This Quail Brand Original Old Pear Fruit Label features a Surprised looking large bird as if it were caught at something it shouldn't have been doing. Stecher Traung, San Francisco, Calif., designed this Bartlett Pear art poster ad image for the "California Fruit Exchange of Sacramento, CA."; the shipping agents for these Contra Costa County Bartlett Pears. A Blue Anchor logo is inset with "Registered U.S. Pat. Off. 1919". We have custom framed this in copper and glass so it is ready to decorate your home. It measures 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches.
"Dainty pink Mt. Diablo buckwheat rediscovered" Robert Sanders, Media Relations | 24 May 2005 BERKELEY – A petite pink flower that hasn't been seen in 70 years has been rediscovered on the flanks of Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County by a University of California, Berkeley, graduate student. The Mount Diablo buckwheat, Eriogonum truncatum, "has been a Holy Grail in the East Bay for several decades," according to UC Berkeley botanist Barbara Ertter, who confirmed the identification in the field on Friday. Last reported in 1936, the flower was presumed extinct, she said, because its habitat has been overrun by introduced grasses. It is one of only three plants, all of them rare, that are endemic to Mount Diablo. In a Novel by Lawrence Sanders about the 1920's Hollywood Movie Industry, entitled "The Dream Lover", a wealthy banker from back East complains about California saying: "Last night at my hotel I met a man who claimed to be a rancher. He looked like a rancher; boots with high heels, leather clothes, sombrero. I asked him how many cattle he had. He said he didn't raise cattle; he owned a PEAR ranch!" "Pears are grown commercially in scattered areas of north central California, and in Oregon and Washington. In California, the main areas are the rich, moist lands of the Sacramento River delta, the cooler foothills of the Sacramento and San Joaquin River valleys, and in Santa Clara County. In Oregon, pears are grown in the Hood River area, east of Portland near the Columbia River. In Washington, the main area is in the Wenachee and Yakima valleys, the same general area where apples are grown. The industry in these three states, which developed in the 1920's, is now the most highly commercialized pear growing region in the world. The principal variety grown in California is the Bartlett; additional varieties gown in Oregon and Washington include the Bosc and d'Anjou. Pears were packed in rectangular wooden boxes, containing 4/5 bushel, somewhat smaller than apples boxes. The label size was somewhat variable, usually about 10 1/2" x 7 1/2". As with other wooden fruit boxes, pear boxes gradually were replaced by cardboard boxes in the 1950's. Fruit Box Labels, McClelland & Last, 1983" (Out of Print)