View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees and the Management of Orchards and Cider

View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees and the Management of Orchards and Cider

5 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?


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...
show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1232376248
  • 9781232376248

Rating details

1 rating
5 out of 5 stars
5 100% (1)
4 0% (0)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X