This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We believe all attempts to make any very great profits from early peaches have failed in the vicinity of Philadelphia. We do not know why it has been abandoned. It would seem that it ought to pay. We give the following which we find as a "floating" paragraph, observing, however, that nothing of profits can be deduced from fancy prices, as competition soon pulls them down.
From a single tree planted in a tub, and kept in his hot-house, C. S. Holbrook, of Holbrook, Mass., has sold in 18 years, no less than $2,300 worth of peaches - some of them at $36 per dozen; many at from $24 to $28 per dozen, and all at an average of $18 per dozen. They were sold mostly in the months of February and March.