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.
As a market fruit and for baking, stewing or preserving, there is no variety superior to this comparatively unknown sort. The tree is a strong grower, and bears early and surely, rarely or never musing a crop. This fruit for the dessert is not very desirable, but for the purposes above named, the Jefferson is certainly one of the indispensable varieties. Fruit large to very large, nearly resembling the B. Diel in shape and size, while in beauty it excels everything else in the pear line that we have ever seen. Color a delicate light yellow, suffused with a rich, bright carmine blush that entirely captivates the eye of every beholder. Had the flesh a like effect upon the palate, the perfection of a market or dessert pear would be fully attained.
A new and very beautiful variety of a fine rosy orange color, finely spotted on a light sulphur ground: extra fine.
The form of the leaf good, the zone notable for splendid shades of chestnut, brick-red, and jet black, makes a brilliant specimen.
Mr. Peck has sent us some of this improved Black Cap, with which we are much pleased. The berry is fully twice the size of the common Black Cap, is more fleshy, very productive, and has the full flavor peculiar to the wild plant. The fruit has brought a good price, and it may prove a valuable kind for market.
Size and form of good green gage, beautifully marked with purple; fine quality; September.
Deep rose, with crimson center; very large and fine form.
The pea sent is well known; it is called the Oregon, and has not given satisfaction where we have known it to be planted.
Tree - vigorous, and a good bearer, forming a handsome pyramid, and may be worked either on the Pear or on the Quince stock, and it may be planted against an east or west aspect. Fruit - small from a standard, middle-sized from a wall, obovate. Flesh - fine, buttery, juicy, sugary, and perfumed. Season - January to March. Raised by Major Esperen, of Mechlin.
Edited by C. H. Cleaveland, M. D., Cincinnati. Terms, $ 1 per year.
Patriotism of the Plow: an Address delivered before the Queen's County Agricultural Society at the Twentieth Annual Exhibition, at Flushing, L. I., October 3, 1861. By Richard C. McCormick. - An address full of interesting historical reminiscences. It was listened to with marked attention; we shall find room for a few extracts.
New Haven Nursery, Fruit-Trees, Evergreens, etc., F. Trowbridge & Co., Proprietors. - Attached to this circular is a brief treatise on the cultivation of the Cranberry, which Mr. Trowbridge makes a specialty.