I suppose yon are aware that many of our Eastern nurserymen, and some of our own State, have been crying out against our favorite Lancaster County Smokehouse Apple, or, as it is called by some, Millcreek Vandevere, for the very reason of its being a straggling grower, and hard to raise a nice, straight stock; but when it becomes a large tree, it forms a fine head; to avoid raising it from root-graft, the better way is to graft or bud the same on a good, straight stock, standard height, and you will have a tree in a short time that will bear you apples almost every year, and you will have an apple that can't be beat, taking all into consideration; it will come, too, in use for baking purposes the last of July and beginning of August.

The Smokehouse Apple 110092

I have eaten the last of mine this 14th day of May. We had them all along, for family use, through the winter till last week.

Now, Mr. Editor, can you point me out an apple that will go ahead of our Smokehouse? Were I confined to one kind of apples, I would select this.

Yours, etc. J. Frants.

[We are just now much attached to the Northern Spy, for reasons known to ourselves and Mr. Watts! - ED].