Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 10, No. 1

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 10, No. 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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... have done this for the double purpose of review, and to increase the interest in fruit growing among those who are less highly favoured; how far I have or am likely to succeed in those purposes I leave you, patient and attentive reader, to determine, assuring you at the same time that my wish and earnest desire is for the best interest of fruit culture in this country. And further, allow me to say, I firmly believe the day is not far in the distant future when we may become notedas a people for the beauty, the abundance and value of our fruits. DAVID BRADT'S SEEDLING RUSSET. To the President and Board of Directors If the Fruit Growers' Association of Ontario. GENTLEMEN.--I hand to you Specimens of my Seedling Apple. The Tree is about forty years old, a Chance Seedling, and stands well exposed, growing in a line fence and at the present time very healthy, and has borne good crops, the best crops are produced in alternate years, but a light crop other years, the soil is a strong loam, the tree growing in sod without any cultivation. The tree is pruned regularly every year. In 187 6 the crop was about 12 bushels picked apples, and many fell without counting. Their keeping qualities are quite equal to any other apple with whichl am acquainted, some of them I had in good condition as late as June. It is also a capital desert fruit, and for cooking I think is quite equal to the very best Sm--As the season is now apparently opening with its anxieties respecting the fruit. crop of 1877, we naturally turn to matters of interest in connexion with fruit growing in Ontario. The Glass's Seedling Plum, Flemish Beauty Pear and Swayzie Pomegrise Apple, are all growing well, and bid very fair at present, to stand our Canadian weather, ...
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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236792238
  • 9781236792235