New England Farmer, 9: 129 (Nov 12, 1830)
A method of making Camellias produce seed
by M. LAFFAY, Fourneir

The author says, that having seen Camellias filled with seeds, in a garden he remarked these plants with more attention, and perceived, that the most of them had their branches mutilated and the ends broken off. In February following, Mr. Laffay suppressed the wood buds, which accompanied the flowers, on several of his camellias, in order to direct the sap into the flowers and nourish the seeds; the experiment was successful, and has been repeated since with equally good fortune, particularly with Camellias cultivated in pots.