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ADVICE AND TERMS. 



Remit by Money Order on Red Bank, N. J., Registered Letter, Draft, or Express Money Order. 
Please do not send private checks. Address all letters, J. T. LOVETT CO., Little Silver, N. J. 

Payments inva/riaNy in advance.— Goods sent C. O. D., only when one-fourth the amount Is sent 
with order, with charges for returning money added to bill. 

Orders.— Small favors thankfully received always, but we cannot undertake to fill an or- 
der of less amount tlian one dollar as the cost of recording and fllllng the same would exceed 
the amount received. 

How to Order,— Be sure to write your name and address plainly— give Post OflBce, County and 
State— and do this every time you write us; always state distinctly the size and grade of articles ordered, as 
quoted in the Catalogue; also be particular to say always how the goods are to be sent; whether by mall, 
express or freight. When these conditions are not complied with, we use our judgment as to size and ship 
by the way we deem best. Keep a correct copy of the order and check off the stock when it arrives; people 
often forget what they order and make unjust complaint. 

Prices of this catalogue abrogate previous quotations and are for the autumn of 1891 only. The prices 
aflaxed are for the quantities specified, but half dozen, fifty and five hundred of a va/riety will be supplied at 
dozen, hundred and thousand rates respectively. With apples, pears, peaches and other Fruit Trees, 
fifty in assorted varieties of a class may be ordered at hundred rates and five hundred at thousand rates; 
but hundred lots of strawberries, raspberries and other Small Fruits cannot be made up at hundred rates» 
of less than fifty of a variety, and thousand lots cannot be made up at thousand rates, of less than five hun- 
dred -- - - . . . , ill be furnished 

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and, if just, all made satisfactory. Claims made after fifteen days from receipt df^bods will not be enter- 
tained. We send out only good stock in good condition, freshly dug and carefully packed, in all cases, but 
success or failure depends in so large a degree upon the weather and the care and management after re- 
ceived, that we do not, because we cannot, undertake to guarantee stock to live. 

Substitution.— Should the supply of a variety be exhausted (which will occasionally occur in all 
nurseries), we substitute in Its stead a sort of the same season of ripening, and similar in other respects, 
or give the value of another grade of the variety named. When it is desired that we shall not do this. 
It must be so stated in the order. To simply affix the words "No substitution" is all that is necessary. 

Canadian customers may deduct ten per cent, from these catalogue prices on account of duty, 
which we thus share with them. 



CLUB PREMIUMS. 

P On orders at eacli and dozen rates of tbe Catalogue. 

M To anyone sending us an order to the amount of $S.50 we will send the fiorticuUurl journal 
% ORCHARD <& GARDEN for a year (see announcement on last page of Catalogue;) to anyone 
^ sending us an order to the amount of $5.00 or more we will mail a copy of Scribner^s Fungus 
3 Diseases of the Grape and Other Plants, bound in cloth (see announcement on circular enclos- 
^ ed). Trees and Plants at 1 OO and 1 OOO rates cannot be included In 
P clubs. Thisliberal offer is made to encourage the forming of clubs and not as a present, and 
^ the premium must be claimed, if wanted, at time order is sent. We desire our customers to note 
3, that the ''Terms toClubs" or discounts offered in our Guide far spring of 1890 are nolongerin force 
^ Purchasers in a neighborhood can club together and obtain hundred rates, if Orchard <& Oa/rden. 
3. or the booU is not desired. One may readily get his neighbors to join him in this way to their 
at mutuxil advantage. 



Largelplanters and others wanting stock in quantity should write us for special rates. 
0^Should you receive two copies of tlie Catalogue please band one to a neigli- 
bor interested in Horticulture. 

J. T, LOVETT CO., Little Silver, New Jersey. 




THREE GRAND BERRIES. 

Illustrated in colors on next page. 
GRAND OFFER AND A GRAND OPPORTUNITY IN- 
DEED, FOR ALL LOVERS OF FRUIT! 

If you would have the finest Straw- 
beries that can possibly be produced, 
in great profusion and for the longest 
possible season — finer and for a longer 
ptvlod than your neighbors or you have 
ever had before, plant 

QANDV Lovett's Early, Shuster's Gem, 
and Gandy, 

and receive in addition the most original, in^truc- 
^t'we and reliable horticultural journal published, 
^ ' -T^^*^ ■ for a whole year. 
Lovett's Early is not only a very early variety, but large, beautiful, firm 
and excellent; and with such a sturdy plant that it succeeds every 
where, yielding enormously. See full description page 5. 
Shuster's Gem unites large size, prolific bearing, delicious quality and 
wonderful beauty — the finest and most prolific sort, thus far 
thoroughly tested, ripens in midseason. See page 6. 
Gandy is so much later than any other, and is so exceedingly large, firm, 
beautiful and excellent, it can be compared with no other sort, 
as there is no other that can compare with it. See page 9. 
In order that every body may have the finest Strawberries for a 
longer season than was possible in the past, we have grown a large stock 
of fine plants of these " three grand berries," and offer them in col- 
lections as follows: 

A dozen layer or ordinary plants of each for $1.25; twenty-five 
of each for $2.00; fifty of each for $3.50; 100 of each for $6.00. 

Any of the above collections will l>c sent by mail, if desired at prices affixed. 
To gratify those who wish to obtain fruit the first season, we have 
carefully grown a few thousand plants of each in small pots and will send 

A dozen Pot-grown plants of each for $2.50; twenty-five of each 
$4.00; fifty of each for $7.00; one hundred of each for $12.00. 

TJicsc pot-grown plants cannot be sent by mail but must go by express or freight. 

IN ADDITION we will send any one ordering any of the above 
Collections (except the Collection of a dozen each for $1.25) 
Orchard and Garden, the best horticultural journal published, a whole 
year, free of charge, if so instructed when the order is sent. 

J. T. JUOVETT CO., Little Silver, N. J. 





CHAS. HART A SONS, LITH., 36 VESEV ST., N.Y. 



What a year of plenty we are'Ihaving ! Even the croaker— he who complains of the weather and the 
seasons,— has been silenced; unless Indeed his malady has become so chronic that he mmt find fault and 
now complains because there is too much fruit. The Apple crop, the yield of Pears, Peaches, Plums, 
Grapes and in fact all fruits, with the single exception of Strawberries, has been one almost without a par- 
allel in both its magnitude and perfection. We speak of course for the East only, but from reports received 
from the West, North and South we are led to hope the grand supply has been universal throughout the 
land. Not only has the season been exceptionally favorable to the fruit crop but equally so for Flowers and 
Ornamental Trees and Plants. As we pass through the long rows of our Nurseries the thought repeatedly 
presents itself that never before did we know the Shrubs and Vines, the Hydrangeas, the Yuccas, Pasonles, 
Phlox, Roses, Day Lilies, Iris, etc., to bloom so brightly or so profusely as in 1891. Nor did we ever see the 
Shade Trees and Conlferae clothed in denser mantels of deeper green. 

In time of peace prepare for war is a truism we should not forget, and while enjoying our great abund- 
ance, prepare for the future. With very few exceptions. Autumn is the best season for planting Trees and 
Plants. We then have plenty of time to prepare the soil thoroughly and do the work well. Collections to 
select from are full and we avoid the disastrous droughts that usually prevail in spring. 

(1) LOCATION.— The Rumsoii and ITIonmoutli Nurseries are located within thirty 
miles of New York City, nve miles of Long Branch and two miles of Red Bank. To reach them 
from New York, take the Central Railroad of New Jersey, (foot of Liberty Street), or the Pennsylvania 
Railroad (foot of Cortland t or Desbrosses Streets). From Philadelphia, take the Philadelphia and 
Reading Railroad (Bound Brook Route), or Pennsylvania Railroad (Broad and Market Streets). In all cases 
get ticket for Little Silver, (good on either road). Or the Nurseries may be approached via the New 
Jersey Southern Railroad to Red Bank, and by steamers from New York to Red Bank. 

(2) Shipping Season.- -The regular shipping season in autumn usually begins early in October. 
During mild winters we can ship at intervals between periods of cold weather throughout the winter. 
There is no better season for having Nursery stock shipped— especially to points South and Southwest, as 
planting in those localities needs to be done early. In the manner we pack, no fears should be entertained 
of the plants being injured en route by freezing, particularly If forwarded by express or mail. 

(3) How Far do We Ship. --We are often asked can we ship plants safely to points named 
throughout the United States. We can and do ship to all parts of the world with entire safety. Not only 
do we make many shipments, both by mail and express, to Texas, California and every other State and Ter- 
ritory in the Union, but also to Canada, Europe and even India, Japan, South America and Australia. Our 
trade in Canada is very large, and is rapidly growing In France, Germany and England. 

(4) Express or Freight Charges. - Many write asking the price of such and such goods, de- 
livered at, or the charges of carriage on same, to a certain point. Our correspondence on other matters is 
so great, and we are all so busy, especially during the shipping season, that this is something we cannot 
attempt to give, except in car-load lots. By simply inquiring at the office in the place the rate to NewYorh 
and by estimating the weight of the goods when packed, an approximate amount can be arrived at. We 
are situated so near New York and the expense from here to that city is so slight that It is not worth consid- 
ering. The rate from New York will never exceed the rate from the same place to that city, although it is 
frequently less. Note our special and superior shipping facilities. The charges are always paid by the pur- 
chaser unless by agreement to the contrary. The weight of trees and plants varies with sizes aud varie- 
ties, but on an average their weight per 100 when packed will be as follows: Apple, Pear, Plum, Cherry 
and Peach trees, flrst-class, 100 lbs.;Peach :^ to 4 feet,Quinces, etc., 50 lbs.;Grapes,Currnnts and Gooseberries, 
two years, 30 lbs.; ditto, one year, 20 lbs.; Blackberries and Red Raspberries, 10 lbs.; Black Raspberries, 
5 lbs.; Strawberries, 30 lbs. per 1000. 

(5) Estimates.— Estimates will be cheerfully and promptly furnished to those wanting stock in large 
quantities. Be careful to name the varieties desired, number of each and grade, and our lowest figures will 
be given. 

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J. T. Lovett Co.— Items. 



(6) Orderiiift-.— A certain class of people will wait until they are all ready to set plants or trees and 
then on comes the order. '"Fill at once as my ground isready," forgetting that we may have many orders 
on hand that must be filled first, and that their tardy orders must take their turn. Don't do this, please 
don't ! While there are many advantages to be gained by ordering early, nothing is to he gained hy order- 
ing late. As we have been put to much trouble and expense by persons ordering goods to be reserved for 
them, and failing to remit, thus throwing the stock upon our hands at the close of the season, a total loss, 
iu the future it will be an invariable rule to accept no order from those unknown to us, unless at least 10 per 
cent, of the amount accompanies the same. 

(7) Lost Orders,— Should you not hear from us in a reasonable length of time after sending an 
order, please write us giving all the particulars— when forwarded, the amount of money sent, and in what 
form remittance was made— and enclose a duplicate of the order, giving name and address plainly and in 
full. Once in a great while an order is lost; but it more frequently occurs that the person ordering fails to 
give the full address. Tlurcfore. no matter how lately or how often you have written, always give 7iame, 
Post Offlce. County and State in fidl. 

(8) Additions and Clianses.— We will do our utmost to comply with the wishes of patrons to 
pack additions to an order, or subsequent orders, in one package; or to make reasonable changes in orders, 
but we cannot promise to do so. During the rush of the shipping season, when several hundred orders are 
received and dispatched in a day, it would, in some cases, be almost impossible to comply. No change or 
countermand of an order can be considered as final without our written consent. 

(9» New Varieties for Testing.— We are constantly testing new varieties of Fruit from all 
parts of the country. If you or any of your neighbors have anything promising in the way of new varieties, 
we shall be pleased to have a few plants of it for testing, which, of course, will not be allowed to go out of 
our hands under any circumstances without instructious from the owner. In sending put the name of the 
variety upon it. if it has a name, and the name and address of the sender always. This is allowed by the 
Post Office in sending Plants by Mail. Please send notice by mail also the same day they are sent. Forward 
in the early part of the week always, that the plants will not be laid over on the road during Sunday. When 
moss and oiled paper are not at hand, use wet chaff or other material that will hold moisture, and wrap 
tightly in wet rags. Always ship by U. S. or Adams Express (when sending by express) if possible. 

(lO) Agents.— TTe desire to impress ufjnn purchasers tlie great advantage of ordering direct 
from us, as we employ n'^ agents and are rntly resprmsifAe fnr orders sent direct to us. Thus our rela- 
tions with our custoniers are on a proper oasis and we endeavejr to give perfect satisfaction to each one 
who so orders. Some think hecause our prices are so low that our stock cannot be good. This is owing 
to the fact thaA i'n many cases the cost of traveling agents in soliciting orders and delivering stock is 
more than double the value of the Trees, Plants, Vines, etc., ichilst we, dealiiig, as we do, direct with the 
'planter, can sell at these low rates the very best stock to be had anywhere. 



FALL PLANTING. 

We wish everybody knew the important fact that with the exception of Strawberries, Cap Raspberries, 
Evergreens, and a few other kinds of plants— which should be removed direct from the nursery row to 




where they are to fruit— the very best way to handle nursery stock is to have 
it shipped in the autumn and either heeled in on one's own grounds for early 
spring planting, or planted at once in the orchard, field or garden. Our springs 
are treacherous. If the procuring of trees and plants to be planted, is deferred 
until spring the preparing of the soil where they are to be set is liable to be 
also; and by the time the stock can be obtained and planted it is so late that 
growth has started and dry, hot weather almost always follows before it has 
had a chance to get a hold on the soil and established, causing a good share of 
the very best plants and trees to die. Not only this but those that live become 
more or less sttmted and make only a feeble growth compared with those 
planted in early spring or atitumn, for these have the advantage of the early 
and heavy spring rains to settle and firm the soil about their roots and the first 
warm days to make growth which ^^-ill not be checked. In the autumn the 
planter has more time to prepare his ground carefully and thoroughly than in 
%e spring and the rush upon the nurseries during March and April is often 
such as to render it practically impossible to make shipments promptly. When 
trees are planted in autumn a small mound of earth should be made at the 
base of each one to prevent swaying, as shown in the accompanying figure, 
which should be reduced to the level in the spring as soon as the ground has 
become "settled." A similar but smaller mound of either soil or manure 



should be made at each Blackberry, Raspberry, &c., after planting, to prevent repeated and severe freezing 
at the roots, and removed as recommended for trees. The best and most thrifty fruit growers throughout 
the.country— the progress! ve.forehanded ones— practice getting in their supply of nursery stock in the fall. 



A Rule to find tlie Number of Plants Required for an Acre. 

Multiply the length by the breadth, in feet, and see how many time the number is contained in 43,560, 
the number of square feet in an acre. For instance, plants set 2x3 feet, each plant would require six square 
feet— 43,560 divided by 6 gives 7,260— the number of plants required for an acre at the above distances. 




Culture.— On arrival of plants, unpack them at ©nee, loosen the bunches, "heel" them in the gro^ud 
At) described at front of Guide, or dip their roots in a " muddle," made by mixing earth in water until of the 
consistency of cream, and lay away in a cool, damp cellar, where they can neither dry nor freeze, until they 
;5an be planted in suitable weather. Do not leave in package and pour water over them, as this will surely 
cause the plants to heat and spoil. If by chance the stock should arrive in a frozen state, bury the package 
or place it in a cool place until the frost has become entirely abstracted by slow degrees. These remarks 
apply also to other Plants aud Trees, as well as Strawberries. The Strawberry delights In a moist soil, but 
will succeed almost anywhere, if well manured and mulched. Avoid planting nea'* trees, as it resents 
shade. To grow large berries and plenty of them, fertilizers must be used freely. Unleached wood ashes 
is a speciflc fertilizer for the Strawberry; ground bone Is also excellent. In planting take but few plants 
from the trench or package at a time, and expose as little as possible to wind or sun. Never plant on a 
windy day, and never plant in freezing weather. Do not plant deep, but press the earth very firmly about 
the roots. Should the weather be warm, shade valuable plants for a few days with a handful of coarse litter 
over each plant, or with berry baskets or boxes (old rejected ones are as good as any.) In Autumn planting 
it Is a good plan to defer It until just before freezing weather, and cover each plant with earth, to be re- 
moved at the approach of Spring. By this method the plants start early, make a strong growth, and 
scarcely one will fall. 

For hill culture, plant in beds four feet wide, with alleys two feet between them. Plant in each bed 
three rows of plants fifteen Inches apart, and the plants the same distance apart in the rows. For the mat- 
ted-row system, plant in rows three feet apart, and the plants a foot apart in the rows; requiring 14,520 
plants per acre. For the best results, mulching with some light material is indispensable, which should be 
applied just as soon as the ground has become slightly frozen, and partially or entirely removed when the 
ground has become "settled" in Spring. It Is well for all to plant at least three varieties— early, medium 
and late— to expend the season to Its full limits. 



Bi-Sexual, or Periect. healthy plants, strictly pwe and ti-ue to name. This we kyiow our plants to be. 
In shipping plants, we send out none but young plants, as shown at Fig. 454, grown under the so-called 
"pedigree system." We never send out old plants. When grown on deep, black soil the roots of young 
plants are of a dark color, but soft, succulent and nearly uniform in size and appearance, as shown by the 
figure just referred to. With old plants, the lower roots are black, dead and wiry, with generally a few 
young roots just below where the leaves are joined to the crown, as shown In Fig. 456. We clean all plants 
of dead leaves and tie in bunches (Fig. 455) before packing. Strawberries are perhaps the most difficult of 
all nursery stock to ship long distances in good condition, and to overcome the danger of damage in ship- 
ment we pack large lots In cases designed and manufactured expressly for the purpose. 




The blossoms of all varieties are bi-sexual or per- 
I feet, except those marked ^vith the letter P, which] 
are destitute of stamens and are termed pistillate or I 
Imperfect, as shown by the following figures. Pistil- 
late varieties must have a row of a perfect-flowered 
sort, planted every nine or twelve feet apart among 
them, or, better yet, every third or fourth plant in the 
row, to pollenize their blossoms. When properly fer- 
tilized the pistillate varieties are the most prolific ; 
and there is no reason for any prejudice against them - 1 
Success depends In a great measure on getting fine^ 




Pistillate, or Imperleci 




Young Plant. Fig. 454. 



Plants Bunchep. Fig. 455. 
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Old Plants. Fig. 456. 



J. T. Lovett Co. — Strawberries. 

NEW VARIETIES. 



By mail post paid at dozen and hundred rates. 




'^The Beebe SM'awberry originated as a chance seedling on my grounds in the year 1885. The blossom 
is large and. staminate— keeps in bloom until berries are ripe. The berry, when ripe, is light red, large 
size, mild flavor, a good keeper and monder fully productite. In 1891 ripeberries were picked as late as 
Aug. 9th, the largest measuring five inches in circumference. Its uniform size, mild flavor and pro- 
ductiveness, make U very desirable as a home berry. In shipping quality it ranks better than the 
Sharpless.''''—'E,. P. Beebe. 

For large size, prolific yield, and rich, nnellow flavor tbis Is indeed a grand variety. The berries are glob- 
ular In form and of a deep scarlet color, ripening in midseason. The plant is exceptionally free from rust, 
having clean, bright foliage, like its supposed parent. Miner's Prolific, and possesses a nerfect blossom. 
This very promising new strawberry originated with Mr. E. P. Beebe, of Union Co., N. J., a careful and con- 
servative horticulturist and nurseryman, with an experience extending over a quarter of a century, who 
prizes it so highly that he deems it worthy of bearing his name. We have watched it closely for some time 
and were permitted to plant and test it on our own grounds before purchasing, which we have carefully 
done, with the result that we quickly bought the whole stock and control of it, paying a good round price for 
the same. We now offer it this season for the first time, and feel assured that It is destined to meet with 
wide popularity among those who aim to grow extra large fine fruit. 

Price, Uoz., 552.00; lOO, SlO.OOs Pot-gr«wn, Doz., $2.50; lOO, $12. OO. 

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J, T. Lovett Co. — Strawberries. 




"''LoveWs Early is, wiUiout doubt, the moat prommng of the early varieties. The plants are rank 
and vigoroiisijrowers, the fruit ripens ea't'ly, is large and uniform ill i^ize, firm, of a high rich color, 
splenaid in flavor. It is perfect flowering, and very desirable as an early variety, and a prolific 
bearer."— American Agriculturist. 

""LovetVs Early is a first-class strawberry and no mistake. Try Farm Journal. 

A wise son maketh a glad father, and a fruit proving under general trial a valuable fruit maketh a glad 
disseminator. Therefore the whole world seems very bright and beautiful to us— and the joy we experi- 
ence goes far to mitigate the trials and tribulations attending the management of a nursery. Lovett's Early 
strawberry— which we have fruited the past year on a more extended scale than any other— has net cnly 
borne out Its previous good record of excelling all others as an all round general purpose berry, but we are 
receiving most favorable reports upon it from the Experiment Stations of almost every state in the Union 
and not a single unfavorable one among them all. 

Lovett's Early gave us ripe berries on May 22nd, the earliest date we have ever gathered rJpe strawber- 
ries. Beginning thus to ripen early it continues to near the close of the season, and owing to its wonderful 
vigor of plant it maintains a good size an<i good form to the end. It does not give so great a yield at any 
single picking as som*^ varieties that go quickly, but during the whole season, from flrst to last, we have 
yet to see a strawberry produce so much fruit upon a given space and under neglect. The berries are not 
of the colossal size of the Sharpless, although seldom, if ever, ill-shaped. They are of the brightest crim- 
son, excel in firmness any variety except Wilson, which thf y equal, retain their bright color and ''stand 
up" longer than any other sort, and are of superb quality. In biief it is an improvement upon both the 
Crescent and Wilson, from which two varieties it has undoubtedly descended, being much larger and more 
prolific than either, and equalling 01 excelling iIkjSc heroes in every goad proptttii The jlant is perfec- 
tion Itself In habit and growth and the blossom is perfect. (See Colored Plate.) 
Price, doz., T5c; lOO, $4.O0; lOOO, $25. OO. Pot-grown, doz, $1.25; lOO, $6.00. 

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J. T. Lovett Co. — Strawberries. 




SHUSTER'S GEM (P). 

"All things cnnsiclered, we must regard the Shuster as a remarkable berry — as good as Bubach in 
all respects and better in some a^, e. g. color, shape, productiveness, long bearing period and retention 
of size during the entire season,"' —Bx^xh New Yorker. 

A cross between Crescent and Sharpless it inherits to a great degree the characteristics of Its parents 
as will be seen and recognized from our description of it. The plant is unusually strong and vigorous, with 
bright, healthy foliage and a pistillate blossom. The fruit is large to very large, of globular shape, exceed- 
ingly regular and uniform in both size and shape, maintaining a good size to the end of the season, beauti- 
ful bright scarlet in color and of excellent quality. It is only moderately firm, however, and hence is not 
especially adapted for distant shipment but for a near-by market or for the home garden it is unex- 
celled. It ripens from early to midseason, continuing in bearing until late. It does not need petting of 
any sort and seems to adapt itself to almost any soil and treatment. It will grow well just where it is plant- 
ed, if any variety will. Its great points of merit may be summed up and noted briefly thus: a strong, ro- 
bust plant, healthy, vigorous and prolific; fruit of large size, uniform shape and great beauty; quality 
excellent. It has the size and vigor of the Sharpless and the productiveness of the Crescent. 

Shuster's Gem has fruited with us since 1SS6 and we have careftilly noted its behavior under ordinary 
field culture ever since. In view of its splendid behavior here and elsewhere, we purchased from the origi- 
nator the entire slock and control of it and offered it for the first time in 1890. The past season under 
somewhat adverse circumstances it has held its own as a beautiful, prolific berry of large size. We do not 
know of a variety of strawberry that has a brighter flame-colored scarlet color. For the home garden it 
should become a general favorite. ^See Colored Plate.) 

Price, dozen, 50c; 100, $3.00; lOOO, $20.00. 
*' Pot-grown, dozen, Sl.OO; lOO, S5.00. 

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J. T. Lovett Co. — Strawberries. 



Iowa Beauty (Childs).—FoT beauty of form 




and color we do not think Its equal can be found 
anywhere— certainly we have not seen It. Beauty, 
however, is not Its only merit, for it is of large size, 
exceedingly Arm and of the highest quality. The 
berries are as regular in form as Pippin apples, of 
the shape shown in the figure and exceptionally uni- 
form in size. Color brilliant crimson and so glossy 
as to have the appearance of having been varnished, 
with golden seeds laid upon the surface. Plant of 
very vigorous though not rampant growth with a 
perfect blossom and yielding abundantly. We have 
fruited it two seasons and can give It our unqualified 
commendation to those seeking the choicest fruit. 
Like all berries of this class it requires thorough cul- 
ture. Ripens in midseason. Doz., $2.00; 100, $10.00. 

Alabama.— A recently introduced berry that is 
receiving much praise at the south. The plant is a 
stout rampant grower and, In many cases, immense- 
ly productive. The berries are large, uniform and 
regular, bright shining red, very handsome and tlrm. 
Early. Doz., 50c; 100, $1..50; 1000, $10.00. 

CRAWFORD. — A superb berry when well 
grown on rich, heavy soil. The plant is then a good 
grower and fairly productive. The fruit is large, of 
uniform, regular shape, bright glossy crimson, solid, 
and of excellent quality. It behaved remarkably 
well with us the past season and is well worth grow- 
ing when one has the proper soil for its needs. Mid- 
season. Doz., 35c; 100, $1 00; 1000, $5.00. 

Edgar Queen (P). — From Illinois. A fine 
strong growing variety somewhat similar in general 
character to Sharpless, but much more prnductive. 
The berries are large, crimson, of good quality but 
only moderately Arm. For a near market this may 
prove a decidedly profitable sort, and we regard It as 
very desirable. Midseason. Doz., 35c: 100, $1.00; 
1000, $5.00. 

Enhance. —A cross between Sharpless and 
Windsor Chief, originated at Ada, Ohio. Plant very 
vigorous, a strong grower, and productive. Fruit 
large, rather irregular, dark crimson color, and firm; 
quality good, slightly acid. It gives indications of 
being a very profitable market berry for shipment. 
Medium to late. Doz., 75c; 100, $3.50. 



Farnsworth.— It is chiefly as a family berry 
for home use that this variety possesses merit, for 
aside from its superior quality, it has no very prom- 
inent characteristics to recommend it. Although the 
plant is a fairly good grower it requires hill culture 
on rich soil to render it productive. (Jiven these 
conditions the berries are of good size and in fair 
quantity; color pale scarlet, moderately firm, regular 
in shape. It is decidedly a valuable sort for the home 
garden by reason of its really flue (juality, and for 
such it may be well recommended. Early. Doz., 
$75c; 100, $3.50; 1000, $25.00. 

Great Pacific (P).— From Illinois. A strong 
vigorous grower, making runners freely, and very 
productive; the berries however are not great in size 
but they are firm and of a handsome crimson color; 
of fair quality but acid. Another season's fruiting 
may show it in a more favorable light. Early. Doz., 
50c; 100, $2.50; 1000, $5.00. 

JUCUNDA IxlIPROVE».-(.)ne of the fin- 




est and most attractive of strawbenies, excellent for 
the home garden and for markets where large, fancy 
fruit is in demand. It is really an improvement 
upon the old Jucunda, the berries closely resembling 
that old favorite and possessing all its good qualities, 
but the plant is as strong, vigorous and free from dis- 
ease as the Wilson. It is, indeed, a grand variety, 
and especially valuable for its large, handsome fruit. 
Medium to late. Doz., 50c; 100, $2.50; 1000, $15.00. 

IT! iddletield (P). — A Connecticut seedling of 
much merit. The berry is large and beautiful, rather 
conical, regular and uniform, dark glossy crimson, of 
good quality. Plant vigorous and productive. We 
regard it as a very promising variety. Midseason. 
Doz., $1.00; 100, $5.00; 1000, $40.00. 

Standard.— Originated in Massachusetts and 
introduced last spring. This has a good growing 
plant with healthy foliage, and is said to produce 
abundantly. The berries are large, bright crimson, 
firm and of fine (luality; the flavor is brisk aad 
spriehtly making it a valuable sort for the family 
garden. Midseason to late. Doz., 75c; 100, $3.50; 
1000, $25.00. 

Stevens.— Claimed to be an excellent shipping 
berry, and hence valuable for market. The plant 
shows no disposition to rust and is a good clean, vig- 
orous grower. FJuit of good size, bright color, very 
Arm and an attractive berry. Early. Doz., 50c; 100, 
$1.50; 1000, $10.00. 



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J. T. Lovett Co. — Strawberries. 




PARKER £ARL.£. 



-TMs will rake a blgh rank not only for its yield and beauty but on account 
of its adaptability to light soils, and its enduring foliage in hot dry weather: qualities that are rare now 
among strawberries. The plant is a robust grower, with perfect flower, and is exceedingly productive. 
The berries are large, conical with short neck, regular and uniform, of a glossy, bright crimson color, 
flesh Arm, reddish and in quality very good. For vigor of plant, yield and quality combined it is hardly 
surpassed by any other sort and we rejoice in the prospect that it may prove worthy of the honored name 
it bears. Midseason. Doz.. r5c;100, $3.00; 1000, SeO.OO. 

BEDER WOOD (i?ac>^?e/-;. — Unfortunately ever, and not likely to stand very far distant ship- 
this has been eiveu two names but Beder Wood is ; ments in safetv. Earlv. Doz.. 50c; 100, S2.50. 



undoubtedlv the correct one since it originated with 
the gentleman of that name at Moline, 111., iu ISSl, 
and who gave his full name to the variety. It is a 
variety worthy of great praise and promises to be- 
come an exceedingly valuable early sort. The plant 
is a satisfactory grower and an enormous bearer. 
Berries large, of roundish, regular form, pale scarlet, 
and of excellent quality: only moderately firm, how- 



Waldron (PK— A strawberry of much value. It 
has a flne stout plant of robust growth and the berries 
are large to verv large and produced in profusion, of 
bright crimson color but only moderately firm: qual- 
ity very good. Its undoubted merit will soon make it 
better known. It sustains the claims made for it 
much better than most new sorts. Midseason. Doz,, 
35c; 100, SI. 00: 1000, S6.00. 



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GENERAL LIST. 

(The illmtrations are one-quarter natural size). 
If to be sent by mail add 15 cents per 100; at 1000 rates by express only. 



Bidwell.— Early, handsome and good. For all 
who have heavy soil, one of the best as an early 
berry. Large, conical, bright crimson, glossy, excel- 
lent in quality, only moderately firm. Plant a good 
grower and, under good culture, productive. Its only 
fault lies in its blossoms blasting instead of setting 
fruit— this defect manifesting itself especially on 
thin soil and in dry unfavorable seasons to a very 
decided degree. Doz. 25c; 100, 50c; 1000. $3.00. 
BUBACH (No. 5) P. -A wonderful berry in 
vigor of plant and yield of 
fruit even under careless 
culture. It still maintains 
its reputation for large size 
and great yield. The fruit 
is, in many instances, very 
large but not of first rate 
quality. It is exceedingly 




Felton.— A remarkably strong growing plant 
with healthy foliage. It is a seedling of Sharpless 
and the berries are large, somewhat ridged, of bright 
crimson color and quite firm in texture; quality good. 
Midseason. Doz., 25c, 100, 50c; 1000, $.3.00. 

Florence (CTara).— Requires heavy, cool soil 
for its best development. The plant is a good grower 
and fairly productive; the fruit is large and hand- 
some, bright crimson color, regular shape, firm and 
of good quality. Its foliage will be apt to rust under 
hot suns hence adapted only to cool locations. Doz., 
25c; 100, $1.00; 1000, $5.00. 

OANDY (First Season).— The best late straw- 
berry yet intaoduced and the 
leading late variety with fruit 
growers all over the country. 
Its great merits have been 
quickly recognized and there 



productive and very valu- t are few varieties that have 




able for a near-by market. 
Its greatest defect lies in the lack of firmness of its 
fruit. Midseason. Doz., 25c; 100, 50c; 1000, $2.50. 

€apt. Jack (Burt).~An old popular variety, 
especially at the W6st, and remarkable for its pro- 
ductiveness and firmness of fruit. The berries are of 
only medium size, uniform in shape, pale scarlet 
color, fair quality and exceedingly firm. Plant vig- 
orous, healthy and productive. Plants must be kept 
from matting by cutting the runners to have It do 
well. Midseason. Doz., 25c; 100, 50c; 1000, $2.50. 
CHAS. DOWNINCi.-A well-known and pop- 
ular family berry of fine flavor, 
great productiveness and gen- 
eral adaptability to all soils and 
locations. Of late years its fol- 
iage has rusted badly which has 
impaired its value. A peculiar- 
ity of the variety lies in the fact 
that a bed of it is usually more 
fruitful the second year of bear- 
ing than the first— and unlike other sorts it will re- 
main fruitful and fine without renewing for several 
years. Midseason. Doz., 25c; 100, 50c; 1000, $2.50. 

CRESCENT (P).— Very few varieties are so 
immensely productive as is this and none succeed 
better under such general neglect. The plant is 
most vigorous, and foi- best results should not be al- 
lowed to mat closely. The berries are of medium 
size, rather poor quality and a little soft tor ship- 
ment. Bright scarlet color and quite attractive; a 
profitable sort for market on account of its great 
productiveness and easy culture Early. Doz., 25c; 
100, 50c; 1000, $2.25. 

Cloud (P),— A southern market variety much 
valued for northern shipment. The berries are of 
good size, handsome and firm; the plant is a rapid, 
vigorous grower but, with us. only fairly productive. 
It does well on light soil. Early to midseason. Doz., 
25c; 100, 50c; 1000, $2.50. 

Eureka (P).— Avery productive variety of the 
Bubach class of berries, but of better form and of bet- 
ter quality. The plant is healthy and vigorous. Ber- 
ries large, handsome, moderately firm and of good 
quality. For market it is a profitable variety. Mid- 
season. Doz., 35c; 100, $1.00; lOCO, $4.00, 




so rapidly become a leading! 
and popular sort. As a choice 
late sort it is an entire suc- 
cess. In size and firmness it 
Is all that can be desired, and 
in vigor of plant and growth, 
it is eminently satisfactory, but under ordinary cul- 
ture its yield is not so great as many expect. It is 
not essential to have heavy soil but to produce best 
results it is necessary to apply fertilizers liberally. 
The berries are large, very uniform in size and shape, 
of bright crimson color, handsome and showy, very 
firm and of good quality. Late to very late. Doz., 
25c; 100, $1.00; 1000, $3.00. 

Haverland (P).— Exceedingly productive and 
the fruit is large and fine. On good rich soil it is one 
of the best and is profitable by reason of its great 
productiveness and earllness. It is not sufficiently 
firm for very far distant shipment but excellent fora 
near market. Plaint healthy and vigorous. Berries 
large, handsome and good, though not of the best 
quality, rather long in shape and of a bright glossy 
crimson. It has been largely planted and has given 
much satisfaction, having been found very profitable 
for market. Early. Doz., 25c; 100, 50c; 100, $3.00. 

Hoflman'fii Seedling.— This is taking the 
place of the old Neunan's Prolific 
at the South for shipment to 
northern markets and is regard- 
ed by many as the most profitable 
berry for southern growers. The /< 
fruit is of good size and exceed- / | 
ingly Arm. Plant a strong grower 
and immensely productive. Of 
but little value at the North, as 
the fruit is both small and of poor 
quality here. Early. Doz., 25c; 100, 50c; 1000, $2.50. 

Jessie.— Except on certain soils and locations 
this variety gives disappoinment. The plant grows 
well and is sufficiently robust but it is generally un- 
productive and the foliage rusts somewhat under a 
hot sun. The berries are large and beautiful and of 
good quality. It requires rich soil and good culture 
and will suit the amateur much better than the mar- 
ket grower. Midseason. Doz.. 25c; 100. 50c; 1000, $2.50. 




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Kentucky.— Popular as a late variety on ac- 
count of its o-ood quality and productiveness, but too 
soft for long shipments. The plant Is a good grower, 
very productive, and, like the Downing, it succeeds 
on all soils and under almost all conditions. Other 
and better late sorts are now, however, taking its 
place, and it is in much less demand now than some 
years ago. Fruit is large and of fine flavor. Doz., 
25c; 100, 50c; 1000, $2.50. 

