Bulletin Volume 287-300

Bulletin Volume 287-300

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...planting has been restricted chiefly to the vicinity of Boston and New York until within the last few years, when it has gradually worked its way southward through New Jersey and Delaware, and still more recently has disclosed its special merit as a summer apple for both home use and market in parts of North Carolina and South Carolina, where few northern varieties succeed. Its firm flesh and relatively tough skin render it one of the best early varieties for long carriage, and such tests of trans-Atlantic shipments as have been made indicate that high prices can be had for it in July and August in the markets of the United Kingdom.1 The tree is said to be a rather slow grower and does better when top-grafted on vigorous stock. This is shown by the variety as growing in the Station orchard, where it is represented only by some top-grafts in a large tree of Munson. These are vigorous and have made an upright growth. They have been bearing fruit for a number of years. Two points of excellence have been noted, one of which is especially prominent. The variety was grafted in 1913 into a tree of Tolman which had suffered from extreme infection of blight, and under these conditions Williams has passed through two seasons entirely free from infection. The period of bloom is long and extends over into the season of the later-blooming varieties, such as Rome Beauty and Northern Spy. The fruit is medium to large; form oblong to nearly ovate; skin thick but not tough, with smooth surface; undercolor light green, almost covered with streaks and splashes of rich dark crimson; flesh greenish white, sometimes tinted with pink, very firm, somewhat coarse and juicy at picking time, becoming more tender and eventually mealy when overmature; flavor mild...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236941233
  • 9781236941237