This variety was raised from seed by M. Pariset, a seedsman of Ain, Fr., about 1852.
The seedsman knows just what to do to secure the best results in seed, and just how to do it.
It may be that your father buys his seed corn from a seedsman.
For instance: suppose you are talking to a seedsman and a friend joins you in your garden.
It was the same with the artificial manure merchant and with the seedsman.
Lured by the seedsman's pictures of this wonder, year after year I waste good money on seed packets of that disappointing flower.
So there is in any grain of seed in a seedsman's shop—but you must put it in the ground, before you can get any good out of it.'
They had changed to compact bushes that were green all over and flowered like an illustration in a seedsman's catalogue.
Sutton, the English seedsman, describes it in his latest catalogue as an "excellent mid-season cauliflower."
On his return to England, he settled as a seedsman in Yorkshire: whence the name and celebrity of the variety.