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.
Mrs. Lucy Mil-lington writes:"Can you tell me how it happens that the berries of some of our Mountain Ash trees have no seeds ? It is only those which the birds spare. All the seeded berries are eaten in the early Fall, so that there is great disappointment as to the decorative qualities of the tree. Please answer this through the Monthly, as many people enquire. I only know that there are trees bearing seedless berries, that hang on the trees all Winter, and the trees with full-seeded berries are stripped by birds for the sake of the seeds".