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.
Mr. Hooker considered the Munson Sweet a superb sweet apple, productive, and good either for baking or the table.
Mr. Ellwanger said Munson Sweet is the finest autumn sweet apple we have, with a bright red cheek, which makes it attractive. Excellent for baking.
Mr. Smith found the Munson Sweet a very profitable apple. Tree hardy and productive, and the fruit excellent The Fall Jenneting good, and the Culvert a handsome apple and an enormous bearer, always fair, and an excellent cooking apple. The Rambo and St Lawrence are fine for late fall.
Mr. Barry. - Jersey Sweet ranks among the best sweet apples of its season.
Mr. Sylvester had cultivated Munson Sweet a few years, and liked it. The Pound Sweet is the best autumn sweet apple. It is more juicy than any other sweet apple. For feeding there is nothing like it.
Mr. Smith inquired if Jersey Sweet is generally fair. It is an excellent apple where it can be grown, but for the last few years it had grown spotted and gnarly with him.
Mr. Beadle said Jersey Sweet is an excellent apple in Canada, the fruit fair, and the tree productive. Ripe in October. Succeeds in almost all soils.
Mr. Fish thought Jersey Sweet one of the very best of fall apples. Very tender and rich.
Mr. Moody said Jersey Sweet, as known by him, is unworthy of cultivation, knotty and worthless. If they happened to get a fair one it was very good.
II. N. Langworthy agreed with Mr. Moody. It is an unprofitable apple, knotty, and falls from the tree.
Mr. Hoag had seen the Jersey Sweet excellent in Niagara county, on clay soils.
Mr. Ellwanger found the Jersey Sweet to be a fine apple, but very often small and spotted. Spoke well of Duchesse of Oldenburg, Gravenetein, Twenty Ounce, and Pound Royal for fall apples; and the Munson Sweet for baking. In answer to a question, Mr. E. stated that the Gxav-enstein resembles the Colvert, yellowish-white ground, striped with red.
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