mail, one box,(3x3x8 in.) containing three"December" peaches, which were taken from the tree to-day. Have had unusually early frosts at my nursery, or the peaches would have remained on the trees until Christmas. I wish to know what you think of their probable value as a late peach. I think they keep later when grown on a moderately stiff soil. Have fruited to a limited extent for two or three years".
It was a surprise to get peaches at Christmas. They were very large cling stones, not of very high flavor; but wherever late peaches are in request surely ought to be very valuable.