Chapter XIX of Part I gives historical notes on the development of our fine American varieties, together with the different systems of management and care. To an extent not found in any other country of the earth the strawberry in the United States has become a leading commercial fruit for a long period. The supply early in spring comes from the Gulf States, then follows the supply grown in successive points north to the Canada line, and a final supply reaches the northern markets from Oregon. It is not unusual for lovers of the fruit in the middle States to enjoy strawberries on the table daily for a period of two months.