This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We noted recently the case of a pear from Rochester, which did not push out its petals - that is to say flower - till long after its ovarium, the future pear, had grown, and several weeks after its proper season. Before that paragraph appeared in print our correspondent, the Rev. E. P. Powell, wrote as follows, under date of June 17th. " I have a Rosteizer Pear tree that has every pear in blossom •, full perfect blossoms. The pears are as large as the end of your finger. It is a curious sight. Tree twenty feet high".