This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
May 18th, there came from Mr. P. J. Berckmans specimens of the Peen-to, or flat Chinese Peach. They are about the size of the Alexander or similar early Peach, but seem as if pressed down and widened laterally. The stone is also wider than long. They are also like the other early ones, partial clingstones, being juicy and of good flavor. Mr. Berckmans specimens were grown in tubs, under glass, and put out on first of April. In Florida it has already become popular, ripening there on the 1st of April.
A California correspondent speaks highly of the success of this peach in California. He says its earliness as well as its delicious flavor there, bring it general praise.