This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
* Beurre Clairgeau
-- Very large, yellow and red, handsome and attractive; flesh yellowish; keeps sound a long time. Tree a good grower and abundant bearer. A magnificent and valuable market fruit. Season, October and November.
-- Medium yellow, covered with round dots, somewhat buttery, with a rich flavor; should be in every orchard and garden; tree healthy, hardy and productive. Valuable for all uses. Season, December and January. At this writing, Dec. 24th, we have a basket of the Lawrence in the room in splendid condition and excellent flavor.
* Beurre d'Anjou
-- A large, handsome pear, greenish, sprinkled with russet, flesh white, buttery, with a high, rich flavor; very productive, and recommended for market and home use. Season, November until January.
* President Drouard
-- A very good looking and large winter pear, with a delicate and abundant perfume; melting and juicy. One of the longest keepers we have, therefore good for market and the home table. Season, February to May.
* Winter Nelis
-- Medium size, green and russet, fine grained, and when well ripened is one of the Best We have eaten this pear in March and considered them delicious. An all-round good pear; valuable for all purposes. Season, December to March.
* Beurre Easter
-- A very valuable winter pear; of good flavor; the fruit is large and yellow, with red cheek; keeps all winter; especially valuable for home use.
* Bar Seckel
-- A cross between the Bartlett and Seckel. Tree strong, upright grower; color of fruit pale green; flesh white, fine grained, very melting and juicy; preferred by many in quality to Seckel. Recommended for the private garden. Season, November.
* Vicar of Winkfield
-- Large size, long, fine; rich yellow when fully ripe. Very vigorous and productive; one of the best for orcharding purposes for market. Season, December to February.
* Josephine of Malines
-- Medium to large, roundish; pale straw color; flesh rose-colored, melting and delicately perfumed; first quality; tree a moderate, irregular grower, with small leaves; fruit borne in clusters. This variety improves as the tree advances in age. One of the most delicious of our long keeping table pears, and it deserves extensive culture. A splendid variety for the private garden.