Prices Of Fruits

To the grower of fruits it may be of interest to know a little as to the prices that choice apples, pears, etc., are retailed at in the leading fruit stores in New York. Choice specimens of Beurre Bosc Pears, but of only fair medium size, sell at forty cents each. Extra Duchesse d'Angouleme and some Beurre Diels we were asked sixty cents each for, or a dozen, embracing some two or three inferior specimens, at six dollars. Large and fine Baldwin or Tompkins Co. King Apples, one dollar and fifty cents a dozen. Lady Apples, fifty cents a dozen. Catawba and Diana grapes, forty cents a pound. Hot-house grapes, one to one and a half dollars a pound. Nectarines - only a few shown us - at one and a half dollars each.

Prices Of Strawberries

A Cincinnati marketer gives the following prices on a certain day of the different varieties of the strawberry in that city, showing the relative estimation in which they are held, either for their fine appearance or good quality; Jucunda, 50 cents (very showy): Triomphe de Gand and Seth Boyden, 40 cents; Kentucky and Agriculturist, 30 to 35 cents; Charles Downing, 20 cents; and Wilson's Albany, 10 to 15 cents.

Pricking Out In The Open Air

The plants from the sowing made under bell-glasses or in frames, between the 15th of March and the 1st of April, ought to be pricked out between the 20th of April and the 1st of May, at eight inches apart each way, in good light soil, covered with half an inch of fine leaf-mold. The plants should be carefully watered, but not at night, for the nights at this season of the year are frequently cold.

Pricking Out Under Bell-Glasses Or Frame

The plants from sowings made in pots or pans being more susceptible of drawing up than those raised in the open ground, ought to be pricked out as young as possible, or as soon as they have developed one or two leaves. Fifteen to eighteen are pricked out under one hand-glass, and from eighty to a hundred under a frame four feet four inches square. The plants are slightly shaded from strong sun for a few days; air is gradually admitted, and when they have taken fresh hold, the glass is taken off at all times when the weather permits, for it is to be remarked that it is not employed for forcing the plants, but merely to protect them from atmospheric vicissitudes.

Primate, (Prince)

Conical; bright color; medium size; productive; not at all equal to Mr. Prince's description.

Primula Japonica

The most remarkable of this family, and styled in England, the Queen of the Primroses. It was introduced by Mr. Fortune from Japan, and during the past two or three years has achieved an immense notoriety in England. The leaves resemble those of the English Primrose, but are about three times the size; the flowers are produced on a tall scape in whorls, the color being a rich rosy purple with a dark eye; the seed requires a long time to germinate. The London Floral Magazine, in a notice of it, says: "Since the day when Lilium auratum was displayed for the first time to the horticultural public, we cannot recollect so great a sensation to have been occasioned by any plant as by this."