Fine specimens of the Japan persimmon have reached the writer from California - one that was quite ripe was delicious.

The tree bears profusely, each little stem, and those near the, ground on very young plants are loaded with fruit, three in a bunch. With the grand citrus exhibit that is to reach the Atlantic cities in May will come, no doubt, numerous specimens. The persimmons are about as large as an average tomato, with a color much the same as the faces of the Japs.

Apricots are successfully canned at Santa Barbara, California, and are large and luscious.