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.
Ellwanger & Barry, Rochester, N. Y., writes : "We send you by mail to-day, samples of the Waterloo Peach which we trust will reach you in good order. The fruit is not so large as usual, owing to the overloaded condition of tree, neither has it ripened so early. This we find to be the case with all the very early peaches that we have seen thus far. Compared in size with Cumberland, Musser, Downing, Sanders, Wilder, and Mr. Davidson's, it is the largest of them all".
[The fruit came in excellent order, and measured each six and three-quarter inches in circumference, weighed two and three-quarter ounces, had a beautiful dark red color, a slightly clinging stone, and moderate flavor. - Ed. G. M].