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 do not know the size of the largest oranges produced in America, but the London Gardener's Chronicle gives the following account of some large ones produced in England: "We have received from Mr. James Wood, seedsman and florist, of Newport, Isle of Wight, a couple of large oranges, which together weighed 2 lbs. 8 ozs. The largest one weighed 1 lb. 7 ozs., and measured 18 inches in circumference. Mr. Wood states that they were grown with two others of about the same size on a tree about 3 feet high, and 2 feet in diameter of branches, standing in a cool house from which frost and damp are excluded by the use of fire-heat. They are very handsome as decorative objects, but quite useless for dessert".