IF we seek a strawberry for market we shall certainly pass by Lennig's White. It is confessedly not a rival for the Wilson in producing a sure crop on all soils; nor of the Jucunda in size and evenness of berry; nor of Russell or Agriculturist, or whatever else in localities may be the best berry for profit. But for an amateur garden - no, I mean a home garden - when you seek to have the choicest, the most delicious fruits, Lennig's Strawberry has won a right. There are many becoming so educated in taste that they cannot endure a grape anyway inferior to the Delaware. The Concord, with all its acknowledged advantages, is not welcome on their tables. They have an ideal in flavor as an artist has an ideal in his art; or the florist an ideal for his dahlia or rose. The pressure in strawberry culture has thus far been toward size and solidity for carriage. We have been bewildered with the facts of fifteen to a pound, or seven inches in circumfrence, and fabulous profits per acre. The Wilson and Jucunda can fight out this battle. What we need now is a berry that, with other qualities at least average, can establish a standard of flavor; a berry that we do not care to sell but to eat. My object in writing this article is to claim for Lennig's White the nearest approach to this taste test.

If there be a Seckel or a Delaware among strawberries, this is it. I have seen it often compared with a dozen of the leading varieties, but never heard but one opinion, " this, for exquisite flavor, is unsurpassed." It is a moderate sized berry not remarkably even in growth, nor a very productive bearer. It is, however, not a poor bearer, nor by any means small in size. Its color is a delicate blushed white, a sort of fleshy pink on the sunny side. We sometimes speak of a blush on a pear or apple, or peach ; I think if a fruit can blush, this strawberry does it. A dish of them looks like childhood in its purity. Every eye will seek them, and be gratified with the sight before the palate pronounces judgment. The vine needs careful culture, but is a rampant grower, spreading as rapidly as any of the red varieties. The shoots are strong, do not sunburn, or easily winter kill. There is a decided tendency to perpetual bearing. You can be very sure of finding a few berries at any time from June's first crop until the snow fails. I picked most luscious specimens the last of October, in 1870. The flavor is contained in a kind of aroma that seems to reach the sense of smell as well as taste. I am now experimenting with seedlings and hope to get an improvement - perhaps not.

Let the readers of the Horticulturist who wish to find just the nicest things to make home charming, remember Lennig's White Strawberry.