H. C. K., Tolona, Mo., writes:

"I have sent to your address by mail, samples of apples that I think probably are seedlings; those who have seen them cannot tell what they are. Some claim that they are an old variety but cannot give the name. Now, what I want to know is if they are an old variety and what is the name by which they are known, so that I can get them of parties having them for sale. I like them; they suit my taste exactly."

[We see no difference from Esopus Spitzenberg beyond what locality may cause. It is well to know that it thrives so well in Missouri. It is an extremely popular market apple, but the tree generally does not thrive well enough to make it popular with extensive planters in the East. - Ed. G. M.]