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.
We have from the raiser; specimens of this. It is a large yellow peach, very much in the way of the Susquehanna. It is said to be a very late peach, ripening in Kentucky some seasons as late as 5th of October. By this it would seem to be later than the Susquehanna, and this should make it a valuable variety.
A fine specimen of this delicious old pear was placed on our table by Mr. Galloway C. Morris, from a tree in Philadelphia. If it would do as well everywhere, it would be an admirable kind to grow, but the general impression is that it is uncertain in these latter days. What do our readers know about this?
A Canada Subscriber asks: "Would you please let me know through the columns of the Gardener's Monthly if peach trees can be successfully propagated by grafting on the collar in the same manner that nurserymen work apple trees? Also, is there any objection to propagating them in this way? An answer will greatly oblige, yours truly".
[In the Southern States peaches are commonly propagated in that way, and are deemed just as good if not better than budded ones. - Ed. G. M].
T. R., Chanute, Kansas, asks: " What kind of apples, pears, plums and cherries will thrive best in that locality? I am about to locate permanently there, and feel that I need some advice so as far as possible, to avoid mistakes".
[Will some correspondent not too far away from Chanute kindly furnish the desired information. - Ed. G. M].
Some years ago the writer of this purchased an old property on which was an arbor covered by the Catawba grape. For the sake of the shade the vines were permitted to remain. This season, for the first time in ten years, the fruit was perfect and delicious. There has been nothing more done this year than others, and the fact goes to show that the secret agencies of nature as affecting fruit culture, are of a very active kind.
Mr. Berckmans has found that seedlings of the wild goose plum go back to a poor variety. Late peaches generally reproduce their kind with some exactness; but judging from his remarks as we find them given in the Southern Enterprise, he has not had as good success with early ones.