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.
According to all accounts these continue to improve with each succeeding year.
From the following, which we find in the Gardener's Chronicle, it seems they are troubled with the leaf blight in the pear, in Germany, as we are in America, if, indeed, it was not from some of those European countries that we first received it:
Amid the differing opinions on the many peaches, the members of the Georgia Horticultural Society, at a recent meeting, were almost unanimous as to the value of this one. It is said to ripen just after Hale's Early.
At the Atlanta Pomological Society, discussion came up on this old kind, and it was voted that for marketing and for family use it was " the best late berry".
The Southern Enterprise says: The demand for trees for planting next winter will be beyond all precedent in the history of our State. Large growers are already ordering stock for next season's planting.
The Southern Enterprise says of the Atlanta Pomological Society: "This society has demonstrated that the sweet cherry may be successfully grown in this section, and has collected a very fine list. Those exhibited at their meetings would do credit even to Piedmont, Va., the home of the cherry. Every farmer should have a few cherry trees on his place.
In the Garden for June 1st, there is figured a specimen of asparagus that was entered for the prizes recently offered by Mr. Robinson, for improved asparagus culture. A specimen of one stalk figured measures at the base fifteen inches in circumference, and two inches from the top it measures two and a quarter inches around. Fifty heads of this asparagus weighed seven pounds. If this is the best they can raise in England, we believe that asparagus growers here can go far beyond.
May Duke and Coe's Transparent, are considered the two best cherries in Georgia.
At the recent reception of the Pennsylvania, Horticultural Society, Mr. Merceron exhibited some berries of this variety, which was first favorably noticed in our magazine. When at Rochester, recently, we saw a large number of kinds in trial beds on the grounds of Ellwanger & Barry, and this was the best of all. The writer of this heard one gentleman regretfully say, " I might have purchased the whole stock of that kind, and I made a great mistake in letting the chance go by".