Data on the Growth of Young Stock

Data on the Growth of Young Stock

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...judged from its first crop, which was borne this year. Its fruit is sweeter, firm fleshed, and quite free from disease, and but little attacked by curculio and gouger. If in the future these characteristics are more fully established, this one tree may prove the source of much value to the West. It is probably in with the Hungarian Prune lot by mistake, though there is the possibility of this being a sport from the original. It differs in a very marked way from all others of this northeast Europe importationiwhich we have received. PLUM, Uommun.ia. (Budd, 1890.) The trees of this variety are rather poor growers, with smooth bark and broad, oval leaves. The fruit is large of the class, smooth, oval or nearly oblong, pale purple, somewhat mottled, and with a very thick lilac bloom. The flesh is rather too soft to handle well when fully ripe, but very fair quality, though lacking in real fine flavor. This variety seems to be about as subject to attacks of curculio and brown rot as the Richland. Ripens in the early part of August. PLUM, 'Early Red. ( Budd, 1890.) Tree more slender and with smaller twigs than usual in the Russian class. Fruit of medium size, long, oval, somewhat irregular, with very slight suture; stalk slender; color mottled purplish red, with thick pale lilac bloom; flesh yellow, a little inclined to be mealy, but quite pleasant to eat--one of the best of its class. Some brown rot present. This variety is now ripe (August 6). H ungarian Prune. (Budd.) Trees of this variety have been in our trial rows for many years. They are strong, rather upright growers, with coarse shoots, and in character show clearly the P. domestica origin. They often set quite full, though but little fruit has ever been perfected, they being the special...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236538412
  • 9781236538413