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.
This is a native Pennsylvania pear, originated on the grounds of Mr. Samuel Ott, of Montgomery county, Pa, said to be a seedling of the Sockel It was introduced to notice a few years ago by Dr. BRINCKLE. We have fruited it this season, having it ripe on the last of August. It proves to be a very fair and excellent fruit, ranking with the best summer pears. Size - rather small, roundish-obovate, regular. Skin - greenish yellow, marked with a thin russet and with a marbled red cheek generally. Calyx - rather small, in a narrow, shallow basin. Stalk - one and a half inches long, rather slender, and inserted in a flattened end. Flesh - white, rather coarse, melting, rich, and perfumed, with somewhat of the flavor of the Seckel. Our specimens were from a double worked tree. The tree is a fair grower, and, judging from two or three years' trial, succeeds well on the quince. This will, we think, be a generally esteemed amateurs' pear, but will be found too small for our markets generally.