American Farmer 2(10): 309 (Apr 1847)

CHARCOAL FOR PEACHES

Mr. Alex. Coffin says, in the Cultivator, that he put about a peck of charcoal around each of three peach trees in the spring of 1844, which greatly improved the bearing of the trees as well as the quality of the fruit. Those around which no charcoal was placed bore no good fruit in the years 1845 and '6, and if nothing be done to prevent it, will soon die.