0. W., Ottumwa, Iowa, asks: "Will you please tell us something relating to the best curculio proof plums to grow?"

[The American varieties of the Chickasaw and common red plums are less liable to injury from the curculio than the finer kinds of the European race. They are, however, much inferior in general qualities, and if with a little extra trouble you could succeed in growing these finer kinds, the profit would be considerably larger. Of the foreign kinds - or rather the kinds of the foreign race - there is no one that resists the curculio more than another, though some think they find differences, but a "proof" variety in one place becomes just as bad as others elsewhere, showing that it is rather some congeniality to the situation, giving it more power to resist, than anything of a constitutional character. - Ed. G. M.]