On the Indian River

On the Indian River

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...the Northern States, 500 barrels; beans, grown also at the same season, 6, ooo crates; pineapples, 1,500,000; bananas, 40,000 bunches; honey, 30,000 pounds. At the present rate of progress and settlement on the river, this amount of shipments of various articles will, unquestionably, double every year, until all the land on the river is cultivated up to its utmost possible limit. I cannot do better, I think, to settle the question of the relative market value of the Indian River and other Florida oranges, than by giving the following copy of a telegraphed New York market report which appeared in the Florida Times-Union, this year: "New York, March 26.--The market is firm on fancy grades of oranges. Indian River, $4. to $5; other choice brights, $3 to $3.50; inferior grades moving slowly; russets, fancy, $2.50 to $2.75; grape fruit, $2 to $2.50 per box, $4. to $5 per barrel." In this connection it may be well to say a few words as to the origin of the Indian River orange, and I cannot tell the story better than by using the following language contained in an able paper read at a State meeting of horticulturists within the year past: "For some distance back from the coast and coast rivers, most of the orange groves are on hammock lands, where the trees make a rapid growth, come to early bearing, and produce handsome, bright oranges of the first quality--fruit that has Won for itself a reputation in the markets of the world, and commands the highest price wherever offered for sale. These lands, although varying greatly in their character and composition may, for our purpose, be divided into three general classes, the first of which, in strength and lasting qualities, is the low, rich, heavy hammock, underlaid with marl from a...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911865
  • 9781236911865