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.
At the nurseries of Storrs, Harrison & Co., of this place, is a lemon tree which is quite remarkable for the size of its fruit. It ripened over twenty specimens the past year, and six of them gathered the past week weighed just six pounds, the largest weighing nineteen and a half ounces. The tree was left in charge of S. H. & Co. Co. some years ago, by a family who moved away and never called for it; so that its origin is not known, nor the name of the variety, if it has any name. Can you, Mr. Editor, give us the names and descriptions of the varieties of lemons usually grown where this fruit is extensively cultivated, or in the greenhouses in this country?