Bulletin Volume 1-8

Bulletin Volume 1-8

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... avoid the alternative of a loss of the crop of fruit. The low spreading habit of the Taylor, Stone, and perhaps others, is advantageous for such purpose; while the stout upright growth of many others increases the liability to break the canes in the process of laying down. The trailing habit of the dewberry would, in a snowy region, insure an ample covering; while, if needful, they may be easily covered with earth or mulch. There are several varieties before the public; but of those disseminated and fully tested, the Lucretia is the only one that has received general and satisfactory indorsement. The following varieties are more or less grown in the Northwest; the numbers indicating their relative popularity: Blackberries.--Snyder, 21; Ancient Briton, 11; Stone, 7, Taylor, 2; Thornless (?), 2; Kittatinny, 1; Wallace, 1. Dewberries.--Lucretia, 4, and a local seedling yet unnamed, discovered by Dewain Cook, of Windom, Minn., 1; also one recommended at Sparta, Wis., as productive and excellent, 1. THIS MULBERRY. The Black mulberry (Morus nigra), said to have originated in Central Asia, and to have been introduced into southern Europe more than a This variety has recently been named Windom.--H. E. Van Deman, thousand years ago, is reputed to be the parent of what is now known as the Eussian Mulberry, which is the only species requiring notice in this connection. Having been introduced into the West by the Mennouites who einmigrated from Russia, it has manifested a degree of hardiness superior to that of any other mulberry. Its limit northward on this continent can not yet be said to have been determined. The fruit can not be said to possess any special present value, and its prospective importance must depend upon the chance of improvement by new...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521293
  • 9781236521293