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 universal favorite is rather uncertain on the quince, unless double-worked. Some trees will do as well as one could wish, growing and fruiting finely, while others with the same treatment can not be made to thrive. It is also very liable to be broken off at the junction of the pear with the quince stock. Of two planted in this orchard, both grew finely; one was blown off by the wind this season, the other is as thrifty as could be desired.
Growing thriftily. Makes a beautiful pyramid.
Ope of the most thrifty. Makes a handsome, symmetrical tree. Fruited this year.
Two trees planted; both died out the second and third season. Said by some to succeed on the quince.
Doing very well. Fruited this year.
This variety always does well. The trees are thrifty and form symmetrical heads.
Two trees planted, and both of them doing as well as any on the ground. Said not to be reliable on the quince.
Two trees planted, both of which grew well. One of them was broken off this season; the other is very thrifty. Osband's Summer. - Growing well. Makes a handsome tree.
Growing well, but rather loosely. Requires dote pruning to keep it in good shape.
This is rather an irregular grower, sending out strong shoots at random, as it were, making it difficult to get a well-formed tree. It is a peculiarity of this kind to grow slowly for the first year or two, after which it is as vigorous as most varieties. Trees of this all doing well.
One of the most thrifty. Makes a symmetrical pyramid. Fruited this year.
As usual, one of the most vigorous. This variety always grows and bears remarkably well on the quince. It is one of the best for market purposes.
Another remarkably fine variety for dwarfing, making a most beautiful and vigorous pyramid, with very little care. Does not fruit well until the trees have attained considerable age.
A very strong grower. Makes a fine pyramid.
Growing exceedingly well. One of the best on quince.
Doing finely. Fruits early.
A loose, open grower. Requires close pruning to keep it in shape. Trees all doing well.
A very rampant, straggling grower. Requires close pruning to keep it filled up.
Growing finely, and making a beautiful pyramid.
Very thrifty. Hakes a beautiful tree.
A crooked, straggling grower, but doing well.
Brown Beurre has not grown well.
Growing finely. Makes a handsome tree.
Doing very well. Makes a well-proportioned tree.
Flourishing finely. Seems to gain in vigor as the tree increases in age.
A remarkably strong grower.
Cabot has not done well Of two trees, one is dead, and the other making but a feeble growth.
Doing well. Shoots long and slender.
Very thrifty. Forms a well-proportioned tree.
Growing thriftily, and making a very handsome tree.
Remarkable for its thrifty and symmetrical growth.
Doing only moderately well.
Does not appear to succeed very well.
Flourishing finely, and making a good pyramid.
Only moderately thrifty.
A vigorous, though rather crooked grower.
One of the best growers. Makes a handsome tree.
Yery thrifty indeed. Makes a fine pyramid.
Doing moderately well.
A remarkably vigorous grower on quince.
Growing well, and forming a handsome tree.
Doing moderately welL Parsonage. - Growing well.
Not very vigorous.
Growing very finely. One of the most symmetrical trees in the orchard.
Not doing well.
Succeeding very well indeed.
One of the most vigorous.
Very thrifty. Forms a beautiful head.
Growing very rapidly. Makes a very symmetrical tree.
Growing moderately well.
A very thrifty tree. Forms a fine pyramid.
Not succeeding well.
One of the most vigorous. Makes a handsome tree.
Doing very well indeed.
A remarkably vigorous grower.