Lady Rusk (P).— A productive variety of good 
sized berries. Arm and of good quality. The plant 
seems to suffer greatly m dry weather and it will do 
much better in a heavy cool soil. On account of its 
firmness and other good qualities it has proved profit- 
able in many localities. Fruit large and of good 
quality. Early. Doz., 35c; 100, $1.00; 1000, $5.00. 

May King.— One of the best of the early stand- 
ard sorts. Of the Crescent type of which it is a seed- 
ling. Plant vigorous and productive. Berries rather 
globular, medium in size, of a bright scarlet color, 
firm, and of excellent quality. A valuable early 
market sort. It has clean, healthy foliage of the 
same enduring character as its parent, but its flower 
is perfect. Doz., 25c; 100, 50c; 1000, $2.50. 

Miami (P).— A fine berry of large size and good 
quality but a variety demanding high culture. The 
plant is a good grower but not sufficiently productive 
under ordinary cultivation. It may do better in oth- 
ec locations, and in the hands of some growers it has 
proved very successful. The fruit is so fine that it is 
well worthy of extra care and culture. Late. Doz., 
35c; 100, $1.00; 1000, $5.00. 

Michel's Early (Osceola).— A very early vari- 
ety of the Crescent type with a vigorous and healthy 
growing plant, but at Monmouth decidedly lacking 
in productiveness and quality. At the South, we are 
Informed, it bears abundantly, and, like Hoffman, is 
best adapted for southern growing. It comes from 
Arkansas, where it is highly valued. Doz., 25c; 100, 
50c; 1000, $2.50. 

-Ripens early, very closely suc- 
ceeding Crystal City,and a week 
in advance of May King. The 
fruit is of large size, bright 
crimson color, quite regular 
and uniform, holding its size to 
the end of the season, excep- 
tionally firm and of superior 
quality. The plant is small, 
like Crescent, and although 
clean and free from disease has 
of late manifested a feebleness of growth. For an 
early berry for the home garden or on rich heavy 
soil where an extra early berry is profitable to raise 
for market, this variety is unsurpassed. Doz., 25c; 
100, 50c; 1000, $3.00. 
Parry.— This is similar to Jersey Queen of which 
it is a seedling but it is better 
altogether and, moreover, pos- 
sesses a perfect flower. The 
plant is vigorous and produc- 
tive but it requires heavy, rich 
/soil and good culture. Fruit is 
uniformly large and beautiful, 
moderately firm and of good 
quality. Brings a high price 
in market by reason of its fine appearance. Doz., 25c; 
100, 50c; 1000, $2.50. 




MONMOUTH. 






Pearl.— A vigorous grower and productive bear- 
er. It does well under or- 
dinary culture, is well 
adapted to general cultiva- 
tion, and is a profitable 
market sort. The berries, 
are large, bright glossy 
crimson, conical, firm, and 
of good flavor. A profitable 
sort for market growers and 
valuable for the home gar- 
den. One of the very best 
second early sorts. Doz., 
25c; 100, 50c; 1000, $2.50. 

Sharpless,— Demands rich, strong soil without 
which it is likely to prove dis- 
appointing in yield. The 
plant is exceedingly large and 
vigorous and quite free from 
rust or blight. Berries la^-ge 
to very large, somewhat ir- 
regular in shape, crimson, 
moderately firm and of good 
quality. It is a profitable va- 
riety for a near market on ac- 
count of its large size, and with good culture will 
furnish an abundance of fine fruit. Doz., 25c: 100, 
50c; 1000, $2.50. 

Stayman's No. 1 (P).— A variety of western 
origin and thought to be a seedling of the Crescent. 
It is much praised by western growers, but has not 
indicated a very high value here. The plant is an 
excellent grower with clean foliage, but upon our 
soil lacks productiveness and size of berry. Doz., 
50c; 100, $1.00; 1000, $5.00. 

Viola or Monarch of the West.— Though 
introduced as a new variety this is undoubtedly our 
old favorite berry. Plant large and thrifty. Berries 
large, pale red and white tip, delicious flavor. Only 
moderately Arm, but for home use one of the best. 
Midseason. Doz., 25c; 100, 50c; 1000, $3.00. 

Walton (P).— We had bright hopes of this berry 
from the good account of it given by its introducer; 
but with us it is a total failure, and we cannot recom- 
mend it. Doz., 35c; 100, $1.00; 1000, $5.00. 

Warfield (No. 2) P.— A rival to the Crescent in 
yield and exceeding it in size, beauty and firmness. 
In quality it is good, pleasant, subacid. A vigorous 
grower with bright healthy foliage. It is a valuable 
market sort and will give good satisfaction. Early. 
Doz., 25c; 100, 50c; 1000, $2.50. 

White Novelty.— Of the Alpine or everbearing 
species, being of strong growth and fruit larger than 
the old White Alpine. Doz., 35c; 100, $1.00; 1000, $5.00. 

Wilson.— The popular old market sort. Still re- 
tained for its many good qualities. To obtain best 
results it should be grown upon rich, heavy soil and 
the beds renewed often, when it is larg;e and produc- 
tive. Its earliness and firmness are the qualities that 
have made it valuable in the past. As generally 
grown now it lacks vigor and vitality. Early. Doz., 
25c,- 100, 50c; 1000, $3.00. 

Yale.— A fine handsome berry but the plant is so 
susceptible to rust that it will only succeed in cool 
soils and locations. When well grown the fruit is 
large, very firm and of a high rich flavor. Well 
adapted to the amateur who will give it careful cul- 
ture. Late. Doz., 50c; 100, $2.50; 1000. $15.00. 



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Culture.— Any land that will produce good crops of corn or wheat is suitable for Raspberries : and 
unlike Strawberries, they are benefitted by partial shade. Prepare the ground thoroughly and manure lib- 
erally. Ground bone is a specific fertilizer for the Raspberry. Keep the soil loose and free of weeds 
throughout the season, cutting down the muckers with the hoe or cultivator, and leaving only three or four 
to a hill or single row for fruiting. Aim to plant an assortment so as to lengthen the season. 

The red varieties should be planted for field culture, in rows six feet apart, and the plants three feet 
distant in rows, requiring 2,400 plants per acre; or four feet each way if to be cultivated in hills, requiring 
2,700 plants per acre. It is best to place two plants in each hill, requiring of course double the number. In 
garden culture plant three feet apart each way and restrict to hills. vSoon as planted cut back the canes to 
within a few inches of the ground, and plants set in Autumn should have the soil mounded up over them to 
protect them from frequent freezing and thawing. In Spring the earth should be leveled down again. In 
pruning the bearing canes cut them back one-half their length on an average, but all of the same height 
from the ground. Foreign varieties and seedlings of them do not succeed much South of New York, as 
they will not endure hot sunshine. Reference will be made to the origin of these in their descriptions. We 
do not recommend removing the old canes, as they help support the bearing ones and hold snow in winter. 

The Cap varieties succeed 
not only on good soil but 
many sorts yield large prof- 
itable crops on the lightest 
kind of sandy land. In field 
culture plant in rows seven 
feet apart and three feet 
six inches distant in the 
row; requiring 1,775 plants 
to the acre; or four and a 
half feet apart each way, 
requiring 2,150 plants per 
acre. In garden culture 
plant four feet apart each 
way. Fall-set plants should 
be protected as recommended for other sorts, but we do not advise planting Blackcaps in Autumn, as they 
are difficult to make live if set at that season. In pruning bearing canes cut at the middle of the bend. As 
these are propagated from the ends of the canes, being bent down and rooted, they have but little wood 
upon them as shown by Fig. 350, and are not readily seen when but a small number is ordered. If any 
should be missed from an order please examine the packing material carefully before concluding that they 
have been omitted. All of this class are designated in the following list by the word Cap added to the name. 

In digging we tie in bunches of convenient size for packing, and grade carefully, putting in none but 
what have good side roots. 

We would like a chance to Hqure on the IMs of those who coiitemplate orderino largelij. 

NEW VARIETIES. 

(If to be sent b/y mail, add 10 cents per dozen, 40 ce)its per 100 /or postaue). 





Raspberry Plants, 



"Cap"' Raspberry Plant. Fig. 356. 



Kansas.— A new blackcap from Kansas of ex- 
ceeding great promise and undoubted value. Its 
canes are of vigorous growth with foliage tough, 
healthy and clean, productive, very hardy. The ber- 
ries are as large or larger than Gregg, jet black, very 
handsome, firm and of fine flavor. Its season may be 
termed second early, ripening after Souhegan but 
much earlier than Gregg. It should certainly be 
given extensive trial throughout the country in view 
of its fine record wherever yet grown, and its size 
and productiveness indicate great value. It comes 
into bearing between the early and late sorts. Doz., 
S2.50; 100, $12.00. 



Older.— This is an excellent blackcap, and sev- 
eral years fruiting enable us to recommend it confi- 
dently. We have found it to be a good grower, en- 
tirely hardy and Its foliage withstands heat and 
drought better than most varieties, and yields abund- 
antly. The fruit is very large and when perfectly 
ripe the blackest raspberry we have yet seen and 
without any bloom. In form the berries are distinct, 
being unusually flat; they are quite firm and of extra 
good quality. It ripens in midseason and is the best 
blackcap ripening at that time, fllling the gap be- 
tween the early sorts and Gregg admirably. Doz., 
50c: 100, $3.00; 1000, $20.00. 



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J. T. Lovett Co. — Raspberries. 




LOVETT or $1000.00 RASPBERRY. 

The canes a7-e of vigorous growth, the tallest being over six feet. The berries are borne in short 
racemes somewhat like those of Gregg, are nearly as large, black, glossy with some bloom around the 
base of the di-upelets. They are as firm as it is desii-ahle a blackcap should be, and never drop from the 
receptacle. There was no marked difference in earliness between the Palmer, Progress and Lovett. 
Judged from the first season of fruiting, it is an improvement, all things considered, over any variety 
we have tned."— Rural New Yorker, in ''Notes from the Rural Grounds." 

The Lovett Raspberry, which could with propriety have been named Lovett's Thornless (being practically 
destitute of thorns) has, the past season, fully sustained, in a fruiting field of six acres, all that has been 
claimed for it; and taken all in all has proved itself to b& by far the best black raspberry that has as yet 
been put upon the market. Unlike the Gregg, which it nearly equals in size of berries, it is of Ironclad 
hardiness; and is the strongest in growth of cane of any, unless possibly the Ohio excepted. In enormous 
yield it is without an equal. Add to these properties superior quality, jet black color, firmness and long 
life after gathered, adhering to the bush when ripe, and above all, its earliness (ripeninff with Souhegan 
and the other very early sorts) and we have in it, what has so long been wanted and a most valuable fruit. 
So far from regretting our outlay of $1,000.00 for the control of this berry, we now congratulate ourselves 
on our good fortune in securing it for that sum. It is entirely distinct from all other sorts. We have now 
fruited the variety for three seasons and know positively that it possesses the merits claimed for it. 
Price, dozen, $2.00; lOO, $10.00; lOOO, $75. OO. 

** Transplanted, plants, dozen, $2.50; lOO, S12.00. 

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J. T. Lovett Co. — Raspberries. 



THOiTIPSON'* EilRLlT PROL.IFIC. 




Thompson's Early Prolific Red Raspberry has beat- 
en the record here for earllness. It Is an enormous 
grower and stood the winter the best of all that I 
had.— J. F. Wilson, Clarke Co., Ind. 



Remarkable for Its early season of ripening. The 
plant is an excellent grower, the canes 
erect and stout; quite hardy and said 
by the originator and introducer to have 
endured 22° below zero without injury. 
Foliage of a dark green color, tough 
and healthy, and endures well heat and 
drought; here it is quite free from rust 
and mildew. The berries are medium 
to large in size, of a strikingly bright, 
fresh, crimson color, very attractive, 
which, with its extreme earliness, 
should cause it to become a profitable 
market sort. It is exceedingly produc- 
tive with us and has received no special 
care or cultivation. In brief, it is sim- 
ilar to Brandywine, of about the same 
size, with the same bright, fresh color 
and ripens from a week to ten days ear- 
lier. It has already shown much value 
by Its early season of ripening, great 
productiveness and vigor of plant. It 
Is admirably adapted for planting at the 
South, where it succeeds splendidly, be- 
ing one of the very few. and the best, 
that can be satisfactorily grown there. 
It is the earliest red raspberry we have 
seen, coming into bearing just as the 
strawberry season is over, and ripened 
at Monmouth the first among all rasp- 
berries by fully a week. We have also 
seen It In Ohio equally fine, the canes 
of stronger growth and yielding a 
heavy crop of fruit. Reports concern- 
ing Its behavior are exceedingly satis- 
factory and confirm our opinion of its 
value as a profitable sort for both mar- 
ket and family use. The scarcity of 
good varieties of red raspberries ren- 
ders this early sort especially valuable 
and its earllness and bright appearance 
make It profitable. 
Thompson's Early Prolific ripened wMth me this 
year May 29th. It is prolific, hardy, large, firm and 
of the best quality.— J. S. Newman, Director, Ala- 
bama Experiment Station. 



Doz., 50c; 100, $3.00; 1000, $20.00. 



Smltli'ei Prolific — A new blackcap from 
western New York which has been highly praised. 
The principal points of merit and superiority claimed 
for it are canes of strong growth, perfect hardiness 
and great productiveness. The canes throw out 
numerous lateral branches which enable them to 
bear large crops of fruit without danger of breaking 
down. The berries are borne in large clusters, and 
are about the size of Gregg, of a bright black color, 
very firm, of good flavor. It Is also said to be a prof- 
itable drying sort, three quarts of berries making a 
pound of dried fruit. Its season is about second early 
or between Souhegan and Ohio. Doz., $1.50; 100, 
$10.00. 

Jackson's May King.— A blackcap that has 
been especially recommended for its earliness, but 
which we find to be really no earlier then Souhegan 
and not so fine a variety. At Monmouth it is In no 
way superior to the old, discarded Doolittle, and un- 
less it behaves very much better elsewhere it is cer- 
tainly not worthy of being placed on the list of stand- 
ard sorts. Doz. $1.00; 100, $5.00. 



Palmer.— An early blackcap differing from Sou- 
hegan so slightly as to be barely perceptible. The 
fruit may possibly average a trifle larger but no other 
points of difference can we distinguish. Its super- 
iority over Souhegan in productiveness, vigor of 
growth, and quality of fruit, as has been claimed, is 
not apparent here. At the same time it is necessar- 
ily, from its resemblance to Souhegan, a fine early 
variety and may safely be planted in place of that 
sort. Doz., 50c; 100, $2.00; 1000, $15.00. 

Ada.— A promising blackcap approaching Gregg 
closely in size. It has canes of much vigor and hard- 
iness and is decidedly productive. The berries are 
large and fine in quality. It ripens about with Gregg 
and may be regarded as an acquisition. Doz, 50c; 
100, $2.00; 1000, $12.00. 

Cromwell.— A blackcap of the Souhegan class 
which variety it much resembles. The fruit is fully 
equal to it in size and quality, and In hardiness of 
cane. It is a vigorous grower and productive. Can 
be safely recommended as a valuable sort. Doz. 50c; 
100, $2.00; 1000, $15.00. 



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J. T. Lovett Co. — Raspberries. 



GENERAL LIST. 

(Tlie illustrations are one-quarter natural size). 
If tote sent hy mail add 10c. per doz., 40c. per 100; at 1000 rates by freight or express only. 



Brandy wine. —This once popular berry Is now 
superseded by Cuthbert and others. Its bright crlm- 
som color, good size and firmness, render It valuable 
for market, but it lacks vigor of cane and is only pro- 
ductive on good soil. It is very attractive, and grown 
to some extent. Doz., 35c: 100, 1.00; 1000. S8.00. 
CUTHBERT {Qneen of the 3far7fet).— The 
leading late market variety and 
best red raspberry in cultivation. 
No other of its class has proved of 
such general adaptability and it is 
grown successfully in nearly all 
parts of the United States and 
Canada. The canes are hardy 
and of strong rampant growth, 
with large, healthy foliage, and 
exceedingly productive. Berries large, dark crim- 
son, quite firm and of good flavor. More largely 
grown than all the other red raspberries combined. 
Season late. Doz., 35c: 100, §1.00: 1000. S8.00. 
OOIiI>£N QUEEN.— The best yellow rasp- 





ries of large size, bright crimson, good quality and 
firm. Upon strong soil the yield is very large and m 
some locations it is regarded as the best of all. Doz., 
35c; 100, Sl.OO; 1000, ^8.00. 

MARLBORO,— The largest of the early red 
raspberries, ripening a few 
days later than Hansell. 
Whilst this is one of the 
best red raspberries for the 
North it will not endure hot 
suns or southern skies, be- 
ing evidently of foreign par- 
entage. The canes are 
hardy and fairly produc- 
tive. Fruit exceedingly 

large, bright crimson, and of fair quality. Under 
proper conditions, viz., cool, northern exposure, it 
may be considered the best early hardy raspberry. 
Doz., 35c; 100, $1.00; 1000, S8.00. 
I Ohio or Alden (Cap).— This is a popular sort in 
western New York for evaporating purposes, being 
^ exceedingly productive and the fruit retaining its 
flavor and shape better than most other varieties; it is 
also said to require less fresh berries to the pound of 
dried fruit. The berries are of good size, of clear 
shining black and good quality. Ripens in midsea- 
son. Doz., 35c; 100, $1.00; 1000, $8.00. 

PROORESS (Pioneer).— In some respects sim- 
ilar to Souhegan but its canes are of much stronger 
growth and its yield is even greater. It is entitled to 
high rank among blackcaps and is a most profltable 
market sort. It is entirely hardy. Berries jet black, 
very firm and of good quality. It has been largely 
grown by practical fruit growers and has proved one 
of the best early sorts ever introduced. Doz., 40c; 
berry yet introduced. Briefly stated it is a yellow j loo, $1.50; 1000, $9.00. 

Cuthbert, of large size, great beauty, high quality, Sliafier's Colossal.— An immense raspberry 
hardy and productive. It is of a beautiful translu- j both in cane and fruit, and especially adapted to the 
cent amber color and exceptionally flrm. The canes I South. Canes are of wonderful vigor and size, hardy 
are of the strongest growth and succeed admirably j and enormously productive. Berries are large, of a 




at the South and in California. It is a most valuable 
raspberry for the amateur and no home garden is 
complete without it; its beauty, size and fine quality 
render it indispensable for table use. Ripens in mid- 
season. Doz., 50c; 100, $2.00: 1000, $15.00. 
GREGO (Cap).— The leading late blackcap and 
a popular market sort.Canes 
of strong vigorous growth 
and under good culture, 
very productive. Berries 
very large, covered with 
heavy bloom, flrm, meaty, 
and of flne flavor. It re- 
quires good strong soil to 
produce best results and re- 
sponds liberally to generous 
treatment. It is not entire- 
ly hardy but sufl^ers during unusually hardy winters. 
Doz., 85c: 100, $1.00; 1000, $8.00. 

Hansel!.— The earliest red raspberry. Profltable 
on account of its extreme earliness, bright attractive 
color and flrmness. Canes rather small, but exceed- 




dull purplish, unattractive color, rather soft, but lus- 
cious and of a rich, sprightly flavor, whilst its color 
and lack of flrmness renders it unfit for market pur- 
poses. It is unrivaled for family use and for canning. 
Late. Doz., 35c; 100, $1.50; 1000, $12.00. 

SOTJHEGAN or TYLER.— A very early 
blackcap and the leading 
early market sort. It ripens 
its entire crop in a very short 
period. Canes vigorous andj' 
hardy, with foliage healthy' 
and free from rust; wonder- 
fully productive. Fruit of 
good size, jet black with but 
little bloom, firm and of 
sweet pleasant flavor. Doz., 
35c; 100, $1.00; 1000, $7.00. 

Turner (Southern T'to7-n7ess).— Extremely har- 
dy and desirable as an early sort for the home gar- 
den, but too soft for market purposes. The canes 
make a strong, healthy growth and are very produc- 
tive. Berries of good size, bright crimson color, soft 




Ingly hardy and productive: with tough, healthy fol- and of honeyed sweetness, 
jage, enduring the hottest suns with impunity. Ber- | $1.00; 1000, $7.50. 

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Early. Doz., 35c; 100, 



J. T. Lovett Co.— Wineberry— Elaeagnus Longipes. 



CHILDS' GREAT JAPANESE WINEBERRY, 

The Introduction of this beautiful and 
valuable novelty has excited an immense 
amount of Interest and the Wineberry it- 
self fully deserves all the praise that has 
been given it both as an ornamental 
plant and for the refreshing sub-acid 
quality of its fruit. 

The canes of this interesting plant are 
large, robust, and perfectly hardy; they 
are thickly covered with purplish-red 
hairs, which extend along the stem to its 
extremity. The leaves are large, tough, 
dark green above and silvery gray be- 
neath. Each berry is at first tightly en- 
veloped by the large calyx, forming a 
sort of burr, which is also covered with 
purplish-red hairs so thickly as to present 
the appearance of moss rose buds. These 
gradually open and turn back, exposing 
the fruit in all its beauty. The berries 
are of medium size as compared with our 
raspberries, but of a beautiful, translu- 
cent appearance, running through all the 
shades of amber to crimson as they ripen. 
There is a freshness and brilliancy about 
them impossible to describe, and we know 
of nothing in the way of raspberries so at- 
tractive. A bush in full fruitiug is a sight 
not readily to be forgotten and a decided 
ornament to the garden. In quality it is 
good, with a rich and sprightly flavor, but 
decidedly brisk sub-acid. When cooked 
it Is simply grand; surpassing by far 
when canned the Huckleberry and all 
other small fruits. For jelly making it is 
without an equal, far exceeding for this 
purpose the Currant, Quince and Crab Apple. Season of ripening, at Monmouth, early iu July. 

John Lewis Chllds says of it; "Another season's trial and a general introduction has proved that this 
grand new fruit is the greatest novelty of the age. It is universally conceded that it is one of the most val- 
uable introductions of this generation, and it will be generally grown the world over." Strong plants, ea., 
25c; doz., $2.50; 100, $15.00. Transplanted, ea., 50c; doz., $5.00; 100. $25.00. (Bu mail if dei<ired at prices 
named. When sent by express larger plants icill be f^elected.) 

EL^AGNUS LONGIPES. 

A beautiful shrub from Japan 
belonging to the Olive family. Few 
are aware how beautiful it is when 
in fruit, ami still less how good a 
sauce its berries make. The 
shrubs grows to a height of from 
Ave to six feet, making a well 
branched bush of great beauty; 
leaves lougish-oval, bright greeu 
above aud silvery-white beueath. 
The blossoms appear in May. in 
great profusion, small, and pale 
yellow iu color. The berries are 
ripe early in July and are oval in 
shape, of the size shown in the Il- 
lustration, bright scarlet and very 
handsome. Like cranberries, the 
fruit requires cooking, and may 
be used in the same manner. It 
is produced iu the greatest abun- 
dance. The bush is entirely hardy 
and free from insect enemies. 
Ea., 35c; Doz., $3.50. 






Culture.— Many kinds of blackberries will succeed, not only on good fruit land, but even on the most 
sandy, porous soil. They require the same treatment as recommended for raspberries, but In fleld culture 
should be planted in rows five to seven feet apart (according to tlie strength of the variety), and three feet 
distant in the rows; in garden culture plant rows five feet apart and plant three feet distant in the rows. 
The pruning should be governed by the growth of cane and should be severe. Pinch back the canes in sum- 
mer when three feat high, causing them to throw out laterals. While we exercise every care in digging 
and assorting ordinary plants, known as "Suckers," putting in none without side roots, yet we desire to im- 
press upon the minds of planters the superior value of plants grown from pieces of roots termed "Root Cut- 
ting Plants" which, having to depend on their own roots for support, make much better and more numerous 
laterals and fibrous ones. Root-cutting plants are so vastly superior, and the difference in cost is so slight, 
that fruit growers who have once planted them will not use suckers at any price when others can be had. 

NEW VARIETIES. 

(If to he sent hy mail, add 10 cents per dozen; 50 cents per 100.) 




As the "old reliables" have of recent years proved so unreliable, the Kittatinny, Lawton, etc., being so 
generally effected by "orange rust" and the Wilson by double or "rose blossom" we have for quite a long 
time been In search of a blackberry to fill the place made vacant by their failures and also sufficiently hardy 
as to endure severe weather without injury. After testing a score or more varieties, all of which were 
claimed by their originators to possess the desired properties, we are happy to be able to announce the ad- 
vent of Lovett's Best, which we have full confidence will prove a success throughout America wherever a 
blackberry of any kind can be made to grow. Like the Kittatinny and the Wilson it is a chance seedling of 
New Jersey origin and, after watching it for several years and fruiting it two seasons we are convinced 
that as a general purpose berry it will "fill the entire bill." Its strong points are: enormous yield, great 
hardiness of cane and freedom from disease (we have had it growing by the side of and surrounding plants 
badly affected with "orange rust" and it has never taken the disease nor been attacked by any other malady). 
Its other merits are earliness in ripening, large size, uniform size and shape, jet black color (never turning 
red after gathered), fine appearance and exquisite quality. Its season of ripening is second early, giving its 
first picking with the second picking of the Wilson and in advance of Kittatinny, Lawton, etc. 

It has been subjected to a field test by the originator and some of his neighbors, by the side of Wilson 
and other popular sorts, for the past six years, surpassing in yield and profit by far all others, each and ev- 
ery season. It has been exposed to a temperature of several degrees below zero and has never had even its 
terminal buds injured in the least. 

All things considered it is the best variety upon our grounds and approaches more closely the ideal 
blackberry than any other we have seen. 

Price, root-cutting plants, eacli, 50c; doz., $5.00; lOO, $35.00, 

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J. T. Lovett Co. — Blackberries. 



CHILDS EVERBEARING TREE BLACKBERRY {Topsy). 

"For a blackberry it is the largest, finest flavored, most pro- 
liflc, fruiting for two months and requirs no stakes. This fine 
novelty * * * is surely one of the most desirable new things 
we ever offered, and what we say of it we speak from what we 
have seen and what we have tested, and not from what others 
say. It grows from 5 to 7 feet high, branching freely into a 
flne tree form * * straight and erect, requiring no stakes. The 
berries are of enormous size, equalled only by the Erie; borne 
in great clusters which commence to ripen early in July and 
continue into September, making its fruiting period fully two 
months or more. The finest Blackberries we ever ate we picked 
about September first from some of these plants which had 
been ripening fruit since July 8th. They are exceedingly 
sweet, juicy and delicious, melting in the mouth without a par- 
ticle of hard core. Its delicate flavor, great productiveness, 
enormous size, long season of bearing and perfect hardiness 
In the coldest part of the country, make it the most valuable 
of all berries .for family use. 

"Mrs. C. A. Barton, Santa Ana, Cal., says : 'Received the 
Wineberry and Tree Currant; they are growing finely. If they 
do as well as your Tree Blackberry I 
shall be more than pleased with them. 
Have taken up all other Blackberries 
as we want nothing but the Tree.' " 
—CMlds'' Catalogue. 

Considerable has appeared of late 
in the horticultural press respecting 
this prodigy; and although it poss- 
esses many valuable properties W( 
cannot fully endorse all that is sai( 
of it in the above description, ^y^ 
first propagated and brought tono-j 
tice this remarkable sort and now 
have a large stock of fine plants of it. 

Root cutting: plants, ea., 
2oc; dozen, $2.50; lOO, 
$15.00. 

Early King. -We are glad to notice that the | its value and it is admirably adapted to that purpose 

by reason of its delicious flavor and abundant supply 
of fruit. The canes are of strong growth and as hardy 
as Snyder. Berries are not of the largest size but are 
larger than Early Harvest and much better in qual- 
ity. We are sure it will give satisfaction to those 
seeking an extra early, hardy, blackberry, and we 
can conscientiously advise its planting this fall in 
, the home garden. Root Vuttitw PJa7iti<: Doz., 60c: 
100, S3.50; 1000, $25.00. 

I Thompson's Early .^ammotli. 

bles Wilson's Early very 
closely both in fruit and fol- 
I iage, but claimed by the 
originator to be perfectly 
hardy, and earlier than that 
well-known variety. It is 
immensely productive and 
succeeds admirably at ts 
home near Cleveland, 0. 
If it proves everywhere as 
hardy and as successful it 
is certainly of value. It 
grows as a low bush, half 
trailing, and will run on the 
ground from 8 to 16 feet, if 

not kept pinched back— somewhat similar to the 
growth of the Dewberry. Doz., $1.00; 100, $5.00. 





-Resem- 



great merits of this blackberry for the family garden 
are becoming more generally recognized and the va- 
riety growing in demand more and more each sea- 
son. We have predicted its popularity well knowing 




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J. T. Lovett Co. — Blackberries. 



GCNERAL LIST. 



ERIE.— The most popular of all the standard 







(If to he sent hy mail, add 10 cents per dozen; 50 cents per 100 additional for postage 
Prices are for Root Cutting Plants unless otherwise noted. 
Crystal White.— A white blackberry! The 
berries are of a fine 
translucent white; 
of goud size, very 
sweet and pleasant. 
Canes are of a very 
pale green color, of 
strong growth, ex- 
ceedinglv prolific 
^ but notentirelyhar- 
-V, dv. Should be plant- 
ed contiguous to 
some other variety* 
as its blossoms are 
pistillate. Doz. 50c: 




100, S2.00. 
EARL.V 



HARVEST.— The earliest black- 




berry except Early 
King and conse- 
quently one of the 
most valuable. Ri- 
pening the 4th of 
July at Monmouth* 
with its very attrac- 
tive appearance, 
firmness and ex- 
ceeding' productive- 
ness, renders it em- 
inently prcfltable 
for market: whilst 
its earliness and 
good quality make it a favorite in the home garden. 

The berries are not of the largest size, but very 
uniform and of a bright glossy blackness that ren- 
ders them extremely enticing. For the South its 
value can scarcely be overestimated, and its early 
ripening brings it into market at a time when it has 
no competitors. The statement has been made by 
some that this variety is not hardy, and we find it 
explained by the fact of Brunton's Early having been 
sent out in many instances by unscrupulous parties 
for it. Doz.. :ioQ- 100. Si. 00; 1000. $8.00. 

liAW'TOlN (New Rochelle.)~An old favorite, 
esteemed for its productiveness and large size. 
Delicious when fully ripe.but turns black in advance 
of ripening. Season medium to late. Doz.. 50c; 100, 
S1.50; 1000. SIO.OO. 

ITIinneAvaski.- An early blackberry of consid- 
erable value in the neighborhood of its home in the 
Hudson River fruit district. It has not been planted 
so largely as many other sorts and is perhaps not so 
well adapted to such a wide range of country, but it 
possesses sufficient good qualities to render it valti- 
able both for market and for the home garden. Its 
canes are hardy and productive and the fruit is large 
and of good quality. Doz., 50c; 100, $3.00; 1000, 820.00. 




blackberries and has now superceded all other kinds. 
For several seasons past the demand for plants of 
this variety has been so great that we have been un- 
able to supply them in sufficient quantity. The canes 
are of ironclad hardiness, of the strongest gro^vth. 
quite free from rust, double blossom and all other 
diseases, and wonderfully productive, bending the 
robust canes to the ground with the weight of fruit. 
The berry is of the very largest size, exceeding the 
Wilson. Kittatinny or Lawton, of excellent quality, 
handsome and firm. In shape it is almost round, 
which gives it the appearance of being larger than 
it really is, and very uniform both in size and shape. 
The Erie somewhat resembles Lawton in habit of 
growth and shape of berry, but a careful comparison 
shows them to be quite distinct. In season of ripen- 
ing the Erie is mm-h earlier than Lawton, the canes 
are more vigorous in gro\\th and very much hardier. 
There is no standard blackberry that equals it in the 
possession of the four important properties of hardi- 
ness, large size, earliness and productiveness, or that 
will compare with it for general planting, either for 
market or the home garden. Doz., 50c; 100, $2.50; 
1000, $20.00. 

Kittatinny. — Once the most popular of all 
blackberries for general planting and it is still very 
fine for main crop, in the home garden, or for mar- 
ket in some locations, but it is not safe from winter- 
killing north of the latitude of New York City, and of 
recent years it has become badly affected with the 
"rust" or blackberry fungus. The berries are large, 
handsome, and of delicious flavor; canes of strong, 
erect growth and productive. Season medium to late. 
Doz., 35c; 100, $1.50: 1000. $10.00. 



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J. T. Lovett Co. — Blackberries — Dewberries. 




medium. 



SNYUER.-Valua- 

ble for the north by rea- 
son of Its extreme hardi- 
ness. Wonderfully pro- 
ductive, and though the 
berries are but small to 
medium In slze,they are 
of sweet julcyflavor.and 
when fully ripe without 
the hard core of many 
other sorts. Until the ap- 
pearance of the Erie this 
was the standard early 
sort for the North and 
Northwest and Is stlU 
very popular, belnfj 
more largely planted 
than any other of the 
35c; 100, $1.25; 1000, S9.00. 

Taylor's 
Prolific— A 
suitable compan- 
ion for Snyder, 
for it is also a va- 
riety of great har- 
diness and pro- 
ductiveness, but 
ripens somewhat 
later. Berries are 
very much larger 
and of flne flavor. 
Canes of strong 
growth and iron- 
clad hardiness. 
Of especial value 
for planting at the 
North and desir- 
able for its flne 
flavor Its large 
size, great hardi- 
ness and wonder- 
ful productive- 
ness render it of 
greatest value for 
the North. Season 
Doz., 40c; 100, $1.50: 1000, $10.00. 



Wilfson Junior.— Takes the place of the old- 





Wilson's Early; it possesses all its good qualities and 
is hardier and more productive, combining size, ear- 
liness and productiveness with the flne appearance 
and market properties of that variety. It is also with- 
out double or rose blossoms. The fruit in all respects 
fully equals that of Its parent, Wilson's Early, which 
it has now completely superseded; holds its bright 
color and carries weil to market. It proves entirely 
hardy in New Jersey, withstanding the winters here 
without injury, quite unprotected. Doz., 50c, 100, 
$1.50; 1000, $10.00. 

WilMon'H Early.— A well known variety, once 
the leading early blackberry and still a popular mar- 
ket sort in many sections. It has now become en- 
feebled by disease and there are few sources from 
which healthy plants may be procured, hence it has 
been pretty generally superseded by better sorts. 
Suckers: Doz., 35c; 100, $1.00; 1000, $7.50. Root 
Cutting Plants: Doz., 50c; 100, $1.50; 1000, $10.00. 

DEWBERRIES. 

The Dewberry has thus far not been cultivated to any great 
extent on account, perhaps, of the few varieties that are worth 
growing. There is no reason, however, why people should not 
enjoy this wholesome fruit, especially as it comes at a season 
between the raspberries and blackberries. The best mode of 
culture is to treat it somewhat like the strawberry and plant it' 
In rows six feet apart with the plants three feet distant in the 
rows, or setting the plants four feet by four. Keep the soil 
mellow and clean. 

I.UCRETI A.— Decidedly the best of all dewberries. As 
early or earlier than Early Harvest blackberry and larger than 
Erie. It is a superb fruit; large and handsome, of a shining 
jet black, melting and of a delicious quality. The plant is en- 
tirely hardy everywhere, a healthy, strong grower, and exceed- 
ingly productive. We can confidently recommend the Lucre- 
tia as being a flne acquisition to the family garden and a de- 
lightful Introduction to the blackberry season. The accom- 
panying illustration represents medium sized berries. Root 
cutting plants : Doz., 40c; 100, $1.50; 1000, $10.00. (If to be 
sent by mail add 10c. per doz., 50c. per 100 for postage). 
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Culture.— A cool, moist location is best for this fruit, and for this reason it succeeds admirably when 
planted by a stone wall or fence; being benefitted by partial shade. Plant in rows four feet apart, and the 
plants three feet apart in the rows. Keep the erround mellow and free of weeds and grass; using fertilizers 
copiously. Mulching is necessary for the best returns. So soon as the leavos turn yellow and begin to fall, 
with a pruning knife remove all the old wood and cut back the young shoots a third of their length— cutting 
to the ground enough of these to admit air and light into the bush freely. When the currant worm appears 
dust the bushes with Buhach or tobacco dust; it can be exterminated also by dissolving powdered white 
hellebore (to be had at any drug store) in the proportion of an ounce to a pail of water, and applied with a 
syringe upon the leaves. 

