Bulletin - University of Hawaii, Agricultural Experiment Station Volume 36-50

Bulletin - University of Hawaii, Agricultural Experiment Station Volume 36-50

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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: ...Wong Leong, Luke Chan, E. W. Jordan, and others. In transit and immediately after arrival the rate of mortality among the plants usually has been extremely high, so that comparatively few trees have become established. In one instance where 400 trees were imported, only four are said to have survived. These losses have been due in part to the shipment of plants without an established root system a"nd in part to the long voyage, followed by the treatment necessary to prevent the introduction of dangerous insects and diseases. In order to introduce and establish the choicest varieties it will be necessary to make special arrangements to insure their safe arrival. It is probably because of the difficulty of transporting the plants, the impossibility of shipping the seed under ordinary conditions, the slowness of the present cumbersome methods of propagation, and the extreme tardiness of many seedlings in coming into bearing that the litchi is represented by only a few trees in countries where the soil and climatic conditions favor its extensive production. The litchi is believed to have been introduced into Florida about 1886 or 1887. Since that date several introductions have been made by the United States Department of Agriculture and by private nurserymen. Very many of these trees died before they became established. Of the few that now remain some are said to promise success. In a letter to this station under date of August 29, 1916, Mr. W. S. Taylor, of Tampa, Fla., stated that litchi trees sent him by the Office of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction, of the Department of Agriculture, fruited in July. Mr. Taylor, who is familiar with the litchi in China, reports that the Florida fruit was "exceptionally large and fine...".show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852001
  • 9781236852007