This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
We received scions of this variety some five or six years ago, from M. Bavay, of Vilvorde, Belgium, who recommended it as one of the most promising new varieties. We believe it was originated by Van Mons. It has fruited with us three years, and has been invariably very good. It resembles the White Doyenne in appearance, texture, and flavor. The tree is a vigorous grower, both on Fear and Quince stocks, and bears young and abundantly. We consider it as likely to prove a valuable variety.
Fruit - medium to large size, roundish, flattened at the crown. Stalk - about three-fourths of an inch long, inserted obliquely in a slight depression. Calyx - pretty large, open, and set in a narrow, deep basin. Skin - yellow, frequently tinged with red on the sunny side, sprinkled with russet dots quite thickly about the calyx and stalk. Flesh - fine, melting, buttery, sweet, with a rich and pleasant flavor. Season - Oct.
BEURRE DE KONING PEAR.