This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
* Osband's Summer
-- Medium, yellow, with red cheek, half melting, mild and pleasant, fine flavor and excellent. Productive. Good for market or home use. Ripens in August.
* Doyenne d'Ete
-- Small, nearly round, yellow with red cheek, a good, juicy, sweet pear; tree vigorous and productive. Ripens in August; good for all purposes.
-- A good grower, good keeper, good shipper, superior flavored, early pear. Fruit medium in size, smooth, pale yellow, with deep Ted cheek. Valuable for all purposes; ripens in July and August.
-- Large, clear, yellow, juicy, buttery, excellent, thrifty, young, heavy and reliable bearer, too well known to need any lengthy description; one of the best fruits ever introduced. Valuable for home use and perhaps as profitable as any fruit that is grown for market. Ripens September 15th to 30th; should be in every planting.
-- One of the most beautiful when full ripe, a brilliant crimson, yellow ground; flesh is rich and juicy and pleasant. Valuable for market. Ripens in August.
* Clapp's Favorite
-- Large, delicious, good grower, productive. Ripens in advance of Bartlett; rots unless picked early. Should be gathered ten days before it would ripen on the trees; when properly handled a valuable market variety. Ripens about September first.
-- Medium to large; yellow, with handsome blush. A productive early market variety. Ripens in July.
* Souvenir du Congress
-- Fruit large to very large, resembling in form the Bartlett; skin smooth, of a handsome yellow at maturity washed with bright red or carmine on the side exposed to the sun. Flesh much like the Bartlett, having the musky flavor, though in a less degree. Ripens, September 15. Good for market use.
-- Medium size, bright yellow; cheek shaded with reddish brown, buttery, very melting; flavor nearly sweet, aromatic; excellent home use variety. Ripening last of September.
-- Above medium, yellowish green; melting, sweet; productive. A high class fruit for family use. Season middle of August.
* Manning's Elizabeth
-- Small to medium; bears in clusters; crimson and gold color; very beautiful, melting, rich, sugary, sprightly, perfumed flavor; excellent; very productive. One of the best early pears. Good for market or family use. Season, August.