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.
"Are there any German prune trees to be found in this country, and do they bear good fruit? Which is the best kind in this country; and how do they need to be treated?"
[The German prune is in the catalogues o most American nurserymen who grow collections of plums. They are not dried in this country, probably because the plum crop has been hitherto too uncertain to reduce to a regular drying industry. If they could be certainly grown in quantities every year, no doubt the American fruit dryer would do the business for them. - Ed. G. M.]