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.
By James Alexander Fulton. New York : Orange Judd Company. New Edition.
The first edition appeared but a few years ago, and that a new one should be so soon called for is in itself a tribute to the value of the work. It is not a re-issue of stereotype plates, but the chapters have been re-written, and the results of the past year's experiences incorporated. Residing, as the author does, in the great Delaware Peach region, he is well situated to give, from practical experience and observation, all that is known about this great pomological industry in that part of the world. It is, therefore, a practical work of great value. Where the author indulges in opinion merely, he of course only offers them, as he has the right to do, for what they may be worth. He regards the disease known as the " Yellows " to arise from the fact " that the supply of tree nourishment is deficient, and the tree becomes feeble and diseased, and, finally dies of consumption. It is a case of Arbor consumption." "What medicine does a famishing man want but wholesome food?" and in regard to the symptoms, he notes that the Peach grower " notes the fatal sign as quickly as the skillful physician does the hectic flush on the pale cheek of the fair consumptive." But is it a fact that consumption in human beings arises from an insufficiency of wholesome food? And it would be worthy of inquiry why the many kinds of trees, which must now and then find themselves on poor soil, do not get the same symptons of disease the Peach gets.
However, these matters of opinion are of little consequence as against the practical value of the excellent work.