The American Rose Annual Volume 3

The American Rose Annual Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...liked to be, because of the advantage of a long shipping season, indicates an approximate confirmation of the critical date theory. Mr. O. Joe Howard, of the J. Van Lindley Nursery Company, Pomona, N. C, thinks he "ought not to ship after March 25 in ordinary seasons, certainly never later than April 1." He refers, of course, to the North Carolina spring, which is early. Other growers hold to the belief that the rose may be carried dormant much later with safety. Some, it is feared, rely too much on storage, with roots protected only by low temperature. It is desired in the 1919 Annual to have many expressions on this point, and the Editor will welcome detailed and definite expressions, sent to him at any time during the year. What is a "Pinch" in Rose-Growing?--The expert commercial rosegrower will smile at this question, but full 99 per cent of amateurs, including the Editor of the Annual, will not smile, but repeat the question. That the word as relating to roses is local to the United States appeared in a letter from the great French rosarian, Monsieur E. Turbat, who on January 12 asked the Editor to explain the reference to "pinches" in the 1917 Annual. The question was referred to ex-President Pennock, whose reply is so clear and definite that it is here transcribed as of general interest: "In America, rose cut-flower crops are timed for certain occasions, as for the holidays. This is done by pinching or cutting off the developing buds. For instance, in the case of Killarney or American Beauty, a pinch about November 20 will produce roses for Christmas. "Another growth is started immediately below where the bud was pinched or cut off, and this shoot will grow and bloom, so that by controlling...
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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928180
  • 9781236928184