Prices: 1 yr., doz., 60c; lOO, $3.00. 2 yrs., doz., 75c; lOO, $4.00; 
except as otherwise noted. 
(1 yr. hy mail at 10c. per doz.; 50c. per 100 additional. Two years old plants are too large to he mailed). 



Crandall 




quite distinct from the European black currant and 
without a trace of its strong odor. This is the best 
variety of this species yet introduced. The bush 
grows to a height of four feet or more, is perfectly 
hardy and immensely productive, the branches being 
invariably loaded with fruit. The berries are large, 
many of them being one-half inch in diameter and 
some even larger, intensely black and of a fairly 
good quality. It Is excellent when cooked and is well 
adapted for sauces, pies, .1ams; etc. No insect ene- 
mies have been found to defoliate it and it is entire- 
ly exempt from the attacks of the Currant Worm. 
Strong Plants, doz., S1.25; 100, $7.00. 

Red Dutch.— The old well-known currant of 
our boyhood. Berries small, but of the finest quality 
and produced in the greatest abundance. Best of all 
the red varieties for making jellies and wines. 

Lee's Prolific— The best European black cur- 
rant yet introduced, and one that marks a great ad- 
vance in the fruit of its class. It is earlier than Black 
Naples, and of superior quality; larger, longer clus- 
ters and even more productive than that prolific kind. 

Black Naples.— Similar to the preceding in a 
general way. 

NORTH STAR.— A valuable new red currant 
of much promise, large, fine and exceedingly produc- 
tive. 1 yr., ea., 50c; doz., $5.00. 



FAY'S PROIilFIC— Has fully sustained the 
broad claims which were made 
for it by the disseminator upon 
its introduction; and it is de- 
cidedly the best red currant we 
have. It has been widely plant- 
ed and has given general satis- 
faction. The bush is a strong 
grower, wonderfully prolific, 
and comes into bearing early. 
Fruit large, bright red, and of 
good flavor, and less acid than 
Cherry, which it is rapidly su- 
perceding. Those who want a 
profitable red currant and do 
not plant this variety are miss- 
ing a valuable opportunity. 1 
yr., doz., $1.25; 100, $7.00. 2 
yrs., doz., $1.50; 100, $10.00, 

CHERRY and VER- 
SAIIiliES.— The most popu- 
lar market sorts, and uniform- 
ly the largest of all red currants 
except Fay's Prolific. Bunches 
large, berries very large,bright, 
sparkling crimson, beautiful, 
very acid. Bushes of rugged, (Much reduced.) 
vigorous growth arrd only moderately productive. 
The two are so very much alike that one description 
answers for both. 

WHITE GRAPE.— The largest and decided- 
ly the best ichite variety, and one of the best of any 
for the home garden. Bunch large and long; berry 
large; handsome, translucent white, and of best qual- 
ity, being less acid than others. Bush free grower 
and very productive. This is a splendid variety for 
table use by reason of its beauty and fine flavor, form- 
ing a lovely contrast to the red varieties. 

VICTORIA.— A splendid variety and very val- 
uable! ripening some three weeks later than the oth- 
ers described. Bunches extremely long, berries of 
medium size, pale red, and of excellent quality. 
Bushes good growers and profuse bearers. By reason 
of its late season it is highly profitable for market and 
very desirable for the home garden. No collection 
should be without It. 




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t 




Tbis fruit, so popular, large, handsome and delicious in Europe, is beginning to receive a little of the 
attention in America that it well deserves. Like the currant (to which it is closely allied) the gooseberry is 
a gross feeder and delights in a deep rich soil. Its greatest enemy is "mildew," which, however, Is gener- 
ally avoided by planting in partial shade, as recommended for currants, and by thorough mulching. The 
currant worm Is even more destructive to the gooseberry than to the currant; and should it appear (it will 
be recognized by the specimen upon the leaf in the above figure) treat it as recommended on the preceding 
page. Plant same distance, cultivate and prune as recommended for currants. 

VARIETIES. 

(1 yr. hy mail at 10c. per doz.;50c. per 100 additional. Tivo uear old plants cannot he mailed.) 
Rates of any sort by the thousand will he given upon application. 



INDUSTRY.— Now generally known. Though 




OOL.DEN PROLIFIC (new).-An American 
seedling of the English type and from western New 
York. The disseminator gives the following des- 
scrlption: "It Is perfectly hardv, a good grower and 
unusually free from mildew. Its foliage is of a dark, 
glaucous green, and, in a young state, its wood Is 
very spiny, being very distinct in this respect. Fruit 
IS large, of a deep golden yellow, of excellent quality, 
and very attractive in appearance. A heavy fruiter 
and I believe Is destined to become as popular as the 
Industry, and, unlike that variety, it can be propa- 
gated successfully.'" A yellow gooseberry of large 
size, free from mildew, and perfectly hardy, is Indeed 
an acquisition and will make a delightful companion 
to the Industry. 2 yrs., each, 50c; do/.., $5,00. 

DOWNING.— The best of the American sorts 



an English variety it succeeds admirably throughout 
the northern portion of the United States but it is a 
little impatient of hot suns; and south of New York 
is not always to be depended upon. Under favorable 
conditions it bears immense crops and is quite ex- 
empt from mildew. It has the peculiar advantage of 
coming into leaf before It flowers, consequently the 
foliage protects the bloom from destructive spring 
frosts. The beriies are exceedingly large, of a dark 
red or cherry color, with numerous hairs and of de- 
licious quality when ripe. It has been fruited quite 
largely In this country for several years and has thus 
far proved unequaled for size, flavor, productiveness 
and vigorous growth. In cool, rich soil and with a 
northern exposure it will yield an abundance of large 
luscious fruit, and it also succeeds well under the 
shade of trees when not too dense. 2 yrs., ea., 25c; 
doz., $2.00; 100, $12.00. 




and a vast Improvement upon the Houghton, of 
which It is a seedling. Fruit large, pale green, and 
of excellent quality, both for cooking and table use. 
Bushes stocky, vigorous, hardy, very prolific, and 
nearly free from mildew, but densely clothed with 
large, sharp spines. We recommend this as the best 
for general planting. 1 yr., doz., 60c; 100, $4.00. 2 
yrs., doz., 75c; 100, $5.C0. 

HOUGHTON.- The old well-known sort. Ber- 
ries small, pale red, sweet and good; bushes vigor- 
ous, productive, and reliable. 1 yr., doz., 50c; 100, 
$3.00. 2 yrs., doz., 60c; 100, $4.00. 



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Culture.— The limits of a catalogue do not permit more than brief mention of modes of cultivation 

of'the'grape vine.? We refer the reader to the excel- 
lent works of Fuller and Hussman for full details. 
Plant in rows six feet apart and eight feet apart In 
the row. Dig holes suflQciently large to amply accom- 
modate the roots of the vine and use only fine surface 
soil In filling in, mixing with it a little ground bone. 
Cut back one year vines to two eyes, placing the lower 
one beneath the surface; cut back two year vines to 
three or four eyes, putting two or three eyes below 
the surface. Spread the roots out, after trimming 
them, as in the accompanying figure, place the stock 
of the vine at one side of the hole and fill up with fine 
soil pressing down firmly with the feet. Set a stake 
by the side of the stock, to which the vine should be 
kept tied, which will be all the support needed for 
two years. Keep old wood trimmed off, growing fruit 
or new canes. Any manner of pruning that will ad- 
mit the sun and air to the fruit will insure a crop. 
For mildew, dust with flowers of sulphur while the 
leaves are wet. 




^ is a one-year vine grown from a single eye, 
B one-year vine grown from a cutting. 



NEW VARIETIES. 



(By mail postpaid at each and dozen rates.) 
GREEIS ]TIOUNTAIN.— A very fine, early white grape ripening about with Moore's Early. 

Clusters are of medium size and often shouldered; berries a 
little larger than those of the Delaware,greenlsh-whlte when 
fully ripe, skin thin and quality fine, pulp being tender and 
sweet, quite free from foxiness. The vines are of vigorous 
growth and apparently quite hardy. 

The introducers, who have grown this grape for several 
years, say of it : " We do not believe there is an early grape 
superior to it in quality, that bears younger, is more produc- 
tive, or that is more desirable for an early grape than this one. 
It has not failed to produce or ripen a full crop in the three 
years we have tested it. The vine grows as strong as the Con- 
cord, and will fiourish in any soil where the Concord grows. 
It is especially well adapted to be grown in northern localities 
where many valuable varieties sometimes fail, or perhaps 
never ripen; and in those localities where these sorts do 
ripen, the Green Mountain is equally desirable as it will length- 
en the grape season by reason of its earliness. The past season 
was one of extreme wet here and was universally noted for 
mildew and grape-rot, thus causing an almost total failure in 
the grape crop, yet our Green Mountain vines were loaded 
with large, handsome bunches, Aug. 25th, and were a wonder 
and admiration to all who saw them." 1 yr. ea. 7oc. ; doz. S7.50: 
100, S50.00. 2 yrs. ea., $1.00; doz. $10.00; 100, $75.00. 

Colerain,— A seedling of Concord, of high quality, very 
juicy and remarkably sweet, in fact the best early grape we 
have eaten. Both bunch and berry are of medium size, bunch 
shouldered, of alight green color with delicate white bloom, 
thin and tender skin and an almost total absence of seeds. The 
vine is a strong, vigorous grower, seemingly free from disease 
and entirely hardy. It is claimed by the originator to be an 
1 yr. ea., $1.00; doz. $10.00; 2 yrs ea., $1.50; 




Green Mountain. 
abundant bearer and it ripens from the 15th to the 30th August, 
doz. $15.00. 

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J. T. Lovett Co.— Grapes. 



MOORE'S BlAPnON; 



A pure native, being a cross between the Concord and lona. Vine a 
vigorous grower, with large, dark, healthy 
foliage, which is entirely free from mildew. 
The parent vine has been in fruiting for 
several years past, near Rochester, N. Y., 
without the least protection, ripening Its 
wood and coming out sound and bright 
to the very tip every spring, even during 
severe winters, when other varieties con- 
sidered hardy have killed badly. Other 
vines propagated from it have proved 
equally hardy and healthy with only ordi- 
nary cultivation, in the open field. It is a 
prolific bearer, producing large, handsome, 
compact bunches, slightly shouldered. The 
color is a delicate greenish -white, with a 
rich yellow tinge when fully ripe; skin 
smooth, very few seeds, juicy and almost 
entirely free from pulp, which makes it al- 
most transparent when held to the light. 
Berry about the size of Concord, and adheres 
firmly to the stem. It ripens early, us- 
ually from August 25th to September 10th, 
in tne latitud'^ of Rochester, N. Y. 

''In my opinion, 'Moore's Diamond' is the 
finest white grape, all points considered, 
that has yet been produced in this country 
—far superior to Niagara or Pocklington, 
which are coarse in comparison with it. It 
ripened with me about v, iththeDelawares ." 
—Editor Vick's Magazine. 

"I consider the variety superior, every 
way, to other varieties of its season and 
blood (Labrusca) now before the public, ri- 
pening early.— T. V. MUNSON. 
1 yr., ea., •20c.;doz., $1.50; 100, $10.00. 2 yrs. 
MOORE'S Diamond. ea., 25c. ; doz., $'-2.00; 100, $1.5.00. 

EATON.— A seedling of Concord but claimed of more vigorous growth, auite as productive, with 
larger and better fruit. Bunch very large, compact; berries verv large, round, black, covered with a thick 
blue bloom. The stem pulls out white like the Concord. The general appearance of the bunch and berry 
strongly resemblt-s that of Moore's Early. The skin is quite as thick as that of the Concord. Very juicy 
with some pulp, though tender. Not as sweet as the Concord but has less of the native odor. Season 
early. It is a handsome grape and has been grown to weigh one pound six and one half ounces the largest 
berry measuring ao inch in diameter. It has been favorably noticed by both the Amer. Pom. Society 
and the Mass. Hort. Society. 1 yr. ea., 35c; doz., $3.60; 100, $25,00. 2 yrs., ea., GOc; doz.. $6.00; 
100, $40.00. 

GENERAL LIST. 

If by mail add 10c. per doz., 50c. per 100 for one year, and 15c. per doz., 75c. per 100 for two years, for 




postaae; at single rates post free. 

Agawain (Rogers'' 15).— A fine, large, red grape; 
cluster of good size; quality excellent, with a decid- 
edly aromatic fiavor peculiar to the variety. Vine a 
strong grower, productive, and with good foliage for 
a hybrid. Midseason. 1 yr., ea., 10c; doz., 50c; 100, 
$3.00. 2 yrs., ta., 15c; doz., 75c; 100,*$4.00. 

Bacclius.— An improvement upon the old and 
popular Clinton, from which it is descended. A good 
table grape, but its greit value is for wine making. 
Both bunch and berry small, compact, black. Midsea- 
son. 1 yr., ea., 10c; doz., 50c; 100, $2.50. 2 yrs., ea., 
12c; doz., 60c; 100, $3.50. 

BerckmaiiN.— A hybrid between Clinton and 
Delaware, the vine resembling that of the former and 
the fruit that of the latter. A little larger than Del- 
aware, with which it ripens. Pale red color and of 
fine quality. 1 yr., ea., 35c; doz., $3.00. 2 yrs., ea.. 
50c; doz., $5.00. 



Thousand rates upon application.) 

Briglitoii.— Too much can scarcely be said in 
favor of this as to quality and other properties. In 
color, form, and size of both bunch and berry, it re- 
sembles Catawba, but ripens earlier— with the Dela- 
ware. Vine a free grower and productive. 1 yr., ea., 
10c; doz., 75c; 100, $4.00. 2 yrs.. ea., 15c: doz., $1.00: 
100, $6.00. 

Catawba.— Mildews badly in most locations and 
ripens too late to perfect its fruit. Bunch large, 
compact; berries large, round, deep red, flesh sweet, 
juicy, vinuous, slightly musky. 1 yr,, ea., 10c; doz., 
50e; 100, $3 00. 2 yrs., ea„ 15c; doz., 75c; 100, $5.00. 

riiampion (Tahnan).— The earliest of all black 
grapes, and although of very poor quality, it is ex- 
ceedingly profitable. Bunch medium, compact,shoul- 
dered; berries medium, black, with thick skin, firm. 
1 yr„ ea., 10c; doz., 50c; 100, $2.00, 2 yrs,, ea„ 12c; 
doz,, 60c; 100, $3.00. 

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J. T. Lovett Co. — Grapes. 



Clinton.— Clusters and berries small; quality 
pleasant to some and objectionable to others. Vine 
a strong grower, and never fails to produce a crop, 
but rarely a heavy one. Valuable for wine. Color 
black; season late. 1 yr., ea., 10c; doz., 50c; 100, $2.00. 
2 yrs., ea., 12c; doz., 60c; 100, $3.00. 

Concord.— So popular and well known as to 
need no description. The grape for the people, suc- 
ceeding everywhere and producing abundantly fruit 
of good quality. 1 yr., ea., 10c; doz., 50c; 100, $2.50. 
2 yrs.. ea., 12c; doz., 60c; 100, $3.50. 

Delaware.— In quality most exquisite, but the 
vine is of feeble growth and especially subject to 
mildew. Bunch and berry small. Color light red; 
sweet and high flavored. 1 yr., ea., 15c; doz., 75c; 100, 
$5.00. 2 yrs., ea., 20c; doz., $1.00; 100, $7.00. 

Duchess.— Color greenish-white, clusters very 
long, and usually shouldered; flesh tender, without 
pulp, juicy, sweet, of fine quality. Viue of exceed- 
ingly strong growth and hardy. Season early. 1 yr., 
ea., 12c; doz., 60c; 100, $3.50. 2 yrs., ea., 15c; doz., 
75c; 100, $5.00. 

Early Victor.— Valuable for its flne quality and 
earliness; ripening a little after Moore's Early. In 
bunch and berry a little below the average in size, 
but of superb quality, without pulp or foxiness. Ber- 
ries black, adhere well to the stem, and have never 
been known to crack; vine of rampant growth, ex- 
ceedingly productive. 1 yr., ea., 20c; doz., $1.00; 100, 
$6.00. 2 yrs., ea., 25c; doz., $1.50; 100, $9.00. 

Elvira.— A valuable wine grape but also flne for 
table use. Vine a good grower, healthy, hardy and 
productive; bunch and berry of medium size, thin 
skin, pale green with white bloom; sweet, tender and 
juicy. Midseason. 1 yr., ea., 10c; doz., 50c; 100, $2.50. 
2 yrs., ea., I2c; doz., 60c; 100, $3.50. 

Empire State.— A seedling of Hartford crossed 
with Clinton. A strong grower, extremely hardy, 
and a heavy bearer. Clusters large, berry medium, 
white with a slight tinge of yellow, tender, juicy, 
sweet, rich. Ripens with Moore's Early. 1 yr., ea., 
20c; doz., $1.50; 100, $9.00. 2 yrs.,ea.,25c; doz., $2.00; 
100, $12.00. 

Hartford Prolific— An old, popular grape, 
very early and reliable. Bunches large, shouldered; 
berries round, medium, black. Vine healthy, hardy 
and immensely productive. Its tendency to drop 
from the bunch impairs its value largely for market 
growing. 1 yr., ea., 10c; doz., 50c; 100, $2.50. 2 yrs,, 
ea., 12c; doz., 60c; 100, $3.50. 

HAYES {Francis B. Hayes)— One of the same 
lot of seedlings from which came Moore's Early. It, 
also, is early in ripening, and possesses many points 
in common with that now popular grape. The vine 
is a good grower; hardy and rugged; fruit large, 
white and of high qualliy for a variety of its class. 
1 yr., ea,. 25c; doz., $1.50; 100, $10.00. 2 yrs., ea., 
35c; doz., $2.50; 100, $15.00. 

Ives.— A popular early market grape. Bunch and 
berry medium size, black; foxy, and of poor quality 
until fully ripe. Vine hardy, a strong,coarse grower. 
Makes a good red wine. 1 yr., ea., 10c; doz., 50c; 100, 
$2.50. 2 yrs., ea., 12c; doz., 60c; 100, $3.50. 

Lady. —Ripens early and is deservedly popular. 
Vine of good growth, productive; bunch and berry of 
good size, quite pulpy and somewhat foxy, but swee*^. 
and good; skin thin; light greenish-yellow. 1 yr., ea., 
20c; doz., $1.25; 100, $8.00. 2 yrs., ea., 25c; doz., $1.75. 
100, $12.00. 



Lady Washington.— Clusters of enormous 
size, berries large, greenish amber and lacking in 
quality. Vine of rampant growth, very productive, 
with good foliage. Late. 1 yr., ea.> 30c; doz., $2.00; 
100, $15.00. 2 yrs., ea., 40c; doz., $4.00; 100, $25.00. 

I^Iartha.— A reliable white grape ripening in 
midseason, productive and seldom mildews; bunch 
and berry of good size and handsome, very sweet and 
pulpy, and quite foxy. 1 yr., ea., 10c; doz., 50c; 100, 
$3.00. 2 yrs., ea.. 12c; doz., 60c; 100, $3.50. 

Moore's Early.— Vine even more rugged than 




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its parent Concord; fruit much larger in berry, but 
as a rule not so large in bunch; quality almost iden- 
tical, and it ripens fully two weeks earlier. 1 yr., ea., 
10c; doz., 50c; 100, $3.00. 2 yrs., ea., 15c; doz., 75c; 
100, $5.C0. Fruiting vines, ea., 25c; doz., $2.50; 100, 
$10.00. 

Moyer.— A profltable market grape at the North 
and where it succeeds. It is a sort of dark colored 
Delaware but with a larger berry and bunch and 
ripening much earlier than that popular sort. It is 
equal in flavor to Delaware, and the vine is a strong- 
er grower with a better leaf; perfectly hardy in Can- 
ada. This was formerly known as the Jordan. 1 yr., 
ea., 60c; doz., $4 00. 2 yrs., ea., 75c; doz., $7.50. 

Pocklington.— Vine vigorous, hardy and pro- 
ductive. Clusters large, compact, generally shoul- 
dered and showy. Berries large, greenish-amber, 
turning to golden yellow when fully ripe, round; 
flesh juicy and sweet, quite foxy. Ripens with Con- 
cord. 1 yr., ea., 15c; doz., 75c; 100, $5.00. 2 yrs., ea. 
20c; doz., $1.50; 100, $8.00. 

Salem (Rogers'' 53).— Very like Agawam in all 
respects. Popular and good. 1 yr., ea., 12c; doz., 
50c; 100, $3.00. 2 yrs., ea., 15c; doz., 75c; 100, $4.00. 

Wilder (Bogers' 4)— Perhaps the flnest in qual- 
ity of all the hardy black grapes. A good grower, 
productive. Bunch and berries large, pulp soft and 
tender, rich, vinous and superior. Midseason. 1 yr., 
ea., 15c: doz., 75c; 100, $5.00. 2 yrs., ea., 20c; doz., 
$1.25; 100, $7.00. 



J. T. Lovett Co. — Grapes — Juneberries. 



Niagara,— vines of vigorous growth and very productive. 




with tough leathery foliage. Cluster 
large and compact sometimes shoul- 
dered; berry large, round, with thin 
skin, greenish-white, turning to a 
pale amber;flesh slightly pulpy,sweet 
and good. Ripens with Concord. 1 
yr., ea., 15c; doz., 75c; 100, $5.00. 2 
yrs., ea., 20c; doz,, $1.50; 100, $8.00. 

Worden (trwe).— In brief an im- 
proved Concord, being larger in both 
bunch and berry, handsomer, nearly 
two weeks earlier, and of better qual- 
ity. As it is difllcult to propagate, 
many vines of Concord are sold for it. 

1 yr., ea., 15c; doz., 75c; 100, $4.50. 

2 yrs., ea., 20c; doz., $1.00; 100, $6.00. 
WOODRUFF RED. -Vine 

a very strong grower, free from dis- 
ease and very hardy. Bunch large, 
shouldered, berry very large and does 
not drop from stem. Exceedingly 
showy and has taken first premium 
overall competing varieties wherever 
shown. Of large size, both in bunch 
and berry, bright red color and gen- 
eral attractiveness. 1 yr., ea., 40c; 
doz., $3.50. 2 yrs., ea., 60c; doz., 
$5..50. 

Wyoming Red {Siglar).—An 
early, light red grape with ironclad 
vine and foliage; always yielding 
Niagara. enormous crops. It ripens with Dela- 

ware, which it resembles in appearance, though larger in bunch and berry. A valuable grape, lyr., ea., 
15c; doz., 75c; 100, $5.00. 2 yrs., ea., 20c; doz., $1.20; 100, $6.50. 

JUNEBERRIES. 

(If by mail add 15c. per doz., 75c. per 100 for poxtageA 

The Dwarf Juneberry is a good? substitute for the 
large or Swamp Huckleberry or Whortleberry, which 
it resembles In appearance and quality, but is of the 
easiest culture. The fruit is borne In clusters, as 
shown in the engraving, reddish-purple in color, 
changing to bluish-black. In flavor it is of a mild, 
rich sub-acid; excellent as a dessert fruit or canned. 
It is extremely hardy, enduring the cold of the far 
North and the heat of summer without injury— its 
only enemy so far developed being a fungus which 
attacks the fruit and sometimes the foliage at the 
East. In habit it is similar to the currant, the bushes 
attaining the same size. The blossoms are quite 
large, and composed of fine white petals; which, with 
its bright, glossy, dark green foliage, render It one of 
the handsomest of ornamental shrubs. As it grows 
from suckers, the plants frequently have but little 
root, but they transplant so readily that they rarely 
fall to live if planted in the soil firmly. 
Improved Dwarf.— Doz., 75c; 100, $4.00. 
SUCCESS.— This is a superb variety of the june- 
berry, the result of careful crossing, and a great im- 
provement upon the common dwarf variety. It is 
perfectly hardy, free from disease and exceedingly prolific. The fruit is delicious, of a rich and full sub-acid 
flavor, and is a decidedly valuable acquisition to our list of small fruits. It was produced and Introduced 
by Prof. H. E. VanDeman, U. S. Pomologist, from whom we purchased the entire stock and control of it. 
We are therefore headquarters for this new variety, having taken the whole of the original stock, and we 
possess the entire merchantable stock of it in the United States. Purchasers can therefore make certain of 
obtaining the true "Success" only by sending their orders to us. Doz., $1.00; 100, $7.00. 

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No Fruit Trees can be sent by mail except those so noted. 

Packing Free.— Please observe tliat we carefully pack and deliver to railroad or boat at prices af-> 
fixed. All In need of larger quantities than quoted are referred to Wholesale Price List. 

Plant $imall Trees.— Small trees, ten chances to one, will come into bearing sooner than the 
larger ones. * * * The larger the tree the less fibre there will be upon the roots. A tree that has plenty 
of fibrous roots will live and flourish, while one that lacks such feeders will languish and perhaps die. At 
least the chances are that it will never be a vigorous fruit bearer. The roots of large trees are always more 
or less mutilated in taking up, while the small ones do not suffer in this way." — Farm Journal. 

Grades.— It is not always possible, especially late in the season, to give the grade ordered. In such 
cases we send to the amotmt of value received in the size we have in stock nearest to the one selected. 

In Ordering: Small Fruits or other small stock, it is an unprofitable plan to include a few large 
sized trees, as such unduely increases the size of the package, and if to be sent a long distance by express, 
increases the charges for carriage materially. As many kinds of fruit trees are large and bulky, it is usually 
best, should a large number be ordered, to have them shipped by freight. The manner in which we pack 
they will keep in good condition for weeks, in cold weather for months. If ordered to be sent by express, 
select the lighter grades. 

MANAGEMENT. 

On Arrival, trench or "heel" in slanting position, as illustrated and described on front pages. If 
from the case being broken, or other cause, any trees be found dried or shrivelled, bury root and branch in 
moist soil, and let remain for a week or ten days to "plump." Never unpack in a frozen condition or in 
freezing weather. 

Planting.— In digging holes place the top soil on one side of the hole and the subsoil on the opposite. 
The holes should be broader than the roots extend; but not much deeper. Commence filling in with the top 
soil finely pulverized ; at the same time observing that every root is placed in a natural position and in con- 
tact with the soil— by all means carefully guarding against the roots being tangled or matted. The earfh 
should be frequently trodden as the hole is being filled, to firm it. Plant but little if any deeper than the 
trees stood in the nursery. Dwarf Pears, however, are frequently planted so deep that the junction of the 
stock with the stem is just beneath the surface, and thus form half standards— often desirable and profitalJle. 
Mulch the trees carefully so soon as planted by placing stable manure or other mulching material (manure 
Is best), covering a space somewhat larger than the spread of the roots, to a depth of four to six inches ; but 
put no manure in the holes with the roots. Ground bone or old bones may, however, be used to advantage 
in the holes when planting. 

Pruning.— A greater cause for failure than all others combined isneglectof proper— which is usually 
insuflacient— pruning at planting. In setting trees scarcely one person in fifty will prune as severely as should 
be done to insure the best growth and ultimate success, for the reason that to do so causes the trees to look 
naked and unsightly. Some desire us to prune before shipment. While we would cheerfully do this, we 
hesitate, as by so doing the spurs thus formed are almost sure to gouge the stems by the jarring and joulting of 
transportation, multilat^ng the bark, and not only causing the trees to present an unsightly af)pearance, but 
producing a veritable injury as well. The subsequent pruning consists cheifly in a judicious thinning of 
the branches and cutting back the disproportionate ones so as to maintain an open head and a cymmetricial 
contour. The best season for the operation is the autumn, after the leaves hav . fallen. Pruning may be 
done, however, at any time during the winter, (except in freezing weather) also just after leaves have ex- 
panded in spring. Never use dull tools in pruning. 

Culii vation.— The cultivation should be such as to insure an abundance of light, heat, moisture and 
manure. It is necessary to keep trees of all kinds in a state of clean and annual cultivation while they are 
young, in order to secure the best result. All sown crops of grain or grass are very injurious. Orchards 
should be kept in some crop, such as late potatoes, beans, corn, roots, or any other that grows the entire sea- 
son, where the whole surface is kept loose and mellow and free from weeds and grass by horse cultivation 
and the hoe; at least until the trees arrive at bearing age. In plowing and cultivating care should be taken 
that the roots are not injured or disturbed. When the trees come into bearing, the orchard may be seeded 
down with clover, allowing the crop to fall upon the ground, and hogs and sheep turned in to eat the falling 
fruit. This will keep in check the insects that would otherwise ruin the crop in years to follow. 

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J. T. Lovett Co.— Apples. 



APPLES. 



Plant 30 feet apart each way—'iS trees per acre. 
The soli and climate of Monmouth conspire to develop the apple In its crreatest perfection and our trees 
are exceedingly fine in every respect; smooth, straight and handsome. In competition with the world at the 
great apple exhibition, at the Centennial, the fruit of Monmouth County surpassed all others. 

STANDARD VARIETIES. 

First Class. 5i^to 7 ft.-Ea., 20c; doz., §2.00; 100, $12.00. 

Extra, 6 to 8 ft., heavy. Our selection of sorts.— Ea., 30c; doz., $3.50; 1< 0, $18.00. 

Thousand rates upon application. 



SUMMER. 

Early Harvest (Yellow ilarvest).— Medium, 
pale yellow, mild and excellent. Early, 

Nyack Pippin (Summer Pippm).— Larjye; 
waxen yellow with blush, excellent. Midsummer. 

Red Astraclian.— Large, crimson, handsome; 
rather acid but good; ironclad. Very early. 

Sweet Bougli (Large Early Bou07i).— Large, 
pale yellow, sweet, dry; profitable for market. Early. 

Tetofsky.— Medium, yellow striped red, sub- 
acid, good; early bearer, ironclad, productive. Early. 

Titovka (Titus Apple).— Very large, smooth, 
greenish-yellow striped and splashed with red, sub- 
acid; a free grower. One of the best Russians. 

Yellow Transparent (Russian Transpar- 
ent., Qrand Sultan).— Ot Russian origin and Ironclad 
hardiness. Medium size; light transparent, lemon- 
yellow, smooth, waxen surface. Very early. 

AUTUMN. 

Alexander.— Large, red, beautiful; sub-acid, 
pleasant; ironclad, valuable. Early. 

Duchess of Oldenburg.— Meolum, yellow 
striped with red, good, productive. Mid-autumn. 

Enslisli Codlln,— Very large, yellow with 
smoky red cheek, handsome; sub-acid, good, extra 
for cooking; productive, profitable. Late. 

Fall Orange.— Large, yellow, sometime a little 
dull red, rather acid, prolific. Mid-autumn. 

Fall Pippin,— Large, golden-yellow; rich crea- 
my, melting flesh; not productive. Mid-autumn. 

Gravenstein.— Large, yellow, neajly covered 
with red; sub-acid, profitable. Mid-autumn. 

maiden's Blush.— Large, waxen, yellow with 
carmioe cheek; sub-acid, excellent. Early. 

Orange Pippin.— Medium; golden yellow, 
poor quality; very prolific. Mid-autumn. 

Red Bietigheimer. —Large, bright rosy red 
all over; sub-acid. One of the largest and handsom- 
est of all apples. 

WINTER. 

Baldwin.— Large, roundish, dark red, sub-acid, 
good; productive, profitable, popular. Mid-winter. 

Ben Davis (New Fork Pippin).— Large, nearly 
all red, poor quality; extra keeper, prolific. 

Cooper's Market.— Medium, conical, red, 
smooth; crisp, sub-acid, excellent; productive, relia- 
ble. A good keeper. 

ADDITIONAL 



Fallawater (Tu^pe/ioc/f en). —Large, greenish 
yellow, medium quality; extra keeper, productive. 

Gen. £iyon.— Medium, hard and firm; yellow 
splashed with red; juicy, pleasant, sub-acid. 

Golden Russet.— Medium, roundish; dull rus- 
set with a slightly reddish cheek; flesh flne grained^ 
greenish, crisp, juicy and spright'y. 

Grimes' Golden.— Medium, rich golden-yel- 
low; crisp, tender, juicy, good; excellent keeper; 
productive, reliable. 

King (of Tompkins Co.)— Large, yellow striped 
red; tender, excellent; popular, profltable, valuable. 

I^awver (Delaware Winter).— Large, bright 
red; mild sub-acid, productive, an extra good keeper. 

Mann. — Large, deep yellow when ripe; juicy, 
mild sub-acid; a good grower, abundant bearer, and 
very hardy. Late. 

Mcintosh Red.— Medium to large, pale yellow 
nearly covered with crimson; juicy, excellent. 

Newtown Pippin (AU)emarle Pippin)-— 
Medium, greenish; fine quality and a good keeper. 
A poor grower and unreliable. 

Northern Spy.— Large, striped red, rich; good 
keeper, abundant bearer. 

Pennock (Pelican) .—Large, deep dull red; flesh 
coarse, dry, lacking in flavor; superior keeper. 

Rhode Island Greening.— Large, yellowish 
green; tender, rich, productive. Mid-winter. 

Roxbury Russet (Boston Russet).— Largest 
of all the russets; sub-acid, extra quality; productive, 
profltable. Mid-winter. 

Smith's Cider (Salisbury).— Medium, green- 
ish white, striped red, I'air flavor; prolific, reliable. 
Most popular winter apple throuerhout N. J., and Pa. 

Talman's Sweet.— Medium, light yellow; 
rich, excellent; productive and profltable. 

Wal bridge. —Medium, pale yellow streaked 
red; crisp, tender, sub-acid; very hardy. Late. 

Wealthy.— Medium, roundish, brilliant light 
red, tender, juicy, sub-acid, extra. A free grower» 
very productive and of iron-clad hardiness. 

Willow Twig.— Large, slightly conical, green- 
ish-yellow striped with dull red; sub-acid and of in- 
ferlor quality. A long keeper. Profltable. 

Winesap.— Medium, dark red; crisp, extra; 
productive, desirable, profltable. Late. 

York Imperial (Johnson''s Fine Winter).— 
Medium to large, white heavily shaded with dark 
crimson, firm, crisp, juicy, sub-acid. 



VARIETIES. 



First class, ea., 25c; doz., $2.50; 100; $15.00. 



Charlotte ntli ale r, 

Dickinson' 

Early Strawberry, 

Fameuse (Snow Apple), 

Haas, 

Hubbardston'sNonesueh 
Indian, 



Keswick Codlin, 
Lankford, 
Monmouth Pippin. 
Nero, 

Pewaukee, 

Primate, 

Porter, 



Kidge Pippin, 
Salome, 
Smokehouse, 
Stump, 

Sutton's Beauty, 
Summer Hagloe. 



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J. T. Lovett Co.— Apples. 



CARIiOUGH.- 



NEW VARIETIES. 

(1 yr. hy mail 3c. each additional.) 
-In tbis are combined the valuable qualities desired by everybody, viz.: a long keep- 
ing, handsome, sweet apple; and we unqualifiedly 
state that for great beauty of fruit, long keeping 
and handsome growth of tree it is absolutely with- 
out a rival among apples. The fruit is of medium 
size, ovate and almost as smooth and uniform in 
size and shape as though made of wax from a mould. 
Color bright lemon-yellow, covered with lively 
crimson next the sun— as smooth and beautiful as 
Is possible to imagine — hangs on the tree until 
freezing weather,if permitted.and will keep in good 
condition without any special care whatever until 
June. In quality it is of the best, being sweet, mild, 
creamy and pleasant. The tree is a most vigorous 
and beautiful grower with stems as straight as bam- 
boo poles, smooth, with a heavy growth of large 
foliage; also an enormous, annual bearer. The 
Carlough is a chance seedling that originated in 
Rockland Co., New York, on a farm now owned by 
Joseph Carlough, in whose honor the variety is 
named. On learning of its wonderful keeping pro- 
perties, growth, productiveness and bearing every 
year, we arranged for its introduction. Mr Carlough wrote us on ^pril 5th 1885, "I have looked after the 
Iruit for the last five years. Its good qualities are late keeping and bearing every year. It hangs on the 
tree until November and will keep until June or July." 1st class, ea., 50c; doz., $5.00; 100, S30.00. 2yrs., 
ea., 40c; doz., $4.00; 100, $25.00, 1 yr., ea., 30c; doz., $3.00. 




GANO.— From Missouri. Slightly conical, full 




Gano. 

medium size, of a clear deep red, mohogany next the 
sun, russet about the stem; flesh pale yellow, fine 
grained, tender, pleasant, mild sub-acid, though not 
highly flavored. Skin very tough. Tree healthy, 
vigorous and hardy, a rapid grower and an early, an- 
nual, and proliflc bearer, A superior keeper. 1st 
el., ea., 35c; doz., $3.50; 100, $20.00. 2 yrs., ea., 30c; 
doz., $3.00; 100,$15.00. 1 yr., ea., 25c; doz., $2.50. 

