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.
This described as Abies macrocarpa by Dr. Vasey in our pages some time ago, is thus referred to by Mr. Lemmon in a recent number of the Pacific Rural Press:
"Tsuga macrocarpa., Torr., or Tsuga Douglasii, variety, macrocarpa, Vasey, the 'big-coned spruce' of the San Bernardino mountains. A rare tree, differing from the typical Douglas spruce in its smaller size, gnarly appearance and the great size and quantity of its cones, 8 to 11 inches long, and lying a foot deep beneath the trees".