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.
In all professions it is chiefly those who aim at excellence who succeed. In fruit growing the market is never "glutted" in good seasons to the grower of a superior article. Superiority in fact is the insurance against over-stock. On this the Country Gentleman truly observes : " Second-rate, scrubby, knotty apples find a slow sale at a low price. Those who with good culture, manuring, thinning, assorting and careful packing, place the finest specimens before purchasers, obtain good prices and ready sales, and as soon as their products become known, they are eagerly sought on account of their excellent quality, even in abundant seasons".