Cherries In Southern Ohio

AT the April meeting of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, Mr. Keller said that' he had three varieties of cherries which did remarkably well with him, at his place near Miamiville, viz.: the Black Tartarian, the Early May and the June Duke. He also alluded to the early purple Guigne as a good and profitable kind. It ripens very early; is a good bearer, and is nearly black when fully ripe. Mr. Jackson had four varieties of cherries which did well with him. The May Dukes (the kind here spoken of); the Black Tartarian; the English ox heart, and the early May. Mr. Price made mention of a magnificent cherry tree of great age, which he had seen growing on bottom ground, nine miles from Cincinnati, in Kentucky. It was sixty-four feet across the lower part of the branches. It was always loaded with fruit when cherries were not killed by frost.

Cherries Preserved By Burial

Some of our readers, it is hoped, will try the following mode of preserving cherries. It is from the last number of the London Gardeners' Chronicle, the note at the close being by the editor, Dr. Lindley: -

On Monday last, I employed a man to excavate a portion of an old strawberry-bed, in order to sink a well some three or four feet below the surface. He found several cherries, plump, round, black, fleshy, and still retaining a sweet flavor. How long they may have lain there I know not. Certainly the ground has not been disturbed for four years, the period during which I have been in occupation. I intend trying whether they yet retain the power of germination, and beg to inclose two, which you may, perhaps, think it worth while to submit to a similar test. They appear to belong to the variety termed caroons. C, A. Johns, Callipers, Herts. [The specimens sent us quite answered to the above description].

Cherries, Early And Late

In New York and New England, says the Pacific Rural Press, we used to think we were doing well to get the May duke ripe, even as early as the last days of May, and more frequently by the 10th of June. The latest were from the middle to the last of July. Here we get Bauman's May as early as the 10th of May, and the Belle Agatha and Rumsey's Late, through the whole of August and extending into September. Why do not more of our fruit men turn their attention to cherries?

The Adams Co., 111., Horticultural Society recently "Resolved, That grape-growing does pay, and recommend the Concord."

Andrew S. Fuller states that of the 500 sorts of strawberries he has tried, none have given him so much satisfaction as Wilson and Triomphe de Grand.

Cherries. De Kalb Cherry

A fine sprightly, very early variety of the Duke Class, which we believe entirely identical with the May Cherry of this place. The latter was raised from seed, brought by Hon. W. H. Crawford, from Paris. It is a late blooming variety and hence of ten succeeds, as in 1857, when others fail of a crop. Begins to ripen with May. This should be in every fruit garden. From Peters, Hardin & Co.

Bigarreau Cherry, as described in Downing; of this fine specimens were received, May 31, from J. Van Buren.

Fine specimens of the Elton, Gov. Wood and Holland Bigarreau have been grown here, but the trees are generally short lived, and the birds get most of the fruit. Heine Hortense, Kentish, May Duke and Plumstone Morello do better; but the common small Morello succeeds better than any other variety.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Wm. N. White, Chm'n.

Athena, July 1st, 1858.