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.
A large party of experienced fruit-growers visited this variety on its native grounds when it was in its prime. It is a chance seedling. It is represented as of a brilliant scarlet color, oblate conical, and "can be eaten without sugar."
Those who examined it very wisely took what might be deemed its nearest competitor as a standard of comparison, the Albany Seedling, with the following result: - 1. In size it averages one and a half larger. 2. Of much better flavor. 3. It is far more attractive in appearance. 4. The plant is double the size and much more vigorous. 5. It carries the fruit higher from the ground. 6. The yield is one-half greater. 7. In firmness it fully equals the Wilson.