A Large Watermelon

We do not know the weight of the largest water melon, but one raised in Delaware this year weighed 51 lbs.

Consumption Of Cantaloupes In Philadelphia

The number of melons consumed in the City of Philadelphia during the season of 1886, is estimated at fifteen millions, yet this is not much spread over a city that stands on one hundred and forty square miles.

The Northern Spy As A Stock For Apple Grafting

The extreme vigor of the Northern Spy has caused it to become a favorite stock on which to graft apple in New Zealand instead of the indiscriminate seedling stocks as used in our country. The plants are raised from root cuttings just as they are raised for Paradise or Doucain stocks. Of course such plants cannot be sold at the low figures American growers get for apple trees on seedlings.

The Huckleberry

Some of the Western nurserymen are still pushing the Dwarf Juneberry under the name of " Huckleberry." The Dwarf Juneberry is a very good thing to have in one's garden, so that those who buy it for Huckleberry will not be wholly without value received, but they will be sadly deceived if they think they are getting the Huckleberry. We hardly think it a case of intentional fraud, but it seems ignorance scarcely pardonable.

Vineyard Of Mr. Geo. B. Andrews, Fitch-Burg, Mass

This gentleman is a very successful grape grower. He has 3,800 vines, 2,500 of which are Concord, 2,000 of which are in bearing; last year they bore ten and a half tons of grapes. They are 8x6 feet, on galvanized wire trellises. Cow manure answers best. The cost is about $190 per acre, and the expense for repairs and baskets and other trifles, about $50.

Fig Culture In Tubs

The Fig will thrive in the open air considerably north of the Potomac, if care be taken to bend the branches and cover with earth during the winter. But as tub plants, kept in a barn, cellar, or very cold greenhouse, during winter, they give a pleasurable success.

The Enormous Consumption Of Strawberries

The largest lot of Strawberries ever shipped in one day this year over the Delaware railroad, is said to have been one hundred and ninety-five car loads. It beats the coal trains, only it does not last long. A many little finger gathered those berries, and they gave pleasure to many a little mouth.

The Thurber Peach

J. C. Wilbur, of Mil-ford, Del., has fifteen peach trees of the variety known as "Thurber," from which he has picked eighty baskets of fruit this year. The trees were set in 1880, and the eighty baskets sold at the Milford depot for $75. This was at the rate of $540 per acre of one crop.