An Apple has been left at our office, procured from the orchard of Dr. Clark, of Frenchtown, 15 ounces in weight, and 13 inches in circumference-natural fruit. It is well worthy the inspection of the curious.
Perhaps no country affords greater facilities for the raising of fruit, than that of our own. Apples, pears, peaches, etc. attain the fullest size in our climate, without the loss of flavor, so usual in the Southwestern States. It is much to be regretted, that more attention is not paid to the cultivation of fruit; possessing as we do, a soil and climate suited to the raising of the various kinds common in any of the Northern States. Apples are abundant among us, of the finest flavor, though obtained from trees springing from seed. Pears and Cherries are abundant. Peaches are somewhat scarce; and there exists an almost entire destitution of tame plums.
The quality of the natural fruit of our soil is such, as to warrant the belief, that if our citizens would deduct a little from their lounging hours, and turn their attention to improvement in its cultivation-ours would prove the finest fruit country in the Union.