Native American Species of Prunus

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1915 - Prunus - 75 pages
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Page 8 - Mr. Russell. A low, dwarfish tree or shrub, rising 2 or 3 feet or more; the blossoms white, profuse, of a beautiful appearance, and in early spring resembling snow; the fruit of different colors, according to the variety, some being yellow, some red, and some purple; the flesh of delicious flavor; the produce most abundant. This new tree, or shrub, was lately introduced to our country from a small district in the colder part of Texas, and the upper Colorado, by my friend John...
Page 72 - Observations on the Inhabitants, Climate, Soil, Rivers, Productions, Animals and Other Matters Worthy of Notice, Made by Mr. John Bartram in his Travels from Pennsylvania to Onondaga, Oswego, and the Lake Ontario in Canada...
Page 3 - Indians loaden with maiz, which the Cacique had sent; and they told him on his behalfe that he waited his comming with...
Page 4 - ... bark; one of the barks being very scaly, like our American Birch. These trees, when in blossom, smell as sweet as any jessamine, and look as white as a sheet, being something prickly. You may make it grow to what shape you please; they are very ornamental about a house, and make a wonderful fine shew at a distance, in the spring, because of their white livery. Their fruit is red, and very palatable to the sick.
Page 7 - Chicasaw" is the only one of these varieties that can be recognized as a native, and Thacher is perhaps the second author to refer in an American horticultural work specifically to a native, although the name "Chicasaw" may have appeared before in one of William Frince's catalogues, as well as in M'Mahon's work.
Page 32 - ... (it is ash-gray in the variety), and smaller almost oblong or roundish dark red fruit, the pulp of which is harder and less palatable. The variety is abundant near Sierra City, Sierra Co., Calif., where along with the type the writer has observed it almost annually since 1867. It prevails generally in the more northerly parts of the State, and has long been observed and its superior qualities noted by my friend Mr. Sisson, of Strawberry Valley at the base of Mt. Shasta, where it grows plentifully...
Page 4 - Guachoya, hee sent John Danusco, with as many men as could goe in the canoes, up the river. For when they came downe from Nilco, they saw on the other side the river new cabins made. John Danusco went and brought the canoes loden with maiz, French beanes, prunes, and many loaves made of the substance of prunes. That day came an Indian to the Gover- P nor from the cacique of Guachoya, and said, that his lord would come the next day.
Page 69 - Here is an opportunity for the enterprising and skillful horticulturist to revolutionize cherry culture, and he who first produces a fruit equal to the Great Bigarreau, or Early Richmond cherry, and borne upon a shrub no larger than a currant bush * * * will be very likely to gather golden harvests for his labor.
Page 10 - I am dreaming that among these there is something valuable; their endurance, productiveness and perfect hardiness should and must be made useful to us, and we have no right to rest or flag in our efforts until we have an orchard of native plums that shall command in market two to four dollars per bushel, and yield crops as abundant and frequent as the wild ones in our thickets now do. About the possibility of this there is very little doubt, and yet how little we are doing to accomplish it.
Page 66 - This new fruit, which was originated by me, ia a cross (which I made in the spring of 1891) between the sand cherry ( Prunus pumila) and the Miner plum. It is botanically called a cherry. Years ago I received plants of the sand cherry, native to eastern Minnesota, from JS Harris, and latter on I read an article, written by Prof. JL Budd, stating- that a cross, no doubt, could be made with it and the tame cherry, which I had imported from Denmark, Europe, in the spring of 1884.

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