The Wild Goose Plum

This variety has fruited with us the past sea-a son, and it has far surpassed our expectation. It may be described as follows: Size, large oyal or egg shape; color, clear beautiful red, almost transparent; flavor, good, and, in our estimation, a better plum than the Red Magnum Bonum. Some of the specimens were larger than the above named variety and more reliable, and not subject to the attacks of the Curculio. There is not the least doubt of it as a profitable market fruit. With us it is more reliable than the peach, and ripening about the same time as Hale's Early - that is, from the 10th to 20th of June.

The Wilder Grape

Reports from Western New York this season agree in saying, "it is not excelled by any variety this year in health and fruitfulness".

The Wilder Strawberry

In the West the foreign variety is succeeding better than the native; the latter dying out, at least only a moderate grower, while the other is large, showy, of high quality, and very firm. It would certainly be a singular fact if Mr. Wilder was to be indebted to a foreign source for the most successful of the two varieties bearing his name.

Will It De To Set Small Fruits Among Standard Fruit-Trees ?

Once for all, NO. Very many, anxious to economize their land, wish to grow strawberries on their land, while their trees are growing upward to bearing age. We only repeat what we have often said before, such a course will be either a sure loss to the trees, or a preventive of their successful growth. No crop exhausts the soil so much as strawberries. The roots extract all the moisture from the soil, and the trees have no odds against a soil doubly full of myriads of little rootlets, sucking the life and food away from it. Blackberries are less exhausting than strawberries; currants appear to have very little injurious effect, as their shade helps the soil to retain moisture sufficient for both. In general, no plant should be allowed to grow within three to four feet of a fruit tree, and when in bearing the trees will thrive best if they occupy the soil exclusively.

William Coxe, The Pomdlogist

A fresh racy sketch of a useful man; worth, to the American world, more than half its politicians put together. You can do no better service, Mr. Editor, than to thus chronicle the good deeds of such benefactors to their race. Coxe was one of the first fruit authors I ever read; a delightful book it was to me, and, for the times,.one of rare merit Imperishable honor to William Coxe, of Burlington, New Jersey 1

The Williams Red Apple- A Profitable Orchard

The Boston Cultivator gives an account of the orchard of Capt. Pierce of Arlington, Mass., consisting of eighty-six trees, thirty-eight being of the Williams Red. These trees have averaged over $600 per annum. The orchard is cultivated in the best manner, the spaces between the trees being occupied with potatoes and squashes. He has no faith in growing trees in grass.

Willis Sweeting

This is a good baking sweet apple as I know, but I should be unwilling to class it, as Mr. Hicks does, as the "best baking sweet apple known." One thing let me suggest to Mr. Hicks, as well as all other delineators and describers of fruits, and that is a more perfect description. Always, if you can, give us all the particulars of form, color, etc., of the fruit, and then its history, the character of the soil in which it is known to succeed, the habit of growth of tree, color of wood, etc. These are all points looked at closely by the careful pomologist in deciding him as to what to plant.