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.
An exhibition of Fruits will be held in the Pomological Annex to the Agricultural Building, September 11th to 16th inclusive.
Tables and dishes will be furnished by the Centennial Commission free of charge, exhibitors being only required to pay the cost of transportation.
Products, as soon as received, will be classified and arranged for exhibition.
Large fruits may be exhibited in dishes of not less than five specimens of each variety, except in the case of varieties exhibited for the first time, when three specimens will be sufficient.
Fruits that are especially perishable should be sent in excess of the number, so that the dishes may be replenished from time to time.
The displays of nurserymen, fruit growers, and societies will be considered separately.
The Judges will report upon exhibits according to their merits, having regard both to the perfection of the individual specimens and to the variety of the display in each class, and in combinations under each division. The Awards will consist of a Special Report by the Judges, and a diploma and bronze medal from the United States Centennial Commission.
Fruits will be arranged for examination by the Judges as follows:
Division 1. a Summer Apples, b Autumn Apples, c Winter Apples.
Division 2. a Summer Pears. 6 Autumn Pears, c Winter Pears.
Division 5. a Strawberries, b Raspberries. c Blackberries, d Currants, e Gooseberries. / Cranberries, g Water Melons, h Citron Melons.
Division 6. « Oranges.
Division 7. a Almonds, b Filberts, c Walnuts. d Shellbarks.
The right to alter or amend this circular is reserved.
A. T. Goshorn,
Director-General Burnet Landketh,
Chief of Bureau of Agriculture. Philadelphia, August l5th, 1876.