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.
A correspondent of the Garden says:
"If, in America, an enterprising man were to get the grant of 1,000 acres, and at once clear and plant it with Cob Filberts, he would find it one of the most remunerative transactions of his life - their transit to this market is easy, and they are not injured from being two or three months in tubs, a circumstance which renders them as easy of carriage by land or sea, as flour."
It shows how ill calculated one at a distance is to offer advice; though we can appreciate the good intention which moves the suggestion. Our good friend is evidently unaware that this bush is extremely liable here to a terribly destructive fungus, which would sweep off a whole thousand acres in two or three years. We would rather take our chances on a thousand acres of plums than a thousand acres of filberts, and every American knows what that means.