This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Gardener's Magazine says: - American apples are now being landed at Liverpool in large quantities. In the fortnight ending October 23, no less than 100,000 barrels were received, and the market is fairly glutted. The ruling prices are: Newtown Pippins, 25s. to 50s.; Greenings, 9s. to 12s.; Baldwins, 10s. 6d. to 15s.; Kings, 12s. to 18s., and Spitz, 12s. 6d. to 15s. per barrel.
The Gardener's Magazine says: "The importation of American •apples in the season of 1880-81 amounted to no less than 1,348,806 barrels. Of these vast quantities 599,200 barrels were shipped at New York, and 510,300 barrels at Boston. In addition to the supplies from the United States we received large consignments regularly almost throughout the season from Canada."