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.
We hardly know what to say of fruit sometimes sent to us, a few samples not being like what they are afterwards found to be. We can only say that some before us from Mr. John Churchman, appear to be of the same class as the Philadelphia, but are much larger and in every way better than any of this class we have yet seen. The stems were taken out in the usual way of marketing raspberries, and eight of them weighed one ounce. If all the other points which go to make up a perfect raspberry excel as size and flavor do, we should say Mr. Churchman has a very good thing.