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.
Apples are selling in Philadelphia, this season, at $3.50 per barrel; Spitzenbergs, on account of their increasing scarcity, bringing from 25 to 50 cents more. If any one can get a new kind that will be of the peculiar flavor of the Spitzenberg and yet be vigorous and healthy and an abundant bearer, there is room for it. Newtown Pippins are scarce; the agents say they"blast" under the skin. The Baldwin and Greening are the commonest kinds offered, though the Northern Spy increases in quantity every year. Chenango Strawberry for the first time appears in great quantity last autumn, and seems popular.