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 other species to which allusion was made is the Rubus Strigosus, an upright grower, which is increased by suckers from the roots and by planting root cuttings, but not from the tips. Our native Red raspberries are all of this class, and seem quite local in their habits. Many of the finest will only succeed in certain sections where the climate and soil are just suited to their wants. It is sometimes hard to account for the conflicting reports made in reference to the same raspberry from different sections of our country.
The Allen, a beautiful and delicious Red raspberry, yields good crops in some locations, and from its fine appearance and excellent qualities, always commands a high price; yet in other places it would not produce fruit enough to pay for the ground occupied.
The Kirtland, a bright red raspberry, firm, early and very desirable for market, is highly spoken of in Northern Ohio, but with me it is worthless; having tried it on a variety of soil, from that which is moist and sandy to a rich clay loam, but in all cases the greater part of the leaves would fall off before the end of summer; the canes would be injured before winter, and they would produce but little fruit the next year. The Franconia, Naomi, Clarke, Wauregan, Elm City, Prosser, Red Queen, Duhring, Lindsley's Fastolff Seedling, Downing. Linton, and all of Dr.
Brinckle's choice Seedlings, the celebrated Orange Cushing, Col. Wilder, Cope, Vice President French, Walker, Woodward, and others were affected in the same way. Also, the Hornet, Antwerps, Fastolff, Knevett's Giant, Northumberland, Fill-Basket, Rivers' Large Fruited Monthly, Thunderer, and all other foreign varieties that I have tried, excepting the Belle d'Fontenay, and that is not of much value.