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.
I have grown this berry in my own garden without intermission since 1856, and when it has had decent treatment it has always given me a large crop of its delicious fruit. I have had it beside the Wilson nearly the whole time and it has uniformly given me the largest crop of the two - usually twice as much or more as it has this year, and in size it has averaged as large. There is no Strawberry with which 1 am acquainted that will constantly give as much fruit, with the possible exception of Capt. Jack and Crescent Seedling. It has never been eaten by white grubs that I know of, although Duncan and Prouty by the side of it suffered badly this ypar as did other varieties near by. It has never been thrown out by frost, and I have never until the past year covered it in whiter. In its cultivation there are two requirements that are absolutely necessary to success. It must have a fertilizer (that is a vine with perfect flowers) near it, and a heavy mulch in fruiting time. Beyond this it needs no petting.
It is not large, but we do not want to cut, or make two bites of a Strawberry. Dr. Warder says that it is large enough for any lady's mouth, and I hope that no gentleman will feel called upon to open his; mouth wider".