A correspondent asks why, when speaking of quality in fruit, writers have come to confine the term to nice flavor. We do not know that they do, though it is often used to express a very eatable fruit.

Though we half-apologized in our last for the common misuse of the word "quality" in referring to fruit, it might be as well to try to reform. For instance, speaking of the Gold strawberry, Mr. Hexamer says it is not so prolific as Jewell, but its quality is better. The bearing character of a fruit is surely among its good or bad qualities, and if flavor is meant by " quality " in the case of the Gold, it would be the best term to use.