This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
As a companion question to "what becomes of all the pins?" we may have what becomes of old varieties of fruits and vegetables ? There was Longsworth's Prolific Strawberry, for the raising of which the Cincinnati Horticultural Society gave Mr. Nicholas Longworth a hundred dollar gold medal, and which we thought had long since wasted away like an old pin. But it seems to be not only in cultivation, but the Atlanta, (Ga., ) Pomological Society, vote that they intend to keep it there awhile longer yet.