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
Wiley and Putnam, 1845 - 594 pagina's
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The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America: Or, The Culture, Propagation, and ...
Andrew Jackson Downing
Volledige weergave - 1846
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Pagina 597 - This Library is put up in beautiful style, as well as offered at a very cheap rate. We are pleased to see such good paper and print, for we think the habit of reading ill-printed, dingy books deteriorates not only the eyesight but the taste. Books, if good for anything, deserve a cleanly dress. To degrade them, even outwardly, has the same tendency as the use of tobacco, to pollute and vulgarize all the habits of life.
Pagina 6 - All fine fruits are artificial products ; the aim of nature, in a wild state, being only a healthy, vigorous state of the tree, and perfect seeds for continuing the species. It is the object of culture, therefore, to subdue, or enfeeble this excess of vegetation ; to lessen the coarseness of the tree ; to diminish the size of the seeds ; and to refine the quality and increase the size of the flesh or pulp. There is always a tendency in our varieties of fruit trees to return by their seeds towards...
Pagina 25 - ... and fruit is increased by this apparent obstruction of the descending sap ; and the fruit of such young trees ripens, I think, somewhat earlier than upon other young trees of the same age, which grow upon stocks of their own species; but the growth and vigour of the tree, and its power to nourish a succession of heavy crops, are diminished, apparently, by the stagnation, in the branches and stock, of a portion of that sap which, in a tree growing upon its own stem, or upon a stock of its own...
Pagina xii - DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF A NEW METHOD of PLANTING and MANAGING the ROOTS of GRAPE VINES. By CLEMENT HOARE, Author of " A Treatise on the Cultivation of the Grape Vine on Open Walls.
Pagina 219 - Where vineyards are cultivated, a limestone soil, or one composed of decaying calcareous rocks,-is by far the best ; but where, as in most gardens, the vine is raised solely for its fruit, the soil should be highly enriched. The foreign grape will scarcely thrive well here on a heavy soil, though our native varieties grow and bear well on any strong land, but the essence of all that can be said in grape culture respecting soil is that it be dry and light, deep and rich.
Pagina 207 - Kennicott's fig," which he tied to the fruit. An Oxonian wag, who had observed the transaction, watched the fruit daily, and when ripe, gathered it, and exchanged the label for one thus worded: "A fig for Dr. Kennicott.
Pagina 128 - Stalk three fourths of an inch long, curved, thickest at the bottom. Flesh yellow, fine grained, tender, crisp, with an abundance of rich, slightly aromatic, lively, acid juice. The tree grows very, strongly, and resembles the Fall pippin in its wood and leaves, and bears most abundant crops.
Pagina 163 - ... in France, when the grapes are ripe, are protected by sprinkling a plant here and there with a mixture of lime and water, which marks the leaves with conspicuous white blotches. Every one who has travelled on the Continent, in the fruit season, must have observed the respect that is paid to these appropriating marks ; and there is something highly gratifying in this, and in the humane feeling displayed by the princes of the different countries, in causing the trees to be planted. It would indeed...