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.
At a recent meeting of the Montgomery county (Ohio), Society, Mr. Albaugh said that the old favorite, the White Doyenne, was again showing its pristine excellence, being quite free from all imperfections. We have been all through this hopeful stage in the East. Every now and then there has been a glimmer of recovery, but hope soon died out. Fortunately there are pears quite as good as the White Doyenne without its disease, and we recommend those who yet have this variety to graft the trees with a healthy sort.
A White Black Currant - is among some recent announcements.