This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. A. R.Whitney commenced orcharding in 1843. He has 10,000 bearing trees on 150 acres. His heaviest crop was in 1876, when he had 26,000 bushels. Insects are his chief trouble. He keeps his orchard in grass and feeds it with sheep. For summer and early fall he likes the Red Astrachan and Snow; for fall and early winter, the Bailey, Sweet and Maiden's Blush; for winter and spring, Dominie, Jonathan, Willow Twig, Ben Davis and Wine Sap. For these facts we are indebted to the Farmers Review of Chicago.