J. B., Allegheny, Pa., writes : "We express you this-morning a basket of our seedling strawberries, 'Beckert's Prolific,' a cross between Wilson's Albany and Jucunda. We claim for it size same as Jucunda, with a better color and half better bearer, also being about ten days later. The samples we sent were taken from a rather thickly planted patch, and are not as large as we have had them. Our principal claim for them, however, is their bearing quality, which is not exceeded by any variety we know of".

[These strawberries have very much the look of fine Jucundas, but with the color and tartness of Albany Seedling. - Ed. G. M].