This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Philadelphia was this season supplied with an immense quantity of large and luscious strawberries, reminding us of the days when Knox brought in his immense crops of Triomphe de Grand and Jucundas. Although we aspire to be a member of the Board of New Fruit Patents when it is organized, we must admit that we could not in all cases tell exactly what kinds they were. Perhaps they were seedlings as yet unnamed. At any rate either good culture or good kinds gave us this season good strawberries.