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 have looked about carefully this year to try to identify the "best strawberry," but as we felt inclined to record it, we would read in some reliable paper, or in some letter of the wonderful behaviour of some other, and have hesitated to cast our vote. Many of the new strawberries are very good, but we see accounts of wonderful things done by some very old kinds. One exchange is sure that "on the whole nothing will exceed the Longworth's Prolific in the number of good points that make up a good berry." This is going back a quarter of a century; what will our improvers say ?