View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees and the Management of Orchards and Cider
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. 1817 Excerpt: ... rich russet colour, blended with red, faintly streaked anddotted with spots of russet. The skin is rough, the flesh a rich yellow, of a very sprightly taste, and firm in its texture; when first gathered, rather tart, but becomes both sweet and tender by keeping: it is a good table apple, and makes excellent cider; the size that of a Vandervere; it ripens in October, and will keep till February and March--it is highly esteemed by the planters in Virginia, whence I procured it from the neighbourhood of Richmond: the tree grows tall and straight, with a luxuriant foliage and regular form, and is a most abundant and uniform bearer. This apple is known in Pennsylvania, and much cultivated, under the name of the Men-its Pearmain. NO. 36. LONG ISLAND RUSSET. This is a small apple, very much in appearance like the Coopers Russeting; the form is rather oblong, diminishing towards the crown, which is very hollow; the stalk is a full inch in length, planted very deep--the flesh is dry and sweet; makes a very sweet sirupy cider, which when fined is much admired--the skin is of a yellow russet, clouded with black spots--this apple keeps well. NO. 37. GOLDEN PEARMAIN. Called in New-York and East-Jersey, the Ruckmans, or Dutch Pearmain; and in other places the Red Russet; is a most valuable apple for cider, and for family use: the size is middling, the form rather flat, the skin rough, with a large portion of bright russet, mingled with red towards the sun when fully ripe--the flesh is rich, tender, and leather dry--it is a great and uniform bearer; the tree grows luxuriantly, with strong shoots, and a close compact head--the fruit ripens in November, and keeps well through the winter. NO. 38. MORGAN APPLE. This is a fall and early winter apple, of a size above the middl...
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