Auffust.— A seedling of Wealthy, strong spread- 
ing grower; medium, yellow striped with light red; 
good. Summer. Excelsior.— From Wealthy seed; 
strong upright grower; medium to large, pale yellow 
striped with bright red; very good. Autumn. Octo- 
l>ei'.— From seed of a crab; very strong grower and 
profuse annual bearer; large, red; acid, fine for cook- 
ing. The three are seedlings raised by Peter M. Gid- 
eon of Minnesota. Price of either variety. 1st cl., 
ea., 35c; doz., $3.50. 1 yr., ea., 25c; doz., $2.50. 



jr ACOB'S SWEET.— A large and exceedingly 




Jacob's Sweet. 
showy fruit. Clear, rich yellow, deeply shaded with 
brilliant carmine: flesh crisp, flne grained and of best 
quality. Also a remarkably good keeper, remaining 
in good condition until June. Tree a strong, vigorous 
grower, heavy ylelder, and an annual bearer. Origi- 
nated near Boston, Mass., and unites great beauty, 
superior keeping properties and high quality. 1st 
cl., ea., 35c; doz., $3.50; 100, $20.00. 1 yr., ea., 25c; 
doz., $2.50. 

Red Cider.— Except in color, this strongly re- 
sembles Smith's Cider. Large, handsome, hrilliant 
red, highly colored; tender, mild and pleasant; mod- 
erate grower and a most abundant bearer. Winter. 
1st cl., ea., 35c.; doz., $3.50. 1 yr. ea., 25c.; doz., $2.50. 

Wliinery's Late Red (Winner ij'sWinter).— 
A handsome deep red apple resembling Ben. Davis, 
but of much better quality. From northern Ohio 
where it is claimed to be the longest keeping and 
most profitable apple. Winter. 1st cl. ea., 3oc. : doz., 
S3.50; 100, $20.00. 1 yr. ea.. 25c ; doz., $2.50. 



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J. T. Lovett Co. — Apples, Crab Apples, Cranberries. 



LOY.— Its first Introduction to the public was at Searlet Cranberry (Cranberry Winter). 




the New Orleans Exhibition, where it was awarded 
the prize for the Best New Apple. From southern 
Missouri. The fruit is as large as the Ben Davis; 
resembles the Willow Twig In form and color; core 
small; stem short; quality rich and exceedingly high; 
an extra long keeper. Tree a good grower, hardy; 
an early and annual bearer. Winter. 1st cl., ea., 
40c; doz., $4.00; 100, $25.00. 1 yr., ea., 30c; doz., $3.50. 

GLO WINO CO A L. -Remarkable in three im- 
portant respects, viz., for its large size, great beauty, 
and superb quality. Fruit enormous in size, and of 
extra fine quality, ripening early in September. One 
half of the apple is a bright shining red, while the 
other half is intense scarlet, and, as they hang on the 
tree, the enormous fruit may be seen for a long dis- 
tance, like glowing coals. Tree is a fine grower, a 
heavy and early bearer. This is going to become the 
finest of all apples for market, its great beauty as 
well as its unexcelled quality making it a quick 
seller. Autumn. 1st cl. ea., 75c. ; doz., $7.50. 1 yr. 
ea., 50c. ; doz., $5.00. 

Marshall's Seedling (Red Bellflower).— It 
has the deep brilliant red of the Red June, with its 
sprightly acid flavor, but of the exact shape of a good 
sized Yellow Bellflower, although the tree of more 
upright growth, and a regular and heavy bearer. 
Winter. 1st cl., ea., 30c; doz., $3.00. 



SCARLET Cranberry or Robinett. 
Originated in Virginia. Remarkable for its long- 
keeping properties, remaining in excellent condi- 
tion for a whole year. Large; light shaded to deep 
red and striped with mahogany; sub-acid, rich and 
good. A good grower and productive. Especially 
valuable for the South. Winter. 1st cl., ea., 35c; 
doz., $3.50. 1 yr., ea., 25c; doz., $2.50. 

RUBY GEW.— An exceedingly beautiful apple 
of medium size and high quality,the most brilliant red 
imaginable, and of perfect form. The fruit Is almost 
the size of large goose eggs, and every one as fair 
and perfect as though moulded of wax; flesh tender, 
juicy, and of delicious flavor, a pleasant sub-acid. 
The tree is a strong grower and an early and abun- 
dant bearer. Exceedingly valuable. Early autumn. 
1st cl., 75c. ; doz., $7.50. 1 yr. ea., 50c. ; doz., $5.00 

Ivanlioe.— A valuable new apple from Virginia 
of flne appearance and long keeping properties. The 
tree is a good grower and an early, heavy, and con- 
stant bearer. Fruit medium to large; light golden 
yellow when ripe; of excellent quality— crisp, juicy, 
sprightly. When green it much resembles Albemarle 
Pippin, of which it may be a seedling. It hangs on 
the tree till late, and is an excellent keeper. 1st cl., 
ea., 35c. ; doz., $3.50. 1 yr. 25c. ; doz., $2.50. 



CRAB APPLES. 

Prices; First class, each, 20c; doz., $2.00. 



Hyslop.— Large, roundish, deep red with blue 
bloom, very pretty; flesh yellowish; excellent for 
cider and jelly, popular. Late. 

Lady Elgin.— Similar to Lady apple in size and 
appearance, tender, juicy and good; an upright vig- 
orous grower, early and prolific bearer. September 
and October. 

Paul's Imperial. — A hybrid between Red 
Astrachan apple and Red Siberian crab. Fruit round- 
ish yellow, almost covered with bright red; yellow- 
ish, firm, tender and good. 



Red Siberian,— Small, yellow and scarlet, 
handsome; tree erect; full grower and early bearer. 

Transcendant.— Large, yellow, mostly cover- 
ed with red; tree very vigorous and productive. Pop- 
ular and desirable. September and October. 

Whitney's No. 20.— Large, striped, almost 
red, flesh yellowish white, very juicy, sub-acid, ex- 
cellent; very valuable. August. 

Yellow Siberian (Golden Beawti/).— Similar 
to Red Siberian except in fruit, which is of golden 
yellow. September. 



CRANBERRIES. 



By mall postpaid at 50c. per 100; $3.00 per 1000. By express, 50c. per 100: $2.50 per 1000. Lots of 5000 
and upwards at special rates. 

Large Cherry.— There are many varieties 
called cherry, but the one offered is the largest and 
best of them all. Large, round, bright red and a 
good keeper, vine vigorous, prollflc. Rather late. 



Bell.— Well-known and extensively grown. Of 
good size, bell-shaped, dark red, although variable 
In form and color, vines prollflc. A good keeper. 
Ripens earlier than Cherry. 



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J. T. Lovett Co.— Pears. 



PEARS. 



Plant Standards 20 feet apart each way— 108 trees per acre ; Dwarfs 7 to 10 feet apart each way. 
Pears should be g ithered from the trees and ripened in the house ; some are worthless if left to ripen 
on the trees and all &ce better in quality if properly ripened indoors. Summer pears should be gathered at 
least ten days before they would ripen, and autumn varieties two weeks. Winter pears should be permitted 
to hang upon the trees until late— until the leaves have fallen if they will remain that long— then gathered 
and treated the same as winter apples. Dwarf Pears are those budded upon Quince stocks ; and although 
valuable for those who have but limited space for planting, yet are by no means so reliable or productive 
as standard trees. If planted deep they will form what is known as "half standards," which are usually 
productive and profitable. Dwarf Pears will not prove -fruitful unless given high and careful culture and 
pruned annually. 

GENERAL LIST. 

standard.— First Class, 5 to 6 ft., ea., 35c ; doz., $3.50 ; 100, S^O.OO. 

'* Two years, 3 to 5 ft., ea., 25c ; doz., S2.50 ; 100, $15.00. 

Dwarf,— First Class, ea., 25c; doz., $2.50; 100, $12.00. 

Those with the letter D affixed to the name we can supply both as Dwarfs and Standards. They 
are showy and are those that succeed best on the Quince. 

Bartlett. D— Large ; clear yellow ; juicy, but- | liawrence.—Medium; light yellow; buttery, 
tery, excellent; thrifty, young, heavy and regular i sugary, excellent; reliable, productive, profitable; 



bearer ; very reliable and popular. Late summer. 

Beurre d'Aujou. D— Large ; russety-yellow 
with red cheek ; buttery, melting, superb ; vigorou=!, 
productive, reliable, popular. Late autumn. 

BufTani. D— Medium, oblong-ovate; deep yel- 
low, shaded red ; juicy, buttery, good. Late autumn. 

Clapp's Favorite, D— Large: delicious ; good 
grower, productive. Ripens in advance of Bartlett, 
rots unless picked early. Midsummer. 

Doyenne Boussock. D— Large; yellow, 
handsome ; buttery, good; productive. Early autumn. 

.Dnchesse d'Angouleme. D— Extremely 
large; dull yellow ; juicy, fair to good ; vigorous ; 
best as a dwarf. Midautumn. 

Flemisb. Beauty. D— Large: pale yellow, 
much russeted ; rich, melting; vigorous, productive ; 
very hardy, not generally reliable. Early autumn. 

BEowell. D— Rather large; obtuse pyriform; 
pale yellow with red cheek ; quality good to very 
good; reliable, popular, profitable. Late autumn. 

Kleffer.— From seed of the Chinese Sand pear 




crossed with one of our cultivated varieties. Large; 
shovry, rich, golden yellow dotted thickly, shaded 
red; quality fair to good, juicy, firm; strong, \'lgor- 
ous grower, early bearer and wonderfully productive 
Very profitable. Midautumn. 



the best winter pear. Early winter. 

1 Lie Conte.— Resembles somewhat the KieSer and 

i of simi 1 a r 

' parenta g e . 
Large; bell- 
sh a p e d , 
greenish 
yellow, 

I sm o t h, 
waxen skin, 

[ handsome; 
fiesh white 
juicy,super- 

I lor quality. 

! A rampant 
growcf,ear- 
ly, annual 
and prolific 
bearer. Ex- 

; ceedingly 

! popular at 
the South 
where it has 
been exten- 
sively plant- 
ed T^ith marvelously profitable results. Extra sized 
fine bearing trees of this Pear will be supplied at 
50c ea.; $5.00 per doz. ; $30 00 per 100. 

Louise Bonne de Jersey. £>— Large, 
greenish brown ; juicy, melting, rich ; not reliable ; 
succeeds well on the quince. Late. 

Manning's Elizabeth. — Small; yellow 
with bright red cheek ; very sweet and good ; moder- 
ate grower, heavy annual bearer, free from biighti 
very early and desirable, profitable. Early summer. 
. Seckel. -Small; yellowish russet with cinnamon 
red cheek; rich, juicy, melting, exquisite; of slow 
gro\nh, productive ; profitable. Early autumn. 

Slieldon.— Medium to large ; yellowish russet; 
melting, very juicy, delicious; desirable. Late 
autumn. 

Tyson. D— Medium size; bright yellow with 
reddiih brown cheek ; melting, sweet, buttery, juicy; 
vigorous grower. Early summer. 

Vicar of Winltiield. D— Very large; yellow- 
ish green ; juicy, usually of poor quality ; good grow- 
er, productive, blights badly. Late winter. 




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J. T. Lovett Co. — Pears. 



NEW VARIETIES. 

IDAHO.— This valuable new pear has met with liAWSON or COmET. 




much favor from fruit-growers, and deservedly so. 
It Is a seedling of a large, red-cheeked pear, name 
unknown, raised by Mrs. Mulkey of Lewiston, Idaho, 
who planted the seed about twenty years ago. The 
tree fruited the fourth year from the seed, and has 
borne annually ever since, seeming to be entirely har- 
dy. As its birth place lies in or near the latitude of Que- 
bec, it has survived winters when the thermometer 
ranged from 15 to 30 degrees below zero. The trees 
are upright and vigorous in habit, having dark foli- 
age. The fruit is evenly distributed over the tree, 
sometimes in clusters. The combined weight of a 
cluster of four was 81^ oz., the largest weighing 23 
oz. It is of the largest size; color greenish-yellow 
with russety spots; form, roundish-obovate; flesh, 
melting, juicy, entirely free from gritty texture: fla- 
vor good, rich, sprightly vinous; core exceedingly 
small and without seeds. Season, September and 
October. 4 to 6 ft., ea., $1.00; doz., Slo.OO. Mailing 
size, postpaid, ea., 50c; doz., $5.00. 

JAPAN GOLDEN KUSSET.-The origi- 
nal tree was found accidently in an importation of 
Japanese Persimmon trees and has since proved a 
remarkable fruit in many ways. It is said by the in- 
troducer to be an exceedingly early bearer and bears 
enormously every year, having no off years, the fruit 
hanging in great masses or clusters. The foliage is 
tough and leathery enabling it to endure great heat 
and droughty without injury. The fruit is handsome, 
of a flat or apple shape, very uniform, of good size- 
eight or ten inches around— and becomes of a hand- 
some golden-russet color. Ripens in September. 3 
to 4 ft., ea., $1.00. Mailing size, postpaid, at same 
price. 

Smith's Hybrid.— In brief this may be des- 
cribed as an impr(wed LeConte. The fruit is large, 
and of better quality than that flne sort, being rich, 
juicy, melting and luscious, with smooth creamy tex- 
ture, free of granulations. The fruit is exceedingly 
smooth and handsome, uniformly very large and per- 
fect, similar in color and form to the LeConte, and 
ripens with it. Tree equals the Le Conte in luxuri- 
ant growth and rich abundant foliage and is very 
prollflc. Standard, 1st cl., ea., 50c; doz„ $5.00; 100, 
$30.00. Mailing size, postpaid, ea., 30c; doz., $3.00. 



This remarkable 




summer pear Is not only the most beautiful In appear- 
ance, but the largest early pear yet produced. It is 
large for an early pear, and cannot be surpassed in 
point of color, which is a most beautiful crimson on 
a bright yellow ground. Flesh crisp, juicy and pleas- 
ant, but not of high quality, and should be used be- 
fore getting overripe. Ripens in central New York 
from middle of July to first of August, and possesses 
superior keeping and shipping qualities. There are 
f e w summer pears that are as profitable as the Lawson 
and, when properly grown. Its size, beauty and easi- 
ness cause it to meet with a ready sale. Standard, 
1st cl., ea., 50c: doz., $5-00; 100 $30.00. Mailing size, 
postpaid, ea., 30c; doz., $3.00. Dwarf, 1st cl., ea., 
40c; doz., $4.00; 100, $25.00. 

WlIiDER.— Though small to medium in size, 
this is as large as any of its season, except Lawsoui 
and ripens in western New York about August 1st. 
It is pyriform in shape; smooth and of a pale yellow 
color with deep red cheek and numerous red dots, 
very attractive; flesh fine-grained, tender, very good, 
with rich, sub-acid, sprightly flavor. Ii does not rot 
at the core— an especially desirable merit In an early 
pear— and bears shipment well. Standard^ 1st cl., 
ea., 7.5c; doz., $7.50. Mailing size, postpaid, ea., 50c; 
doz., $5.00. Dwarf, 1st cl., ea., 60c; doz., $6.00. 

BESSEM:iANK:A.— A Russian variety of ex- 
treme hardiness and of excellent quality, exceeding- 
ly valuable from the fact that it extends the possibil- 
ities of satisfactory pear-growing at least 100 miles 
further northward. In Vermont It has passed through 
several winters when ihe thermometer has reached 
40° below zero for many continuous nights. The 
fruit Is medium in size, perfect pear-shaped, and 
nearly or quite seedless; flesh tender, juicy, mildly 
sub-acid, almost buttery, and very satisfactory for 
dessert use. The tree is a rapid, upright grower, 
with bright green foliage always free from rust or 
mildew. Season September, 

Dr. Hoskins, of Vermont, says : "I have been try- 
ing for twenty-three years everything called hardy 
among the older varieties of European and American 
pears (including all the Maine and western Vermont 
seedlings), with very little success ; losing all of them 
in the two severe winters which left the Bessemlanka 
unscathed." Standard, 1st cl., ea., 50c; doz., $5.00. 



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J. T. Lovett Co.— Peaches. 




PEACHES. 

Plant 18 feet apart each way— 13i treeff per acre. On sandy land plant 15 feet apart each way. 

As both the soil and climate of New Jersey conspire to develop the peach in 
its greatest perfection, we grow them in vast numbers and are enabled to sup- 
ply trees at low prices; surpassed by none and equalled by few. 

The best soil for peaches is a sandy loam, not highly charged with vegetable 
matter, and trees should not be 'planted upon soil where the water stands near or 
upon the surface. Spring is to be preferred for planting, although It may be done 
quite successfully in autumn with proper care. If the soil be light, set the trees 
fifteen feet apart each way, requiring 193 trees to the acre. Plant no deeper than 
the trees stood in the nursery and make the soil very firm. It is important that 
the young tree should be properly pruned at the time of planting. All side 
branches should be cut back to within a few inches of the main stem, the latter being severed at about two- 
thirds the distance from the ground. Small trees should be pruned to a whip, cutting back the stem nearly 
one-half the way to the ground. The after culture is simple, being merely to keep the surface always mel- 
low and free of weeds. For the first two years after planting, hoed crops may be planted between the 
trees with advantage, after which time they require the entire strength of the soil. Grain crops of all kinds 
are injurious, and peaches seldom succeed in sod or grass. We have found nothing so admirable and rapid 
as the Acme Harrow for cultivating the peach orchard and keeping the surface mellow. Unleached wood 
ashes and pure ground bone are the proper fertilizers for the peach, and are best applied broadcast in 
spring and harrowed in. If wood ashes cannot be obtained, muriate of potash may be used in its place, 
with excellent results. The enemies with which the peach culturist has to contend are the borer and the 
yellows. The former is easily overcome by making a thorough examination of the trees regularly every 
spring and cutting out with a sharp knife the grubs, whose presence may be readily detected by the gum 
formed from the exuding sap. 

All varieties are freestone except those noted otherwise. Those in capitals are of great value. The 
letter (N) succeeding the name signifies that the variety is especially valuable for the North on account 
of hardiness; thoi.e with (S) especially for the South. 

STANDARD VARIETIES. 



Medium, 3 to 4 ft. 



Extra, 5 to 6 ft 

(June-budded trees by mail 3c. each additional.) 

Amsden's June and Alexander's Early 
(N. S.)— Absolutely identical to all appearance of 
fruit and tree. Fair size and good quality; nearly all 
red, flesh greenish -white, very juicy; clings partially 
to the pit. Middle of July. 

Barnard (Yellow Alberge, Yellow Rareripe.) 
N. S.— Large; yellow shaded with dark brownish 
red; flesh yellow, juicy, rich, excellent. Hardy and 
a heavy bearer. Early. 

Beer's Late.— A seedling of Crawford's Late, 
with which it ripens and differs only in being smaller 
and a more regular and abundant bearer. 

BEER'S SI^OCK (Smoch Free).-Medium to 
large; yellow with a dull red cheek; flesh yellow and 
of poor quality. A regular and enormously produc- 
tive bearer. Very late. 

CHAIRS' CHOICE.— Of largest size; deep 
yellow with red cheek; flesh very firm, five days ear- 
lier than Smock; a strong grower and heavy bearer. 

CRAWFORD'S EARLY (li^arly Meloco- 
ton) N.— Very large;yello w with red cheek,handsome; 
flesh yellow, excellent quality; vigorous and produc- 
tive. Popular. Middle of August. 

CRAWFORD'S LATE (AfeZocoton).— In ap- 
pearance resembles C. Early, but larger and ripens 
from two to three weeks later; flesh yellow, reddish 
at the pit, juicy and rich. One of the best. 

Early Rivers (Silver Twig).— Medium to large; 
pale yellow with pink cheek; delicious, rich. Last of 
July. 



Ea. 


Doz. 


100 


1000 


.15 


$1.50 


$6.00 


$50.00 


.12 


1.25 


5.00 


40.00 


.10 


1.00 


4.00 


30.00 


.20 


2.00 


8.00 





Elberta (S).— A seedling of Chinese Cling but 
entirely free. Large; yellow with red cheek, juicy 
and of high quality; flesh yellow and melting, A 
very valuable new sort. September. 

FORD'S LATE.— Vigorous grower and very 
productive. Fruit very large; white and beautiful; 
flesh quite free, white, solid, and fine in texture; fine 
quality. Ripens in October, after the Smock. 

Foster.— Similar to Crawford's Early, but a few 
days earlier, larger and of better quality. 

CrLOBE. — An improvement upon Crowford's 
Late. Vigorous and productive. Fruit large, globu- 
lar; of a rich golden yellow with red blush; fiesh 
yellow, firm, juicy. Middle of September. 

Hale's Early (N. S.)— Medium; white, with 
red cheek, juicy, fair quality; half cling. Productive, 
but rots badly unless on light soil. Last of July, 

Hance's Golden.— Almost round, large; yel- 
low with rich crimson cheek; of highest quality. A 
sure and heavy cropper, ripening with Cravt-f ord's 
Early. 

Heatb Cling (Late White Heath, White Eng- 
lish, Eliza Thomas, White Globe, etc.) S.— Extra 
large, white with blush cheek; flesh clear white, of 
very flne quality and one of the best of the clingstone 
varieties. Ripens late— a superior keeper. 

Hill's Chili (Jenny Lind) N.— Large; dull 
yellow shaded with dark red, very downy; good fla- 
vor. Very hardy and proliflc. Last of September. 



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J. T. Lovett Co.— Peaches. 



Hyne's Surprise.— White with red cheek, re- 
sembling somewhat Hale's Early, but less inclined to 
rot. Ripens a few days after Early Rivers. 

Jacques' Rareripe (A^).— Large, roundish; 
dark yellow and dull red; flesh yellow, juicy, slightly 
acid. Middle of September. 

KEVPOKT WHITE.— Large; pure white, 
and white at the stone. Hardy, strong grower, and 
very prolific Freer from mildew and cracking than 
most white freestone sorts, and one of the best and 
most reliable of this class. 

Ijarare Early York ( Hov est Johi}).— Medium; 
white dotted with red, with red cheek, flesh nearly 
white, juicy, rich, and of high quality; not a reliable 
cropper in most sections. Last of August. 

Levy's Late (Henrietta) S.- Specially valu- 
able for its extreme lateness, remarkable beauty and 
large size; yellow with crimson cheek; flesh yellow, 
firm, juicy, good. Its keeping qualities are remaik- 
able. Cling. 

MLOUNTAIIV ROSE. -One of the best and 
most reliable early peaches. Large; white suffused 
with carmine; flesh while, melting, abouudlng with 
rich, sweet juice. Productive. Early August. 

Muir.— Lara-e to very large; yellow; a fine ship- 
per and valuable for cannins: and drying. A Califor- 
nia seedling. 

Oldtnixon Clinn; (S)— Large; creamy-white 
with reo cheek, flesh white, rich and juicy. One of 
the best clings. Middle of September. 

OLD.^IXOIV FUEE. - Uniformly large; 
creamy white partially covered with bright red: 
flesh white, red at the pit, tender, rich andjuicv. 
One of the best and most reliable. Popular every- 
where. Last of August. 

REED'S EARLY GOLDEN (Reed's Gold- 
en YeUow) S.— An improvement on Crawford's Early 
with which it ripens, but it is much larger and hand- 
somer, and a very reliable and heavy bearer. 



REEVED' FAVORITE (Red Nech). — 
Larce, round: yellow with red cheek; flesh yellow 
and of excellent quality. September. 

Sal way. —A very late yellow peach, ripening 
after Smock. Large: yellow mottled with red; flesh 
yellow, of poor quality. 

S'I'EADLEY —Very large; pure white, and 
white at the stone; later than Heath Cling. Entirely 
free and of high quality: a superb peach. 

STEMHEISS' RARERIPE (A"). — Large; 
white shaded and mottled red: flesh white, juicy, 
vinous and of high quality. Last of September. 

STUMP THE WORLD. -Large: white 
with bright red cheek; flesh white, juicy, and of high 
quality; very productive and profitable. Succeeds 
closely Oldtnixon Free. 

SutKqiielianiia (Grifiith).— Very large; rich 
yellow with blu>h cheek; flesh yellow, juicy, rich and 
excellent. Early Sept»-mber. 

Tliiirber (S).— Resembles Chinese Cling but 
entirely free. Large; white diffused with light crim- 
son; flesh very juicy, vinous and of the finest tex- 
ture. Tree excessively prolific. Last of September. 

Trotli'w Ear Ijr.— Small; red; flesh white, melt- 
icg, rich and excellent. Tree very productive. 
Specially valuable for its early ripening and good 
shipping and keeping properties. First of August. 

WARD'S L A 'I'E.— Resembles Oldmixon Free, 
but ripens nearly a month later. Fine and profitable. 

Wheatland.— An improvement upon Craw- 
ford's Late and ripening just In advance of it. Extra 
large; beautiful golden yellow with a crimson cheek. 

Yellow .St. .lolin (Fleitas, May BtanUi) S.— 
Large, rouudish; orauge-yellow with deep red cheek; 
flesh vellow, juicy, sweet and highly flavored. Au- 
gust. 



NEW VARIETIES 



(June budded trees by mail at 3c eacli additional). 
LO VETT'S WHITE.— What Wonderful Is among yellow peaches, Lovett's White is among white 
varieties. Fine white peaches are always in de- 
mand and are very desirable, especially late In the 
season, when they invariably command good 
prlct's. In Lovett's White may be found every 
quality demanded in the Ideal white peach, with 
the additional merit of an ironclad tree. It has 
the size and all the merits of the old Late White 
Heath or Heath Cling, with the additional one of 
being a perfect freestone, ripens with it, and is 
handsomer, hardier, of better quality and a more 
abundant and regular bearer. It has been thor- 
oughly tested both at the North and South, and is 
asureaud abundant bearer— yielding anuually in 
Mass. and Conn., in orchards where almost all oth- 
er varieties fall. We are confldent it is the hard- 
iest purely white peach yet produced. Season very 
late; color pure white; very large; splendid form, 
with indistinct suture; does not crack and Is ex- 
ceptionally free from spots or mildew. It Is a long 
keeper; the flesh being firm, sweet and excellent, 
and parts from the pit perfectly. It seems to us 




LovKTT's White. 



that this surely fulfills all that is needed in the Ideal late white peach, and the tree is an excellent grower, 
exceedingly hardy and wonderfully prolific. Its fruiting each year fully confirms all that we have said of 
It in the past and there is no need for seeking further for a peach of its season and color. 1st c, ea., 25c; 
doz., $2.50; 100, $15.00. Medium, ta., 20c; d-z., $2.00; 100, $12.00. J. B., ea., 15c; doz., $1.50; 100, $10.00. 

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J. T. Lovett Co.— Peaches. 



second 
20c; doz 



in 
$2.00; 



WONDERFUIi.— Undoubtedly the finest late 
yellow peach yet Introduced. It has proved itself to 
be as large and beautiful as Crawford's Late or 
Globe, as late as the Smock or later, a remarkable 
grower, and a reliable and heavy bearer. It is of 
New Jersey origin— the State that has produced so 
many valuable peaches. The fruit is very large, the 
best specimens measuring eleven inches in circum- 
ference and weighing as many ounces; smooth, al- 
most globular, with a faint suture and slightly point- 
ed apex, very regular and uniform in both size and 
shape, even upon overloaded trees; of the richest 
golden yellow, largely overspread with vivid car- 
mine, with marblings of crimson— beautiful in the 
extreme; flesh yellow, rich, high-flavored and deli- 
cious, exceedingly Arm, parts from the stone perfect- 
ly and dry, and is bright red around the pit. The 
tree is of strong, vigorous growth, a regular annual 
bearer, and so prolific as to require the limbs to be 
braced to sustain the weight of fruit. Its season is 
late to very late, ripening in central New Jersey the 
October and keeping in good condition as long as three weeks after gathered. 1st c, ea., 
100, SIO.OO. 3Iedium, ea., 15c; doz., SI. 50; 100, S8.00. J. B., ea., 10c; doz., $1.00; 100, $6.00. 




WO-VDERFUL. 



BURKE.— A seedling of the Chinese Cling and 
the largest of that class. It is described as being 
very large, roandish-oblong; pale creamy white 
slightly shaded with red; flesh white, juicy, of fine 
fiavor; clingstone. Ripens at its home in Louisiana 
in July. Pr-ice same as Wonderf ul. 

GOOD.— A magnificent white peach of large size 
from Penn. Flesh white, juicy, sweet, melting, and 
of delicious flavor. Exceedingly handsome and at- 
tractive. A very reliable and choice sort, being har- 
dy and yielding when many others fail. It is often 
blush or light crimson next the sun. Although a free- 
stone the pit is large and deeply corrugated. Its large 
size, great beauty and excellence, and especially its 
uniform productiveness by virtue of its hardiness of 
blossom and tree, render it a most valuable peach. 
Last of September. Price same as LoveWs White. 

COOLEY'S A. :»II?IOTH. — Originated in 
Indiana where it has attracted considerable atten- 
tion by reason of its large size and beauty, and has 
been awarded flrst premium. It is very large, of a 
beautiful rich yellow, dotted and splashed with red 
and white, and with luscious, melting flesh; very 
valuable. Price same as Wonderful. 

K.AI/OOL1A.— A seedling of the Chinese Cling, 
of which the originator says; "It is the best clear 
seed peach that I have ever seen. I have fruited it 
for several seasons. It is large, oblong; creamy- 
white with slight blush on the sunny side; very ten- 
der and juicy. Price same as Wonderfid. 

NORITIAND'S CHOICE.— Also from Louis- 
iana, ripening there in September, and claimed to be 
the best peach of that season. Price same as Won- 
derful. 



HUGHE**' IXI,.— From Louisiana and ripens 
there in October, making it a very late peach. It is 
Said to be undoubtedly the largest and best peach of 
that season yet produced. Large and round with 
j suture; a beautiful yellow; tender and juicy, and in 
j flavor unsurpassed; cling; a flne shipper and extra 
i for canning. Price same as Wonderfid. 

L.E:tI0N free.— The introducer says of it: 
j "The name is very appropriate, as it is of almost 
j lemon shape, being longer than broad, pointed at 
the apex, color a pale lemon yellow when ripe. It is 
of large size, the flnest specimens measuring over 
, twelve inches in circumference: of excellent quality, 
! ripens after Late Crawford: immensely productive, 
i and will undoubtedly become one of the leading or- 
I chard varieties." Price same as Wonderful. 
I HUSTED'S EARLiY. — A seedling from 
I Smock, season with Alexander, better quality, larger 
I size, with less rot, bears transportation well. Blooms 
very late; productive. Price same as Wonderful. 

Chinese Blood (Japan Blood).— This has not 
: fulfilled the claims made for it by its introducers. 
We find it small and without special merit, its one 
good feature being its good quality. Ripens with 
Oldmixon Free. Price same as Wonderful. 

Williamson's Choice.— A new peach of 
New Jersey origin, scarcely as large as Crawford 
but more beautiful and a better bearer. Flesh yel- 
low, firm, and of excellent, high flavor. A profitable 
sort for market as it sells readily at sight by reason 
of its great beauty, and the tree is remarkable for its 
abundant, regular, annual bearing. Price same as 
Wonderful. 



NECTARINES. 



This fruit is really a smooth skinned peach. Its greatest enemy is the curculio. Plant same distance, 
and cultivate same as peaches. 

First Class, ea., 25c; doz,, S2.50; 100, $12.00. 
Early Newington.— Large, pale gieen, juicy, Hardwick.— Large, pale green, juicy, rich: an 
rich, excellent. Clingstone. Early autumn. old and popu ar sort. Late summer. 

Early Violet{Violet B^atire).— Medium, yellow- Stan wick.— Large, white with red cheek; free; 
ish-green, high flavored; freestone. Late summer. especially valuable for fruiting under glass. 

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J. T. Lovett Co— Plums. 



PLUMS. 

Plant 16 to 18 feet apart each way. 

Grown on plum stocks. These varieties of the European plum should be given heavy soil. The curcu- 
Ilo must be baffled by jarring or repelled by smudging, to save the crop; and the "black knot" removed 
from all trees as soon as it makes Its appearance, and burned. 

First-class— 5 to 7 ft., ea., 50c; doz., $5.00; 100, $25.00. 



Brad8lia\v(J5lac7c Imperial).— Very large; dark 
violet red; juicy, vigorous, productive. Early. 

Coe's Golden Drop.— Large; handsome, yel- 
low; firm, rich, sweet; popular. Late. 

General Hand.— Very large; yellow, hand- 
some; only fair quality; productive. Medium. 

German Pru ne,— Medium, oval; purple, juicy, 
rich, sweet; productive, popular. Mids^ason. 

Imperial Gage (Prince's Imperial).— Large, 
oval; greenish; juicy, rich, excellent; desirable. 

Lombard.— Medium, oval; violet-red; flesh yel- 
low, juicy, sugary; vigorous, a great bearer. Medium. 

inonroe Ege,— Medium, oval; greenish-yellow; 
sweet, good; vigorous, productive. Early. 

iUoore's Arctic— A hardy plum from Maine 
where, exposed to Arctic cold, it has for years borne 
enormous crops. Claimed to be the hardiest plum 
known. Medium In size, roundish oval; purplish- 



black with blue bloom; flesh greenish-yellow, juicy, 
sweet and pleasant. Tree a healthy, vigorous grow- 
er, and an early and abundant bearer. 

Quackenboss. —Large; deep purple; flesh 
coarse, juicy, sprightly. Midseason. 

Reine Claude (de Bavew).— Very large; green- 
ish shaded red; fine flavor; very proliflc. Late. 

Richland. — Medium; greenish-purple: flrm 
sweet, excellent; productive and reliable. Early. 

Shipper's Pride.— Large, round; purple; very 
flrm, excellent quality. A strong, upright grower 
and regular bearer. Very productive. 

Shropshire Damson.— An Improvement up- 
on and double the size of the common Damson. 

Washington { Balm er'x).— Very large; yellow- 
ish green; juicy, sweet, good; rots badly. Early. 

Ifelloiv Egg (Macfnum fionum).— Large, oval; 
yellow; juicy, rich; vigorous, productive. Early. 



AMERICAN VARIETIES. 

June budded trees hy mail, 3c. each additional. 
Price, 1st cl,, ea., 20c; doz., $2.00; 100, $12,00. June budded, ea., 12c; doz., 
$1.25; lOO, $8.00, unless otherwise noted. 



Deep Creek.— Medium to large; deep red; very 
small stone; sweet and good; a very early bearer (of- 
ten at two years old) and proliflc. 1st cl., ea., 25c; 
doz., $2.50. 

De Soto.— Medium; bright red; sweet, rich, of 
fine quality. Extremely hardy and productive. Ist 
cl., ea., 25c; doz., $2.50. 

Lione Star.— Nearly as large as Wild Goose; of 
similar quality; pale red, and very productive. Very 
early (ripening with Ute cherries). Ea., 25c; doz., 
$2.50. 

Forest Garden.— Ripens a little in advance of 
De Soto w hlch it closely resembles and is of the same 
Ironclad hardiness. 

Wild Goose (IVttc).— Large; rlch,crimson,beau- 
tiful; flesh soft, melting, rich, delicious, with a full 
fruity flavor; tree a strong grower and very proliflc. 
A great many spurious kinds are being sold for Wild 

ORIENTAL 



Goose, but the true sort is a large plum, and ripens 
early in July. Succeeds best on light land. 

Ro binson.— Rather small, slightly oblong; clear 
bright red, and of superior quality, being sweet and 
juicy. Valuable on account of its regular and enor- 
mous yield. Last of August. 

Mariana.— A seedling of Wild Goose; round, 
rather thick skin; a deep cardinal red when fully ripe; 
and of fine quality. Ripens two or three weeks after 
Wild Goose. 1st cl., ea„ 20c; doz., $2.00; 100, $10.00. 
2 to 3 ft., ea., 12c; doz., $1.25; 100, $5.00. 

Pottawattamie —Of the Chickasaw family 
but quite distinct from any other variety. . Perfectly 
hardy and an Immense, early, annual bearer. Fruit 
is yellow, overspread with bright pink and prominent 
white dots; flesh yellow, luscious, good. Ripens in 
July. 

VARIETIES. 



