A contributor to The Southern Horticulturist has had this in bearing at Atlanta, Ga., for several years, and finds it "always of superior merit, a good bearer, fine size, and quality unexcelled among summer pears. It has a peculiarity. Should the blossoms all be killed by late frosts, it will in a month or six weeks, throw out another crop, which never gets killed, thus rendering it a sure annual bearer".

The editor of the same paper, remarking thereon, says : " Out of five hundred varieties in bearing near Yazoo City, Miss., there was none of its season better than Bloodgood, either as regards health of tree, productiveness or quality. It is not quite as smooth and handsome as it ought to be for a market pear, but for a home fruit, no collection should be without it. It should be grown as a standard, set out at least twenty feet apart, and trimmed high, so as to give it all the air and sunlight possible, otherwise its first crop is liable to be affected somewhat with the fungus blight. It is not a rapid grower, but makes a handsome, conical shaped head, which bears its fruit very regularly distributed all through it. It ripens about with Os-bands Summer, a little earlier than Julienne and Tyson, and its average size is two and one-half inches long, and two inches wide".