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.
A. R. P., Honeoye, N. Y., writes : " I send you this day by express, samples of Wager Peach, which on account of over-loaded trees, are not quite as large as common. They are noted for their hardiness as well as their sure-bearing qualities, having been grown in this section for upwards of twenty-five years. One orchard near us having borne large crops when all other varieties have failed".
[These were of middle size, and of fair flavor. If these, and the merits Mr. Pennell claims for it, were all its recommendations, we hardly know whether there may not be some others that would successfully compete with it; but it has in addition a beautiful golden yellow tint, more like that of an Apricot than an ordinary peach; and this beauty is all in its favor. - Ed. G. M].