Stocks For Peach And Plum

It is said the peach and plum do not do well on stocks of the Chickasaw breed, in Florida.

Apricots In California

According to the Rural Press, the Breda is not popular, and the budding of the apricot on the almond does not do so well as once hoped for.

Asparagus In California

If they cannot boast much of celery in California, they can talk "tall" on asparagus. The Rural Press says that at Santa Cruz Hy Jackson has, we believe, one of the oldest asparagus beds in the State. He planted it about thirty years ago, and it has continued to yield abundantly each year. Asparagus is a prolific and profitable vegetable when carefully cultivated. Wherever its cultivation has been attempted in this valley, it has been successful.

The Burger Grape

This seems to be a California variety, or at least is very popular for wine making purposes. The juice is used to mix with other grapes which it is said to assist in fermenting rapidly. As high as $18 and $20 a ton has been offered for it this year.

The Peach Tomato

Messrs. D. Landreth & Son, Bristol, Pa., sent us recently a basket of an entirely new form of tomato which they call Peach Tomato. It is a great merit to have a variety that one can distinguish at once from another. These might be as easily mistaken for peaches as not. In a garden they must have a very pretty appearance. They are said to be very productive, and we take it to be a good addition to the already large list of tomatoes.

New Tomato

The Puritan is the name of the newest candidate. It is from Boston.

New Potato

A variety called Charles Downing, was exhibited at the August 20th meeting of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, by Charles N. Brackett, and much admired.

The Green Ash

Mr. Douglas finds as the result of experience that the green ash is much better adapted to Western circumstances than the white. On the other hand the white ash is best for Eastern forestry.

The Chestnut In The Prairie States

Robert Douglas says that of the thousands of sweet chestnut trees planted in the West only an occasional one survived. The black walnut thrives admirably.

Microscopic Fungi

These are now known to have such an intimate connection with horticultural success or failure, that many of our readers must be making a special study at them. It may be of service to note that Profs. Farlow and Trelease have published a list of all known works or papers treating of fungi, which must be of great service to these students.