This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
In our country " the best kind ever raised" of Strawberries appear every year. It is remarkable that in England, the country above all favorable to fine Strawberries, they seem to have found perfection long ago. The Gardeners' Magazine gives the following as the best at present: Vicountess Hericartde Thury, Sir Joseph Paxton, President, British Queen, Elton Pine and Eleanor. These are mostly a quarter of a century old. How would a list of our kinds do made up of that period, - say Burr's Pine, Hovey's Seedling, Long-worth's Prolific, Peabody's Seedling, and so forth?