The Fruit Manual: A Guide to the Fruits and Fruit Trees of Great Britain (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Journal of Horticulture Office, 1884 - Fruit - 759 pages
1 Review
  

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Gene_WashDC - LibraryThing

The fig section gives a nice selection of fig varieties; list is however fairly short on detail and of limited use as many of his varieties are no longer available. Read full review

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 160 - Forsyth, Ed. 3. No. 125. Fruit middle-sized, oblong, irregularly formed. Eye very large, deeply sunk, in an uneven, oblique hollow. Stalk rather short, not deeply inserted. Skin greenish yellow ; on the sunny side of a brownish red, streaked with a darker colour. Flesh white, very firm. Juice abundant, and of a very excellent flavour. A dessert apple from October till March. Its name seems to indicate a Norfolk origin ; but I never could find it in any part of the county. 149- NORTHERN GREENING....
Page 419 - On the wonderful works of God in the Creation ; or On the certainty of the resurrection of the dead, proved by the certain changes of the animal and vegetable parts of the creation.
Page 60 - ... firm. Juice quick, sub-acid, with a little musky perfume. A valuable culinary fruit from October to January. This is a real Norfolk apple, and but little known out of the county. It appears to have been known in the time of Ray, in 1688, who says it took its name from " the famous Dr. Gabriel Harvey." When baked in an oven which is not too hot, these apples are most excellent ; they become sugary, and will keep a week or ten days, furnishing for the dessert a highly-flavoured sweetmeat. It makes...
Page 212 - ... grey netted russet, rendering the skin scabrous. Flesh greenish yellow, firm, crisp, and tender. Juice saccharine, highly aromatic, and of a most excellent flavour. A dessert apple from November till February. This neat and very valuable little apple was introduced into notice about thirty years ago by the late Mr. Andrew Siely, of Norwich, who had it growing in his garden on the Castle Ditches, and being a favourite with him, he always called it the Pride of the Ditches.
Page 166 - I have never seen this apple. It was first noticed by Mr. George Lindley whose description of it I have given above. He says " it is supposed to have originated at Oxnead, near Norwich, the seat of the Earl of Yarmouth. It has been known many years in Norfolk, no doubt prior •to the extinction of that Peerage in 1733, and I have never seen it out of the county. The tree is a very small grower ; its branches are small and wiry and of a grass green color; it is very hardy and an excellent bearer.
Page 251 - Fruit of a good size, rather more flat than long, having a few obtuse angles terminating in the crown. Eye small, with short diverging segments of the calyx. Stalk short. Skin pale yellow, slightly shaded with orange on the sunny side. Specific gravity of the juice 1076. The Yellow Elliot was well known by planters of the seventeenth century. The cider in a new state is harsh and astringent ; but it grows soft and mellows with age. It is supposed to have derived its name from the person who raised...
Page 223 - ... by some angular plaits. Stalk short, slender, deeply inserted, not protruding beyond the base. Skin dull yellowish green, tinged on the sunny side with pale dull brown. Flesh greenish white, not crisp. Juice subacid, with a pretty good flavour. A culinary apple in October and November. This is an useful Norfolk apple, and known in the markets by the above name. The trees are rather small growers, but great bearers. 42. WALTHAM ABBEY SEEDLING. Hort. Trans. Vol. vp 269. Fruit resembling a Golden...
Page 296 - ... companions. One grass-caterpillar, which was kept in confinement, although furnished with an abundance of green food, actually appeared to prefer to feed upon other caterpillars, no matter of what kind, so long as their bodies were not defended by long, bristling hairs, or spines. The grass-caterpillar is from an inch and a half to an inch and three-quarters in length. A longitudinal light-brownish line runs down the centre, and two yellow lines along each side of the back, which is somewhat...
Page 476 - Fruit pretty large, of a long pyramidal figure, about three inches and a half long, and two inches and a half in diameter.
Page 264 - Moorpark is roundish, inclining to oval, with a very deep suture on one side extending from the base to the apex. Skin yellow, mottled and dotted with crimson on the exposed side. Flesh in all respects resembling that of the Moorpark. Stone oblong, with a covered channel along the back, which is pervious. Kernel bitter. This ripens three weeks before the Moorpark.

Bibliographic information