This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
In a letter to the Editor Mr. J. Paget, gardener to Senator Cameron, Harrisburg, Pa., says: "I want to tell you of what I call a good potato crop. On the loth or 12th of April, 1884, I planted 1630 (sixteen hundred and thirty) square yards - about a third of an acre. On Wednesday, the 27th inst., I lifted them, and to my surprise there were 263 (two hundred and sixty-three) bushels. Mr. Cameron was amazed, also his friends who happened to see it.
I would thank you to state if this is the largest yield per acre you know of. Variety, Blue Victor. [So far as we know, this is the largest crop on record. If any one knows of its equal we shall be glad of the particulars. - Ed. G. M].