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. S. Newman, Atlanta, Secretary. Those who wish to be informed in Southern fruit culture, will find these proceedings almost indispensable. In a discussion on the Le Comte Pear, about which there was recent inquiry, we note that it is a descendent of the Chinese Sand Pear; that it ripens about the same time with the Bartlett, that all the members regarded it as a "good market Pear" and some as "among the best of pears;" and that it was subject like all other pears to disease, some even supposing the "black leaves" fire blight.