THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

Tough-skinned pear a symbol of Dorchester’s agrarian past

At the Boston Winery, Earl Taylor, president of the Dorchester Historical Society, displayed a bottle of the society’s wine, which is made from Clapp’s Favorite pears. At the Boston Winery, Earl Taylor, president of the Dorchester Historical Society, displayed a bottle of the society’s wine, which is made from Clapp’s Favorite pears. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Jack Nicas
Globe Correspondent / August 22, 2010

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

By the early 19th century, Bostonians were fancying the exotic foods flowing into Boston Harbor from overseas, and the Dorchester farmers who had long supplied the city with produce were losing market share. (Full article: 658 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass

Connect with Boston.com

Twitter Follow us on @BostonUpdate, other Twitter accounts