The Family, Farm and Gardens; And the Domestic Animals

The Family, Farm and Gardens; And the Domestic Animals

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...somewhat irregular, ascending; tree round-headed; leaves obtusely creuate. Summer ll0st.--(S_2/n. W0olman's early, VVoolman's striped harvest.) Medium, or rather small, roundish oblate; yellowish, blotched, and streaked with red; stalk rather short; basin round, slightly plaited; flesh very tender, slightly crisp; texture fine, mild subaeid, juicy, excellent. Begins to ripen with wheat harvest, and continues a month. Fine in all localities. Better in quality for the table than early harvest, but less productive. Golden SWttt.----Medinm, or rather large, roundish, slightly flattened; greenish, becoming pale yellow; stalk an inch or more long, slender; cavity acuminate; basin moderate; flesh very sweet, good, hardly firstrate. The fruit is always fair, the tree a free grower, and very productive. Buds large; leaves sharply serrate. Late in summer. Valuable for domestic animals. lllltlltllll Slllllllltl Ptfll'Illl1lIl.--(S3/n. early summer pearmain of Coxe.) Medium in size, oblong, slightly inclining to truncate-conical; nearly covered with fine broken streaks and dots of red; stalk nearly one inch long; basin round, even, distinct; very tender, often bursts in falling, subacid, flavor fine. Continues to ripen foi' several weeks in late summer and early autumn. Needs good and rich cultivation. Growth rather slow. This is distinct from the English summer or autumn pearmain, in its larger size, higher red, more oblong form, and superior quality. Early HllI'Vtsl.--(S_1/n. yellow harvest, prince's harvest, early French reinette, July pippin.) Size, medium, roundish, usually more or less oblate, smooth; bright straw-color, when ripe; stalk rather short and slender; calyx moderately sunk; flesh nearly white, flavor rather...show more

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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236907477
  • 9781236907479