{June hudded tree., hy mail, 3c. each additional.) 
1st cl., each, 25c; doz., $2.50; 100, $15.00. J. B., each 15c; doz., $1.50, 

A unique class of plums, of great beauty and productiveness. The fruit is exquisitely perfumed, with 
a charmingly attractive bloom. Trees are exceedingly ornamental, with smooth branches and rich, light 
green foliage, and quite distinct from other varieties; early and proliflc bearers. The flesh is so flrm and 
meaty that they can safely be shipped long distances, and kept for a long time in excellent condition. 
Kelsey's Japan.— Large to very large, heart- [ sweet, rich and dry. Tree vigorous and entirely har- 



shaped; rich yellow, nearly overspread with bright 
red, with a delicate bloom; flesh flrm, melting, rich 
and juicy, and remarkably small pit. Tender north 
of New York City. Very late. 

Ogon.— Large, nearly round, with deep suture; of 
a bright golden yellow, with faint bloom; flesh flrm. 



dy. Excellent for canning. Last of July. 

Simon's {Prunus Simoni or Apricot Plum).— 
From China. In color of bark and in many ways re- 
sembles the Peach; in odor and flavor it approaches 
very nearly the Nectarine. Ripens in New Jersey 
during August. Hardy. 



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J. T. Lovett Co.— Plums. 



I.INCOL.N.— Being 
impressed with the 
great valde of the Plum, 
and convinced that the 
fruit is not grown 
throughout the United 
States to the extent that 
its value merits, we 
have for years been 
searching everywhere 
for acquisitions to the 
list of cultivated varie- 
ties—those that were 
prolific, handsome and 
of fine quality, but 
above everything else, 
^SH^'i N^^^^^^S^ those that escape the at- 
- — ■•SfflwBlas^v^^S^SB^ft. tacks of the curculio. 

Our efforts have thus 
far resulted in bringing 
forward the Spaulding 
and Abundance and 
giving popular i t y to 
several others. "We now 
offer for the first the 
Lincoln.which ,in sever- 
al important properties, 
is the most remarkable 
Plum we have yet seen. 
It is i/ie largest in size 
of all hardy plums, av- 
erage specimens from 
overloaded trees meas- 
ure 2Vi inches long and over six Inches around, weighing 
two ounces— self^cted specimens weighing four ounces each; 
the finest in quaUtn of any Plum we hai^e ever tested, surpass- 
ing its parent, that standard of excelleuce, the old Green 
Gage; wonderfully prolific, the plums hanging like ropes of 
onions upon the branches; beautiful in form and colov 
very early in ripening and curcidio- proof . Like the Seckel 
Pear, Newtown Pippin Apple and some of our other choicest fruits, the tree is not so strong and rugged a 
grower in the nursery as might be desired— its only defect thus far noted; but it is, however, entirely healthy 
and free from insect attacks. 

This marvelous Plum originated in York County, Pa., over twenty-five years ago from seed of Green 
Gage or Reine Claude; and Lincoln was given it as an appropriate name when it first came into bearing on 
account of its many merits of high order— Lincoln at the time being President. In color it is reddish purple 
with a delicate bloom, very bright, showy and attractive; flesh light yellow or amber, exceedingly juicy, 
rich, swett^ melting andlusciov^— entirely free iTom any coarseness or toughness -parting freely from 
the stone. It ripens from the first to the middle of August and its productiveness is simply beyond des- 
cription, or comprehension until seen. A feature peculiar to the variety lies in the fact that when fully ripe 
the skin loosens and can be readily pulled from the flesh in the manner of a scalded tomato — this property 
being made possible by the strength of the skin; which, though net thick, is so strong as to completely pro- 
tect the fruit from the attacks of the curculio. 

Mr. E. B. Good, York County Pa., in sending us some specimens of the fruit on August 5th, writes: 
'The specimens I send you by mail (our engrav nu is made from one of them, and is an exact represen- 
tation in size and form)are of only medium size. Specimens have been grown to weigh four ounces. The tree 
from which these I send you were picked is just literally covered with plums and standing in a stiff sod. It 
is indeed a fine and wonderful sight to behold. This plum will annlhilnie dozens of late introduction, and 
I am sadly mistaken if there is not heaps of money in it for the market grower. Too much cannot be 
said in its favor." 

"We have yet but a limited stock of trees of it. 

Price, First Class, ea., Sl.OO ; doz., SIO.OO. Medium, ea., 75c; doz., $7.50, Small, ea., 50c; doz., $6.00. 

SATSUITJA BLOOD.— A fine large plum of the Oriental class, as large as Kelsey, more globular 
In shape and from five to six weeks earlier. The flesh Is solid, of a purplish-crimson color from pit to !?kin, 
juicy and of fine quality. Pit exceedingly small- very little larger than a cherry stone. Tree a strong- 
vigorous grower with brownish-red bark and lanceolate toliage. H. E. Van Deman, U. S. Pomologist, says 
of It, " The Satsuma plum is equal to Kelsey in size and quality. It is as red as blood inside. A month 
earlier than Kelsey and probably hardier, it may prove more valuable for the North where the Felsey does 
not succeed." 1st c, ea., 50c.; doz., $5.00 J. B., ea., 35c: doz., $S.30. 

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J. T. Lo^ett Co.— Plums. 




Young Trees of Abundance Plum in Nursery Rows. 



ABUNDANCE.— This is a remarkable fruit indeed. It is unlike any other plum. In growth it Is 
so strong and handsome as to render it worthy of being planted as an ornamental tree— equaling in thrift 
and beauty, Keiffer pear which it even excels in early and profus > bearing. It is exceedingly hardy. Its 
propensity for early bearing is such that it loads in the nursery row, bending the limbs with the weight of 
fruit until they sometimes break and this is the case everu year— the cureulio having no effect upon it, the 
eggs failing to hatch and produce the destructive grub the same as with the Spauldlng. We have seen even 
little one year old saplings, but two feet high, white with bloom and set heavily with large, line plums. 
The fruit is large, showy and beautiful. Amber, turning to a rich bright cherry color wiih a decided white 
bloom, and highly perfumed. Flesh light yellow, exceedingly juicy and tender and of a delicious sweetness 
Impossible to describe. Stone small and parts readily from the flesh. For canning It Is also of the greatest 
excellence. Its season Is very earlu, ripening in advance of other plums (early in August at Monmouth), 
adding to its special value. No one need longer be without plums; for all who plant trees of Abundance 
will have an abundance of plums.— 1st c, ea , 50<',: doz , $5.00; 100, $25.00. Medium, ea., 25c.; doz., $3.50 
100, $20.00. June Budded, ea., 25c.; doz., $2.60; 100, $15.00. 

SPAULDING. 

The Spauldlng is a curcullo-proof plum, and its 
cureulio enduring proclivity is not Its only merit. 
Unlike most other so-called curcullo-proof plums of 
which we have any knowledge, it does not belong 
to the Chickasaw or A merlcan species; but has de- 
scended from the same species as Green Gage, Coe's 
Golden Drop, Lombard, etc. It Is not exempt from 
the attacks of the "Little Turk," any more than oth- 
er varieties of the European Plum, but for some rea- 
son the wound is soon outgrown, the plums develop 
fair and perfect and no harm is done. The tree is a 
remarkable grower, with leathery, large, rich dark 
foliage. It ripens middle of August. The fruit is 
large, of the form shown, yellowish green with 
mai blings of a deeper green and a delicate white 
bloom; flesh pale yellow, exceedingly Arm, of su- 
gary sweetness, though sprightly and of great rich- 
ness, parting readily from the small stone. When 
canned, it presents not only a most attractive ap- 
pearance but the quality is simply superb. Owing 
to t he great demand the supply of trees is limited 
this spring. 1st class ea., 75c.: doz., $7.50. 
Medium ea., 60c.; doz., $6.00 
•T. B. ea., 50c: doz., $5.00. 




J. T. Lovett Co. — Plums, Apricots. 



Saratoga. — Originated near Saratoga Springs, 
for which it is named. It is an exceedingly promis- 
ing plum and likely to prove a protltable market va- 
riety. The tree is of vigorous growth and very pro- 
lific, coming into bearing early and seldom fails lo 
mature a good crop. The fruit is of large size, of a 
bright reddish-purple color, covered with abundant 
bloom, roundish-obovate in form and of excelleut 
quality. The firmness of its fiesh and its good-keep- 
ing properties render it valuable for shipping. 1st 
cl., ea., 50c; doz., $5,00. 



Burbank,— A valuable Oriental plum, in gener- 
al character very similar to Abundance, but of deep- 
er color and ripening later in the season. The fruit 
is large, and vanes less in size than any other Japan 
plum; nearly globular, clear cherry red with a thin 
lilac bloom; flesh a deep yellow, very sweet with a 
peculiar and very agreeable flavor.. The tree is a 
vigorous grower, with large and rather broad leaves; 
begins to bear usually at two years old. 1st cl., ea., 
50c; d(.z., S5.00; 100, $25.00. June budded, ea., 25c; 
doz.. $2.50. 



APRICOTS. 

(Plant 15 feet apart each way.) 

There is no fruit more delicious or beautiful than the Apricot, and its ripening between Cherries and 
Peaches renders it especially valuable. Its chief enemy is the curculio, which can be kept in check by the 
methods suggested for plums. It succeeds admirably trained in espalier form. On the Pacific Coast and 
throughout the West and Southwest, it excels all other fruit both in merit and popularity. 

STANDARD VARIETIES. 

1st cl., ea., 25c; doz., $2.50; 100, $15.00. 
Alexander.— An improved Russian variety. An immense bearer. Fruit of large size, oblong, yel- 
low flecked with red, flavor sweet and delicious; tree hardy, one of the best. July 1st. 

Alexis.— Improved Russian. Large to very large; yellow with red cheeks; slightly acid but rich and 
luscious; tree hardy and abundant bearer. July 15th. 

BREDA.— Small, round, orange; flesh orange, juicy, rich, vinous; free, hardy, prolific, popular. 

Catharine,— Improved Russian. Medium; 
yellow; mild sub-acid, juicy, good. July 20th. 

Early Golden (Dw&ois).— Small; pale or- 
ange; flesh orange, juicy, sweet. Hardy and 
productive. 

Gibb.— Improved Russian. Medium; yel- 
low, sutf-acid, rich and juicy. The best early 
sort, ripening with the strawberry. 

J. I.. Biidd.— Improved Rassian. Large; 
white with red cheek ; sweet, juicy, extra fine; 
a hardy, strong grower and profuse bearer. 
The best late variety. August 1st. 

IWoorpark.— Large; yellow and red: flesh 
orange, sweet, juicy, rich; very productive, re- 
liai)le. 

B Oman.— Medium oval; yellow; fine grain- 
ed, excellent, hardy, prolific, reliable. 

Boyal.— Large; yellow and orange; juicy, 
rich, and delicious; a very fine variety. 

NEW VARIETIES. 

ACITIE, SHEINSE or CANTON.— A 

new apricot originated by Prof. J. L. Budd, in 
Iowa, from pits received from the Province of 
Shense inN. W. China. The tree is a free and 
vigorous grower, exceedingly hardy and pro- 
ductive. Fruit of large size, yellow with red 
cheek, good quality; freestone. Prof. Budd says 
of it: "After testing the hardiness of the tree 
Acme Apricot. Fig. 1633. and value of the fruit I named it Shense. It Is 

a fine grower w 1th large, handsome, thick foliage, and an early bearer of large and good fruit. In all re- 
spects it is ihe best hardy apricot I know of, and much better than any Russian sort I have seen in this 
country or in Russia." 1st cl., ea., 50c; doz., $5.00. June budded, ea., 35c; doz.. $3.50. 




Jkffkrson Co., Ixd., July 24, 1891. 
My trees have done splendidly, and some of the 
trees that I set out in the spring of '90 '^re bearing a 
sample of splendid fruit. I have not lost 25 trees out 



Summit Co., 0., July 7, 1891. 
The trees and plants I bought of you last spring are 
growing finely. The size, quality and condition of 
the stock was perfectly satisfactory; and the price- 
well ! if you can live on such figures, others are get- j of the 3000 ordered of you. Joseph M. Cravens. 
ting rich In the tree business. I shall send you j Noble Co., O., Aug. 31, 1891. 

another order next season. Yours truly, I planted 700 of your peach trees last spring and 

Chas. H. Elliott. I lost but one tree. C. I. McKee. 

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J. T. Lovett Co— Cherries. 



CHERRIES. 



Plant Hearts and Bigarreaus 20 ft., apart each way. and Dukes and Morellos 12 to 15 ft. 
Cherries will not succeed on wet soil. The class Hearts and Bigarreaus or "sweet cherries" are even 
more unlike the class Dukes and Morellos or "sour cherries" in habit of tree and growth than in fruit. The 
trees of the sweet class are to be preferred for shade, for which purpose they are excellent. 

First class, ea., 25c; doz., S2.50; 100, $15.00. 



HEARTS AND BIGARREAUS. 

BliACK EAGL.E. — Large; flesh purplish 
crimson, tender, rich; reliable. Midseason. 

Black Tartarian.— Large; juicy, rich, mild 
and sweet; vigorous and productive. Early. 

Coe's Transparent.— Medium; pale amber, 
beautifully mottled; very tender, sweet, juicy; very 
valuable, popular. One of the best. Early. 

Downer's Late.— Medium; red, luscious, 
tender, rich; reliable and a good keeper. Late. 

Gov. Wood.— Large; yellow shaded with light 
red; juicy, very delicious. Early. 

liUelling.— One of the finest of cherries. Ex- 
tremely large; black, very solid, and of the highest 
quality. Very valuable. Midseason, 

Napoleon.— Very large; pale yellow and red; 
firm, sweet, profitable. Midseason. ; 

Rockport.— Large; clear red shaded with pale 
amber; firm, juicy, sweet, excellent. Early. 

Yellow Spanish.— Very large; yellowish- 
white tinted rose; juicy, rich, sweet; very popular, 
valuable. Midseason. 



I DUKES ANDJMORELLOS. 

j Belle de Cholsy.— Medium; amber mottled; 
delicious; a shy bearer. Midseason. 

I Early Richmond (Ear/;/ May, Kentish, Pie 
C/jerry).— Medium; red: juicy, acid, popular. Very 
productive and hangs loug on the tree. 

Empress Eugenie.-Large; dark red; excel- 
lent; good grower and productive. Late. 
Ensclish iTIorello.— Large; dark red; juicy, 

j rich, acid; productive and very profitable. Late. 

: Late Duke.— Large, dark red; fiesh pale amber 
sub-acid, fine. Late. 

1 Louis Phillipe.— Medium; lich, dark purplish 
I red; juicy, mild suh-acii. Late. 

ITIay Duke.— Large; dark red: melting, rich, 
i juicy, excellent; popular, reliable. Early. 

Iflontmorency Ordinaire.— Large ; bright 
; red; acid; larger and later than Earl.v Richmond. 

Olivet.— Large; deep red; tender, rich, vinous. A 
; choice variety. Early. 

I Reine Hortense.— Large; red, mottled; juicy, 
I tender, rich; one of the best. Late. 



NEW VARIETIES. 



Centennial.— The most 
wonderful^cherry we have ever 
seen. The great drawback to 
the culture of the cherry, espec-. 
ially Hearts andjBigarreaus, is 
their perishable .'nature — every 
light colored variety in general 
cultivation being subject to 
quick decay. The Centennial, 
on the contrary, is so enduring 
In texture that it can be kept In 
good condition almost indefi- 
nitely. On two occasions ripe 
specimens sent us by mail from 
California were not only receiv- 
ed in good condition, but re- 
mained so for .<.everal days af- 
ter arrival. Ripe specimens have 
been kept in an ordinary room 
for a month after gathered and 
were still in eating condition. 
In addition to its remarkable 
keeping properties, the fruit is of immense size, 
beautiful amber shaded red with very firm yet ten- 
der flesh; sweet, rich and luscious. It is a seedling 
Napoleon Bigarreau which it resembles in appearance but Is 
much larger and more oblate in form. Tree an extra good, 
straight and handsome grower. No other cherry can compare 
with it for canning. Its sweetness is very pronounced being 
exceedingly sugary. Its crispness and honied sweetness make it a desirable table fruit, but its great value 
Is in its firmness which makes it probably the best shipping cherry yet introduced. Ripens in midseason. 
1st el., ea., 75c; doz., $7.50. 1 yr., ea., 50c; doz., $5.00. 

Ostheim.— A German cherry somewhat resembling the Russian Vladimer. especially in foliage, habit 
of growth and color of fruit. Large; red, when fully ripe a dark red; flesh red, tender, juicy, pleasant. Tree 
exceedingly hardy; a vigorous grower and productive. 1st cl., ea., 35c; doz., $3.50. 

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J. T. Lovett Co. — Quinces. 



QUINCES. 

Plant 10 feet apart each xoay; 435 per acre. 
The quince thrives best in a deep, strong, moist soil; although Fuller and Meech's Prolific will sue- 
eeed In almost any kind— the latter performing wonders in a soil of white, leachy sand. But all quinces 
require thorough culture, vigorous pruning and a free use of fertilizers. Potash and salt are recommended 
as a dressing for this fruit. Its greatest enemy is the borer which must be diligently destroyed. 

(Small trees by mail, 3c. each additional.) 




A NEW QUINCE— THE FULLER. 

[From tne American Agriculturist, January, 1886.] 
"Our associate, Mr. A. S. Fuller, so widely known as a pomologlst, brought us In October last some 
specimens of a fine quince, unlike any other we had seen. Upon learning the history of this fruit we quite 
agree with Mr. Fuller that it is new and worthy to be added to the very small list of varieties. Soon after 
Mr. Fuller removed to his present place at Ridgewood, N. J., he noticed upon a neighboring farm a young 
quince tree, the fruit of which appeared to him to be unlike any of the well-known varieties. The farmer 
being willing, Mr. F. took some cuttings of the tree and planted them. The farm was soon after sold 
to a gentleman from the city, and in erecting a dwelling for the new-comer, the masons, carpenters and 



J. T. Lovett Coo — Quinces. 



others broke down the tree, wh h was a small one, and completely destroyed It. The cuttlnjfs which Mr. 
Fuller had providently planted formed bearing trees in an unusually few years, and now that his own trees 
yield fruit, it is very evident that it is an entirely new variety. What first arrested Mr. Fuller's attention 
was the showy character of the fruit, which cast off its downy covering and assumed a rich golden yellow 
color very early In the season, thus making it the most ornamental of all the quinces. The engraving repre- 
sents the largest of several that were brought us, reduced one-third of its real size. This specimen 
weighed nineteen ounces. Another characteristic of ihe variety is its abrupt and long neck, which Is much 
more striking in smaller specimens than in the one here figured. In some, the neck is hardly larger than 
one's finger. [The engraving referred to is one that appeared with this article in the Ayriculturisl, and is 
not the one we present ] The fruit when cooked is exceedingly tender throughout, and the flavor, a point 
in which some of the very large varieties are deficient, is in this most excellent. At our earnest solicitation 
Mr. Fuller has consented to allow this fine variety to go into thetrade. He proposed to give it the name of the 
farmer who owned the place on which the original tree was discovered. We propose to overrule this deci- 
sion and call it the "Fuller," as he was the means of saving the whole stock from complete extermination. 
So far as the fruit goes, the Fuller Quince may be described as follows;— Fruit large to very large, dis- 
tinctly pyriform, often with a very abrupt and small neck; the surface somewhat ridged; the skin assuming a 
rich yellow color early in the season; calyx set in a deep, wide basin; flesh remarkably tender and well fla- 
vored. Should the tree and foliage present any marked peculiarities, they will be mentioned at another 
time. The quince is a most showy tree both in flower and fruit, and the Fuller will be especially valu- 
able to plant for ornament on account of Its exceptionally large and brilliant fruit."-GEO. Thurber. 

Knowing a fruit that two such able horticulturists as Dr. George Thurber, editor of the American 
AGRICULTURIST, and Mr. A. S. Fuller, author Small Fruit Culturist, Grape Culturist, Agricultural 
Editor New York Sun, Ac, esteemed so highly must possess great value, we lost no time in calling upon our 
friend Fuller. On seeing the trees almost breaking down with their load of large, fair, beautiful fruit, and 
with the largest, smoothest, cleanest foliage we ever saw upon quince trees, we also became enthusiastic 
and entered inio a contract with Mr. Fuller whereby the sole right to propagate the marvel for a term of 
years was secured to us— purchasing at th^. same time one of the three large tret^s of It (for which, by the way 
we paid one hundred dollars), and have now succeeded in growing a limited nu nb-r of handsome nursery 
trees of it. Tne large tree purchased of Mr. Fuller was sent us In November, 1886, and to our delight and 
astonishment produced the following year twenty-four perfect specimens. From one of the e our illustra- 
tion was made, one was sent to our friend Wm. Parry, three to the Fruit Exhibition of tbe American 
Institute Fair, (receiving a special premium for large size, beauty and excellence) and the balance vvere 
cooked; proving of the superior quality described by Dr. Thurber. The tree has continued fruitful each 
year since, and In beauty of growth and foliage Is beyond comparison with any other quince we have ever 
had anything to do with, 

Wm. Parry wrote November 3d, 1887, in regard to the specimen we sent him as follows: - " We are much 
pleased with its fine appearance, perfect and distinct form, while its beautiful yellow color makes it very 
attractive. The specimen when received was partly decayed, but weighed about 10 ounces, and measured 
11 inches round—a very good showing tor a tree the first year planted." The following from the pen of 
Samuel Miller, we clip from COLMix'S Rura;, World, October 28th, 1886:— "On October 9th we received 
a Fuller quince from our friend, A. S Fuller, as perfect as a quince could possibly be. It measures 11 
Inches in circumference, and welg .s 12 ounces." 

At Monmouth no quince except the Fuller has proved a perfect success. It is therefore not only the 
largest, handsomest and best, but also the most reli ible variety yet produced. 

Price, First Class, ea., SI 50; 3 tor $4.00; 6 for $7.50; 12 lor $15.00. Small, ea., 
ll.OO; 3 for $2,50; 6 for $4.50; 12 for $8.00. 

Cliampioii.-Tree extremely har- 
dy, of stout, rugged, upright growth, 
ascending in a single stem, with smooth 
bark— resembling a standard pear tree 
jnore ihan a quince. A profuse and 
regular bearer, and Its early bearing 
is remarkable, commencing to produce 
fruit at three and four years old. 
Fruit large, obvate pyriform in shape 
and of a lively yellow color, rendering 
it very showy and handsome. Flesh 
tender and free from the hard lumps 
so common in other quinces. Ripens 
about two weeks later than tne Orange, 
and will keep until Christmas. Itis 
subject 10 blight, but when well grown 
where the season is sufficiently long to 
enable it to ripen perfectly it is a mag- 
nificent quince, and its size and beauty 
causes it to sell readily at profitable 
prices. 1st. c, ea., 25c; doz., $2.50; 
100, $15.00. Extra, ea., 35c; doz., $3.50; 
ICO, $20.00. Small, ea., 80c; doz., $3.00^ 
100, $10,00. 




Champion (much reduced) Fig. 395. 



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J. T. Lovett Co. — Quinces — Mulberries. 



MEECH'S PB01.IFIC.-TMs valuable new quince possesses merits that render it in every way a 

most desirable variety both as regards 
the trees and their fruit. It is remark- 
able for Its early and regular bearing, 
and for wonderful productiveness, 
sometimes bearing when only two years 
old and afterwards so abundantly that 
a vigorous thinning of the fruit is re- 
quired to prevent injury from overbear- 
ing. The fruit also is remarkable for 
its fine form and color, high fragrance 
' and flavor. It is shaped like a hand- 
some pear with a smooth, fine skin of 
a bright orange yellow, and quite large, 
averaging under good culture 8 to 10 
ounces each. Flesh of the most delight- 
ful fragrance and delicious flavor; a 
basket of this fruit,fully ripe,perfuming 
a large room with its delicate aroma. Its 
cooking qualities are unsurpassed. It is 
admirably adapted to. making marma- 
lade from the tenderness of its pulp; 
and by reason of its excellent flavor it 
makes the most delicious jeUy. Its 
rich flavor is so strong that many per- 
sons are better pleased to reduce it by 
adding apples in equal quantity. Its 
beauty of form and color, and holding 
well its leaves until late in autumn renders the tree an attractive ornament to the home grounds. It 
ripens later than the Orange Quincp and earlier than Rea's Mammoth, Champion and other leading sorts. 
lstc.,2to3ft.,ea., 25c; doz., $2.50; 100, $15.00. Extra 3 to 4 ft., ea., 35c: doz., $3.50; 100. S20.00. Small, ea, 15c; 
doz., $1.50; 100, $10.00. 




Orange,— The well-known and popular sort 
sometimes known as the Apple Quince. Large, of a 
rich golden yellow, and of fine quality. When prop- 
erly grown it is both productive and profitable. Sea- 
son quite early. 1st c, ea., 25c; doz., $2.50; 100, 
$15.00. Extra, ea., 35c; doz., $3.50; 100, $20.00. 
SmaU, ea., 15c; doz., $1.50; 100, $10.00. 



Rea>8 Mammotli,— A seedlingof the Orange 
Quince, very much larger and a great improvement 
upon it. A strong grower and under good cultiva- 
tion, productive. A popular variety with many 
growers. 1st. c, ea., 35c; doz., $3.50; 100, $25.00. 
Extra, ea., 50c; doz., $5.00; 100, $35.00. Small, ea., 
25c; doz., $2.50; 



MULBERRIES. 



Downing's Mulberry.— It is surprising that ihis nobie tree is not more generally planted than 

It is, when we consider its value as a shade tree for 
the lawn or around the house and the abundance of 
its sweet berry-like fruit. This is the finest variety 
of mulberry yet introduced, and Its rapid growth, 
profusion of foliage of such deep verdure and dense 
shade should give it popularity. It is a charming 
ing tree with a shapely and compact habit and form; 
long- Lived, and its wood is very durable. The fruit 
is very abundant, of the shape shown in the illus- 
tration and of about the diameter of blackberries. 
It is sweet, delicious and refreshing and is borne 
from July until late in autumn. It is free from the 
mawkish, cloying sweetness of other mulberries 
and is really very good. Poultry are particularly 
fond of it and eat it greedily. We regard it as 
especially desirable for planting in grounds of only 
limited extent, such as the village door yard,where 
but one or two shade trees are grown. For this 
pmTpose it is not excelled by any other tree and no 
one will regret planting it. 50c, each. 

Russian(M. Siberica).— Hardy, rapid-growing 
timber tree of value; useful in silk culture. Fruit small and of little value. Especially hardy along 
the seashore and in the Northwest. For those who live in the cold North, it will prove a desirable ac- 
quisition to the number of trees suited to the lawn, having endured vrithout harm a winter tempera* 
tare of 40 degrees below zero. 6 to 8 ft., ea., 26c; doz., $2.50; 100, gl2.00. 

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J. T. Lovett Co. — Hardy Orang^e, Horticultural Books. 



HARDY ORANGE. 



CitriiH trifollata.— This has 
now been in oiir lest "grounds for 
over three years, and, we are pleas- 
ed to state, has proved entirely har- 
dy without protection; a fact we 
would not believe until we had 
proved it. The Orangres, though 
small in size compared with those 
in the markets, are exceedingly 
•eautiful. They are. however, too 
cid to eat out of hand; being used 
s lemons for making a refreshing 
nd pleasant drink. It fruits freely 
ind blooms In spring with wonder- 
ful profusion. The blossoms are 
large, pure white and impart the 
same exquisite fragrance as other 
oranges. In habit the tree is dwarf, 
upright, and with abundant, rich, 
dark green, three-lobed foliage; 
which remains upon the tree until 
after frost, and then falls. So val- 
uable as to well merit cultivation 
for its beauty alone; or for its de- 
lightfully fragrant blossoms which 
are produced in greater or less 
numbers during almost the entire 
spring, summer and autumn. Its 
advantages as a hedge plant are its 
natural dense habit of growth and 
the abundance of its sharp thorns. 
It Is naturally a dwarf tree and will 
need but little trimming to keep it 
within' bounds. It has safely withstood a temperature of 18° below zero entirely unprotected. 1 yr. ea., 15c; 
doz., $1.50; 100, $6.00. 2 yrs. ea.. 25c; doz. $2.50; 100, $\5.00:'{hu mail 3c. ea. extra.) 



HORTICULTURAL BOOKS. 



The following books are standard works and the best of their kind. Sent post- 
paid onrec' ipt of price. 

Fungus Dlseasesof the Grape andOther Plants.— By Prof. F. Lamson-Scrlb- 
ner. The most valuable book of its time dealing with an important subject in its lat- 
est aspects. T )e author is the foremost authority in America, upon Fungus Diseases, 
and he handles his subject in an authoritative and practical manner. It gives full 
descriptions of each disease, its nature, remedy and mode of treatment. Copiously 
illustrated from original drawings expressly prepared for it. Price In paper cover, 
50c. ; bound in doth, 7'5c., by mail postpaid. 

Fuller's Grape Culturist.— a standard work on the subject: eminently practical, and exceedingly 
Interesting; should be in the hands of all who grow grapes. Fullv illustrated. Price $1.50. 

Fuller's Small Fruit Culturist.- The most valuable work on the subject extant. It covers the whole 
ground of Propagation, Culture, Varieties Picking, and Packing for Market, etc., and is specially devoted to 
Small Fruits. Profusely illustrated. Price $1.50. 

American Fruit Culturist.— a valuable work, covering the entire field of the propagation and culture of 
both Orchard and Small Fruits, recently revised and brought down to date by the author, J. J. Thomas. Fully 
Illustrated : nearly 700 pages. A valu*ble work at the low price of $2.00. 

Barry's Fruit Garden.— Written by P. Barry, who has had years of practical experience as a nurseryman 
and fruit grower and who thoroughly understands the work he has treated in this book. Over 500 pages, 
revised and enlarged. Fully illustrated. Price $2.50. 

Do^vNiNG's Fruits and Fruit Trees of America.— An encyclopedia of Pomology. New edition. The 
author spent a long life in the study of pomology, and has left this enduring monument for the benefit of 
generations to come. It describes the culture, propagation and management of the Orchard and Garden and of 
Fruit Trees generally, and mentions all the ane>t varieties, both native and foreign, cultivated in this country. 
One thick volume of over 1.2f pages. Price $5.00. 

Injurious Insects of the Farm and Garden.— By Mary Treat. A valuable and interesting work giving 
an account of the most destructive insects and thn present knowledge of the methods of preventing ihelr 
ravages. Invaluable to the fruit-grower. Fully illustrated. Price $2.00. 

Scott's Suburban Home Grounds.— a treatise on the art of beautifying Home Grounds of small extent, 
illustrated by upward of 200 plates and engravings of plans for residences and their grounds, of trees and 
shrubs, and warden embellishments ; also descriptions of the beautiful atid hardy trees and shrubs grown in the 
United States. Over 600 pages handsomely bound in cloth. Price $3.00. 

American Grape Growing and Wine Making.— By George Husmann. A standard work on the subject 
embodying the methods and opinions of eminent grape cultivators in all parts of the country. Copiously illus- 
trated. Price $1.50. 

White's Cranberry Culture.— Contains minute directions for growing cranberries profitably. Illus- 
trated. Price $1.25. j j lqvETT CO., Little Silver, N. J. 

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Space will not permit us to give detailed instructions for the cultivation of nuts. Chestnuts, Walnuts 
and Hickories, however, will succeed if given the same treatment as apple or pear trees, and should be 
planted about the same distance apart, with the exception of the Dwarf Enghsh Walnut; which may be 
planted much closer. Filberts require no other culture than occasional pruning. Almonds should be given 
the same culture as the peach, to which they are closely allied. We cannot supply nuts of any of the varie- 
ties offered, as we keep in stock only the trees. 

Small trees, of those varieties marked with an asterisk {*) will he mailed for 3c. each additional. 





ALMONDS. 

t'Hardsliell.— A fine, hardy variety, withalarge 
plump kernel 
and with large, 
showy, orna- 
mental b 1 o s - 
soms. The hull 
cracks when the 
fruit ripens per- 
mitting the nut 
to drop out. 
Trees at the 
Monmouth Nur- 
8 e r y produce 

abundantly. 1st c, ea., 25c; doz., $2.50 ; 100, $15.00. 
Small, ea., 15c; doz., $l.oU; lOO, $10 00 
*Soft or I'apersliell.— This is what is known 
as the Ladies' Al- 
mond orLady Fin- 
ger of the shops; 
and although pre- 
ferable to the 
hardshell it is not 
so hardy. Kernel 
sweet and rich. 
Prices same as for 
hardshell. Istc, 
ea., 25c ; doz., 
$2.50; 100, $15.00. 
Small, ea., 15c; doz., $1.50; 100, $10.00. 

*R.U88ian.— In this we have what has so long 
been wanted, namely, an almond perfectly hardy at 
the North. Unlike other almonds which descend 
from the Peach this one is an offspring of the Russian 
Apricot, inheriting the hardihood of its parents. The 
tree is of good growth and prolific, the nuts large 
with plump, sweei , rich meat. 1st c, ea., 50c; doz., 
$5.00. Small, ea., 30c; doz., $3.00. 

CHESTNUTS. 

^Spamsli or iUaroou.— A handsome, round- 

headed,state - 
ly tree of rap- 
id growth, 
that yiel ds 
abundantly of 
very large 
nuts; hence 
valuable both 
for ornament 
and fruit. A 
gentleman of 
our acquaint- 
ance realizes 
a profit of $50 
a year on an 
average from 
the sale of nuts of two trees of this variety. 4 to 
5 ft., ea., S5c; doz., $3.50. 3 to 4 ft., ea., 25c; doz.,$2.50; 
100, $15.00. 2 to 3 ft., ea., 15c; doz., $1.50; 100. $10.00. 
Small, ea., 10c; doz., $1.00; 100, $7.00. 

Hatlaa%vay.— A purely native of great merit. 
It origiaated with Mr. B Hathaway of Michigan, the 
originator of the Bid well strawberry and other new 
varieties of fruit. It is very large for its class and 
possesses to an unusual degree the sweetness and 
fine quality of the native chestnut. The hope of ob- 
taining large and fine chestnuts of good quality lies 
In the improvement of our native American nuts and 
the Hathaway is a decided advance in this direction. 
3 to 4 ft., ea., 35c; doz., $2.50; 100, $15.00. 




^American orSweet. 

The well-known chestnut 
of the forest. In sweetness 
and delicacy of flavor or as 
a shade tree unsurpassed. 
It is of fine growth and one 
of the best for avenue plant- 
ing, being handsome and 
symmetrical. to 5 ft., 
ea., 20c; doz., $2.00. SmaU, 
transplanted, ea., 10c; doz- 
$1.00; 100, $5.00. 

'j'Japaii Giant.— Dis 

tinct in growth from either 
the European or our Amer- 
ican Chestnut, entirely har- 
dy, very prolific, and comes into hearing vfien 
hut two or three years old. At Monmouth Nmsery, 
trees but three years planted bear abundantly, and the 





most remarkable fact is that some of the burrs con- 
tain as many as seven large, perfect nuts. The nuts 
are of large size and of the flavor and sweetness of 
the native. Many clear-headed farmers and others 
are planting it largely for proflt, and all should plant 
at least some. The trees we offer are the true 
Giant— seedlings from monster seefl. larger than 
the engraving shows. 2 yrs., 2 to 3 ft., ea., 50c: 
doz., $5.00; 100, $25.00, lyr., ea., 25c; doz., $2.50; 100. 
$15.00. 

FILBERTS. 

These, frequently termed hazlenuts are of the eas- 
iest culture, and are among the most p rofitab le and 
satisfactory nuts to grow: <^f 
dwarf habit, entirely hardy, 
abunoanc yleldprs, succeeding 
almost every w Here, and coming 





Common English Kentish Cob. 

into bearing early, as they do, with their rich, toottl* 



is, T. Lovett Co. — Nuts and Nut Trees. 



they are worthy of being planted by 
everybody. 

♦Cosford.— An old English variety of superior 
quality and valuable from the thinness of its shell as 
no nut crackers are needed with it. Oblong ia shape 
and very sweet. 2 ft., ea., 30c; doz., $3.00. Small, 
ea., 20c; doz., $2.00. 

"^Kentisli Cob.— One of the largest and finest of 
the filberts, oblong, meaty and of excellent qualiiy. 
2 ft., ea., 30c; doz., $3.00. Small, ea., 20c; doz., $2.00. 

