This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
* Worden Seckel
-- It is a seedling of the old Seckel. Equally as rich and inviting, while in size, color, form and appearance it is decidedly superior. Grown under like conditions we think it will average a third larger. In color, when well ripened, it closely resembles Clapp's favorite, but a lit. tie brighter red on one side, and a light golden yellow on the other, sprinkled with very faint russet dots with a skin that is usually as smooth and waxy as if it had been varnished. Recommended for home use. Season, September and October.
-- The trees are good,. thrifty, strong growers. Yellow or straw color, with a faint blush or brownish red on the sunny side, thickly covered with fine brown dots, core very small, seeds few, flesh almost white, fine grained, buttery, melting, juicy, quality very good. Season September. For family use.
-- Large, skin rich golden yellow, sprinkled thickly with small dots, and often tinted with red on One side; flesh slightly coarse, juicy and melting with a pronounced quince flavor. Tree very vigorous, and an early and great yielder; grown largely for canning, for which purpose it is especially adapted Recommended for commercial purposes. Season, October to December.
* Flemish Beauty
-- A large, beautiful, sweet pear. The trees as a rule are unhealthy growers and short lived. Where it succeeds it is a valuable home pear of the highest quality. Season, September and October.
* Beurre Bosc
-- Large. and russety yellow, flesh white, melting, juicy and sweet, productive. One of the best pears in ,,cultivation, both for home use and commercial purposes. Should be in every collection. Season, September and October.
-- Medium size, greenish russet, melting and juicy, highly aromatic flavor. Should be largely planted. Good for market and home use. Season, October.
-- One of the richest pears grown, usually very productive, fine grained, sweet, and exceedingly juicy. The fruit is small, but is considered by all the standard of excellence. Grown largely for market purposes, and also desirable for the private garden. Season, September and October.
* Duchesse d'Angouleme
-- One of the largest of all our pears, greenish yellow, spotted with russet, flavor good. Its large size and handsome appearance makes it valuable for market.
-- Large, light waxen yellow, with a fine red cheek. An early and profuse bearer, of fair quality. A market sort. Season, September and October. Fruit of high flavor.
* Vermont Beauty
-- Trees vigorous growers, early, abundant bearers; fruit medium in size, yellow, with red cheek, rich, juicy, and of best quality. Valuable for all purposes.. Season, October.
* Louise Bonne of Jersey
-- Trees vigorous and erect growers, and most prolific producers. A large, beautiful pear of high quality; yellow, with a dark red cheek, melting, vinous, buttery and rich. Valuable for commercial purposes and home consumption. Season, September and October