It seems strange that this delicious Pear should receive so little notice. Mr. Downing and Mr. Field give a mild description of it, without any peculiar qualities to recommend it. In this climate it is only surpassed by the Seckel, and when properly grown fully equals that Pear. It is by far the best early Pear - ripening a month earlier than Bartlett or Seckel. The objection to the Tyson is its tardy bearing, but this may be obviated by double working on some strong growing variety, taking care to get scions from a bearing Tyson. It begins to ripen July 15, and continues until last of August. I have specimens of it to-day that measure nine inches in circumference.