The Horticulturist, 3: 151 (1849)

Strawberries.—Fragaria, (Boston.) The spring is the preferable time for making new beds, only because the plants are more certain to grow then. There is a new white strawberry grown in England, called the Bicton Pine. Will some of our nurseymen import it? Ross' Phoenix is a very improved variety of the Keen's seedling; but though it bears large crops of very delicious fruit in light and deep rich soils, yet so far as we have seen it, it does not thrive well in heavy or stiff soils. Burr's New Pine is considered the best of Burr's seedlings. If you have charcoal dust in abundance you cannot do better than to cover your beds one inch thick in November, and allow it to remain on all the next season.