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.
In answer to a question in January Number of Gardener's Monthly, page 50,1 can only say to V. B., Kingston, N. Y., it is very difficult to give proper information as to what varieties of peaches will succeed along North River, as the climate is different from ours along the Susquehanna.
As a rule the varieties having globose and reniform glands, are stronger growers and ripen their wood better than the glandless kinds; they will resist a lower degree of temperature, i. e. considering wood growth.
Those having flowers with large petals, which enclose their stamens and pistils more securely than the varieties with small flowers (or without long petals,) will be found more secure against late frosts. There are, however, exceptions to this rule, as some kinds bloom earlier than others, which I am not now prepared to designate.