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.
This is a new monthly of four octavo pages, published at Buffalo by H. C. White. We hope the "Boy" may soon grow up to the stature of a man.
Specimens of this new peach have now been tested in Pennsylvania, and found to be ripe ten days before the Hale's Early - a good, distinct, delicious sort. At Washington, D. C , near where it originated, it is said to ripen twenty days before Hale's Early ; but this is probably an exaggeration. The fruit is very much the same shape and size as Hale's Early, but lighter in weight, flesh white and remarkably juicy.
We have several letters respecting a new native plum of quite a dwarf habit in growth of tree, found in Vernon Co., Mo. If the half that is said of it be true, it will soon find its way into favor of amateurs and commercial plum growers. It is said to be large, rich yellow, flesh melting and delicious, ripening in August. We shall look to our friends West this coming season for some more definite account of it.
J. G. Pease, (Dutchess Co., N. T.) The branch you sent is not affected by the black wart. The eggs deposited there would hatch, and the branch perish without any wart occuring.
Small, round purple; size of green gage; flesh green; juicy, with the rich green gage flavor; September.
Can any one supply us with specimens of this variety, or tell us something about it ? We find a note of it in one of our memoranda, but have no recollection of it, except that it was small, round, and beautiful.
A dense growing little bushy shrub, thickly clothed with short broad ovate shining leaves, variously striped with white. It was a neat looking plant, and had received a Certificate of Merit on June 5th.
This had the leaves linear-lanceolate, and sparingly striped.
Belonging to the same tribe, and standing at its side, we find the arethusa. It has a single purple flower, at the top of a stem rarely one foot in height. Language fails to give any idea of the curious forms this family exhibit.
Such as the Lombardy Poplar, the Taxodium sempervirens, Douglas Pine, Larch, Silver Fir, and several other conifers, with the beautiful Crypto-meria, and many ornamental shrubs. Trees and shrubs of this habit are finely adapted for relieving the monotony of a heavy sky outline. What a charming effect is produced by even a group or two of the Hollyhock, peeping forth from among a heavy mass of flat-headed shrubs! The Lombardy Poplar, too: who has not seen and admired this tree, rising in the distance in conjunction with the steeple of some timehallowed church ? This is indeed a most important section. If I remember right, Mr. Repton affirms that spiry trees are well adapted to the Grecian style of architecture.
Size - medium. Form - acute-pyriform, or turbinate. Calyx - closed, set in rather broad basin, moderately sunk. Color - yellowish-green, sometimes with reddened cheek, and a little russeted in spots. Flesh - greenish-white, breaking, and juicy. Flavor - resembling Easter Beurre, but much inferior in richness. Season - February to April; keeps well and appears to ripen without difficulty. Core - small. Seeds - long, and pointed. Mr. Rivers, the English cultivator, classes this variety among the Cooking Pears. Further trial may class it among the later dessert fruits, of medium quality.