The Fruits and Fruit-trees of America, Or, The Culture, Propagation, and Management in the Garden and Orchard of Fruit-trees Generally: With Descriptions of All the Finest Varieties of Fruit, Native and Foreign, Cultivated in this Country

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J. Wiley & Son, 1883 - Fruit - 1287 pages
 

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Page 58 - Here's to thee, old apple-tree. Whence thou mayst bud, and whence thou mayst blow ; And whence thou mayst bear apples enow, Hats full! caps full— Bushels and sacks full! Huzza!
Page 7 - The compounding or mixture of plants is not found out, which, if it were, is more at command than that of living creatures; wherefore, it were one of the most notable discoveries touching plants to find it out, for so you may have great varieties of fruits and flowers yet unknown.
Page xiii - me to come a hundred miles to visit him, and should set before me a basket of fine summer fruit, I should think there was some proportion between the labor and the reward.
Page 973 - Wife, into the garden, and set me a plot With strawberry roots, of the best to be got; Such growing- abroad, among thorns in the wood. Well chosen and picked, prove excellent good.
Page xiv - have a good orchard. I know a clergyman of small income who brought up a family very reputably, which he chiefly fed on apple dumplings."(!)
Page 639 - in flavor if picked from the tree and ripened in , the house, than if allowed to become fully matured on the tree. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but they are very few. And, on the other hand, we know a great many varieties which are only second or third-rate when ripened on the tree, but possess the highest and
Page 21 - ground. It is not usual with many either to tie or clay the grafts in this case, as the wound is placed below the surface ; but when this plan is adopted, the grafts must be set and the trees planted at once, drawing the wellpulverized soil with great care around the graft. Another way of grafting apple-stocks,
Page 640 - open air, are rather dry, when ripened within doors are most abundantly melting and juicy. They will also last for a considerably longer period if ripened in this way—maturing gradually, as wanted for use, and being thus beyond the risk of loss or injury by violent storms
Page 888 - degree hotter than it was the second time. After remaining twenty-four hours, they are taken out, and left to get quite cold. They are then rounded, an operation which is performed by turning the stone in the plum without breaking the skin, and pressing the two ends together between the thumb and finger. They are
Page 4 - of fidelity to the sort. But when a graft is taken from one of these trees, and placed upon another stock, this grafted tree is found to lose its singular power of producing the same by seed, and becomes like all other worked trees. The stock exercises some, as yet, unexplained power in dissolving the strong natural habit of the variety, and

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