This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Apples for Profit.- At a late meeting Mr. Pearson said that his most profitable apple was Smith's Cider; and next to this is the Benoni. No other sorts approach these. Dr. Long had made more money out of the Romanite than any other. The Early harvest and Red Astrachan had done well. Northern Spy and Yellow Bellflower were worthless on his grounds. He found it best to cultivate his orchards, and to apply lime, ashes, and stable manures. Young orchards he found most profitable; orchards generally through the country were not profitable to the owners, simply because proper; cultivation was not given, and insects destroyed..