On the Cultivation of Liberian Coffee in the West Indies

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S. W. Silver, 1881 - Coffee - 31 pages

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Page 17 - necessary, and it may be laid down as a general rule that the
Page 14 - The coffee now being cultivated in Liberia is from plants originally procured from the forest, but greatly improved by cultivation. It is grown both on light alluvial soil near the coast, and on gravelly soils in the interior.
Page 13 - It is probable that the scarcity of labour has had much to do with the stationary character of the coffee enterprise at the present time. As coffee is preeminently a pursuit requiring constant vigilance and instant attention, a want of hands at a critical time causes such loss that planters fear to undertake the risk,
Page 27 - From present indications, in a few years the export of coffee from Liberia will be considerable, and its rich and superior flavour will secure for it a corresponding demand at remunerative prices
Page 28 - coffee is generally taken up in Dominica, as I think it will be, there is a future for this little country. There are thousands of acres of splendid coffee land that might be cultivated in this island with no fear of the " white fly " before the eyes of the planter, for the Liberian tree bids defiance to its attacks.
Page 26 - was the only machine known, and it is saying a good thing for its inventor that, with some simple modifications, it is still a general favourite.'* It
Page 28 - tree bids defiance to its attacks. Indeed there is a very eligible field for settlers here with a little money in their pockets who wish to cultivate coffee. It might be pleasanter and more profitable in the long run to set their faces towards the west
Page 23 - Too much care cannot be bestowed on planting out the coffee in the fields, for at this time the results of all the previous work are liable to be swept away by inattention to what to the inexperienced may appear to be trifling details.
Page 15 - It comes best, apparently so far, in the open without shade. One plant at an elevation of about 300 feet, without any shade and close to a granite rock giving out considerable heat, has about 100
Page 27 - In the island there are many abandoned estates, and large tracts of virgin soil, well watered with fine streams, eminently adapted for the cultivation of coffee and limes, and other tropical plants

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