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.
We are very much indebted to Mr. Robinson, for the following correction.
" There is a mistake in the Monthly as regards what I said of the fine collection of American apples sent us by Messrs Ellwanger & Barry. I did not say that Talman's sweet had the finest flavor of all. I described it as very sweet, but a great many sweet things are very sickly too, and I should much prefer a French Crab to any of those 'sweet' apples. It was among the so-called 'sour' apples that we found the high pine-apple-like and delicious flavor, that makes a good American apple one of the finest fruits ever ripened by the sun.
"I fancy America is destined to supply the world with good apples. If you now send them in quantity to us, who are supposed to grow good apples, and from whom you originally obtained your parent kinds, you ought in the future to send them in greater numbers to countries where the apple does not grow well, or is badly cultivated. Only tell them not to put all the little and bad Newtowns in the middle of the barrel. There was a good deal of grumbling about this during the late apple season in Covent Garden. The practice most hurts the packer and his fellows in the end."