*Commoii English.— The filbert grown the 
most largely in England, and a popular ^ort. This 
is often erroneously confounded with the Barcelona 
Albert usually sold in the fruit stores. 4 to 5 ft., ea., 
30c; doz.. $3.00; 100, $20.00. 2 to 3 ft., ea., 20. doz., 
$2.00; 100, $12.00. Small, ea., 12c; doz., $1. 100, 
$6.00. 

HICKORIES. 

Not only are these valuable for their fine nuts, but 
they are among the largest and finest of shade trees, 
while tQe wood, on account of its strength and elas- 
ticity, is highly prized for the making of agricultural 
impl^'ments, and for other manufacturing purposes, 
and It is also unsurpassed for fuel. 
*Slie]lbark, Tuscatine or Shag-bark. (Cnrija 
alba). —Tree of large 
growth, entirely hai - 
dy and prod u c t i v e. 
Nuts thlnshelled; ker- 
nel sweet and excel- 
lent. Always St lis 
readily at good prices. 
The wood is of the 
greatest value for me- 
chanical purposes Hnd 
ror fuel. 2 ft., ea., 
25c;d(>z.,$2.f0. Small. 
t ra iispla »< t ed , ea. , 1 So ; 
doz., $1.50; 100, S'j-OO. 

*Pe<-aii(Car.)/ao/- 
ivmfnrmvfi}. — This 
nutso well known and 
highly prized by all. is of the easiest culture— the tree 
being of sturdy, lofty growth. From the fact of its 

being found 
in the forests 
f the South 
and West 
manysupp<it,e 
that it is not 
not hardy at 
the North, 
which is en- 
tirely errone- 
ous. The shell i ^ ., i Hit- kernel sweet and 
delicloun. 

Our trees are the celebrated Gaudaloupe variety, 
growing on the Gaudaloupe River, and are consider- 
ed the best and al-o the earliest bearing. Nuts large 
and very thin-shelled. 2 ft., ea., 25c; doz., $2.50; 100, 
$15.00. Small, trans., ea., 15c; doz., $1 .50; 100,$8.00. 

WALNUTS. 

The wood of the walnut, once so abundant. Is now 
so valuable and in such great demand that large 
numbers of trees are being planted for this purpose 
alone, and the investments will prove profitable. 





*Eiiglisli, Frencb or 




ITIaderia Nut, 

{Juglansregia) 
— Not only are 
the delicious 
thin -shelled 
nuts prized 
highly by all, 
but from this 
tree is obtained 
the beautiful 
French curl- 
ed''walnut lum- 
ber. 



York southward. 3 to 4 ft., ea., 35c; doz., $3.50. 2 
to 3 ea., 25c; doz., $2.50; 100, $15.00. Small, trans., 
ea., 15c; doz., $1.50; 100, $10.00. 

*I>warf English, Proeparturlens or Fer- 
tile. — A variety of theEnglish walnut possessing many 
points of n.erit to commend it, such as early bearing, 
superior hardiness, and late blooming, by which it 
escapes the late frosts. The nuts in all respects are 
very much like the parert unless perhaps a trifle 
larger. Small, trans., ea., 25c; doz., $2.50. 



SiEBOLDl.— This species 




*Japan. Juglaxs 
found growing 
wild in the moun- 
tains of northern 
Japan and is as 
hardy as an oak. 
It is of easy cul- 
ture and the tree 
grows with great 
vigor. It inatui es yr/' 
early, bears J oun . , 
and is more re^ u- 
lar and produc- 
tive than the Eu- 
glish walnut. 
The leaves are of 
Immense size,very 
abundant and 
form a magnifi- 
cent shade. The 
nuts prow in clus- 
ters of fifteen or twenty and are produced In great 
numbers. The shell is siiptiM v n i ■ki-r than that of 
the English wal- 
nut, but not as 
thick as the black 
wain u t ; meat 
sweet and of fine 
quality, rt;iV(»r sim- 
ilar to the butter- 
nut, but less oily 
and much supe- 
rior. JtOLAiNS 

Max. Coriufor- | 
MIS.— This is als 
a Japanese speci 
of walnut, yet I > 
tie known, resell I- 
bllng in some re- 
spects J.Sirl)(hJ\ 
but differing con- 
siderably in form of nuts, which are broad, slightly 
flattened, with acute points at both extremities, 
smooth and something like our Shellbark hickory, 
but larger. 2 yrs old, ea-, 50c; doz., $5.00. 

^Butternut (Jxiglam cinerea.)— Nuts differ 
from those of the 
black walnut in being 
longer and the kernels 
of sweeter, moi e del- 
icate flavor. The wood 
is also very valuable 
and the tree of lofty, 
spreading growth. 3 
to 4 ft., (;a., 25c; doz., 
$2.50; 100, $15.00. 2 to 
3 ft., ea., 15c; doz., 
$1.50; 100, $9.00. 




slvely used in 
the mannfac- 
ure of fine fur- 
niture. Unlike 
our American 
varieties, the 
nuts fall from 
the husk when 
ripe. The tree 
of lofty growtli hardy, and productive from New 



*Black (Juglans 
nigra). — The common 
well - known black 
walnut ; the wood is 
the most beautiful and 
valuable of all. No one 
who has ever eaten 
walnut candywill ever 
forget the flavor of 
so exten- i its oily and toothsome 
kernels. 4 to 5 ft., ea., 
25c; doz., $2.50. 2 to 8 
ft. ea., 15c; doz., $1.50; 
100, $9,00. 




Thi US helled 



Butternut. 



Black.— A variety of the preceding with unusually 
thin shells, the kernels coming out whole. In other 
respects equally as valuable. A decided Improve- 
ment. 3 to 4 ft., ea., 25c; doz., $2.60; 100, $15.00. 



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GARDEN ROOTS. 






Barr's Mammoth. Conover's Colossal. 

HORSE RADISH. 

{If by mail add 15c. ver 100. Free at dozen rates.) 
Sets.— Doz., 25c; 100, 7bc; 1000, $4.00. 

SAGE. 

(If by mail add 3c. each additional.) 
Holt^s mammotli.— Forms large plants with 
fmmense, perfect leaves and seldom runs to seed; ex- 
ceedingly fine. Ea., 10c; doz., 75c; 100, $5.00. 



ASPARAGUS. 

(iyr,' hy mail 25c. per 100 extra. Free at doz, rates.) 

In garden culture plant in rows three feet apart 
and roots two feet distant; in field culture plant 1h 
rows four and a half feet apart and two feet distant. 
Set the roots ten Inches below the surface and cover 
with about two Inches of soil, filling in the balance 
by degrees the first season while cultivating with 
horse or with a hoe. 

Conover's Colossal.— Large,of rapldgrowth, 
productive and of fine quality. 1 yr., doz., 20c; 
100, 50c; 1000, $3.50. 2 yrs., doz., 30c; 100, 75c: 1000, 
$5.00. 

Barr's Mammoth,— This is the finest aspar- 
agus yet offered for eale in this country, We have 
tested it for some years and found it the largest and 
earliest of all we have ever seen. It is a light-color- 
ed "grass" but enormous in size and at least a week 
earlier than Smalley's Defiance, side by side. Grown 
alongside of Conover's Colossal, and subject to the 
same treatment, it came in earlier and grew more 
than twice as large. A bunch of 25 edible shoots 
weighed 13 pounds and is said to have sold in market 
for $5.00. 1 yr., doz., 30c; 100, 75c; 1000, $5.00. 2 yrs. 
doz., 40c; 100, $1.00; 1000. $7.50, 

Palmetto. — A new variety of Southern origin 
now being largely planted, AS 
compared with Conover's Colos- 
sal, it is earlier, a better yielder, 
more even and regular m its 
growth and of fine quality. 1 yr., 
doz., 40c; 100, $1.00; 1000, $7.50. 
2 yrs., doz., 50c; 100, $1.25; 1000, 
$9.00. 

RHUBARB. 

PIE PLANT. 
(By mail 5c. 6ac?i additixmaV) 

Plant in rows four feet apart 
and the plants three feet distant. 
Set the roots so that the crowns are 
about an inch below the surface. 

Myatt's liinnseus,— Early, 
very large, tender and delicately 
fiavored. Requires less sugar 
than other sorts. Ea., 10c; doz., 75c; 100, $3.00. 





Leaf OF holt's Mammoth Sage. 



A most satisfactory class of plants, on account of their succeeding under utter neglect, from the brilliancy 
and profusion of their bloom, and the fact that they continue in their beauty indefinitely— growing better 
from year to year. They are rapidly growing popular in America— supplanting Annual and "Bedding 
Plants"— as they have been for a long time in England— the only drawback to their general culture (the high 
prices at which most of them were held by nurserymen in the past) having been removed. For want of 
space we describe only a few of those we have to offer. For prices of others than those here named, in 
quantity, see Price List at end of Catalogue. We do not advise shipping these plants by freight; they should al- 
ways be seut by express. Small plants, however, may be sent quite safely by mail. 

Autumn is by far the best season of the year in which to put out Herbaceous Plants. 

Price, eacli, 15c; doz., $1.50; 100, $10.00, unless otherwise noted. 

Any will he sent hy mail, if desired, at each and dozen rates. Dozens will he supplied at ten times 
the price of each. Large clumpi^ selected atthe Nurseries will he furnished at sjjecial rates. 



ACHILLEA. 

Double White Achillea 




ANEMONE. 

Japan Aiieiiiono. White or Honorine 



A hardy perennial of from 12 to 18 
Inches bearing profusely and con- | 
tinuously dense clusters of double i 
pure white flowers from June to 
October. Fine for cemeteries. 15c. 

Pearl Achillea.— New and a great improve- 
ment upon the preceding. The flowers are pure 
white, borne upon erect footstalks, and much resem- 
ble a Pompoue Chrysanthemum. This is one of the 
finest flowers for cutting; succeeds everywhere. 25c. 

BOLTONIA. 

Boltonialatisquamse or False Chamomile. 
—A little known but very valuable plant, growing 3 
to 4 feet high and densely covered in August and 
September with delicately formed daisy-like flowers 
with clear pale lavender pink petals and golden cen- 
tres. Not only exceedingly beautiful in the border 
but un^urpassed for bouquets, vases, etc. 25c. 




JOBERT and Red or Rubra.— A beautiful plant some 
2 ft high, neat and compact in habit, with large and 
exceedingly beautiful flowers. The white variety Is 
very pure, shell-like and chaste; the other is of a 
bright, rich, rosy red, semi-double and somewhat 
dwarf er than the white. Both have clear golden- yel- 
low centres. They bloom freely from September to 
November and are exceedingly valuable and attrac- 
tive, being very effective. 20c. 

BUTTERCUP. 

Double Buttercup or Bachelor's But- 
ton (Ranunculus acris fl. pi).— A handsome border 
plant with finely cut. pretty foliage and large, very 
double, golden-yellow flowers, forming showy golden 
balls or buttons. Flowers profusely all summer. 15c. 



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AGROSTEMMA. 

Agrostemma eoronaria [Rose Campion). 

—Two fee: with spread- 
ing branches. eacti spray 
^ *> ^ terminating with a per- 

\ ^ '\T'^'^>'^«»'^'k''*v'^ fectly flat and round 
j^^'f^.\^^'.^^-^^<X':} sincrip hli-)<«oni an inch 
J, j-xix yju.a.xxj.^zi.'CL and of the 
ty richest and most beau- 
tiful purple-crimson 
imaginable: dnring 
Juntr, July and August. 
Tery showy, distinct 



COREOPSIS. 



^^^^'<t^''^'^^''''^ is blossom an inch 

^- diameter 





and pretty. Its broad 
oral leaves of light 
sUverv grey of a soft 
velvety texture render 
attractive plant at all seasons. 15c. 

>evr England 



a ^ --X-^^S'--^*<>"N~^i<^- Rose Aster (A.Xo- 




AstUbe Japonica 

Si.; 



^ va-angUra rosea). — 
One of the finest of the 
Asters and strong, vig- 
or otis grower. Flowers 
in large clusters, of 
large size, deep rosy- 
pink color with orange- 
yellow centre . 

ASTILBE. 

(Spir(E Japonica).— 
The dark green, 
cut leaves form a 
handsome tuft, 
from which rise 
numerous, crowd- 
ed, delicate,feath- , 





mall, si 1 V er y- 
white flowers.ren- 
dering it very ele- 
gant and tisefui. 
both as a border 
plant and for cut 
flowers. It is of 
special value for forcing under glass.is largely used 
by florists for that purpose, and makes an excellent 
house plant. 20c. 

BLEEDING HEART. 

Seal Flower {Dicfiitra or Bidytj-a specta- 
h Hi s).—T h e 
showy, heart- 
shaped flowers 
of rosy crimson 
;and silvery 
'white of this 
plant are borne 
I on a graceful 
droop i n g r a - 
ceme a foot or 
more in length. 
Is superb for the 
garden and per- 
fectly hardy ev- 
Well known and very popular. 20c. 



I Coreopsis lanceola^ 
' ta or Giolden W ave,— 

! One of the finest hardy plants 
I grown, of close upright habit, 
, lorming a broad, compact 
clump; foliage lanceolate, 
clear green and smooth. 
The flowers are often two 
', or more inches in diameter, 
! each borne on a leafless stem 
often a foot long, of i)erfect 
'; form and in color of a daz- 

i zling golden-yeliow, rivaling in intensity of color 
■ any other golden fic'wer in cultivation. A wonder- 
j fully profuse bloomer and mo;C excellent for bou- 
i quets. A bed of it in ^aIl bloom is a sieht indeed. 

CONVALLERIA. 
^ liily of the Valley yC. maJaU-i).—T!ie weU- 
) known beautifi::! 
plant blooming early 
in spring. Small.bell- 
shax)ed white nowers, 
deliciousiv fragrant 
and very graceiuL 
Plant in rich soil and 
in partial shads. 
Largely used for 
blooming under glass 
in winter, for which 
purpose it is exquisite. 
lOc. 

DAISY. '^^^i'^g.^ 
DonMe Englisli Daisies. Sxcsv ao^ 







errvvhere. 



LoxGrELLOw.— Charnilne little border or edging 
plants with handsome double flowers in spring. The 
former is ptire white, the latter rose. These are the 
well-known English daisies; not entirely hardy In 
America. Large strong plants. 20c. 



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CHRISTMAS ROSE. 

Helleborus niger. — Evergreen perennial, 
about one foot in height, with very beautiful, pure 
white flowers in early spring, from one to two Inches 
In diameter. A hardy and effective plant. As yet not 
appreciated to the extent its beauty merits. 20c. 

CONE FLOWER. 

Rudbeckia maxima.— A tall, stately plant 
with handsome, large, glaucous leaves and Immense 
flowers, clear, bright yellow with chocolate centre. 
Striking and efl:ective for planting among shrubbery 
or at the back of a border. 25c. 

DAY LILY. 
Blue Day tily (Funhia ovata).~A superb 

autumnflower 
having broad, 
dark green, 
glossy foliage 
and large , 
funnel - shap- 
ed, pale blue 
flowers In 
June. A vig- 
orous grower 
and excellent 
border plant 
of easy cul- 
ture. Fine for 
planting In 
clumps on the 
lawn, in the 
border, or on 

margins of shrubberies, where Its handsome foliage 
proves very attractive. 

Double Day Lily (Hemerocallis fulva fl. pL). 
—Large, very double, tawny-orange flowers. 25c. 

Japan Day Lily {H. Thunhergii).—A hand- 
some species, blooming late in summer, and admira- 
bly adapted for border planting. The flowers are 
bright lemon-yellow, borne on long stems, very 
fragrant and sweet. 25c. 

Yellow Day Lily(/f. flava).-A showy and 
vigorous species, with large, clear bright yellow, 
very fragrant flowers in summer.^ 

Variesated-leaved Day L,Ily (f. lanci- 
folia unduUta mneyam).— Foliage broadly and 
distinctly margined and variegated with pure white; 
very showy and attractive. 25c. 

Wliite Day Lily or Corfu Lily (F. siibcor- 
data,'Japonica 
or grandi- 
flor a) .—One 
of the finest 
and best hardy 
herbaceous 
plant s . The 
leaves are 
bright light 
green,large and 
prettily veined, 
and the long, 
trumpetshaped, 
pure white flow- 
ers possess a de- 
lightful and 




GRASSES. 

Eriantlius Ravennae.— A fine follaged grass 

somewhat resembling the Pampas 
Grass and grows to a height of 
from 6 to 9 feet. Blooms very abun- 
dantly and is excellent for the d^ c- 
oration of lawns or borders. 20c. 

Eulalia gracillima uiii- 
vittata.— A beautiful variety of 
Eulalias recently Introduced; per- 
fectly hardy and very desirable for 
decorative purposes. The foliage 
is exceedingly graceful In habit, 
narrow, a delicate green with» sil- 
very white midrib. Fine for vases, 
tubs or planting on the lawn. 

Eulalia Japonica varie- 
gata.— One of the handsomest and 
most valuable of Ornamental Grass- 
es. The long, narrow leaf-blades 
are bordered on either side and are 
striped with broad bands of pure 
white, while its habit is graceful 
and feathery. It attains a height 
of from 4 to 6 feet, is entirely hardy ' 
and in autumn throws up great 
numbers of tufts or plumes, like 
Pampas Grass, which, when ripe, 
resembles ostrich feathers to a de- 
gree and are useful for decorative 
purposes. Either as a single specimen upon a lawn 
or in groups it is most effectual and attractive. 
Eulatia Japonica zebrina.— A handsome 




slegant fragance. FoUage charming. 



variegated form differing from EulaHa Japonica 
varicgaia In having its markings or variegation, 
which are yellow instead of white as in the other, in 
bands across the leaf at regular intervals, instead of 
longitudinally. The expanded flower spikes are the 
same. At the North it should be slightly protected 
in winter as it is apt to be injured. As beautiful and 
valuable as it is curious and interesting. 
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FLOWERING SPURGE. 

Euphorbia corollata.— A handsome plant 
with beautiful pure white flowers, borne spray-like 
on tall branches. The plant has light green foliage 
and the whole is exceedingly ornamental. The flow- 
ers are well adapted for bouquets and vases and 
furnish a profusion of bloom from July to October. 
It is often known as the White Forget-me-not. 20c. 

FOXGLOVE. 

Common Foxglove {Digitalis purpurea). — 
A biennial. Spikes of 
beautiful flowers ranging in 
color from purple to white, 
tubular in shape and with 
throats variously spotted 
and colored. It grows to a 
height of from 5 to 7 feet 
and Is well adapted to the 
back of the border. 
FORGET-ME-NOT. 

Blue Perfection.— 
A new variety and one of 
the loveliest of Forget-me- 
nots. Beautiful, large, 
pale blue flowers. Entirely 
hardy, and a fine plant for 
.borders, edging, or pot cul- 
ture. oOc. 

GAILLARDIA. 

Oaillardia ^randiflora or Blanket 



GERANIUM 

Sanguineum.— 

A handsome free- 
blooming border plant 
with ornamental fol- 
iage and large crim- 
son flowers produced 
in abundance all sum- 
men 







Flower.— A most brilliant and showy flower, 
deepest red with maroon centre and tips of 
petals orange, rendering it by far the finest of all the 
Galllardias. It blooms profusely from June until 
the ground freezes, and succeeds upon all soils, 
enduring with pa- 
tience any amount 
of ill-treatment 
and neglect. Valuable 
also for cutting. 20c. 
Gypsophilla. 
Gyps o p li i 1 1 a j 
repens. — A hand- j 
some, dwarf, creeping ! 
plant admirably j 
adapted for rock- ; 
work. Pretty, pale ' 
green foliage and ' 
V.ght pink or reddish 
flowers in abundance 
all summer. 20c. I 





HESPERIS. 

Hesperis ma- 
tronalis (Rocket), 
Purple, White — : 
feet; varieties pro- 
ducing tall spires of 
purplish-red or white 
flowers In June. Suc- 
ceeds everywhere and is of the easiest culture. 
HOLLYHOCK. 

Double.— Red, White.Yellow, Scarlet, Pink. 
Well known, 
hardy and tall 
showy plants; 
admirably 
adapted for 
grouping up- 
on the lawn, 
plan 1 1 n g 
among shrub- ' 
bery or at the 
back of bor- 
de r s. I m - 
mense spikes 
of showy flow- 
ers , perfect 
in form, and 
ranging 
through all 

shades of the colors above named, 
assortment of the finest sorts. 20c. 

HARE BELL. 
Campanula Carpathica.— A beautiful little 
hardy plant with dentated, ovate foliage of dark 
green, and bell-shaped flowers of deep blue color. A 
strong grower of compact habit and a profuse 
bloomer. 20c. 

LARKSPUR. 

Blue Larkspur 

(Delphinium for^ 
mosum).—The com- 
mon blue Larkspur 
of our grandmothers. 
Grows about 3 feet 
tall with long spikes 
of most intense indi- ' 
go-blue flowers an 
inch across, all sum- 
mer. Unsurpassed 
for rich color and has 
fev,'' equals. 

MEADOW BEAUTY. 

Rliexia Virgiiiica.— A charming little tuber- 
ous-rooted plant of easy culture, and one of the most 
beautiful of our late summer flowers. Large, showy, 
rosy-purple flowers with bright yellow stamens. 
Very effective in masses. 20c. 



We offer a flne 




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IRIS. 

Japan Iris (I. Kcempferi)— The most beautiful 





species with blue flowers, delicately veined and 
spotted with yellow. Foliage narrow, a free bloomer 
and fine for borders. 

LOBELIA. 

Cardinal Fiower or Wild Scarlet Sage 
(L, cardinalis). —A 
showy and hardy 
border plant, one of 
the best in cultiva- 
tion. The flowers ap- 
pear in late summer, 
in dense spikes of a 
vivid scarlet or car- 
dinal color. Said to 
be the most brilliant 
and vivid in color of 
all flowers in exis- 
tence, producing a 
most striking effect when contrasted with the dark 
green of neighboring foliage. 

MOSS PINK. 

Plilox subulata. Pink, White.— A dwarf 




of all the Iris family. Entirely hardy and succeeds best 
In a moist soil. The flowers are very large and hand- 
some and diflfer in form from ordinary kinds, being 
broad and flat; present a remarkable variety of color, 
from pure white and ranging through the various 
shades of blue, purple and violet, with occasional 
markings of yellow and white. It is quite distinct 
from all the other species and is a valuable acquisi- 
tion. Mixed colors. 
German Iris (I. Oerma7iica).~We offer a 
choice assortment of 
the finest and best 
named varieties such 
as : 

AUREA, rich golden 
yellow. Celeste, del- 
icate, pale lavender. 
Donna MARiA,white, 
shaded with laven- 
der. IMOGENE Ware, 
clear, delicate laven- 
der. La Tendre, 
pale violet or laven- 
der ; very fine. MAD. 
Chereau, white vein- 
ed and feathered vio- 
let ; very showy. Pal- 
lida SPECiosA, pale 
Indigo-blue. Rebecca, buff and maroon, shaded 
yellow. Sampson, rich golden-yellow and maroon, 
veined white. Sappho, blue and indigo ; fine. 

Iris cristata.— A beautiful species with short 
flower-stalks and blooming early. The flowers are 
pale blue, shaded, fringed and dotted with orange- 
yellow, producing a charming effect. 

Florentine Iris (J. Ftormtma).— Produces 
large flowers in great abundance. White tinged and 
veined with blue, changing later to a bright creamy 
color. Fragrant. 
Siberian Iris (I. Siberica)—A tall, handsome 

m 




plant forming a dense mat, and Is completely cov- 
ered in early spring with beautiful bright pink 
flowers. The white form Is the same In all but color 
of bloom. Unexcelled for bedding or carpeting-. 
MOUNTAIN FLEECE. 
Polygonum amplexicaule var oxyphyl- 
lum.— One of the best hardy herbaceous plants that 
has been introduced for some time. The root throws 
up a compact mass of stalks from 3 to 4 feet high, well 
furnished with foliage to the ground. The flowers, 
which are borne in large panicles,are white and small, 
but very numerous, and take on a pink tinge with 
age on the approach of frost. They bloom from early 
September to frost and are very fragrant The great 
white masses of bloom, at a distance, may well be 
likened to fleecy clouds. 

POPPY. 

Oriental Poppy (Papaver orienfaZe).— Very 
handsome and showy. 
Flowers of immense 
size,of dazzling crim- 
son color, with a 
large black blotch at 
the base of each petal. 
Leaves, dark green, 
flnely cut and like 
ferns. A strikingly 
effective plant for use 
in the border. 

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Ice King, —This new everbloominsr Primrose is 
of remarkable hardihood, a wonderful flower in many 
ways. Its home being Montana, that land of intense 
cold in winter and long drought in summer, it will 
endure perfectly a temperature of 40° below zero and 
continues to grow and bloom freely during the heat 
of summer In the most unfavorable locations; places 
where almost every other herbaceous plant would not 
only cease to bloom but perish. The plant has orna- 
mental cut foliage and forms dense tufts and throws 
up its marvelous flowers every day, from early 
spring until late autumn, in the greatest profusion; 
15 to 20 of its huge blossoms frequently being found 
upon the plant at one time. The flowers are from 
4 to 5 inches in duimeter, pearly white, delicately 
shaded rose and delightfully fragrant. They are 
borne high up above the plant, thus showing to best 
advantage. Altogether this is one of the most beau- 
tiful, novel, interesting and valuable plants we have 
ever come across and should, by all means, be in 
every collection. 25c. 



Evenina: ((Enot?ierasp6ciosa)."0neof the finest 
plants for the border. Flowers large, white fading 
to pale rose, fragrant and of much beauty. Blooms 
profusely from May to September. 20c. 

Englisli (Pi'imula 
acaulis rubra) —The. 
popular European prim- 
rose, blooming abund- 
antly in spring; flowers 
large and of a beautiful 
crimson. We suggest 
its use in well drained 
borders and i ock-work. 
20c. 

Ware's Hybrids. 

—An exceedingly flne 
strain of large size 
which we can confl- 
denily recommend. 
These are sure to give 
satisfaction in any suitable situation 




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PHLOX. 

Perennial.— The improvement that has been 



PLATYCODON, 




made in Hardy Garden or Perennial Phox of recent 
years is truly wonderful. The varieties instead of 
being a lot of tall, naked stems with small tufts of 
bloom at the top for a little while in midsummer as 
of old, are dwarf and stocky with flower heads 8 to 
10 inches long and 6 to 8 inches in diameter (see cut) 
of greatest brilliancy and purity of color, and are 
produced from June until frost. We give the names 
of a few of them with brief notes ; 

Amabius, white, penciled and shaded with lilac, 
changing to rosy-lilac. Compact, odd, distinct and 
handsome. Ball of Fire, one of the most charm- 
ing of all varieties. Bright crimson. Endale, 
rosy-lilac, very large. Forward, white, pink 

■ eye. Eliza Borzner, bright peach with crim- 
son eye. Glorie Masseiffs, white, with pink eye 
and tubes, large panicles, late, exquisite. Inde- 
pendence, pure snowy-white ; profuse, compact, 
very ilne. Joan of Arc, dwarf, one foot high. 
Large panicles of pure white. La Croix, strong 
grower, lilac shaded red, petals over-lapping and 
curled. Le Compte, bright lilac, with large, faint 
light eye, large panicles. Le Riceron, rosy lilac 
shaded white. Lothair, bright flame color, creamy 
eye, large. Mad. Louise, rosy-crimson, bright 
vermilion eye. Miss Lingard, white, suffused rays 
of delicate lavender from eye and open stem. Peach 
Blossom, pure peach with white eye, flne. Princess 
Louise, white with pink eye. Reve d'Or, rose-peach, 
carmine eye. Robin Hood, white clouded purple 
with carmine eye, very showy. Rosy Gem, very 
large, violet-rose, passing to clear pink. Snow 
Queen, pure white, dwarf, profuse, beautiful. Star 
OF Lyon, pure white, with distinct rosy-Ulac eye, 
dwarf, early and profuse, one of the best. Vulcan, 
crimson-lilac, showy. Wm. Robinson, plum-crim- 
son, brilliant. 
Dwarf (P. amccna).— Seldom exceeding 6 inches; 

» dense clusters of rosv-pink flowers. 25c, 

15 




Platycodongrandiflorum.— Blue.White. 

A grand flower indeed, 
attains a height of 2 to 
3 feet and covered with 
a mass of showy, star- 
shaped flowers three 
inches across, of great- 
est beauty. In color it 
is deepest indigo-blue 
to pure white and alH 
intermediate shades, 
and continues In flower 
the entire summer, 
splendid for bouquets 
as well as the lawn. A 
solid bed of it is simply 
charming. Should be 
included in all collections. 

Orandiflorum fl. pi. or Double flow- 
erins.— DOUBLE Blue and White. Double flow- 
ering varieties of the above. 

RAGGED ROBIN« 
Iiyclinis vis- 
caria fl. pi.— A 

magnificent peren- 
nial with thickly tuft- 
ed foliage and very 
double flowers in 
dense spikes and on 
long stems, beautiful 
rosy-red and exceed- 
ingly fragrant. Very 
flne. 

PLUMBAGO. 

Larpentae.— A beautiful plant of dense, spread- 
ing habit with deep azure-blue flowers from July to 
November in greatest profusion. 

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PANSY. 

Large jHngliali.— Tbis lovely flower is too 



PiEONIA. 

Herbaceous.— For a brillianr display of bloom during May and June 
there is nothing that will equal the Psonias, many of which are so vivid 
and so profuse in bloom, that they almost dazzle ths eye. The Paeoniahag 

long been cultivated, and 
almost as long a popular 
flower, yet in. no class of 
plants have there been 
greater improvements 
made in recent years. We 
now have them of the 
purest white to almost 
black, witn all shades of 
pink and red imaginable 
and with abundance of 
delightful fragrance. 
Many, too, have flowers 
of immense size, most 
intensely double, and 
produced in a profusion 
scarcely equalled by any 
other plant. Pseonias are 
perfectly hardy and suc- 
ceed in almost any soil, 
except where water 
stands. 2zc. 

PERENNIAL PEA. 





Scarlet,— A valuable ornamental climbing plact 
well suited for training to trtllis, cr covering wails, 
stumps, etc. Flowers of a beautiful clear scarlet 
color, on long spikes, in great abundance nearly all 
summer. 2oc. 

Wliite. — A variety of the above, with piu"e white 
flowers instead of red. Exceedingly valuable for 
cut flowers. 40c. 

SUNFLOWER. 

Doable Hardy or Dahlia {Helianthus mul- 



well-known to need any description. Favorites with 
everyone, they charm with their rich and graceful 
beauty. Our collection embraces seedlings from the 
very finest strains in a great variety of color and 
very large flowers. Requires piotection in win- 
ter. 15c. 

SPIDERWORT. 

"Widow's Tears {Trader cayitia rirgiinca). j 

— Unsur- 
passed for I 
the deep : 
violet blue i 
of its soft : 
velvety 
flowers, 
which are | 
produced in ; 
clusters of i 
three to five 
from M a y 
until win- 
ter. It grows 

a foot to two feet hiirh, the foliage resembling a ; 
strong-growing grass. Odd, interesting, pretty. 





tiflorusfl. pi.).— Very showv and effective, attaining 
a height of three to four feet, of comnact bushy habit 
and literally covered with very double, rich golden 
flowers, as large as flne Dahlias, from June until the 
ground freezes. It surpasses all other flowers of Its 
color and remains In good condition a long time 
when cut. 



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J. T. Lovett Co. — Hardy Herbaceous Plants. 



SPIR.EA. 
Double Dropwort (S. Filipendula fl. pi). 




beautiful dwarf plant with fern-like, dark green fol- 
iage and large, double, wMte flowers, faintly blushed 
with rose. 25v. 

Ctueen of tlie Prairie (S. l(>hata)—T^U 
showy plant, 5 to 6 feet, with large heads of dark 
rosy-red flowers in June and July. 20c. 

Spiraea Ulmaria It. pi.— A valuable hardy 
plant with double white flowers. Very desirable. 25c. 

Spiraea Ulmaria variegata.— The varie- 
gated form of the above, exceedingly handsome. 
The foliage is beautifully variegated with green and 
gold rendering it strikingly effective among other 
border plants. It is worthy of much greater atten- 
tion than it now receives. 25c. 

Spiraea venusta.— One of the finest; beautiful 
rose-colored flowers in feathery sprays or plumes, 
decidedly graceful and highly ornamental. 25c. 

SCOTCH PINK. 
Rose-Fringed Seotcii Pink (Dianthus 
phimai'inus roseus 
pi).— An old and val- 
able variety, blooming 
with the greatest pro- 
fusion in May and 
June. Flowers are 
clear, rosy-pink, very 
double, elegantly 
fringed and fragrant. 
Plant compact and 
very hardy. Especially 
valuable for borders 
and cutting. It has 
the true clove scent 
of the Carnation but 
is perfectly hardy, 
needing no protection whatever in winter. 

VERONICA. 

Veronica amaetliysiina,— A hardy peren- 
nial of dwarf habit. Flowers amethyslst-blue; in 
June. 

Veronica incana —Small spikes of deep blue 
flowers, foliage light gray. A beautiful little plant 
for rockeries, etc. 

TUNICA. 

Tunica saxifraga.— A handsome dwarf little 
plant, suitable for rock-work or edging, with delicate 
foliage and small, pale-rose colored flowers, borne in 
great profusion all summer. 





A handsome showy 



SWEET WILLIAM. 
Diantliu.s bar- 
batus. — The im- 
provement that has 
been made during re- 
cent years in this old 
favorite flower is truly 
surprising. The flow- 
ers are not only larger 
and more brilliant, 
but the clusers are 
flner and are produced 
more freely, and of 
every imaginable col- 
or from pink to deep- 
est crimson during 
June and July. Very 
fragrant and especial- 
ly valuable for cutting. 

SEDUM. 

Sedum i^^pectabile. 

plant both in foliage and 
bloom. The leaves are 
oval and broad, pale 
green In color; flowers 
rose-colored and borne 
in large clusters. Blooms 
in summer. Forms large 
clumps and is very tena- 
cious of life. This is an 
improved form of what used to be known as 
forever." 

VIOLET. 

Alpine Violet 

( Viola cormita ). — 
Blub, White. Large, 
pale blue,delightfully 
fragrant flowers, 
which are produced 
in great profusion 
from May until Sep- 
tember. Foliage dark 
glossy green and at- 
tractive. The white 
form is the same ex- 
cept that the flowers 
are pure white. 

Marie Louise (F. odoraia).— Large, double 




live 





flowers of deep blue and of the most delightful frag- 
rance. Especially valuable for blooming in winter 
I under -jlass. Clumps by express, 25c. 

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J. T. Lovett Co. — Hardy Herbaceous Plants. 



TURKEY'S BEARD. 



Xerophyllum^ asphode- 
loideg,— This showy plant is not 
often seen in gardens though it well 
deserves a prominent place in the 
border. Considerable attention, how- 
ever, is now being attracted to it in 
England, and when its merits are 
better known it will deservedly be- 
come popular. It is a perfectly hardy 
perennial with evergreen foliage, 
and when in bloom presents a showy, 
tropical appearance. The large 
flower heads or clusters are from six 
to ten inches long by three inches in 
diameter, pure white, and are borne 
on stalks of from two to four feet in 
height, single clumps producing as 
many as eight of these heads. They 
remain in a-ood condition for a long 
time and are excellent for cutting. 
Its evergreen and graceful foliage, 
large flowei heads, and general showy 
appearance render this a beautiful 
and exceedingly valuable plant. We 
quote the following from the London 
Garden: 



Turkey's Beard {Xerophyllum 
asphoddoidett) is one of those old- 
fashioned plants that are rare in gar- 
dens. Two splendid m^isses were ex- 
hibited by Lord Wabingham at the 
recent Royal Botanic show, and were the prettiest things there among hardy flowers." 20c. 

HARDY CANDYTUFT. I flowers are large and of a lovely pure white color 

Iberi* seinpervireiis. a handsome shrub- ^^^^ yellow centres, exceedingly beautifuland effec- 
tive for border planting and flne for cutting. 20c. 

DESMODIUM. 

Pendnlifloruin, A beautiful shrubby plant 
with pretty foliage, and in autumn bright purple 
flowers appear at the axils of the leaves and remain 
until frost, rendering the plant most charmingly at- 
tractive. Of rather pendulous he bit and very hand- 
some. It is so profuse in bloom that the plant, when 
in flower, resembles an immense buquet and is ex- 
ceedicgly airy and graceful. Very desirable for bor- 
I der planting. 25c. 

