Bulletin of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Volume 691-700

Bulletin of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Volume 691-700

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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: ...Fig. 2.--Cross Section Of The Same Fruit, Showing The Thickness Of The Rind And The Core Characteristics Of The Fruits Of This Strain. (seven-tenths Natural Size.) A RIBBED FRUIT, A STRIKING VARIATION OF THE MARSH GRAPEFRUIT VARIETY. Fig. T2.--Cross Section Of The Same Fruit, Showing The Thickness Of The Rind And Other Characteristics. (three-fourths Natural Size.) A TYPICAL FRUIT OF THE CORRUGATED STRAIN OF THE MARSH GRAPEFRUIT. BELL STRAIN. The trees of the Bell strain of the Marsh grapefruit, like those of the Bough strain, are usually more vigorous and less productive than those of the true Marsh strain. Sucker growth is very abundant in trees of the Bell strain, giving them an erect habit of growth. The foliage is dense and the leaves are large and sharply pointed. The fruits resemble closely those of the Bough strain, except in shape. They are somewhat pyriform and constricted toward the stem end, giving them a bell-shaped appearance. In addition to the trees bearing fruits having these general characteristics as a whole, "off-bloom" fruits, developed from flowers blooming out of the regular season, frequently show a marked resemblance to those of the Bell strain. As a rule these fruits are of inferior quality. They do not develop as much sugar or as good flavor as those of the Marsh strain, no matter how long they are allowed to remain on the trees, and they are very undesirable from every standpoint. Trees bearing a large proportion of fruits of this Bell strain, or those showing a tendency toward the production of fruits of this character, should be eliminated by top-working, and should be carefully avoided in the selection of bud wood for propagation ALTERNATE-BEARING STRAIN. The trees of the Alternate-Bearing strain...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943309
  • 9781236943309