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.
Pears and other fruits are so often named after the raisers, discoverers, or places where found, that it is worth noting when one can be named after some peculiarity of its own. The "Deux Soeurs" is a French variety, raised by the two Misses Knoop, of Malines, and which at the same time usually has the fruit appearing in pairs. It is allied to the Marie Louise class, and may therefore not be of great value in our country, where they are no sooner ripe than rotten. But it makes a beautiful picture in the Florist and Pomologist.