This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The question of the identity of Elm City and Highland Hardy is in a fair course of final settlement. Mr. Charles Downing sent me plants of H. Hardy to plant beside my Elm City, and I sent him the Elm City to test beside the H. Hardy, so have patience for a year or two. I presume the adaptation of soil to the different varieties has more to do with the success of Raspberry culture than most persons are aware. I have found that the Elm City will completely run out on dry land which is adapted to Philadelphia, while on low, moist ground Philadelphia will produce nothing, and Elm City is in its glory. We should not condemn a variety of fruit because of one failure. If any one succeeds with it, let us look for the element of success. I am certain the failure of H. Hardy, referred to by J. A. D., was due to dry soil or southern exposure.