Bulletin Volume 192-197

Bulletin Volume 192-197

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...It is a valuable market sort, though it does not ripen at the season of highest prices. It is considered one of the standard sorts for the sections in this region where it is most grown. A few growers who have this variety report adversely concerning it, but such experiencesare rare. No explanation for such results is apparent. It may require higher cultural conditions than some varieties. A few growers have put the fruit in cold storage for a period of two to four weeks with gratifying results. It is said to hold well in storage for the time named, and this permits placing it on the market in some seasons, at least, when prices are better than they frequently are during August. Metz. This variety is said to have originated in Jones County, N. C. It has apparently been distributed to a small extent locally, but is not widely known, even to those who have orchards in the tide-water section of this State. The tree makes a fine, healthy growth, noticeably free from fungous diseases. The fruit is good size, oblate, smooth, more or less striped with red. It ripens in North Carolina the last of July and early in August. It is said to be excellent for cooking, and especially good for cider, producing a much larger quantity of juice than most varieties. It is recommended by some for growing near the coast. No mature specimens of this variety have been seen by the writer. Its merits, aside from the tree characteristics noted above, are given here as reported by parties who are growing it. Muster. Aside from the fact that this variety was introduced many years ago, having been described by Warder in "American Pomology," published in 1867, nothing appears to be known relative to the history of this sort. It is likewise almost unknown to...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236951956
  • 9781236951953