Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands

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Hawaiian gazette Company, Limited, 1911 - Fruit-culture - 247 pages

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Page 214 - The (lowers arc about 2l/ inches across, are white, with red spots on them. The fruit is slightly oblong, 2 inches in diameter, and very regular in size and shape. When ripe, it is yellow spotted with white. It has a medium-hard shell or skin, and the edible pulp is whitish-yellow, and contains many flat, black seeds.
Page 216 - This is a strong, vigorous vine, very suitable for arbors and trellises. It is not commonly found in Hawaii; however, a very fine specimen of its kind is growing in Dr.
Page 216 - The ovoid-pointed fruit has a tough, leathery shell which, when green, is six-striated, with white stripes; when (jiiite ripe the fruit is a dull orange-yellow. The numerous seeds are imbedded in the juicy, scented pulp, which is aromatic and delicious. Propagation is by seed and by cuttings.
Page 182 - Many Mangosteen trees have been brought to Hawaii, and have received intelligent care, but they have not thrived well; and have eventually died. Only two have ever produced fruit ; one in the garden of Mr. Francis Gay of Kauai, which bears its fruit annually, and the other tree at Lahaina, Maui. in the gar den formerly the property of Mr. Harry Turton.
Page 60 - J. pachyphloaa ericoides. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS. This species is one of the most massive of our junipers. In early life the crown is open and broadly conical, and in old age, dense and round. The trunk is short and clear of branches for 6 or perhaps 10 feet. As a rule, the tree attains a height of from 30 to 40 feet, and a diameter of from 1J to 3J feet.
Page 214 - I'his strong-growing, glabrous vine, climbing by tendrils, is a native of tropical America.
Page 8 - The flowers are greenish-yellow and downy. The fruit, which ripens from June until November, is a round or pear-shaped drupe. covered with a thin, rather tough skin, which is cither green or purple in color.
Page 36 - La Laguna (Schiede); vs in herb. Hook. (Tenampa, Prov. Vera Cruz, Linden, no. 50). The leaves of this plant are described by Schlechtendal as being from 4 to 6 inches long and from 2 to 3 inches broad, upon a very short petiole of only 3 or 6 lines in length; the calyx is...
Page 14 - That all the surface-mould of any such expanse has passed, and will again pass, every few years through the bodies of worms is a marvellous reflection, and one which should not be lightly dismissed from the mind. The most ancient, as well as one of the most valuable of man's inventions, is the plough. But long before man existed the land was in fact regularly ploughed, and still continues to be ploughed, by earth-worms.
Page 204 - The tree thrives best in a warm, dry atmosphere, where the soil is rich and well drained.

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