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.
Very much attention has been given by fruit growers in this vicinity to the culture of the fine fruit, the Strawberry, and our markets arc abundantly supplied with the best kinds. A careful comparison of select varieties for flavor and productiveness, has resulted in the highest commendation of "Burr's New Pine," as the best berry grown. I subjoin a statement made by G. D. South worth, of Penfleld, who took the first premium from the "Genesee Valley Horticultural Society" this season. His soil is a light sandy one, which he says he prefers for one particular reason, that the frost does not throw them out of the ground in early spring, causing destruction to the roots. He plants them in rows.
As this is his first experience, he is to discard the Alpine variety, which has grown well, bat is not fit for market. He proposes planting out half an acre of "Burr's New Pine"" more than he now has, and ultimately as many as he can attend to.
To use his own words, he says the "Burr'e New Pine" will produce double the quantity that the " Hovey'e Seedling" will, carries to market well, and is all that could be desired.* He places straw under the vines, and when his fruit is brought to market, it is as clean and bright as though varnished. .
His success has been complete - price sold for, from 26 cents per quart, down to 12 1/2 cents, averaging for his crop, 18 cents. J. H. Watts. Rochetter, July 16, 1852.