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.
Out in the west there is a discussion about graft hybrids, in which the name of the editor of the Gardener's Monthly is brought in. It appears agents are pusing some wonderful new varieties, originated by grafting, and the editor of the Gardener's Monthly is quoted as proving that hybrids may be obtained in this way. The editor indeed does know that this is possible; at the same time he is of the opinion that no one has systematically tried to raise any in this way, and has no hesitation whatever in believing that any "agent" who offered such a "new variety" is a "fraud".
This discussion has been going on for some time, and in view of the use made of the name of the editor of the Gardener's Monthly, friends have written that he ought to take some notice of it. But he has never had the slightest sympathy with those who buy of irresponsible pedlars. These people do not read the Gardener's Monthly, or any intelligent agricultural or horticultural paper, and all we can say will not help those who do not read.