The pear is a fruit that has been very long under cultivation, and it has developed certain familiar and very individual characteristics. A comparatively few types have become popular and are raised everywhere. But nothing more is necessary than to plant the seeds, to secure seedlings showing the greatest variety as to their fruit. Two aberrant types are here shown, and numerous others are shown in succeeding pictures.
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