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.
Dr. Hexamer in a letter to the Tribune mentions an instance of large receipts by a grower on the Hudson River, who speaks as follows in a letter to the Dr.: "My raspberries are what is commonly called ' Native Red,' or 'Highland Antwerp. This berry was introduced here six or seven years ago from a garden in Columbia Co., N. Y. It is perfectly hardy - has stood the last five winters in all exposures without burying. It has but one drawback with me, and that is size; it is medium, yet on good ground and with genThe Horticulturist.
Erous culture, such as we are obliged to give the Antwerp, it is of good sice. It is also earlier by a week, and carries well to market. Its flavor is as good as Clarke or Herstine to my taste, not the peculiar flavor of the Antwerp, but perhaps suits more people's tastes than that, as many dislike its aroma. It may not do well elsewhere, as our soil is peculiar. Our grapes are very fine. We seem to be favored with several good crops, and fail entirely with others."
As to the yield, I find that the statement was really below the actual sales. The gross sales from this half acre amounted to $583, the $504 being Mr. Deyo's own net receipts. Mr. D. says: "I received $504 from a half acre, net returns, that is, after paying freight and commission, which was 12 per cent. After I quit picking regularly I gave to my boy the remainder, who realised $17; making the whole $521 net. The names of many others could be sent you, all of whom have raised as large crops." Mr. D.'s plants arc 3 years old, and the reason for not stating this before is that I did not know it. To determinate the value of market fruits. I take it for granted that "the opinions of commission men are valuable," and I therefore inquire of many of the principal dealers in New York. One had known the Brandywine for one season, and sold them at an average of 50 cents per quart - the usual price for Antwerps. All others declared the "Antwerp" the highest priced, most sought for, and best raspberry in market.
We remember listening often to the encouraging remarks of Mr. A. S. Fuller and other horticulturists, to stimulate the productions of new varieties of the Persimmons. We have just noticed a statement from the Revue Horticole, which describes something of this nature which promises to be an acquisition. It is called by M. Carriere, Di-! ospyros Mazeli, and said to produce fruit as large as an ordinary smooth tomato, and of much ' the same form. The tree is not only hardy but very ornamental, withal, having beautiful foli- age. There has also been introdtced into this; country, one species of Diospyros from Japan, and it promises to prove successful.
"Ten Acres Enough."