Excerpt from American Agriculturalist, Volume 17, September
The New Rochelle Blackberry
The great value of this plant is now so well established,
and has been so frequently set for in the columns of this
journal, where its merits were first brought before the public,
that is would seem superfluous for us to add much more. Our
own canes have borne luxuriantly the present year, and so
have those of our neighbors, and every one we have talked
with speaks of it in the highest terms.
We have not seen or heard of any serious injury from winter-kill
in this latitude. A few of the new canes starting from the
ground this season, which were not shortened in, are 8 to
12 feet high, and an inch in diameter at the base. We advise
keeping down the canes to about five feet in height by clipping
the tops, which developes a large growth of side fruit spurs
for next year's bearing. The berries are of great size, well
flavored, and the melting pulp contains very few seeds.
We present above an engraving giving the exact size of a berry.
This is a large specimen, but not exaggerated, for we have
handled hundreds as large. The average size of the fruit is
not far from an inch in diameter.