The British American Cultivator Volume 1

The British American Cultivator Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...a particularly warm location. No fruit will admit of such plentiful manurings as this, provided it be properly applied, and the produce of fruit will be thereby immensely increased, and those who say the development produced is in wood without fruit evince great ignorance. Decomposed vegetable or animal mauures, and above all the blood of cattle from the butcher's stall, plentifully and frequently mingled with the earth at a short distance from the main stalk, of the vine, will cause a degree of vigor and productiveness that will astonish all who have not witnessed their effects. In regard to pruning, the American varieties, require such thinning out during the winter, as is necessary to prevent the branches injuring each other by contact, and the removal of such weak spurs as are immature and imperfect; but no fear should be indulged that the vine, if in a good soil, is not capable of maturing its fruit on any extent of branches it may naturally produce, as among the most productive vines found in Carolina, there are many instances where a single vine covers an acre. Summer pruning is only called for in locations where the vines are confined in too narrow limits, and then but very partially, as any considerable pruning will cause the fruit to turn black and fall off, and even cutting off the leaves will prevent the maturity of the fruit, as they are the conductors of the essential nutriment from the atmosphere to the fruit and to the whole plant. The foreign varieties being natives of a much milder climale require considerable pruning, and but a moderate proportion of the vigorous shoots should be allowed to remain, it being necessary in this case to substitute skill and artificial culture in order to remedy the inappropriateness of climate. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512758
  • 9781236512758