The New American Orchardist: Or, An Account of the Most Valuable Varieties of Fruit of All Climates, Adapted to Cultivation in the United States, with Their History, Modes of Culture, Management, Uses &c. With an Appendix on Vegetables, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers, the Agricultural Resources of America, and on Silk, &c

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Otis, Broaders, 1845 - Fruit-culture - 450 pages

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Page 23 - Imbrowned the noontide bowers : thus was this place A happy rural seat of various view ; Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm ; Others whose fruit, burnished with golden rind, • Hung amiable, Hesperian fables true, If true, here only, and of delicious taste...
Page 23 - Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose : Another side, umbrageous grots and caves Of cool recess, o'er "which the mantling vine Lays forth her purple grape, and gently creeps Luxuriant; meanwhile murmuring waters fall Down the slope hills, dispersed, or in a lake, That to the fringed bank with myrtle crowned Her crystal mirror holds, unite their streams.
Page 22 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene; and, as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre. Of stateliest view.
Page 22 - That landscape ; and of pure, now purer air Meets his approach, and to the heart inspires Vernal delight and joy, able to drive All sadness but despair : now gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmy spoils.
Page 22 - Rose a fresh Fountain, and with many a rill Waterd the Garden; thence united fell Down the steep glade, and met the nether Flood, Which from his darksom passage now appeers, And now divided into four main Streams, Runs divers, wandring many a famous Realme And Country whereof here needs no account...
Page 11 - TO ORCHARD AND KITCHEN GARDEN; Or, an Account of the most valuable Fruits and Vegetables cultivated in Great Britain : with Kalendars of the Work required in the Orchard and Kitchen Garden during every month in the year. By G.
Page 22 - Which to our general sire gave prospect large Into his nether empire neighbouring round. And higher than that wall a circling row...
Page 109 - Virginia Crab are the two most celebrated cider apples of America. Old trees, growing in dry soils, produce, it is said, the best cider. A good cider apple is saccharine and astringent. To make good cider, the first requisite is suitable fruit; it is equally necessary that the fruit should be not merely mellow, but thoroughly mature, rotten apples being excluded ; and ripe, if possible, at the suitable period, or about the first of November, or from the first to the middle, after the excessive heat...
Page 113 - ... from the atmosphere, a pint of olive oil has been recommended to each hogshead. The excellent cider exhibited by Mr. Rice was prepared by adding two gallons of New England rum to each barrel, when first made. In February or March, it was racked off in clear weather, and two quarts more of New England rum added to each barrel.
Page 307 - Boston, the following mode is often adopted : — The vines are usually transplanted in August. The rows are formed from eighteen inches to two feet asunder. The runners, during the first year, are destroyed. In the "second year, they are suffered to grow and fill the interval, and in the autumn of that year, the whole old rows are turned under with the spade, and the rows are thus shifted to the middle of the space. The same process is repeated every second year. Another mode, which may be recommended...

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