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 the land of the orange, dwarfs have a standing as well as in the land of the apple and the pear. As in the North with the quince for the pear, a slow grower is selected to graft the stronger kind on. The Otaheite orange is the kind usually employed to make a dwarf orange. The standing of a dwarf orange is about that of a dwarf pear; that is, one can get a few in a small space, and earlier than on a standard stock; but if one wants full and profitable crops they must wait till the standards bear.