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.
B. J., Cleveland, 0., writes: - "I notice that you say in your papers, on this subject that a living organism cannot have its juices frozen, and yet live afterwards. I think it would serve the cause of horticultural science, if you would give us some specific illustrations of'this."
[We have let our correspondents of late have their say without comment, as there seemed nothing more to add to what has been already stated. If, however, our correspondent desires "specific illustrations," perhaps he cannot do better just now than take the flower bud of a peach. In winter it is wrapped up in its little nest of down, and generally does not freeze. But if the bud loses its specific heat and the frost enters so as to reach the little bud so full of moisture in comparison with the dry bud scales, he will find on a thaw that it is black. In other words it died after it became frozen. The adjacent parts of the peach did not freeze and did not die. - Ed. G. M.J