Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey Volume 1

Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey Volume 1

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...Herpruepuea, a red grape which keeps well, and is the last gathered; its name is probably derived from its hardness. 36. Pafdxra, a red grape of two sorts, one oblong, the other round. 37. Pazaiuza aiwvrpa, a white grape; the sort cultivated in Smyrna for exportation under the name of Smyrna raisins. 38. 'Ecents.-ninaiaog, much esteemedfor the table; the vine continues to ripen its fruit through the autumn. In marriage ceremonies the stem of this vine is selected for the matrimonial crown, and care is taken to choose a rod of it that has forty knots or nodi, Kt;/-L7l'0l; this is indicative of the proliferous quality of the grape, which is to be communicated to the bride. ' ' ' 39. T8 centsrmpu'..'-n'f; 'Ispoua'alA1i'u, a black grape that preserves well; has a hard seed, and a very large fruit; it is so called fiom its supposed resemblance to the grape found by the Jews in the land of promise. Vitis Corinthiaca 3-mpu'.cents; a small black grape; the famous Corinthian grape, is the principal produce of the island, the quantity produced may be computed at six millions of pounds; sometimes at more. They are sold by a thousand weight; the pr-ice at present is eighteen sequins of Venice; and the total produce is estimated at 54,0001. sterling. This is the most important object of cultivation in the island. The vine continues to produce for a very long period. The quantity of fruit in Cephallonia amounts to three millions and a half of pounds; in Ithaca to half a million; _in Turkey to six millions. The places, in Turkey, where the fruit grows are, in the Morea, at Patras, Vostizza, Xylocastro, Camari; in Romelia, at Lepanto, Messalungia, Natolico. Of the whole produce " Mention is made by the Scholiast onshow more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236825160
  • 9781236825162