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.
Not long since we copied from the Garden a statement that while the Canadians did honest packing, American apples came with the best fruit only on top of the barrel. It appears now that the Canadians did not learn their honest ways from the old folks at home, for by a recent correspondent of Garden, we learn that the English packers beat us "all hollow." Indeed it now says "American barrels of apples are all through alike good, and buyers know exactly what to give for them, but on our English produce no such confidence can be placed; that has to be carefully inspected. This season, owing to the scarcity of the American crop, English growers have the market pretty much under their own control; but such practices as those to which I have just alluded are not likely to bring home-grown fruit into favor".