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.
H. M. Engle, Marietta, Pa., writes: " We send you to-day Orange, Cluster and Houghton Gooseberries. You can judge their comparative earliness. We find the Cluster sold for Houghton, but the latter, - true, - has stronger thorns, more drooping habit, and never colors dark like Cluster. The Orange ripens invariably a week to ten days earlier than any other Gooseberry we have seen,, and in quality consider it superior to any of the American Gooseberries. It has been almost neglected, but we intend multiplying it. What do you think of it?
[It seems like a very desirable variety. - Ed. G M].