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.
The Florida Dispatch acts on the same principle that we do,-that success in any undertaking can only be permanent when the exact truth is brought out. It is devoted to building up the interests of Florida, but it does not believe that Florida is to be saved by bringing people down there under the impression that to grow the golden orange and to gather in the gold are synonymous terms. While it is true that Florida oranges in New York and Philadelphia, this winter, have been bringing forty to fifty dollars a thousand, for the best oranges, it says that about $12.50 to $15.00 per 1,000 at the grove, is a very good price for the best article. But at these prices one can make a very good profit on the orange culture business if they know how. It is the same in the orange business as in every other branch of fruit culture, profits do not so much grow as they are made.