Elliott's Fruit Book: Or, The American Fruit-grower's Guide in Orchard and Garden, Being a Compend of the History, Modes of Propagation, Culture, &c., of Fruit Trees and Shrubs, with Descriptions of Nearly All the Varieties of Fruits Cultivated in this Country, Etc
1855 - 503 pages
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Page 232 - No nation is drunken where wine is cheap ; and none sober, where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.
Page 2 - Thomas; containing directions for the propagation and culture of Fruit Trees, in the Nursery, Orchard, and Garden; with descriptions of the principal American and Foreign varieties cultivated in the United States: with 300 accurate illustrations.
Page 34 - Bend the strong parts, and keep the weak erect. The more erect the branches and stem are, the greater will be the flow of sap to the growing parts ; hence, the feeble parts being erect, attract much more sap than the strong parts inclined, and, consequently, make a more vigorous growth and soon recover their balance. This remedy is more especially applied to espalier trees. " (4.) Remove from the vigorous parts the superfluous shoots as early in the season as possible, and from the feeble parts as...
Page 252 - ... of sulphur. Air must be given liberally every day when the temperature rises in the house, beginning by sliding down the top sashes a little in the morning, more at mid-day, and then gradually closing them in the same manner. To guard against the sudden changes of temperature out of doors, and at the same time to keep up as moist and warm a state of atmosphere withiri the vinery as is consistent with pretty free admission of the air during sunshine, is the great object of culture in a vinery...
Page 3 - CONTAINING PLAIN AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE DIFferent Species and Varieties of Culinary Vegetables, with their Botanical, English, French, and German names, alphabetically arranged, and the best mode of cultivating them in the garden or under glass; also Descriptions and Character of the most Select Fruits, their Management, Propagation, &c. By EGBERT BUIST, author of the "American Flower-Garden Directory, 1
Page 49 - Fruit large, roundish, about two inches and a quarter in diameter each way, on a standard tree ; rather larger on one side of the suture than the other. Skin orange in the shade, but deep orange or brownish red in the sun, marked with numerous dark specks and dots. Flesh quite firm, bright orange, parting free from the stone, quite juicy, with a rich and luscious flavour.
Page 5 - THE HIVE AND THE HONEY BEE; WITH PLAIN DIRECTIONS FOR OBTAINING A CONSIDERABLE ANNUAL Income from this branch of Rural Economy...
Page 35 - This principle is founded on a fact to which we have already lind occasion to refer, viz: that the sap circulating slowly is subjected to a more complete elaboration in the tissues of the tree, and becomes better adapted to the formation of fruit buds.
Page 31 - The position of the bud cut to is also worthy of consideration in pruning, to produce or modify certain forms. When we wish the new shoot of a lateral branch to take, as much as possible, an upright direction, we prune to a bud on the inside ; and if we wish it to spread, we choose one on the outside. In the annual suppression, or cutting back...