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.
We had intended to give this fine fruit as a frontispiece to our September number; bat the plate not having been done to our satisfaction, we returned it to the engraver, who failed to get it ready in time. It will appear in October, with our description.
THE BARTLETT STRAWBERRY.
We present this month, for a Frontispiece a drawing of the Bartlett Strawberry. The truss was taken almost at random from a bed three years old, and may be relied upon as a fair representation of the fruit; it is by no means overdone. It has been grown several years in this vicinity, and! we have had good opportunities of testing it It is not much behind the Wilson in productiveness, but is decidedly superior to that variety in quality. We have no doubt that it will prove, in most localities, a valuable market fruit. The flower stalks arc stout, and stand well up. The leaves are of a dark green, of good substance, and bear the sun well. The following is our description. Fruit large, obtusely conical. Color dark crimson. Seed brown, slightly imbedded. Flesh red, firm, juicy, slightly acid, with a rich flavor. Calyx large, many parted, and persistent. Flowers staminate. ft originated with Mr. A. S. Fuller, of Brooklyn.