HORNED POPPY. 
Glaucium luteum. One of the most showy 
and desirable species, remarkable for its beautiful 
Poppy-like plant and handsome yellow flowers. The 
leaves are deeply cut, fern-like, with a silvery-white 
or glaucous hue. The flowers are borne on tall, slen- 
der stems and of a bright golden yellow, very grace- 
ful and showy. It blooms profusely all summer 
and is a decidedly handsome and ornamental plant 
both in foliage and bloom. 





by.plant with dark, dwarf, evergreen foliage: flow- 
ers pure white, produced in close heads and com- 
pletely covering the plant with bloom in spring. 
Very flne and desirable either for outdoor planting or 
for forcing. 20c. 

CHRYS Ajn THEMUM. 
Ulisinosnni. a flne cecorative plant and one 
of the best hardy perennials, producing flowers in 
great abundance from September to hard frost. These 




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These have very large blooms, are of great brlK 
liancy and variety of color, with rich fragrance. 
They are entirely hardy, although a slight protection 
in exposed situations is desirable; flower with great 
profusion in June and again more moderately in the 
autumn, but are not perpetual, except in a few in- 
stances. It is a good plan to cut them back quite 
closely in the spring, when they will send up new, 
vigorous shoots that will give an abundance of flne 
bloom. 

Ea., 15c; doz., $1.50; lOO, $10.00. 

Large, 2 yrs. old, ea., 25c; doz., $2.50; 100, $15.00. 
Selection of varieties at hundred rates must be left 
in partto us, although we will me^t the wishes of 
patrons so far as our stock will permit. 

Alfred Colomb.— Very large, full and double; 
color, a brilliant, rich crimson; exceedingly fragrant. 
One of the finest Hybrid Perpetuals. 

Anne de Diesbacli.— Very large, brilliant 
crimson, full of fragrance. One ol the hardiest. 

Coquette des Alps.— Pure white, sometimes 
shaded blush, a profuse bloomer and one of the best. 

Coquette de« Blanclies —Of medium size. 
In large clusters, full and slightly fragrant. Color, 
snowy. white, sometimes delicately flushed pale rose. 

Gen. Jacqueminot.— Brilliant velvety crim- 
son; large, very showy and fragrant; free bloomer. 



Prices quoted in black type Indicate that 
plants of that size will be furnished postpaid 
by mail. 

Gen. Washington.— Large, flat and very 
double ; brilliant, rosy crimson; a profuse bloomer. 

Glorie Lyonnaise.— Clear, chrome yellow 
with rich, cream-colored border; large and fragrant. 

Jean liiabaud. —Large, full and fragrant; very 
dark, rich crimson. The richest and most brilliant 
in color of all roses. Exquisitely beautiful. 

Jolin Hopper.— Brilliant deep crimson, very 
fragrant, large and full; a profuse bloomer. 

Jules lHargotten.— Bright cherry crimson, 
large and cup-shaped, fragrant and free. 

E>a France.— Rich satiny peach, changing to 
deep rose, large, full, a constant hloomer, and the 
sweetest of all roses; the flnest hardy rose. 

La Reine.— Deep rosy-lilac; large, a constant 
bloomer, and one of the hardiest. 

liouis Van Houtte.— Bright crimson, and 
one of the best of its color. Large, full and fragrant. 

Madame Charles Wood.— Dazzling crim- 
son, of immense size, very free bloomer. Fragrant. 

inadame Plantier.— Pure white, large, and 
very double; free bloomer; fine for cemetery planting. 

IVIad'lle ITIarie Rady.— Brilliant scarlet 
shaded with crimson; large and very full, fragrant. 

Magna Charta.— Bright rose sufl'used with 
carmine, large and well-formed flowers; one of the 
most profuse bloomers and very fragrant. 

Merveille de Liyon.— Very large and full, of 
handsome cup form, delightfully perfumed; color, 
snowy-white, beautifully flushed with rose. A seed- 
ling of Baroness Rothschild, and magnificent. 

Paul Neyron.— Of immense size; color, a clear, 
deep rose, very double and full, finely perfumed. A 
free bloomer. 

Perle des Blanches,— Of medium size; pure 
white; full, very double, and fragrant. 

Prince Camille de Rohan.— Deep velvety 
crimson, large, very double, sweet; splendid. 

Victor Verdier.— Bright rose with crimson 
centre, a free bloomer, beautiful; extra flne. 

A NOVELTY INDEED. 
Mary Washington.— A hardy perpetual bloom- 
ing climber, bearing large, very double, snow white 
fragrant roses, in great abundance, usually in large 
clusters, from June until frost. It is a vigorous and 
rapid grower and trails gracefully over whatever it 
may be placed against. This rose is interesting from 
the fact that it is the variety yet growing at Mount 
Vernon and which ourflrst President named after Ms 
mother, Mary Washington. Aside from this, however, 
it is really a very valuable rose and will please every 
one with its old-fashioned charms. Strong plants, 30c. 



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J. T. Lovett Co.— Roses. 



EVERBLOOMING. 

Ea., 15c. Large plants, ea., 25c. 




The Everblooming or Monthly roses belong mostly 
to the class known as Teas. They are admired for 
their delicacy of color, delightful fragrance and free- 
dom of bloom, but require some protection during 
winter at the North. They come into flower the first 
season and bloom profusely during the summer and 
autumn. A small bed of Everblooming Roses will 
make a delightful spot on ihe lawn and furnish a fine 
supply of buds during the whole of the growing 
season. 

ISon Silene.— Large and beautiful buds; rosy 
carmine; sometimes of a paler shade; very fragrant. 

I>ucliesse de Brabant.— Rosy pink, petals 
edged with silver. A fine rose, and very sweet. 

Hermosa.— Very double, blooms in clusters; 
color, a clear rose; a constant bloomer. 

Mareclial Niel.— The finest of all yellow roses. 
Very large, and highly perfumed; deep yellow. 

Niphetos.— White, sometimes faintly tinged 
with pale, creamy yellow; buds large and long. 

Perle des Jardins,— Very large, full and of 
fine form; pale golden yellow, delicately perfumed. 

Papa Gontier.— Large and long, semi-double, 
very fragrant; deep rich carmine. Profuse. 

SaffVa no. —Bright apricot yellow, very fragrant; 
splendid buds, and a free bloomer. 

San^uinea. —Bright crimson; constant and pro- 
fuse bloomer, and a fine bedder. 

Sunset.— Similar in all respects to Perle des Jar- 
dins except in color, which is a rich amber. 

Tlie Bride.— Very large, double and full, fine 
form, very fragrant. Pure white. Profuse. 

CLIMBING. 

Ea., 15c. Large, strong plants, ea., 25c. 

These are especially valuable for training over or- 
namental arbors, trellises, pillars, verandahs, etc.; 
also for covering buildiuL's, old trees, fences, or un- 
sightly objects. All are perfectly hardy. 

Baltimore Belle.— Pale blush,large,very dou- 
ble; flowers in clusters; one of the best. 



Gem of tlie Prairies. — Bright crimson, largfr 
and double. Fragrant. 

Greville or Seven Sisters.— Flowers in large 
clusters, of varied color from white to crimson. 

Prairie Queen.— Bright rose, very large and 
f rSe bloomer; extra fine; splendid; popular. 

Pride of Washington (Anna Marie).— 
Rosy carmine shaded to pink; very double and ir 
large clusters; has few thorns. 

MOSS. 

Ea., 20c. Large, 2 yrs old, ea., 40c, 




The Moss Rose still remains without a peer in re- 
finement and picturesque beauty. The elegance of 
her opening buds, half wrapped in their mossy envel- 
ope, will remain, through all ages, a chosen interpre- 
ter of the sentiments of youth and beauty. They are 
all entirely hardy, bloom in June, and occasionally 
through the summer. 

Henry Martin.— Rich rosy pink; finely massed, 
large and full; fragrant. 

Perpetual Wliite.— White in clusters, very 
mossy ; an autumn bloomer; very valuable. 

Princess Adelaide.— Bright rosy pink, large, 
very double, strong grower and free bloomer; fine. 

JAPAN ROS£S. 

Madame Geo. Bruant.— The first of a new 
class of hybrid roses produced by crossing ihe single 
red Rugosa with the Snmbreuil tea rose. It is a very 
attractive plant, with foliage of the Rugosa type but 
the young shoots are purple. It blooms profusely 
and continuously throughout the whole season, and 
its fiowers are exceedingly beautiful, and produced 
in graceful clusters of from six to twelve blooms each, 
large, half-full, long and pointed, like Niphetos, of 
pure white color aud very fragrant. Ea., 50c. 
Large, 2 yrs. ea., 75c. 

Rosa Bu^osa or Japan Rose.— Of recent 
introduction from Japan. It has abundant, large, 
vigorous, handsome dark green glossy foliage of 
great richness and beauty; perfectly hardy and grows 
from four to five feet high. The fiowers which are 
produced freely all summer are single, and with Ave 
petals. The color is a rich, rosy crimson, enhanced 
in beauty by the numerous stamens. The flowers are 
succeeded by large clusters of bright crimson-scarlet 
fruit, nearly two inches in diameter. It is admir- 
ably adapted for planting on the lawn, either singly 
or in groups. This great acquisition is exceeded In 
beauty by very few plants of any sort. Ea., 25c.; 
large, 35c. 



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PRIC£ IjISX 

ORNAMENTAL TREES AND PLANTS. 

All large sizes should be shipped by freight, as charges by transportation are much less than by 
express. Dozens will be supplied at ten times the price for each. Still larger sizes than those quoted can 
be had at the nurseries as special prices. The prices Include packing and cartage; the purchaser pay- 
ing transportation charges. 



DECIDUOUS TREES. 

Acacia. Ea. 100 

Nemu, 2to3ft $35 

Alder. 

European, 6 to 8 ft 20 $10 00 

8 to 10 ft 25 15 00 

" 10 to 12 ft 40 25 00 

Imperial Cut-leaved, 4 to 6 ft 50 

6 to 8 ft 75 

Aralia. 

Japonlca, 2 to 3 ft 25 

3 to 4 ft : 40 

Splnosa, 5 to 6 ft 35 20 00 

6 to 8 ft 40 25 00 

8 to 10 ft 60 

Ash. 

American, 3 to 4 ft 20 10 00 

4 to 6 ft 25 15 00 

10 to 12 ft 75 

Aucuba-leaved, 6 to 8 ft 60 

European, 4 to 5 ft 20 10 00 

5 to 6 ft 25 15 00 

6 to 7 ft 35 20 00 

10 to 12 ft 75 

Beech. 

Fern-leaved, 5 to 6 ft 2 00 

Rivers' Purple-leaved, 2 to 3 ft 50 

3 to 4 ft 75 

4 to 5 ft 100 

" 5 to 6 ft 150 

Birch. 

Cut-leaved Weeping, 4 to 6 ft 50 

6 to 8 ft 75 

Scotch or White, 4 to 6 ft 20 

" . 6io8ft 30 

8 to 10 ft 40 

Young's Weeping, 5 to 6 ft 1 00 



Catalpa. 



Bungei, standard, 2 and 3 yr. heads. 1 25 

Speciosa, 2 to 3 ft 12 

3 to 5 ft 15 

5 to G ft 20 

Syrlnga-leaved, 8 to 10 ft 35 

*' 10 to 12 ft 50 

Teas' Japan, 6 to 8 ft 35 

8 to 10 ft 50 



Cornel. (Dogwood) 



Red Flowering, 18 in 50 

2 to 3 ft 65 

3 to 4 ft 80 

4 to 5 ft 1 00 

5 to ft 1 50 

6 to 8 ft 2 00 

White Flowering, 2 to 3 ft 25 

3 to 4 ft 35 

4 to 5 ft 40 

5 to 6 ft 50 

6 to 8 ft 75 

8 to 10 ft 1 00 

Weeping, 2i^ to 3 f t 100 



Cypress, 



Chinese Weeping, 2 to 3 ft. 
Deciduous " 2 to 3 ft. 



Horse Chestnut. 



Common White Flowering, 3 to 4 ft 35 

4 to 5 ft 40 

7 to 8 ft 100 

Double, " " 6 ft 1 00 

Red Flowering, 2 to 3 ft 50 

3 to 4 ft 75 



12 00 

18 00 
25 00 



5 00 
800 
12 00 
20 00 
30 00 
20 00 



50 00 
60 00 
75 00 
90 00 

15 00 
20 00 
25 00 
35 00 
50 00 
70 00 



20 00 
25 UO 



35 00 
50 00 



Elm. 



Ea. 100 



American, 5 to 6 ft $35 320 00 

6 to 8 ft 40 

8 to 10 ft 50 

10 to 12 ft 75 

Camperdown Weeping, 3 yr. heads 1 25 

Dovei, 10 to 12 ft 100 

European, 6 to 8 ft 40 

8 to 10 ft 50 

10 to 12 ft 75 

Huntingdon, 10 to 12 ft 100 

Scotch, 4 to 5 ft 25 

5 to 6 ft 35 

6 to 8 ft 40 



25 00 
35 00 
50 00 



15 00 
20 00 
25 00 



Honey Locust. 

Thornless, 5 to 6 ft 26 

6 to 8 ft 35 

8 to 10 ft 40 

Judas Tree. 

American, 2 to 3 ft 15 

Koelreuteria. 

Paniculata, 4 to 5 ft 35 

" 5 to 6 ft 50 

Laburnum. 

Scotch or Common, 3 to 4 ft 25 

4 to 5 ft 35 

6 to 8 It 50 

Larch. 

European oi Scotch. 2 to 3 ft 25 

3 to 4 ft 35 

4 to 5 ft 40 

5 to 6 ft 50 

Lilac. 

Tree, 2 ft 40 25 00 

Linden. 



15 00 
20 00 
25 OO 



800 



15 00 

20 00 
30 00 



15 00 
20 00 
25 00 



SO 



American, 4 to 5 ft 

6 to 8 ft 40 

10 to 12 ft 80 

European, 5 to 6 ft 40 

6 to 8 ft 50 

Large leaved, 4 to 5 ft 25 

White or Silver-leaved, 3 to 4 ft 40 

" 4 to 5 ft 50 

6 to 8 ft 75 

Liquidamber. 

Sweet Gum, 2 to 3 ft 25 

4 to 5 ft 35 

8 to 10 ft 75 

Magnolia. 

Conspicua, 2 to 3 ft. 75 

3 to 4 ft 1 00 

Hypoluca, 2 to 3 ft 2 00 

3 to 4 ft 2 50 

Lennei, 2 to 3 ft 1 00 

3 to 4 ft 125 

Parviflora, 2 to 3 ft 2 00 

3 to 4 ft 2 50 

Soulangeana, 2 to 3 ft 75 

3 to 4 ft 1 00 

Speciosa, 3 to 4 ft 100 



60 00 
25 00 
35 00 
15 00 



15 00 

20 00 



Mountain Ash. 



20 



European, 3 to 4 ft 

4 to 6 ft 25 

6 to 8 ft 40 

Oak-leaved, 6 to 8 ft 60 

Mulberries. 

Japan, 5 to 6 ft 15 

6 to 8 ft .. 20 

" 8 to 10 ft 35 

" 10 to 12 ft 50 



10 00 
15 00 
25 00 



8 00 
12 00 
20 00 
30 00 



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Maple. 



Asb-leaved, 6 to 8 ft 

8 to 10 ft 

" 10 to 12 ft 

English Cork, 5 to 6 ft 

Norway, 3 to 5 ft 

5 to 6 ft 

6 to 8 ft 

8 to 10 ft 

Silver-leaved, 4 to 6 ft 

6 to 8 ft.... 

8 to 10 ft 

" 10 to 12 ft 

Schwerdler's, 4 to 6 ft 

6 to 8 ft 

Scarlet, 4 to 6 ft 

6 to 8 ft 

8 to 10 ft 

" 10 to 12 ft 

Striped-barked, 6 to 8 ft 

8 to 10 ft . , 

Sugar or Rock, 4 to 5 ft 

" 5 to 6 ft 

" 6 to 8 ft 

" 8 to 10 ft 

Sycamore, 3 to 5 ft 

5 to 6 ft 

6 to 8 ft 

8 to 10 ft 

10 to 12 ft 

Wier's cut-leaved, 6 ft 

8 ft 

Oak. 

Mossy Cup or Burr, 2 to 3 ft 

" 3 to 4 ft 

Pin, 4 to 5 ft 

" 5 to 6 ft 

6 to 8 ft 

Scarlet, 4 to 5 ft 

5 to 6 ft 

Turkey, 5 to 6 ft 

8 to 10 ft 

Paulownia. 

Imperlalis, 8 to 10 ft 

Poplar. 

BoUeana, 4 to 5 ft 

Oarolina or Cottonwood, 5 to 6 ft . . 

6 to 8 ft 

stocky, 8 to 10 ft. 
" 10 to 12 ft. 

Green-leaved, 5 to 6 ft 

6 to 8 ft 

8 to 10 ft 

Lombardy, 5 to 6 ft 

8 to 10 ft 

10 to 12 ft 

Van Geerts Golden, 4 to 5 ft 

5 to 6 ft 

" 6 to 8 ft 

Rhus. 

Osbecki, 10 to 12 ft 

Salisburia (Maiden Hair 

Adiantifolla 1}^ to 2 ft 

2 to 3 ft 

3 to 4 ft 

4 to 5 ft 

Sycamore, (Buttonwood 

Oriental, (Plane) 4 to 5 ft 

5 to 6 ft 

6 to 8 ft 

8 to 10 ft 

Thorn. 



Ea. 


100 


$35 3 


J20 00 


40 


25 00 


50 


35 00 


50 




25 


15 00 


35 


25 00 


50 


35 GO 


75 


50 00 


20 


10 00 


25 


15 00 


40 


25 00 


60 


40 00 


50 




75 




25 




35 




50 


35 00 


75 




. 35 




50 






12 00 


35 


20 00 


40 


25 00 


60 


40 00 


. 25 


12 00 


30 


20 00 


40 
60 




80 
40 
60 





25 



50 



50 



18 00 
25 00 



Willow. Ea. 100 

Common Weeping, 6 to 8 ft $25 $15 00 

8 to 10 ft 35 

" " 10 to 12 ft 50 

Diamond, 6 to 8 ft 20 12 00 

" 8 to 10 ft 30 18 00 

Golden-barked, 4 to 5 ft 25 15 00 

Kilmarnock Weeping, 3 yrs head 1 00 

Laurel-leaved, 4 to 5 ft 20 10 00 

6 to 8 ft 25 15 00 

8 to 10 ft 40 25 00 

" 10 to 12 ft 50 35 00 

Red-barked, (Brifzerzsis) 4 to 5 ft 25 15 00 

Royal (Begalis) 4 to 5 ft 35 

5 to 6 ft 50 

Russellina, 4 to 6 ft 25 15 00 

Salaman's Weeping, 4 to 6 ft 20 12 00 

6 to 8 ft 30 18 00 

EVERGREEN TREES. 
Arbor Vitse. 



18 to 24 in. 



" 21^ to 3 ft 

" 3 to 4 ft 

" 4 to 5 ft 
Chinese Golden, 1 ft 

" " 2J^to3ft. 
Compacta, 9 to 12 in 



12 to 15 in 
15 to 18 in. 



2 to 21^ ft.. 
Elegantissima, 2 to 2^ ft 
" 21^ to 3 ft. 

Geo. Peabody, 9 to 12 in. . 

12 to 18 in. 



Globe. 



2 to 2^ ft. 
to 12 in 



Double Scarlet, Rose and White, 4 to 5 ft 
Tulip Tree. 

Liriodendron, 4 to 5 f t 20 

5 to 6 ft 25 

6 to 8 ft 35 

8 to 10 ft 50 

Virgilea ( Yellowwood) . 
iLutea, 2 to 3 ft 25 



600 
10 00 
15 00 
20 00 

6 00 
10 00 
15 OO 
12 00 
18 00 
25 00 
12 00 
18 00 
25 00 



10 00 
15 00 



15 00 
20 00 
25 00 



10 00 
15 00 
20 00 
35 00 



10 to 24 In. 
2 to 2U ft. 



Little Gem, 12 to 18 In. across 

Pyramidal, 1^^ to 2 ft 25 

2 to 3 ft 35 

3 to 4 ft 50 

4 to 5 ft 



2 to 2}4 ft 



1)4 to 2 ft. 



3 to 3}^ ft. 
S]4 to 4 ft. 



15 


600 


20 


10 00 


25 


15 00 


35 


20 00 


40 


25 00 


50 


35 00 


25 




75 




20 


10 00 


25 


15 00 


35 


20 00 


25 




40 




60 


40 00 


50 




75 




25 


15 00 


35 


20 00 


40 


25 00 


60 


40 00 


20 


10 00 


25 


15 00 


35 


20 00 


40 


25 00 


50 


35 00 


35 


20 00 


40 


25 00 


50 




75 




50 




25 


15 00 


35 


20 00 


50 


30 00 


60 


40 00 


75 




30 


18 00 


40 


25 00 


20 


10 00 


25 


15 00 


35 


20 00 


40 


25 00 


50 


30 00 


60 


35 00 


75 





Pine. 

Austrian, 11^ to 2 ft 20 

2 to 3 ft 30 

3to4ft 40 

" 4 to 5 ft 50 

Cembra (Swiss Stone) IJ^ to 2 ft. 50 

2 to 21^ ft 75 

Excelsa (Bhotan), 1^^ to 2 ft 40 

2 to 3 ft 60 

Dwarf Mugho, 2 to 2}4 ft. across 35 

21^ to 3 ft. " 50 

Pondorosa, 12 to 18 in 35 

Scotch, 2 to 3 ft 35 

" 3 to 4 ft 50 

" 4 to 5 ft 60 

White, 1^ to 2 ft 20 

2 to 3 ft 30 

3 to 4 ft 40 

4 to 5 ft 60 



12 00 
18 00 
25 00 
35 00 



30 00 



12 00 
15 00 



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20 15 00 
30 

20 10 00 



Fir. Ea. 100 

Balsam. 2 to 3 ft ^?^»„^nn 

" 3 to 4 ft 40 $25 00 

" 4 to 5 ft 60 35 00 

European Silver, 12 to 18 In 25 15 00 

Nordmann's Silver, 12 to 18 In 60 

" " 11^ to 2 ft 90 

" " 2 to 21^ ft 125 

Juniper. 

Irish, 2 to 3 ft 30 

" 3 to 4 ft 50 

Prostrate, 2 to 3 ft. across 50 

Retinospora. 

Obtusa nana, 9 to 12 in . . 35 

" " 12 to 18 in 50 

1^ to 2 ft 75 

Plslfera, 2 to 3 ft 35 

" 3 to 4 ft 50 

" 4 to 5 ft 75 

Plumosa, 2 to 3 ft 35 

3 to 4 ft 50 

" argentea, 6 to 9 in 

" " 9 to 12 in 

" aurea 6 to 9 in 

" " 9 to 12 in 25 

12 to 18 in 30 18 00 

1^ to 2 ft 40 25 00 

" 2 to 21^ ft 50 30 00 

" " 2j^to3ft 60 40 00 

" " 3 to 4 ft 75 

Squanosa Veitcliii, 12 to 18 in 25 15 00 

^ " " 11^ to 2 ft 35 20 00 

" " 2 to 21^ ft 40 25 00 

" " 2J^to3ft 50 

3 to 31^ ft 75 

Spruce. 

Black Hills, 6 t 9 in 25 12 00 

Colorado Blue. 1}^ to 2 ft 1 00 

" 2to3ft 150 

" 3 to 4ft 2 00 

" " 2 ft., selected 2 50 

" 3 ft., " 3 50 

4 ft., " 5 00 

Hemlock, 12 to 18 in 25 15 00 

2 to 3 ft 35 20 00 

3 to 4 ft 50 30 00 

4 to 5 ft .. 60 40 00 

Lovett's Globe, 4 ft 1 25 

Norway, 12 to 18 in 15 8 00 

lUto2ft 20 12 00 

2 to 3 ft 30 18 00 

3 to 4 ft 40 25 00 

4 to 5 ft 60 40 OO 

White, 12 to 18 in 20 

1^ to 2 ft 25 

2 to 3 ft 35 20 00 

3 to 4 ft . 50 

Yew. 

English, 12 to 18 in.... 35 

11^ to 2 ft 50 

Erecta (stricta), 1^ to 2 ft 50 

2to2Uft 75 

Golden (eleuantiissimaJlS in 1 00 

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS. 

Almond. 

Dwarf Double, Pink, White, 2 to 3 ft 25 15 00 

Althea. 

Double Red, White, Purple, etc., 2 to 3 ft. . 

' 3 to 4 ft.. 

' 4 to 5 ft.. 

Mixed colors, 2 to 3 ft 

3 to 4 ft 

4to5.ft 

" " " 5 to 6 ft 



" 2 to 3 ft 

Blanche, 2 to 3 ft 

3 to 4 ft 

Variegated-leaved, IJ^ to 2 ft 

2 to 3 ft 

Azalea. 

Ghent varieties, named, 12 to 18 in 60 

Mollis, Japan, 9 to 12 in 40 



15 


7 50 


25 


12 00 


35 


20 00 


15 


6 00 


20 


10 00 


25 


15 00 


40 


25 00 


20 




30 
25 




35 
20 




30 





12 to 18 in. bushy. 



60 



Berberry. Ea. 100 

European or Common, 2 to 3 ft 15 

3 to 4 ft 25 $12 00 

" 4 to 5 ft 30 15 00 

Purple- leaaved, 2 to 3 ft 20 

3 LO 4 ft 25 15 00 

4 to 5 ft 35 20 OO 

Thunbergli, 12 to 18 in 25 15 00 

IJ^to 2 ft 35 20 00 

Calicarpa. 

Purpurea, 12 to 18 in 20 10 00 

1}^ to 2 ft 25 

Calycanthus. 

Florldus, (all specie) 12 to 18 in 15 7 00 

2 to 3 ft 20 10 00 

3 to 4 ft 25 12 00 

Clethra. 

Alnifolia, 2 to 3 ft 15 8 00 

3 to 4 ft 20 10 00 

Corchorus, (Kerria.) 

Japonica variegata IJ^ to 2 ft 20 10 00 

2 to 3 ft 30 15 00 

Cornel (Dogwood.) 

Elegantlssima, 18 to 24 in 35 

2 to 3 ft 50 

Red-branched, 18 to 24 In 15 7 00 

2 to 3 ft 20 10 00 

3 to 4 ft 25 15 00 

4 to 5 ft 35 20 00 

Cotoneaster. 

Simonsii,4 to 5 ft 25 

5 to 6 ft 35 

Cranberry 

High Bush, 11^ to 2 ft 15 8 00 

2 to 3 ft 20 

3 to 4 ft 25 

4 to 5 ft 86 

5 to 6 ft 60 

Daphne. 

Mezereum, Pink, White, IJ^ to 2 ft 25 

Deutzia. 

Crenata, fl. pi. 1 li^to2ft 15 6 00 

Crenata, fl. alba pl. ' 2 to 3 ft 20 9 00 

Pride of Rochester f 3 to 4 ft 25 12 00 

Scabra. J 5 to 6 ft 35 20 00 

Gracilis, 9 to 12 in 15 6 00 

12 to 18 in 20 9 00 

1}^ to 2 ft 25 12 00 

2 to 21^ ft 35 

Elder. 

Golden-leaved, 1}^ to 2 ft 25 15 00 

2 to 3 ft 35 20 00 

Euomymus (Strawberry Tree,) 

Europaeus, 2 to 3 ft 20 10 00 

3 to 4 ft 25 15 00 

" 4 to 6 ft 35 20 00 

6 to 8 ft 50 

Exochorda. 

Grandiflora, 2 to 3 ft 25 15 00 

" 3 to 4 ft 35 20 00 

4 to 5 ft 50 

Fern Shrub. 

Silver, (Rhtis alahra laciniata) 2 to 3 ft. . . 35 
Forsythia. 

Viridissima, 2 to 3 ft 15 7 00 

3 to 4 ft 20 10 00 

'* 4 to 6 ft 30 18 00 

Fringe (Smoke Jree.) 

Purple, 2 to 3 ft 20 

3 to 4 ft 80 

White, 11^ to 2 ft 85 

3 to 4 ft 50 

Hazel. 

Purple-leaved. 1^^ to 2 ft 25 

" 2 to 3 ft 35 



rei) 



J. T. Lovett Co. — Price List. 



Hippophea. Ea. lOO 

Rhamnoides, 4 to 5 ft $ 35 

Honeysuckle. 

Fragrantlssima, 1^^ to 2 ft 20 $10 00 

2 to 3 ft 25 15 00 

3 to 4 ft.- •• 35 20 00 

Tartarian, Pink, White, 1^^ to 2 ft 20 10 00 

2 to 3 ft 25 15 00 

" " " 3to4ft.. ....... 35 2000 

Horse Chestnut (Pavia macrostachya.) 

Dwarf , 1^ to 2 ft 25 

" 2 to 3 ft 35 

Hydrangea. 



Panlculata grandiflora, 12 to 18 in 15 

" " 11^ to 2 ft 20 

" " 2 to 21^ ft 25 

2^ to 31^ ft 35 

" " 3}^ to 4^. ft... . 

Ramulus Coccinea (Red-Br'd) 3 in. pots 



Sapphire, 4 in pots. 



Thomas Hogg, Otaksa, 4 in. pots 25 



700 
10 00 
15 00 
20 00 
35 00 
12 00 
15 00 
20 00 



12 00 
20 00 



50 



Judas. 



15 00 
20 00 
30 00 



Japan, 12 to 18 in 25 

11^ to 2 ft 35 

" 2 to 2}^ ft 50 

Japan Quince. 

:Scarlet, lj^to2ft 15 

" 2 to 3 ft 20 

" 3 to 4 ft 25 

White, 1}^ to 2 ft 20 

2to3ft 25 

Lilac. 

Charles X, 3 to 4 ft 25 

" 4 to 5 ft 35 

Common Purple, 2 to 3 ft 15 

" " 3 to 4 ft 20 

" " 4 to 5 ft 25 

" White, 2 to 3 ft 20 

3 to 4 ft 30 

Josikea, 2 to 3 ft 25 

" 3 to 4 ft 35 

" 4 to 5 ft 50 

Persian, Purple. White, 2 to 3 ft ... 20 10 00 

3 to 4 ft 30 

Rubra de Mar ley 2 to 3 ft. 20 12 00 

" " 4 to 5 ft 35 

Souvenir de L'Spath, 2 to 3 ft 75 

Maples. 

Japanese {A. polymorphum) 2 to 2i^ ft. . . 50 35 00 

" Blood-leaved, 2 to 3 ft 150 

3 to 4 ft 2 00 



800 
12 00 
15 00 



15 00 

700 
10 00 
15 00 
10 00 

15 00 



Paeonia. 



Tree, 6 to 12 in, 



Robinia. Ea. 100 

Hispida rosea (Rose acacia), 3 ft $50 

Snowball. 

Common (Opwlus), 2 to 3 ft 25 

" 3 to 4 ft 35 

Japan (Plicata), 18 to 24 in 35 

" 2 to 3 ft 50 



Snowberry, 

Red, White, 2 to 3 ft 15 $10 00 

Spirea. 

iy2 to 2 ft 



Billardil 

Colosa (Fortunii) 
Salicifolia (Willow-leaved) 
Tomentosa, 



Bumalda, 
callosa alba, 

Superba, 



2 to 3 ft. 

3 to 4 ft. 

4 to 5 ft. , 



25 



12 to 18 in 15 

18 to 24 in. 



20 

2 to 21^ ft 25 



Prunifolia fl. Tp]. {Bridal Wv.ath) ) 2 to 3 ft. 



Reevesii fl. pi. (lanceolata) 
Van Houttei, 

Opulifolia, 4 to 6 ft 

" aurea, (Qolden) 1}4 to 

Thunbergii, 2 to 3 ft 

" 3 to 4 ft 



V 3 to 4ft. 
) 4to5ft. 



Styrax. 

Japonica. 2 to 3 ft ; a5 

3 to 4 ft 50 

Syringa. 

Golden-leaved, 6 to 9 in 15 

" " 9 to 12 in 20 

" 12 to 18 in 25 

Grandiflora, 2 to 3 ft 15 

" 3 to 4ft 20 

" 4to6ft.... 30 

Microphylla, 12 to 18 in 85 

Mock Orange (Coronarins) IJ^ to 2 ft 15 

" " 2 to 3 ft 20 

3 to 4 ft 25 

" Double flowering, lJ4to2ft 25 

Tamarix. 

Indian, African, 2 to 3 ft 15 

3 to 4 ft 20 

4 to 6 ft 25 

Weigela. 

2 to 3 ft 15 

3 to 4 ft 20 

4 to 5 fl 80 

5 to 6 ft 50 

1^ to 2 ft 15 



Amabils, 
Candida, 
Desboiseil, 
Rosea, 
Floribunda 



Dwarf Varigated-leaved, 
La Vallee, 
Multiflora, 



2 to Sft. 

3 to 4 ft. 

4 to 5 ft. 



,1 00 



Privet. 

California, 12 to 18 in 10 

" 18 to 24 in 12 

2 to 21^ ft 15 

" 21^ to 3 ft 20 

" 3 to 4 ft 25 

" 4 to 5 ft 30 

Common (Vulgaris) 2i^ to 3 f t 20 

" " 3 to 4 ft 30 

Laurel-leaved, 2 to 3 ft 20 

" 3 to 4 ft 25 

" 4 to 5 ft 30 

" 5 to 6 ft 40 

Prunus. 

Pissardii, 2 to 3 ft 20 

" 3 to 4 ft 25 

Triloba, 2 to 3 ft 25 

Rhodotypus. 

Kerrloldes, 2 to 3 ft 20 

3 to 4 ft 25 



400 
600 
800 
10 00 
12 00 
15 00 
10 00 
15 00 
10 00 
15 00 
20 00 
25 00 



10 00 
15 00 



EVERGREEN SHRUBS. 
Andromeda. 

Catesbei, IJ^ to 2 f t 50 

Azalea. 

Amoena, 9 to 12 In 35 

13^ to 2 ft. 75 

" superba, 6 to 9 in 50 

lili-flora alba, 6 to 9 In 50 

Box. 

Common Tree, 12 in 35 

" IS in 50 

" *' 2 ft. shorn 75 

Long-leaved, 2 to 2}4 ft. shorn 90 

Euonymns. 

Radicans varigata, 6 to 9 in 15 

9 to 12 In 20 

12 to 18 in 25 

Holly. 

European, 9 to 12 in 

Laurel. 

Mountain Broad-leaf (latifolia) 6 to 9 in. 



15 00 
(62) 



9 to 12 in.. 
Narrow-leaf (Aug' folia) 9 to 12 in . . 

12 to 18 In 



35 



25 



500 
700 
10 00 
15 00 
800 
10 00 
15 00 
10 00 
15 00 
20 00 
15 00 
12 00 
10 00 
15 00 



800 
12 00 
15 00 

800 
12 00 
15 00 

800 
10 00 
15 00 
15 00 



800 
10 00 
15 00 



800 
10 00 
15 00 

800 
10 00 
15 00 



700 
10 00 
15 00 



J. T. Lovett Co.— Price List. 



Mahonia. Ea. 100 

Aqulfolla, 9 to 12 in $20 

12 to 18 in 30 

18 to 24 in 50 

Rhododendrons. 

Finest Hardy sorts, named 15 to 20 in 1 00 

" 18 to 24 in. witli buds . . 1 25 
24 to 30 in. ..150 

Yucca. 

Filamentosa, {Adams Needle) 2 yrs 15 $ 6 00 

strong plants. 20 10 00 

large clumps. 35 20 00 

VINES AND CREEPERS. 
Actinidia. 



Polygama, 25 

Akebia. 

Qulnata, strong 25 

Ampelopsis. 

Quinquefolia, (Am. Tv\i) 3 to 5 ft 20 10 00 

" " strong 25 15 00 

Veitchii, (Javan rvw) 3 to 5 ft 20 10 00 

" " extra strong 25 15 00 

Aristolochia. 

Sypho, (Dutchmans pipe) 35 

Clematis. 

Flamula, (Viroin\H Bower) 20 10 00 

Henryii, 2 yrs .. 60 

Jackmanii, 2 yrs 50 

alba, 2 yrs 75 

Honeysuckle. 

