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1873 Excerpt: ...apprehended. This belief has proved to be
well-founded, and we think it probable that the exemption of our
fruit trees from injury is to a great extent due to the fact that
they strike their roots more deeply than the vine, and thus were
protected from injury by excessive evaporation. "It was a most
gratifying surprise, when so many of oiir hardiest forest trees
were either killed outright, or greatly injured, to find that even
the buds of the peach trees had not sustained the slightest damage.
"The strawberries experienced much injury from the winter, and
wherever water stood over them and was frozen, the destruction of
the plants was complete. Raspberries and blackberries, when
unprotected, were greatly damaged. "The summer will long be
remembered for the extreme heat and great quantity of rain,
reminding us of the accounts which we have read of tropical
climates, the thermometer having for about three weeks in the last
of June and first part of July stood at 90, or tn that
neighborhood. Under the circumstances, the growth of all vegetation
was extremely rapid, and the crop of strawberries particlarly, was
much larger than could otherwise have been the case, after the
injury inflicted by the winter." Strawberries.--Among the new
varieties of Strawberries exhibited at the last Show, Mr. Manning
notices the "Col. Cheney," by Mr. Warren Heustis, which is
described as very large and handsome, slightly irregular in form,
color bright scarlet, with yellow seeds, and much resembling
Jucunda in appearance; flesh pale red, solid, and of fair quality,
though not as high flavored as Triomphe de Grand, with which it was
tested on 21st July. It was deemed a promising variety. The flower
is pistillate. The Nicanor, in the experience of Mr....
|Country of origin:
Maryland State Agricultural Society
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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