PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING. When ordering, always write your name and address plainly. Quantity prices: 6 or more at the 12 rate. 50 or more at the 100 rate. For larger quantities, write, or ask for special prices. Shipping season begins about November 1st and extends to April 1st. We fill orders as soon as received if possible. Packing is done in the best manner, and we bear all cost of same. Terms are cash with order. Money can be safely sent either by postofTice money orders, express money orders, or in a registered letter. Transportation charges are not paid by us, but we always add extra trees and plants to partly or wholly pay the cost of same. Directions for marking and shipping orders should be given. If express office is different from postoffice, this should be stated on order sheet. Mistakes, if any are made by us, will be cheerfully ad¬ justed, if reported. Small trees, plants, etc., can be sent by Parcels Post, but sufficient postage must be sent with order; all larger trees and plants can bei shipped much safer by Express, at low rates. If we are out of a variety ordered, and you allow us to put in some other, we will try to give superior value, but if you prefer the money returned, please say so in. your order. Except where particular varieties are wanted, you will get the best assortment by leaving the selection, in part at least, to us. We have no agents whatever. This book is our only sales¬ man. Address all letters etc. A. W. STEINBRING, NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS. P. 0. Box 573. R. F. D. Route 2. .
TO OUR FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS. I take great pleasure in handing you my new edi¬ tion of my Annual Catalogue of first grade Nursery Stock, with descriptions and prices, and if you buy of me through this “Silent Salesman”, I will prove to you by fair and square dealings that your confidence is not misplaced. I keep my variety list confined to such sorts as are best adapted to the different sections of our terri¬ tory and climate: these varieties, under ordinary con¬ ditions. should produce the best of results. I book or¬ ders at any time and ship when wanted. I wish to thank all my friends and customers for their past patronage and solicit a continuance of the same. With best wishes. Yours very truly. A. W. STEIXBRIXG. .
FRUIT TREES PEACHES Prices, 2 to 3 feet, 15 cents, $1.65 per 12, $12.50 per 100. 3 to 5 feet 25 cents, $2.75 per 12, $20.00 per 100. 5 to 7 feet, heavy, 40 cents, $4.00 per 12. A selected list, in order of ripening. May-Flower. A beautiful ;‘red all over" peach, of good size and good flavor. A good bearer for so early a variety. May. Greensboro. Large white, red cheek; fine flavor. Early Wheeler. White with pink cheek, flesh firm, of good quality. A good bearer and good keeper. Japan Dwarf Blood. Bright color; tree grows not quite so tall as other varieties; sure bearer. May. Bokara. Large, of good Quality and bears every year, very hardy. June 5 to 15. Triumph. A good early yellow peach, excellent quality, sure bearer, June 5 to 15. Honey. Sweetest peach grow;n; good bearer. June. Mamie Ross. (Clinq.) Large size, of good quality; bears well. Middle of June. Carman. Very large and of the finest flavor; productive. Ripens June 10 to 15. Katherine. A fine peach; large white with red cheek, firm and of good flavor; a good bearer, ripe end of June and into July. Pallas. White with red cheek, of good quality; annual bearer. June and July. Early Elberta. Ripens about 2 weeks earlier than Elberta, otherwise the same. Thurber. Large white, red cheek, excellent quality. A sure bearer. June and July. Belle of Georgia. Large, white and of fine flavor; bears well. Leona. Large yellow with red cheek; like Elberta, but ripens a little earlier and more regular in bearing. CMIoav. Large, yellow, best quality, good keeper. July. J. H. Hale. Beautiful yellow freestone. Good shipper, keeps well, solid round fruit. .
— 3 — Old Mixon Cling. One of the best Clingstones, juicy and of finest flavor: productive. August. Elberta. One of the best for home or market; large, yellow, fine flavor: good bearer. July 15 to 25. Augbert. (August Elberta.) A good yellow, resembling Elberta: ripens in August. Indian Cling. Large, juicy, good bearer. August. Henrietta. A good late Clingstone; large yellow, red cheek. September — October. Stinson’s October. Cling.) Large, white with red cheek, flesh firm and juicy. October and November. Seedling Peaches. 3 to 5 feet. 20 cents each: $2.00 per 12. PLUMS Prices. 2 to 3 feet, 20 cents, $2.25 per 12, $17.00 per 100. 3 to 4 feet, 30 cents, $3.25 per 12, $25.00 per 100. 4 to 6 feet, 40 cents, $4.50 per 12. McCartney. Golden yellow, egg-shaped, productive. May. Six Weeks. Yellow with a little red. ripens last of May. Bruce. A large red, early plum. One of the best to ripen end of May. Gold. Large yellow, with a little red: firm, a good bearer* June. Excelsior. (Hybrid. A variety which has proven its value in nearly all sections of the South. Fruit of good size: round, reddish purple: flesh juicy, melting, and sweet. Botan (Japan . Large, yellowish green overspread with red; sweet. June. Gonzales (Hybrid). A large red plum, sweet and juicy: tree is a good grower and very prolific. June. Nona (Native'. Large, bright red color, iuicv and of good quality. June. America. Large yellow, of good flavor. A good bearer. Shiro (Hybrid). Fruit large, yellow, egg-shaped; will keep for a long time; bears enormous crops. June. Santa Rosa. Large, of dark red color. Tree strong grower and good bearer. June) Wickson .(Japan). Very large, red: tree of upright growth and very productive. July. Happiness (Hybrid). Fruit very large, red, good quality. Burbank (Japan). Large, roundish, flesh yellow, sweet .
