This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
William H. Fredenburgh, of Kingston, N. Y., has brought to me several specimens of a seedling peach, the pit of which was planted by his wife five years since on the north side of the house, with a northern exposure; it has borne fruit which ripened the 25th of July - last year the 20th. The tree is healthy, vigorous and productive. The peaches are the largest of the early ripening kinds I have seen, very handsome, covered with red and crimson, purplish crimson where fully exposed. It is of the Alexander type in general appearance and quality, and adheres about as much to the pit; if it proves as good in other localities, it will be a valuable addition to the very early varieties. Leaves without glands, finely serrated; flowers large.