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.
J. H. C, Columbus, O., says; "I once had a white Alpine strawberry, twenty years ago, that bore a long time after the strawberry season and bore abundantly. I see no account of such a berry. Who can tell about it? It was about the color of pale buff paper and very delicious. I would like to know if any one can tell about such a berry. I regret very much that I neglected to keep it." . [There are white varieties of the Alpine strawberry, but most attempts to keep the Alpines in cultivation prove futile, from ignorance as to the proper culture of Alpines When treated as ordinary strawberries they are small, and hardly worth growing. They need reclaimed bog land or some other cool soil to do well.- Ed. G. M.]