— 4 — when fully ripe; sure bearer. June and July. Satsuma. Large; blood red flesh, bluish skin; tree grows large and bears well. July 1. PEARS Prices except where noted, 2 to 3 feet, 30 cents, $3.25 per 12; 3 to 5 feet, 40 cents, $4.25 per 12. Selected trees 50 cents, $5.25 per 12. For larger quantities write for prices. This list of selected varieties is well tested and proved valuable throughout the greatest section of the South. Garber. Fruit resembles Kieffer in size and color. Tree most vigorous and good bearer. Ripens a month before Kieffer. Kieffer. Fruit large to very large, bright yellow with red cheek, and of good quality when fully ripe. Tree vigorous, rarely fails to bear a full crop. One of the best. Le Conte. A most rapid grower, and an annual bearer of large, pale yellow, bell-shaped fruit of best quality. The pear that leads its way to the South. July and August. Bartlett. The old standard. Large yellow, flesh melting and juicy. August. Chinese Sand. Called the “Pineapple Pear”. Valuable for the South as a canning pear. Flesh in coarse, about the quality of Kieffer. Tree a good grower, not subject to blight; good hearer. August. APPLES Prices on all varieties, 3 to 4 feet, 30 cents, $3.00 per 12; 4 to 6 feet, 40 cents, $4.25 per 12. There should be a few apple trees in every orchard, where the soil is adapted to their culture. Astrachan. Large red, crisp; tree healthy. Yellow Horse. Large, yellow with blush, a good summer apple, very prolific. July. Delicious. Blushed and striped brilliant red, of conical .
D shape: good grower. Winesap. Medium size, flesh red and of good quality. Een Davis. Large, red on yellowish ground; very valuable. Black Twig. A large apple similar to Winesap. Jonathan. Medium red, very fine eating apple. Tree a strong grower and very productive. July. Transcendent Crab Apple. Worth all other crabs put to¬ gether. Yellow striped with red. Tree a strong healthy grower and an annual bearer. Ripens first of July. APRICOTS Prices, 4 to 6 foot trees 45 cents each, $4.75 per 12; 3 to 4 feet, 30 cents, $3.25 per 12. The following good varieties we can recommend. Moorpark. Large, orange yellow with red cheek; sweet and juicy. June. Cluster. Fruit medium, yellow, good quality. Tree blooms late. June. Royal. Large yellow with red, excellent quality. June. JAPAN PERSIMMONS Some of these should be planted by every family. The trees bear young and are very ornamental. Price 40 cents each; $4.50 per 12; large trees, 60 cents, $6.50 per 12. Hyakume. Large, orange red, very sweet, few seeds. Yemone. Fruit large, resembles a tomato, color orange yellow to red. Tajrti-Naslii. Very large, yellow to red, seedless. Very good quality when fully ripe. QUINCES Prices: 50 cents each, $5.00 per 12. The quince is only used for making all kinds of preserves and jellies, for which it is very valuable. Meecli. Fruit large, yellow and of fine flavor. .
6 — CHERRY Compass Cherry. A cross between a cherry and a plum. Succeeding in parts of country not adapted to other cherries. Price 35 cents each, large 50 cents each. MULBERRIES Every farm should have a few mulberry trees about the back yard and where the chickens run. They make a quick shade and are long-lived. Prices: 3 to 4 feet, 20 cents each; $2.00 per 12; 4 to 6 feet, 30 cents each; $3.00 per 12; 6 to 8 feet, 45 cents each; $4.50 per 12. Black English. fine, large mulberry. Tree a rapid grower and good bearer. Hicks Everbearing. Tree a good grower, and produces large quantities of fruit for about two months. Russian. Mostly planted as a shade tree, which is hardy find long-lived; the fruit is small, but very sweet. FIGS Figs should be planted more extensively. Ripe fruit can be had almost every day from June till frost, provided there is enough moisture to keep the trees growing. Following are the hardiest and best varieties for general cultivation. Prices: 1 to 2 feet, 20 cents each; $2.00 per 12; 2 to 3 feet, 30 cents, $3.00 per 12. Selected 50 cents, $5.00 per 12. Magnolia. Fruit large, yellowish-white, productive. Very sweet. Brown Turkey. Very hardy and one of the best bearers we have. Fruit brown, excellent quality. Celestial. A small blue fig, very productive. Very sweet. Green Ischia. Of good size and good quality. Greenish color. .