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.
This month ushers in our first, and to many, the most attractive fruit of this latitude. Discussions will be frequent as to the merits of the various kinds, and we hope to give next month a little experience from our own " experimental garden," in addition to the remarks of a practical man engaged in supplying the Kew York market.
BURR's NEW FINE.
LARGE EARLY SCARLET.
The two favorites with many, are Burr's New Pine and Hovey's Seedling, of which we happen to have the above portraits made in the season. But there are many other favorites, such as Large Early Scarlet, Walker's Seedling, Marylandica, Germantown Seedling, etc, etc, etc. Longworth's Prolific, Genessee, Wilson's, Peabody's Seedling, and various others which will come in for review.
There is no better strawberry for general purposes than the true "Wilson's Albany Seedling." It is gradually superceding all others wherever introduced. It bears remarkable crops. " Peabody's Seedling" does not seem to have come up to the high anticipations expected to be realized from it. Being a strong robust grower, it requires to be cultivated in hills, and the runners kept under. When thus treated, it has produced a fair crop of magnificent fruit. Its peculiar flavor is highly relished by many persons.