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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 20., Notes Epistolary and Horticultural. (search)
ave been grown for many years by those who have been unknown save locally, and yet have been deeply interested in gardening. Medford has had honor conferred upon her by two well-known residents through their interest in horticulture. Captain Joshua T. Foster For an account of Capt. J. T. Foster see Usher's History of Medford, page 487. produced an excellent peach called Foster Seedling, and Charles Sumner Jacobs originated a fine apple named Jacobs Sweet. These fruits originated in MedfordCapt. J. T. Foster see Usher's History of Medford, page 487. produced an excellent peach called Foster Seedling, and Charles Sumner Jacobs originated a fine apple named Jacobs Sweet. These fruits originated in Medford, were extensively grown at one time and were highly esteemed. Change is the fashion of the day, and they have been superseded by others, yet for real merit they were unsurpassed. The secretary of our State Agricultural Board writes me some nurserymen today carry the Foster peach, and that he knows of several persons who are still growing the Jacobs Sweet. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society offers this year (1917) a first and second prize for plates of twelve specimens of Jacobs Sweet