Halls Japan, ) 1 yr 15 7 00 

Japan golden veined > 2 yrs 20 10 00 

Red Coral, (Semper vrievs) \ strong plant 25 15 00 

Ivy. 

Irish, 2 to 3 ft 20 10 00 

" 3 to 5 ft 30 15 00 

Myrtle. (Periwinkle) 

Minor, Blue, White 15 7 OO 

Trumpet Creeper. 

Tecoma radicans, strong 25 12 00 

Wistaria. 

Chinese Blue 15 8 00 

" *' strong plants 20 10 00 

" heavy " 30 15 00 

" White .35 

Double Japanese 50 

HARDY HERBACEOUS PLANTS. 

Achilla, double Wliite 15 8 00 

The Pearl .... 15 10 00 

Anemone Japonica (White, red) 20 12 00 

Aster, Novae Angliae rosea 15 10 00 

Astilbe Japonica 20 12 00 

Boltonia Iati8qnama3 20 12 00 

Campanula Carpathica. 20 12 00 

Chrysanthemum ullginosum 20 12 00 



Ea. 100 



Convallaria raaialis I 10 $ 5 00 

Coreopsis lanceolata 15 10 Oo 

Delphinium formosum 15 10 00 

Desmodium penduliflorum 25 15 00 

Dianthus barhatus 15 9 00 

plumarius roseus plenus 15 10 Oo 

Dlcentra speclabilis. . . 20 12 00 

Digitalis purpurea 15 10 0© 

Erainthus Ravennae 15 10 00 

Eulalia gracillima univittata 15 10 00 

" Japonica varlegata 15 10 00 

Zebrina 15 10 00 

Euphorbia corollata 20 12 00 

Funkia ovata 15 10 Oo 

grandiflora (sw&cordata) 15 10 00 

Variegated-leaved 25 15 00 

Gillardia grandiflora 20 12 00 

Geraneum sanguineura 15 10 00 

Glauciuin lutea (//orned Poppy) 15 8 00 

Gyp^ophilla repens 20 12 00 

Helleborus nigrus, (Christmas Rose) 20 12 00 

Hemerocallis flava, 15 8 00 

fulva fl. pi 25 

Thunbergil 25 15 00 

Helianthus mulliflorus plenus 15 10 00 

Hesperis matronalis, (P?n p/c,Tr?(/te) 15 8 00 

Hollyh(;cks, Double (Separate colors) 15 10 00 

Iberis seinpervirens, (Hardu Candytuft) . . 20 12 00 

Iris cristata, 15 8 00 

" German, (Finest named) 15 10 00 

1 " Ksempferii, (Japa?i) 15 10 00 

" Sibt-rian 15 10 00 

Lathvrus latifolius. Scarlet 25 15 00 

White 30 20 00 

Lobelia cardlnalis 15 10 00 

Lychnis Haageana, (BwrniDO Sfar) 15 10 00 

, " Ym-arian. pi. (RauQed Robin). .. 15 10 00 

Myosotis. Blue perfection 35 20 00 

Mountain Fleece 15 10 00 

Oenothera speciosa, (Evening Primrose) . . 20 12 00 

Ice King, 25 15 00 

Papaver Orientale 15 10 00 

' Vseonia, (Finest named) 30 20 00 

\ Phlox, (Finest )iamed) 15 10 00 

! '* Amaena (D?mr/) 25 

! *' subulata 15 10 00 

Platycodon grandiflora 15 8 00 

1 " " fl.pl 15 10 00 

Plumbago larpenta? 15 10 00 

, Primula ancaulis rubra (English). 20 12 00 

Ware's hybrids 30 

Ranunculus acrisfl. pi. (Cac?je?or\sBt<f(o?j) 15 10 00 

Rhexia Virginica 20 12 00 

Sedum spectahilis 15 10 00 

Solidago odora [Golden Rod) 20 

Splrea Aruncus 20 

" flltpendulafl.pl 25 15 00 

lo'-ata 20 12 00 

" palniata elegans 25 

ulmaria fl. pi 25 15 00 

" " varlegata 25 15 00 

venusta.... 25 15 00 

Tradescantla Virginica 15 8 00 

Tunica saxafragica 15 10 00 

Turkey's Beard 20 12 00 

Veronica amethystlna 15 10 00 

incana 15 10 00 

\ Viola cornuta (Blue. White) 15 10 00 

" odorata (Marie Louise) 25 




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FUNGUS DISEASES 

OF THE 

GRAPE & OTHER PLANTS, 

AND THEIR 

TREATMENT, 

BY 

F. LAMSON-SCRIBNER, 

Professor of Botany in the University of Tennessee; 
Director and Botanist to the Agricultural Experiment 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



Chapter. p^ge 
. I. The Essentials for Study. What are Fungi? 3 

II. Black -Rot of Grapes 8 

III. Experiments in the Treatment of Black-Rot 

of Grapes 21 . 

IV. Bitter-Rot. White-Rot 37 

V. Brown-Rot 45 

YI. The Powdery Mildew of the Vine 55 

VII. Grape Leaf Blight 60 

VIII. Root-Rot of the Vine 64 

IX. Anthracnose and Birds-Eye Rot 72 

X. Dotted or Speckled Anthracnose of the Vine 77 

XI. Black-Rot of the Apple 81 

XIL Apple Rust and Cedar Apples 84 

XIII. Apple Scab 90 

XIV. Pear Sc b 97 

XV. TheEntomosporiuraof thePearandOuince 101 

XVI. Plum Rot or the Monilia of Fruit...." lO" 

XVII Black-Knot of the Plum and Cherry Ill 

XVIII. Leaf -Spot Disease of the Plum and Cherry 119 

XIX. Powdery Mildew of the Cherry 122 

XX. Peach Leaf Curl 126 

XXI. Fungus of the Raspberry Anthracnose 131 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 

Effect of black-rot fungus on the grape^ leaf— Grape 
berries destroyed by Black-rot— The mycelium of the 
Black-rot fungus— Vertical section of a pustule, greatly 
magnified— Magnified view of Black-rot fungus as seen 
In grape leaf— Stylospores germinating— Spermatia - 
Mode of spraying vines- Portion of vine attacked by 
Black-rot and not treated— Portion of vine treated with 
the Bordeaux mixture— Fungus of Bitter-rot— Spores of 
Bitter-rot attached to their pedicels— Fungus of White- 
rot— Spores of White-rot germinating— Spores of White 
rot attached to their pedicels— Mycelial threads of the 
Downy Mildew, seen in the tissue of the berry— Grape 
berries attacked byBrown-rot —Powder bellows— Agari- 
cus melleus — Vine root affected with Pourridle— Spore- 
bearing fruiting stalks of Dematophora necatrix— Col- 
orless mycelial filaments of Dematophora necatrix— 
Piece of foot killed by the Dematophora— Birds-eye-rot 
of grapes— Vertical section of pustule in apple Black- 
rot— Spores of Apple Rust and cedar apples— Fragment 
of diseased apple leaf— Cedar apple— Apple-scab— Fun- 
gus of Apple-scab— A young pear affected by Pear-scab 
—Section of portion of pear-leaf showing fungus growth 
—Leaves of quince and pear attacked by Blight— Crack- 
ing of the pear caused by Entomosporlum— Fungus of 
Pear-leaf Blight and Quince-leaf Blight— Black-knot of 
plum and cherry— Leaf-spot disease of the cherry- 
Magnified section of cherry leaf showing fungus— Pow- 
dery Mildew of the cherry— Mycelium of the Peach-leaf 
Curl fungus— Peach-leaf Curl. Diseased shoot and leaf 
— Raspberry Anthracnose. Diseased raspberry cane. 



3 

ITS SCOPE AND CHARACTER. 

The subject of grape diseases Is one that demands 
ccnsiderable attention from vineyardlsts and others by 
reason of the terrible ravages committed by them. To 
successfully combat and overcome the various fungus 
diseases promptly as they appear requires a knowledge 
and familiarity that can be only gained by the study of 
such a work as this. 

The author is the foremost authority In the country 
upon this subject, and fungi have been special subjects 
of study with him for almost a lifetime. The various 
fungus diseases are treated in a concise and practical 
manner impressing upon the reader the general charac- 
teristics of the disease and ready means for its identi- 
fication. The details are quite fully given in each case 
and remedies suggested with mode of application. It 
will be found to supply all that is necessary to be 
known to the intelligent fruit grower and vlneyardist 
to enable him to prevent fungus diseases or to flght 
them when they do appear. To aid in their identifica- 
tion a large number of illustrations are given (upwards 
of sixty) all of which are original and drawn expressly 
for this work by Prof. Scribner himself. A carefully 
prepared and convenient index add completeness to 
the book. 

At this time when the hopes of all horticulturists 
are directed to spraying as a means of checking the 
advancing and spreading disease, this book, written 
by such an authority on Fungus Diseases as Prof. Scrib- 
ner, is especially valuable and timely, and it is the 
only work of its kind that has yet been published. It 
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4 

OPINIONS OF THE AUTHORITIES. 

No One Better Fitted to Write it.— I am glad 
that you induced Prof. Scrlbner to write the work on 
Fungus Diseases of Grapes and Other Plants. No person. 
couM be found better fitted for such a task, and I am 
sure the manner in which he has accomplished his task 
will commend itself to all who are familiar with the 
rust, mildews and moulds which afflict horticulturists. 
It is pleasant to me to see so much developed in this 
direction, when over a quarter of a century ago, some 
few of us, as practical horticulturists, insisted that 
small fungi would attack healthy vegetation, and cause 
disease, were laughed at, and even so good a friend 
and intelligent botanist as Prpf . Thurber, invented the 
term of f ungo-probists for those of us who contended 
this fact. There was scarcely an under-glass grape 
grower but had seen fungus from rotton wood, spread- 
ing from rotten wood to the stems of grapevines in the 
vineries, eating its way ail around the stems. We had 
seen fungus on Ehododendrons generated in rotten 
leaves and eating around and girdling the stems; we 
had seen the fungus from rotten wood in the earth 
from the Mycelium or spawn of the mushroom known 
as the Agaricus melleus, spreading from the rotton 
wood in the soil to the roots of pines, firs and other 
trees, rendering the plants as yellow as a Peach tree 
with the "yellows.'" We had seen and known all this, 
before the man with a microscope came along to tell us 
the exact names of the fungus plants, acting in this 
way. Now they have gone ahead of us, and what with 
Baccilli, Microbes, and many other of the low forms 
of vegetation, contend for plant diseases by their agen- 
cy much more fervently than the old horticulturist 
with all his advance of knowledge, had ever dreamed 
of. One of the merits of Prof. Scrlbner 's book is, that 
when he doesn't know he honestly says so. He doesn't 
know how the Peach-leaf Curl is propagated. It is 
known that it is a fungus, but just how it gets in a 
plant and starts its spores is not known. Considering 
how so many would know everything, it is not the 
least commendable part of Prof, Scribner's work that 
when he doesn't know,he says so. I am quite sure there 
is no one interested in fruit growing, or in diseases of 
plants generally, but will be very thankful that this 
excellent work of Prof. Scribner's has been published.— 
Thomas Meehan, Botanist of the Pennsylvania 
Boa/rd of Agriculture. 

Of Much Practical Value.— I have read Prof^ 
Scribner's work upon "Fungus Diseases of the Grape 
and Other Plants" with much pleasure. This manual 
of the subjects treated cannot but convey much valu- 
able Information to those who have suffered from the- 
maladies of cultivated plants. Rarely one finds so- 
much that is of practical value brought together In so- 
attractive and convenient a form for the crop grower.. 
— Byron D. Halstead, Botanist and Horticulturist, 
N. J. Agricultural College Experiment Station. 



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Vert Much Needed.— One of the most useful little 
books that has recently been offertd to the farmer and 
fruit grower is F. Lamson-Scrlbner's Fungus Diseases 
of the Grape and Other Plants. It is a book that was 
very much needed and no one in the country Is better 
able to give the best and latest information on the hab- 
its and means of destroying the many fungus pests at- 
tacking our fruits than Mr. Scribner, who was so favor- 
ably known as the Mycologist of the Department of 
Agriculture for many years. Mr. Scribner was one of 
the first to investigate the methods and the remedies 
used by European vineyai dists who had for many years 
been afflicted with these pests, and were obliged to de- 
pend upon fungicides to prevent the black-rot and mil- 
dew from totally destroying their industry. The author 
treats in a very practical and comprehensive manner 
the various methods of overcoming, not only the dis- 
eases of the vine but also those attacking the apple, 
pear, peach, plum and cherry, and we have only to re- 
gret, that, with his large experience and knowledge of 
the subject, he did not also treat of the rusts, smuts, 
blights, etc., attacking our farm and garden crops, and 
have made the book a more comprehensive one.— S. T. 
Maynard, Botanist and Horticulturist, Mass. Agri- 
cultural CoUeae. 

Thoroughly Practical and Easily Understood. 
—You have recently afforded me much pleasure by en- 
abling me to look through the book on fungus diseases 
of fruits, published by you, and written by my friend. 
F. Lamson-Scribner. It is thoroughly practical, and 
Its directions can be easily understood and followed by 
any intelligent farmer or fruit grower. It covers the 
leading diseases which prey upon the fruits of this 
country, and any one who Mishes to keep up with the 
times, and expects to get the full benefits of science as 
applied to this subject, should not delay procuring a 
copy.— H. E. Van Deman, U. S. PomoUigist^Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

It Marks a New Era.— Thanks for the copy of Prof. 
Scribner's very valuable work on Fungus diseases of 
our economic plants. It marks a new era in our horti- 
cultural literature. In this country it Is the first clear, 
concise and realiy practical work on this vitally im- 
portant subject for the use of the worker in garden and 
orchard. I can think of no improvement unless it be 
adding a chapter on the fact that masa lands in Cali- 
fornia, and elevated moraines and ridges in the prairie 
states are less subject to fungus diseases of the cereals 
and fruits, than valley lands or great level expanses. 
This joined with the reasons would make a valuable 
addition.— J. L. Budd, Professor of Horticulture., 
Iowa Agricultural College. 

Easy to Understand.— Thanks for the "Fungus Dis- 
eases of the Grape and Other Plants" by Prof. Scribner. 
I think it very valuable. It is a popular manual about 
as easy to understand as any book of the kind can be. 
— W. J. Bkal, Professor of Botany, Michigan Agri- 
cultural College. 



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Excellent axd Valuable.— An excellent and val- 
. r/ liable ■?vork,especlaIly for the advanced vlneyardist and 

horticulturist. The amateur may also find much In its 
"Tv ' pages which should interest him, for the author shows 

T % tlie why and wherefore of many minute but none the 

less very destructive maladies of trees and vines.— A. S. 
Fuller, Author of The Grape CulturisU The Small 
Fruit Culturist, Etc., Etc. 

The Best Work of the Kixd.— I wish to thank you 
for the book "Fungus Diseases of the Grape and Other 
Plants and their Treatment," by Prof. Lam^on-Scrib- 
ner. I have examined the contents with much care 
and interest, tor it is a very interesting subject to me, 
and have no hesitation whatever in pronouncing it the 
best work of the kind that I have seen or know of. We 
were in sore need of just such a book, something to 
tell us about the fungus diseases— blights, moulds and 
the like— that prey upon and destroy our fruit trees, 
bushes and vines, and how to prevent, check or destroy 
such serious evils, and here, replete with this informa- 
tion by the highest authority in the land, comes Prof. 
Lamson-Scribner's book,— a friend in need, a friend 
indeed. And be it to the learned author's praise, not 
only has he rendered the text technically correct, but 
his language and teachings throughout are so plain 
and pointed that every tyro among us can understand 
them readily and /ully. And we thank the author for 
the painstaking and thorough manner in which he 
handles his subject and illustrates it for our guidance. 
—William Falconer. 

Fully Up With The Times.— It seems to me to 
embody about all that is at present known of 
these destructive affections of our vineyards and 
orchards, and to express that knowledge in as plain 
and simple language as possible. Prof. Scrlbner 
shows great care and thoroughness in his work, and 
withal a regard for plain practicality, free from con- 
fusing technicalities, which is yet too rare with writers 
upon similar subjects. But I seem to notice th \t in 
this case, as in others, we get clearness about in pro- 
portion to the exactness of the knowledge possessed by 
the writer. It is the man who clearly sees that can 
clearly describe; and it is the half leamed, or the pre- 
tender, who usually plays the cutt.'e-flsh in his writings. 

As to that portion of the work which deals with pre- 
vention and cure, it seems to me to be quite up with the 
times. I congratulate you upon the issue of this new 
Handbook, and prophesy for it a rapid and extensive 
sale.— T. H. HOSKIXS, M. D. 

Practical, Timely, Useful.— Prof. Scribner's trea- 
tise is exceedingly opportune. At the present time fun- 
gus diseases seem to be the greatest obstacles to suc- 
cessful fruit culture, and every fruit grower will wel- 
come information which will enable him to overcome 
them. The book is written in a popular style, and will 
meet with general approval. The author and the pub- 
lisher are to be congratulated upon the issue of such a 
practical,useful and timely publication.— W. C. Barry, 



Written prom Practical Experience.— Perhaps 
no book is so urgently needed by fruit growers at the 
present time as one giving clear and concise directions 
for controling the numerous fungus diseases that prey 
upon our fruit trees and plants. In Prof. Scribner's 
little work, we have a most admirable treatise for the 
diseases which it takes up. The book is well printed, 
upon good paper, and the ilustrations are especially 
flne. The life histories of the different fungi treated 
are given in clear and concise terms, followed by di- 
rections for preventing or controling their ravages. 
One element which gives this book a peculiar value (s 
the fact that its author writes from abundant practical 
experience in the treatment of the diseases which he 
discusses. No other person in this country has done 
so much in the field of grape diseases as Prof. Scrib- 
ner, and hence no other person is so well qualified to 
write such a book. One feels a satisfaction in reading 
it from the knowledge that the statements it contains 
are not compilations but are based upon careful ex- 
periments, very many of which were conducted un- 
der the author's immediate supervision. The book 
makes no pretense of being a complete treatise upon 
injurious fungi. It is confined to those that attack 
fruits and of these some, as the flreblight of the pear 
and the rust of the strawberry, are not considered. 
But it Is safe to say that no book heretofore published 
in this country gives so much useful Informarion upon 
fungus diseases. It is to be commended to al! fruit 
growers as a most valuable handbook.— E. S. Goff, 
Frofessorof Horticulture, Univeri^itif of Wisconsin. 

Full of the Soundest Information. -Scribner's 
"Fungus Diseases of the Grape and Other Plants" is a 
most valuable addition to every day horticultural lit- 
erature. It is a work full of the soundest information 
presented in such a simple and concise manner as to be 
easily understood. The illustrations are very good 
and the descriptions of them are to the point. Prof. 
Scribner has reduced his micromillimeters and his 
other meters to parts of inches, which is right, as there 
are but few that can carry foreign measurements in 
their heads, and others do hot know them. I hope this 
Is the beginning of a series of books on the subject 
which shall apply to all branches of horticulture. The 
florists of America will hall with delight a book that 
shall give them as much information about fungus on 
roses, violets and carnations as does this volume on 
grapes, plums and cherries.— John Thorpe. 

OF GREAT Value to Every Horticulturist.- Copy 
of "Diseases of the Grape andOther Plants'" duly receiv- 
ed. I desire especially to congratulate you on the publi- 
cation of this very useful work In book form. It cannot 
fall to be of great value to every horticulturist by show- 
ing him how to combat the fungoid diseases of his vines 
and trees, and the mechanical work on the book com- 
pares favorably with the work of the best New York 
publishing houses.— C. C Georgeson, Professor of 
Aiiriculture^ Kansaa Aoricvl iiral Colleae, 



Clear. Accurate ajsd Practical.— I am exceeu 
fngly well pleased vriih Prof. Scribner's "Funeus Dis- 
eases of the Grape and Other Plants.'" It appears to be 
just the work needed at this time. Like all of friend 
Scribner's work, it is very clear, accurate and practi- 
cal. 'Now that it is fully demonstrated that to be suc- 
cessful fruitsrrowers we must destrov. at the proper 
time and as thorouorhly. the microscopic weeds (fungi) 
as well as the large ones subdued by the hoe and cul- 
tivator, this book comes at a most opportune time and 
tells in the shortest space how to do the work most 
thoroughly with the least trouble and esnense. The 
illustratiohs are excellent and sufficient. This work 
should at once take its place as a standard and indis- 
pensable companion with Downing. Thomas. Barrv, 
Warder, Fuller, andHusmann's popular works on fruit 
culture, and I fully believe it will.— T. v. Mrxsox. 

The Price is too Low.— I have examined Prof. 
Scribner's new book carefully and must say that it is 
admirably adapted to the purpose for which it is in- 
tended, it is not too technical for the understanding 
of the average reader, but at the same time scientific 
accuracy has not been lost sight of. Every fruit-grow- 
er and vineyardist throughout the land should get a 
eopy for handy reference. The book is beautifully 
printed and iliustraced in Prof. Scribner's usual strik- 
ing and accurate way. My only objection is that the 
price is too low and rather" an inc.Qnvenient one. Any 
man who wants such a work will give a dollar for it 
as readily as he will seventy-five cents.— F.W. Axder- 
sox, o^the Amerioan Agricvlturi^t. 

Will be Gladly Welcomed.— The copy of Prof. 
Scribner's book on Fungus Diseases has beeii received. 
I wish to thank vou for the publication which I am 
sure will be gladly welcomed by fruit growers every- 
where. The~book will afford many who do not read 
vour valuable paper a means of learning much that 
concerns them as tillers of the soil.— B. T. Galloway, 
Chief 0^ Divisinji of Vegetable Pathology, U. S. 
Depi. 0^ Aariculture. 

Plaix. Simple axd ACCTRate.— Few things of late 
vears have put such a damper on the vineyardist as 
the grape-rot, and to the orchardist the scaie. rot, and 
other diseases of the fruits of trees. In Prof. Scrib- 
ner's book all these matters are discussed, explained, 
with the proper remedies for the various evils, that it 
will be plain sailing hereafter if one goes to the little 
trouble and expense necessary to carry out its instruc- 
tions. It is written in that p'ain, simple, and accur- 
ate style characteristic of all Prof. Scribner's produc- 
tions with the pen. It should be in the hands of every 
horticulturist in the land.— Samuel Miller. 

COXCISE, IXSTRUCTITE AND INTaLUABLE. — TOUr 

publication by F. Lamson-Scribner, '"Fungus Diseases 
of the Grape and Other Plants," is concise, instructive 
and invaluable to the practical fruit grower.— F. H. 
HiLLMAX, Entomologist and Botanist, Nevada Agri- 
"Hlturil Erperimt^nt Station. 



ErERY Gro^ter Should Hate It.— One of the 
fhf^itf Sf °^^^' that has accrued to the cultivator from 
to! eftablishment of the Hatch Experiment StatloS 
J,oH^.?=T ^'T l^^. facilities they have afforded to spe- 
•claMsts for the study of practical Botany. The station 
workers should, like Huxley, regard Botany as one of 
divisions of Biology, and In this way can produce re- 
Slh' practical benefit to soil workers. Many sS- 
rill, Scribner and others. A mere systeraatlst in Bot- 
oSL'nf^^rn^ P'^^^ ^° experiment station and 
•cannot produce the results which the vegetable biolo- 
gist does for the benefit of those for whom these sta 
«nf Pffnr? V'^^^^d^d. We hail therefore ^ith pleasure 
•any effort to place the results of practical botanical 
work before the mass of cultivators in such a shape thai 
inte ligent men, not botanists, can take hold of and ao- 
ply in practice. Such an effort Is before me in the 

Jnffiprf-Fnn'i^^^i."™^ F. Lamson-lcr?bne? 

entitled Fungus Diseases of the Grape and Othpr 

^l^nn'- tJ^l^^^'"^ ^^^b^en todescrfbe In a simpS 
^^un^J^}^?u^.^^''''^^'' of tbe various low forms of par! 
asitic plant life generally known as funel and to sno- 
gest remedies for them that have proved effective fn 
practice. I w-ite not to criticise the bJok, whiJh 
seems to me the best attempt ever made In this mr/iP 
' "lar 'me but to express the hope that the uS hKav 
in the future go even further in the same line itis 
very hard for any one accustomed to scientific work to 
realize how very simple he must make his explanation? 
When vvriting for general readers, and SrttcSrIv fo? 
the cultivators of the soil. I do not mean to de^^^^^^ 
anything from the merits of this exceedingly vSua We 
aittle book, buc I am sure, as it is evidently i rltten fo? 

TouldSpHrafr^' ^^•"^^f asubseqVen So; 
would be largely Increased by the addition of a chanter 
exp aining in the simplest manner poss ble the minute 
^natomy of vegetation and the pbvsiol .gfcal fS 
which separate fungi from green plants, and also some 

v'^/h^'""""' ""'^ «f the microscope This «I 

merely thrown out as a suggestion. The book In its 
present shape is admirable and I earnestly ad vise every 

Treats in a Popular Style.— I am greatlv Inter 

JhouM^p'?^- ^f^'^'T^^ ^^^^ Fungus DSes°''u 
Should be In the liands of every fruit grower for it 
treats of grape mildew, scab, etc., in a popular style so 
Sp«*vJ,th^-^°*^,f^° understand them and apply reml- 
dies M, 1th intelligence, and yet in a .sumciently scien- 
tific manner to satisfy the student. The studv of thesP 

fr"u"f cSftlre'^r? rf^^"^^^^ necessary' t^suVclss'n 
'"*n who neglects it and the 
T ''w^n/T^*''"'^^^>'""^ fa'" behindat harves?time! 



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Hailed ttith Delight.— TMs work written by one 
of our most able botanists and foremost authors on fun- 
gus diseases is copiously illustrated with original draw- 
ings from nature and '"treats most extensively the fun- 
gus of the Grape as well as the most important fungus 
diseases of the Apple, Pear, Peach, Plum, etc." He 
classifies and describes these different fungi in a con- 
cise and definite manner that any common observer 
may understand and recognize them. This book has 
Deen prepared for the vlneyardist, orchardist and gar- 
dener and treats the subjects in a practical manner, 
giving the formulas, remedies and the mode of appli- 
cation. The most interesting and important part of 
the work is the result of the experiments by different 
indl^aduals in various sections of the country showing 
beyond a doubt that if we cannot cure these different 
diseases we have at least found a remedy by which we 
can successfully combat them and hold them in check 
so that we can produce a good crop of fruit. This work 
should be hailed with delight, and procured and read 
by every fruit grower, and should give a new impetus 
particularly to the grape grower, as he appears to have 
suffered more than his share, by these destructive 
fungi.— J. Statman. 

A Great Sertio: to Fruit Growers.— I have read 
with much interest Prof. Scribner's book ''Fungus Dis- 
eases of the Grape and Other Plants," and am greatly 
pleased with it. There is no one subject that is now 
so generally attracting the attention of fruit growers 
than the subject of "spraying," as upon it at this time, 
more than upon any other one thing, depends our suc- 
cess, I commenced spraying my orchards of some five 
thousand apple and pear trees five years ago, and with 
increasing satisfaction each year. In my work of look- 
ing after horticultural interests in the Eleventh Census 
we have found that the grape growing industry of this 
country, which now has upwards of $155,000,000 of cap- 
ital invested, has turned as uf on a pivot from a de- 
pressed condition to that of a profitable investment in 
large sections of our country, ou the results of ■ 'spray- 
lug" as promulgated so generally through the U. S. 
Department of Agriculture. Prof. Scribner by bring- 
ing all the details of this forward step together in such 
an attractive and practical form has rendered great 
service to fruit growers.— Mortimer Whitehead, 
Chief Special Agent U. S- Censxis of 1890. 

A Valuable Work.— I thank you for your courtesy 
in sending me a copy of Scribner's "Fungus Diseases 
of the Grape and Other Plants." It is a valuable work. 
—Joseph Harris. 

Clearly and Thoroughly Treated.— Prof. Scrib- 
ner's "Fungus Diseases of the Grape.etc," has been re- 
ceived and examined. I find the matter very clearly 
and thoroughly treated so that anyone of ordinary in- 
telligence can understand it. A copy of it should be 
in the hands of everv fruit grower, and thoroughly 
studied.— E. A. Riehl, President Horticultural So- 
ciety of Southern Illinois. 



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Destined to Revolutionize Horticulture.— Please 
accept thanks for copy of Prof. Scrlbner's new work on 
Fungoid Diseases, and allow me to congratulate you, 
not only upon the flue typography and binding of the 
work, which are both nearly faultless, but especially 
upon giving to the horticultural world a work wliich i? 
destined to revolutionize several branches of horticul 
ture. It would be easy to enlarge upon the particular 
merits of this book, but I would like to say a few words 
merely upon one phase of the subject and that is the 
financial effect of difficulties and obstacles encountered 
in any pursuit. It may be safely laid down as a rule 
that the greater and more numerous these difficulties 
and obstacles are, tbe greater the profit to those who 
succeed ; and whenever any practical means of combat- 
ing them are discovered those who avail themselves 
of these discoveries and use them to the best advant 
age are sure to make a financial success. The common 
potato furnishes a pertinent illustration. When pota- 
toes grew almost spontaneously, and any farmer could 
readily grow all he had land and manure for, they af- 
forded a valuable root food for stock at a small cost, 
but as a product lor market they were uncertain and 
rarely very profitable, but since the rot and Colorado 
beetle have made careless culture impracticable, the- 
well-informed and thorough cultivator can be nearly 
certain to secure a liberal profit on this crop. I do not 
hesitate to predict that a similar result will follow in 
some of the fruits. A word to the wise is sufficient.— 
Wm. F. Bassett. 

AN Apmirable Treatise.- I am much obliged for 
the receipt of a copy of Professor Scrlbner's book upon 
the" Fungus Diseases of the Grape and Other Plants.'"" 

It is indeed au admirable treatise, thoroughly scien- 
tific and yet so clear and simple that it will be under- 
stood by every cultivator. It is evident that a wonder- 
ful advance has been made within a very few years, 
both in understanding ilie nature of these diseases and 
the efficient remedies which will control them. While 
it is true that the enemies of fruit culture have largely 
Increased within this generation, yet it is also true that 
our means of coping with these enemies are now so ex- 
tended that the prospects of successful and profitable 
results were never more encouraging than at the pres- 
ent time. For this i esult we are largely indebted to 
our scientific investijrators.— Wm. C. Strong, Ex-Pres~ 
idtnt Mass. HorticuUural Society. 

Deserves a Wide Circulation.— Accept my thanks 
for a copy of Prof.Scribner's book on "Fungus Diseases, 
of the Grape and Other Plants." I have read it all 
through and am very glad to have it in this compact 
form for ready reference. It ought to be very accept- 
able to every intelligent fruitgrower, and I sincerely 
hope it will meet with a wide circulation. It certainly 
deserves it; and you have done a very commendable 
work in bringing it out in such a shape. I trust you: 
may be amply rewarded.— E. Williams, Ex-Sccretary 
New Jersey Horticultural Societn. 



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OPINIONS OF THE PRES$. 

AN Excellent Manual for the Fruit Grotter.— 
Mr. Lamson-Scribner who Is a well known authority on 
the subject which he here treats,embodies In a book of 
:some 150 pages a scieniiflc account, in popular style, of 
several of the most troublesome fungi which prey upon 
■our vines and fruit trees. The special subjects are the 
:BIack Rot, the Bitter Rot, the White Rot, the Brown 
Rot and the Powdery Mildew of the Grape, the Grape 
Leaf Blight the Root Rot of theVine. caused by two spe- 
cies of fungus, Anthracnose and Bird's Eye Rot of the 
Grape, Black Rot of the Apple, Apple Rust and Cedar 
Apples, Apple Scab, the Leaf Blight of the Pear, the 
Plum Rot, Black Knot of the Plum and Cherry, Leaf- 
-spot Disease of the Plum and Cherry, Powdery Mildew 
•of the Cherry, Peach-Leaf Curl, and Raspberry An- 
thracnose. These subjects are all carefully considered, 
the fungi particularly described and the best mode of 
treatment Indicated. The book is an excellent manual 
for the fruit grower, who should consult it and follow 
Its didvice.—Vick'ft Magazine, 

The Work well Performed— The want of a treat- 
ise of this kind has been long felt by the fruit-growers 
■of America. Much useful information on the treat- 
ment of plant diseases has appeared from time to time 
in the Experiment Station and Department of Agricul- 
ture bulletins, but these publications are not available 
to the vast majority of fruit growers. In the book be- 
fore us Professor Scribner has brought together into 
succinct form a full and plain account of all the diseases 
affecting grapes and other fruits in various parts of the 
country, to which have been added simple directions 
for their treatment and ultimate eradication. After 
explaining very satisfactorily what fungi are, the vari- 
ous diseases of the grape root, vine, leaf, and fruit are 
"fully considered, and, as the author is high authority 
on the subject, vineyardists need not hesitate to follow 
his directions. Nine diseases of the grape are thus 
elaborated. Next come the diseases of the apple, 
pear, quince, plum, cherry, peach, and raspberry. All 
the subjects discussed have been beautifully illustrated 
with drawings from nature by the author and they 
serve well the purpose of ginng the reader an intelli- 
gent idea of the appearance of these minute yet terri- 
bly destructive parasitic plants. Both author and pub- 
lishers have performed their work well, and every vine- 
yardist and orchardist who fails to secure a copy of 
this treatise for daily reference will "miss It*' when he 
•comes to gather his fruits next fall.— American Ag- 
riculturist, 

Fruit Growers Should Possess It.— It is written 
In such plain language that the reader of ordinary in-' 
telligence can understand it and the illustrations, 
largely maenifled, show what a field of life there is in 
this part of the invisible world. Every careful and in- 
telligent fruit grower should possess this valuable 
liandbook.— T?i6 Philadelphia Press. 



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H^^^"^ ^I-^'^ METHODS.-The knowledge of fun- 
gous diseases of plants has, within comparatively few 
years, been supplemented by so many valuable practical 
experiments on the relative merits of different chemli 
calsin checking their growth, and by the invention of 

J^l^ftr'^^'^PP^T^/^^" mosfefflciS way, 

that there was need of a compact popular summary of 
the subject for the use of farmers and frlSSsers 
""'e book of Prof. Scrlbne?* 
Which gives a popular account more esFeclally of the 

?inf&w?rfhv^r';^"^.^^«^"^«^^^^^ 

vine, followed by shorter chapters on various disease! 

rts^^TheSSr;"'.' P!,""^^' P^^«^«« and raspS?!^ 
Wrr^TS.^^i''^^^''?^''^ ^"^hor is to show the 
of fh^f. remedies,and the descriptions, 

of the fungi which cause the various diseases arp dP 
signed to enable tbos« who are not well informed witt 
regard to fungi to recognize with as little difflcultv S 
possible the distinctive characters of the diffeTent dlf 
eases as a preliminary step in applvinTthrremedies" 
Thecompassof the book prevents any exteS ac- 
count of the different fungi, but those which afflct the 
grape are given with sufflcient fullness for all Scti- 
cal purposes. A more extended introductory chapVer 
on the general characters of fungi wou d, how2?er 
^flL^r^^ ^ ""^^"^ purpose. A considerab e mmS 
of woodcuts gi ve the gross and miscrocopic appearancJ 
of the fungi and the appliances for sprinkling It i?tS 
StivefvlSSilh' ^'•^ not numbe??a con 'ec? 

hoX 7'/^°^® Irregularity of the numbering makes 

eS to thp "i^ raf i.'^T^- ^^'■^^ ^« ^« recomS^nd- 
nf f v33® number of persons who need a summary 
of this imporiant subject with a view to making a S-S 
anirTlT '''' l^nowledge acquiredl-Garcferi 

o„H?^!^°^i*"'^^^^*''^^» PRACTicAL.-Fungi have been 
subjects of special study with Prof. Scribner and hP 
consequently one of the foremost aSSrlties in the 
country upon that subject. He treats the various fun- 
gus diseases presented in this book thoroughly bS 
briefly and practically. Their first appearlnce and 

o??hP^r ^v , w^^i'^P"'^^*' t« consummatlSa 

of their evil work, are fully describedin terse and rom 
prehenslye terms, and the nature of eS:h disease and 
S'beuse5inJS^"^""° ^^^^ tSe Remedies 

PxtPn^iv<2v^?/"''*^^ ""l application. He treats most 
extensively of fungus diseases of the grape, but also 
Pelr neaih ^nnir' '""^ ^"^^"^ diseases of the apple? 



14 



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