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.
"First rate, and good bearer when top-worked, but only succeeds in this way."
Its fair, smooth skin, of pale yellow, and when fully ripe, rich, golden color, makes befitting the expression magnificent in color as well as in size, of rich, juicy, and aromatic flavor, with flesh fine-grained and buttery. When better known in our cities, will rival the Duchesse. It has less tendency to rot, and is a most vigorous grower on its own stock, and, uniformly, an abundant bearer. Maturing between the Bartlett and Buere Diel, it seems to unite the characters of both. Ripening at such a time, when nothing is comparable to it in size, commends it particularly to the market grower as an orchard pear.
The swans presented by the city of Hamburgh to the Central Park Commissioners are now on their way here. Water birds constitute a beautiful feature of lake scenery, and we hope they will be freely introduced in the Central Park.
The Bartlett, Vicar, Duchess, Glout Mor-ceau and Beurre Clairgeau are scarcely less productive, but are more or less likely to be injured.
An early, sweet, little grape. Bunch and berry below medium size, but as compact as corn grains on a cob. Was discovered, many years ago, in a ravine through which the Swatara River flowed. The original vine is now forty feet under water, there being a reservoir built for the use of the Union Canal, now over where it grew.
We have received samples of this fine apple from central Ohio. It was first described, and its cultivation advised, by that good Pomologist and friend to man A. H. Ernst, deceased.
The fruit is large, much resembling in outward appearance the old yellow Bellefleur, but the flesh is pleasant, sweet, juicy, and rich.
Fig. 32. - The Hine Grape.
(D. F. K., Ill.) Lime Reture from the gas works is worthless as a manure.
This a small hand-book by J. W. Tenbrook, proprietor of the Parke Nursery, Rockville, Indiana, containing practical directions for cultivating, marketing, and preserving the Sweet Potato, and embracing the experience of a large number of growers. It is a useful little book.
We are indebted to Mr. Murray, of Foster's Crossings, Ohio, for a box of Sweet Potato plants. After their long journey, they came to hand in fine condition, an evidence of good packing as well as good plants.