The American chestnut, as is well-known, has a much more agreeable flavor than the European, or, as it is better known, the Spanish chestnut. This, though of the Spanish race, is an American seedling, and some nuts sent us by Mr. Engle show it to be not inferior to the American, while it is quite as large as the average European.

On account of its having been raised in America, it was at first proposed to call it "Great American," but Mr. Engle, with a conscientiousness which does him great credit, feared he might be charged with an intent to put it forth as a variety of the American species. As the flavor of the American is well-known to be superior to the European, it would be of great commercial value could it be passed, with its large size, for such a variety. Under the name of Paragon, the public will have to be taught that it is as good as the American.