This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
There is a prevalent impression that under the artificial conditions of England, peaches can be raised larger and better than we can in our hap-hazard way in the open air, but we seldom get at the exact figures or facts. Recently Mr. Rivers sent two forced fruit to the editor of the Gardeners' Chronicle; one, a Golden Eagle, weighing 9 1/2 oz, and 10 1/2 inches in circumference; the other, Gladstone, 9 oz, and 10 1/2 inches in diameter. This is good for ripening under glass in February.