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.
A correspondent in your February number inquires about the thornless Honey Locust. I would like to say to him that such a variety is found quite frequently in the timber belt along the Neosho, in this part of the State, and is much superior to the common variety on account of the absence of thorns.
A few years ago a nurseryman of this place raised and put upon the market a few trees of this kind, but I am not aware that any are to be found in our nurseries. If your correspondent will send me his address I will take pleasure in putting him in the way of procuring the seeds.
A Kansas correspondent says: "Can any of the correspondents of the Gardener's Monthly give any information through its columns, on the Thorn-less Honey Locust? Is it of any value as an ornamental tree? Does it grow from seed or cuttings? And can any nurseryman furnish the young trees?"
[The Thorneless Honey Locust is simply the common Honey Locust, that has not the power of producing thorns. It is in every other respect a Honey Locust, timber and all included. It is only raised from seed. - Ed. G. M].