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.
On the first of September Mr. Pierpont Willson, Vineland, N. J., sent specimens of a seedling peach from a tree which came up in the ruins of an old cellar. They weighed, individually, about five and one-fourth ounces, and were about eight inches round. The form varies, from roundish to oblong; the color, yellowish white, with slight rosy cheek, or deep rose on almost pure white; the flesh is yellowish white, very juicy, and of excellent flavor. It is a free-stone, and dark red near the stone.
The varieties of good peaches under culture are now so numerous that it is impossible to say in what respect this may be distinct from all others, and we therefore name it with some hesitation. But should it be found to resemble some other already named and disseminated, it is safe to say the other will certainly be no better in size, beauty, or delicious "peachiness" than this. In all these points it is first-class.