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.
My Petite Marguerite Pear has fruited with me here, three seasons. The last season I picked five bushels, and placed them for marketing in baskets graded ten to the bushel, and took one dollar per basket, and realized the snug sum of fifty dollars net for the fruit. I had but few Peaches last season, and the Alexander did the best of the early kinds. The prospect now is good for all kinds of fruit the coming season. I fruited the Bidwell Strawberry last season and was much pleased with it. I have in my collection about twenty varieties and think the Bidwell takes the lead.