In the may number of your Journal Mr. Long-worth of Cincinnati, in an article on Grapes, says: "That neither Hovey's Seedling or the English Methven Scarlet', will produce half a crop, or bear perfect berries, if separated from all others."

He then goes on to say, that the same may be said of Burrs New Pine. Of the two first I cannot speak, never having cultivated them, but with regard to the New Pine he is certainly in error.

Two years ago I procured a few plants of the New Pine direct from the garden of Mr. Burr, in Columbus. They came into full bearing this year, and are now producing a very full crop of berries, of the largest and most perfect kind, without the assistance of "any others."

In this matter there can be no mistake, I never having grown any other variety of strawberry, nor are any other kinds cultivated within a quarter of a mile of ray residence. S. H. Webb. Neivburgh, Ohio.

[Such cases do sometimes occur, but our Cincinnati friends ignore them. Ed.]