This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
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.]