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A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit Trees (Paperback) Loot Price: R467
Discovery Miles 4 670
A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit Trees (Paperback): Charles Harrison

A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit Trees (Paperback)

Charles Harrison

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1823. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... state for gathering. It certainly requires observation and practice in order to be fully acquainted with it. Never pinch a fruit in order to know whether it is ripe or not, particularly the Peach, Nectarine, or Apricot, because they are sooner damaged by it than any other kinds. But to ascertain Avhether they be ripe or not, let the hand be placed underneath, and the fruit be gently raised a little; if it be at that advanced state proper to be gathered, it will come off immediately, but if not ripe enough, it will adhere: by attending to this, the proper criterion will soon be learned. A funnel lined with velvet is used by some persons for gathering fruit, but the practice recommended is a great deal better. CHAPTER XX. The treatment of the Apple tree trained against a wall, or as an espalier. Although most kinds of Apple trees will bear well as standards, yet some do better when trained against a wall, or as espaliers. Because they derive advantages from these situations, which they cannot receive as standards; the heat which is afforded them by the reflection of the sun, contributes materially to the ripening of the buds, and bringing the fruit to a higher degree of flavour, and a larger size, than they would be in other circumstances. To have some of the choicest kinds brought to high perfection, is not only profitable, but will certainly yield a considerable degree of pleasure and satisfaction. There are some sorts of Apples more particularly suited for Avalls and espaliers, such as the Golden Pippin, Ribstone Pippin, &c. The, jsort of soil which is.most sujlahlfi for Apple trees, is a strong loam with a dry bottom; for If the bottom be wet, the trees are generally diseased and affected with canker. Directions for making the borders are given in the Chapter o..


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Charles Harrison
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 68
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-25308-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-25308-8
Barcode: 9781150253089

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