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.
Size - large. Form - obovate, obtuse-pyriform. Calyx. - large, open; segments broad, expanded, set nearly on the apex of the fruit Stem - about one inch in length, inserted in slight depression. Color - clear green, with traces of russet, becoming a handsome yellow at maturity. Flesh - tender, meting, and juicy. Flavor - pleasant, sweetish, with some aroma. Season - October to November. Quality - "good:" probably "very good" Tree - vigorous, soon forming a fine pyramid. Produces abundantly on the Pear or Quince stock, and promises to become a hardy, valuable fruit.
LAURE DE GLYMES. FONDANTE DEs PRES.
Named by Van Mons I believe towards 1825 after one of his sons.
Free, handsome, pyramidal, good grower and bearer; admirably suited to the quince stock, where its fruit is more luscious than upon the standard. Fruit medium, ovate, sometimes pyriform truncated, with a long stem and a green smooth 6kin, turning yellow towards maturity. Flesh buttery, juicy, well flavored and sweet enough; but a little uncertain. In good seasons, very best; in wet or unfavorable seasons a second rate pear. Ripens well and slowly throughout September, often to the middle of October, must be picked before the color of the skin indicates its approaching maturity.