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.
With some large and remarkably delicious Peaches on the 7th of October, we had the following note from Mr. Lorin Blodgett, of Philadelphia. It is remarkable that the Peach is not oftener employed as a fruit tree in city yards. At any rate, such remarkable success as Mr. Blodgett's, should incite some to try what they can do:
"The eighth full crop of seedling Peaches has this season about sixty bushels, - grown on 25 by 100 feet - never less than 30 bushels, and the best trees always full.
"Two groups were planted in 1866, the trees began bearing in 1870, and now I have had eight crops (see Gardener's Monthly, November, 1871) lasting from August 16th, to October 15th, each year; always abundant, and the latest ones excellent in every respect. No. 31 is a seedling from No. 3, both very large, often eight ounces in weight; soft, almost to melting, and very rich in flesh. They have furnished a full supply for putting up, with scarcely any sugar, and for family use for two full months".