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.
Exhibited at the Centennial, is among the best seedling strawberries of the season. The fruit averaged as large as any exhibited at the great Centennial show. Very firm solid berries; of a brilliant dark scarlet color, and of excellent flavor. Most of them were inclined to flatten. This is another of the most promising seedlings that have come before us this season. Raised by Mr. Smith, gardener to Charles Dickens, Esq., of New York.