Mr. Charles A. Green, Rochester, says: "I shall be glad of your opinion on the Wilder pear." Presuming that it ripened at Rochester, we think so well of it for an early pear, that we have sent it to the engraver. It is a pleasantly juicy sub-acid fruit, just the thing for a thirsty July day (July 30th).

Its positive value will of course depend on how it compares with other early ones maturing at the same time with it in the same vicinity. Of that we cannot tell. We can only say that it is larger and jucier than any of the early ones as growing here, except possibly Giffard, but with which we are unable at this moment to make an actual comparison. It is not quite as long as we generally get Giffard, but is probably heavier. The one we figure weighed 2 3/4 ounces. It measured 7 inches in its longitudiual circumference, and 6 inches round horizontally. It is russetty brown on the sunny side and yellowish green on the other.

The Wilder Pear.

The Wilder Pear.