Report of the Committee of the Board of Agriculture, Appointed to Extract Information from the County Reports, and Other Authorities, Concerning the C

Report of the Committee of the Board of Agriculture, Appointed to Extract Information from the County Reports, and Other Authorities, Concerning the C

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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. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ... after the new are fit to dig for general use. Confiderable quantities of White-eyes and Apple potatoes may be had in this county; the White-eyes, at present, five shillings English per barrel, ' of twenty stone; the Apple, about fix shillings and fixpence: the latter probablg cheaper, at this time, at Dungarvon or Youghall. The angers, which are only to be had in this country, are now ten 'fliillings the barrel, as the demand is always very great for them, in order to plant early for the Dublin market. No great quantities of these could now be procured; and potatoes in general are likely to be very dear between, this time and the coming in of the new crop. The English White, which we confider as originally coming from Laneashire, are perhaps to be better-procured at Liverpool than in Ireland. In some gaces they cultivate a black potatoe, of the shape of a Whiteeye, with metimes a very dry, but yellow coloured infide: it has rather a strong earthy flavour, but as it is very hardy, grows with little maniire, is fingularly produftive (the fialks continually throwing-out young potatoes, even to the surface of the ground) and lasts long in a sound eatable state. I am of opinion, it might be introduced in soils and fituations where the before-mentioned kinds would not answer near so well. I have now mentioned all the kinds of potatoes which I.think necessary for the several purposes of earl) and great produce, or long continuance. There are several others in different parts of the kingdom of various names, which would, perhaps, -be as strongly recommended by their several admirers; but as I confider those I have mentioned as forming a perfeft assortment, viz. The long, flar, smootb kind for early use and supcriority of fig-vour; and the round sbrts for..show more

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  • English
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  • 1236591267
  • 9781236591265