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.
England is famous for its hothouse fruit, but does little in the out-door article. The Garden says that a great proportion of the best dessert pears seen in the English markets are imported from France-and the Channel Islands. Indeed, California and many parts of Eastern America are likely to play an important part as regards furnishing pears to the English markets; but the distance-and length of time that elapses from the period when the fruit is packed, till it is unpacked in England sometimes tells badly in regard to pears, a circumstance favorable to English growers.