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.
The Brothers Loughry, of Adams County, Ohio, raised the past season thirty-six hundred bushels of peaches, which brought them in the Cincinnati market an average of three dollars per bushel, or an aggregate of over $10,000. Deducting, the expense of gathering and marketing, the net product was $9,000. This crop was from an orchard of only ten acres, with the exception of about one-eighth of the amount from a second orchard just commencing to bear. Mr. L. states, that on their grounds the peach-crop has failed only four times in the past ten years. Such an instance of success is well worth recording in this season of general failure; and is calculated to inspire other fruit-growers with the hope that like good fortune may yet be theirs. He intends planting pears largely, with peaches, for market purposes,' believing, as we also do, that with a judicious selection of varieties, and proper culture, the pear-crop will be found reliable, and in the long run profitable as the peach. Mr. L. lately visited the Columbus Nursery, of Bateham Co., to engage fruit-trees to start his son on a farm in Pickaway county. - Exchange.