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 English, like us, are getting embarrassed at the number of good fruits. Says the Florist: " The varieties of new Peaches of American and English origin have become so numerous, that amateurs and others who cannot test them as they appear," are embarassed. It is easy to get a good fruit from seed. We want no more good ones named and distributed. Only those fruits should be disseminated that are in some respect better than an existing kind, and only a competent authority can decide this.