This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Revue Horticole of Paris, figured this Pear in its Sep. 15th issue, where it is represented as of enormous size, five and a half inches long by four and a half wide, larger than the finest Duchess d'Angouleme. It is said to possess the general characters of the Doyenne d'Hiver, and in aspect to resemble Belle Angevine. It is also said to be "very sweet, with an aroma sui generis." It "is good to eat in the month of February, but will keep to April" in France. Its origin is not stated.