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.
Mr. N. Ohmer, of Dayton, Ohio, writes : " Raspberries are attracting much more attention at this particular time than ever before. Raspberries have always been appreciated more or less on account of filling in the place nicely between strawberries and blackberries. It is a fruit much admired by many, though never so popular as the strawberry. Up to within a few years there were but few varieties. The Red Antwerp, American Black, or common Black Cap and Brinkle's Orange, were popular as far back as I can recollect. As much improvement has been made in late years in the raspberry as in any other fruit; we are now not confined to three or four varieties, but varieties of distinguished merit can be counted by the dozens. I have grown the raspberry more or less since I have been engaged in fruit culture, now twenty odd years, but never to the same extent as at present. I now plant largely of them, because I find their culture profitable. I can and do grow raspberries almost as cheaply as I do corn (not counting the cost of gathering), and any of you can do the same if you have suitable soil, varieties, and understand the proper mode of culture.