This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
"K. W. D. A.," Farmdale, Ky., says : "You say a Gingko tree in Philadelphia has borne fruit this year, and that ' this is the first time the tree has been known to fruit in America.' We have here at the Kentucky Military Institute, Farmdale P. 0., Ky., a Gingko tree which has borne fruit every season for four years, and plenty of it".
[We had overlooked the fact in making our note, that a lady had noted in the Bulletin of the Torrey Club, that a tree in the Central Park had borne fruit. This was probably two years before the Germantown tree. There seems to be quite a number fruiting - trees probably of about the same age - in various parts of the country.
The chief point of botanical interest, and which caused the original note, was the inquiry whether the plant has flowers of both sexes on the same tree? These solitary fruiting trees seem to indicate that it has; but botanical works make a strong point of the belief that it is a dioecious plant, that is one always having separate sexes on separate trees. Certainly the form always in cultivation heretofore has been of the male sex, and though the tree has been under culture for three-quarters of a century, no fruit has been known until these younger trees have furnished them. - Ed. G. M].