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.
IT would appear from the many flattering reports, that this pear is likely to become a general favorite. Reports from all quarters speak highly of it; we have, this season, seen it upon the tree in our rich western soil; in the region of Boston, and on the rocky hill-sides in New Hampshire. In all these localities we found both tree and fruit alike - the fruit magnificent in appearance and quality, and the tree a model for health and growth; it seems to be at home everywhere - in all soils and situations; equally upon the rich clay and alluvial soils of the West, and upon the sterile soils of New England. H. Hendrichs, Ulster Co., N. Y., says of it:
"I have now fruited this variety three years on my grounds here on the banks of the Hudson, and I think no other pear grown this season has given me pleasure and satisfaction so great. It is the most beautiful grower I ever saw; nothing can equal its dark, vigorous, luxuriant branches, and massive, glossy foliage. It is a beautiful tree, and well organized against blight, mildew and kindred affections. My trees are all standard, and now six years from the cion. Some of them, besides maturing two or three crops of fruit, have attained an enormous growth.