Fruit so luscious you’ll think your home is an orchard in late summer. Plates from the 1847 book “The Fruits of America: Containing Richly Colored Figures, and Full Descriptions of All the Choicest Varieties Cultivated in the United States”. Charles Mason Hovey, nursery man and seed merchant, author.

Mannings Elizabeth pear. Page 309.
Mannings Elizabeth pear. Page 309. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14596544387
Boston Pine strawberry
Boston Pine strawberry. In the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_fruits_of_America_-_containing_richly_colored_figures,_and_full_description_of_all_the_choicest_varieties_cultivated_in_the_United_States_(1848)_(14596230350).jpg
Crawford's late peach. Page 245.
Crawford’s late peach. Page 245. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14596512737
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