The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and the Professional and Commercial Grower, of the Kinds, Characteristics and Methods of Cultivation of the Species of Plants Grown in the Regions of the United States and Canada for Ornament, for Fancy, for Fruit and for Vegetables; with Keys to the Natural Families and Genera, Descriptions of the Horticultural Capabilities of the States and Provinces and Dependent Islands, and Sketches of Eminent Horticulturists, Volume 1

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Liberty Hyde Bailey
Macmillan, 1914 - Gardening - 3639 pages
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fairly well scanned pg 43(74-pdf) is covered with other page but then rescanned. There are some pages with blocks of covered text 275(314);276(315);470(519);478(527);480(531) and a few with distorted text but mostly legible. This seems to be only Volume I of a set; it ends on byrsonima pg 602 (665) unless it is only a preview copy. 

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Page 333 - The apricot is a fruit somewhat intermediate between the peach and the plum. The tree is a round-headed, spreading grower with dark somewhat peach-like bark, and very broad or almost circular leaves. The fruit, which generally ripens in advance of both the peach and plum, is peach-like in shape and color, with a smoother skin, rich yellow flesh and large flat, smooth stone. The flesh is commonly less juicy than that of the peach, and, as a rule, perhaps, of higher quality. The...
Page 334 - Spraying with arsenical poisons is uncertain. The insect must be caught by jarring the trees, in the same manner as on plums and peaches, but the work must be even more thoroughly done than upon those fruits. The jarring should begin as soon as the blossoms fall and continue as long as the insects are numerous enough to do serious damage. It will usually be necessary to catch the insects for four or six weeks, two or three times a week, or perhaps, even every day.
Page 337 - By making the bottom board \\Yt inches long, an ordinary 10 x 12 window pane will be the proper size. When the glass is pressed to the bottom of the groove, draw the two ends in at the top until the glass is held firmly and then fasten them in place by narrow strips of wood, one on each side of the tank, placed on top of the glass and screwed to the end pieces.
Page 352 - ... axis continuing to grow for a number of years more vigorously than the lateral axes, and the lower branches dying off in time.
Page 333 - Natural size. leaves ovate and more or less tapering at both ends, thin, dull green, on slender and pubescent mostly glandless stalks, finely appressed-serrate, and hairy on the veins below. Flowers large and plum-like, blush, solitary or in twos, on pubescent...
Page 337 - By making the bottom board eleven and one-half inches long, an ordinary ten by twelve window pane will be the proper size. When the glass is pressed to the bottom of the groove, draw the two ends in at the top until the glass is held firmly and then fasten them in place by narrow strips of wood...
Page 333 - Fruit variable, but smooth at maturity, red or yellow, the sweet and firm flesh free, or very nearly so, from the large, smooth, flat stone. Tree with a round, spreading top and a reddish, cherry-like or peach-like bark ; leaves (Fig.
Page 333 - With these conditions and precautions fulfilled, there need be only very small loss of orchard trees from poor unions. The apricot, when grown under the best conditions, may be considered to be nearly or quite as productive as the peach. Like other fruit trees, it bears in alternate years, unless the crops are very heavily thinned. New York apricots are of superior quality and are popular in markets where they are known.
Page 333 - The most serious enemy of the apricot is the curculio, the same pestiferous insect which attacks the plum and peach. It seems to have a particular fondness for the apricot, and as the fruit sets very early the crop may be expected to be destroyed unless the most vigilant means...
Page 333 - Fruit (Fig. 8) small, yellowish or greenish, the flesh rather hard and dry and adhering tightly to the pitted stone. Tree like the common apricot but with a grayer or greener bark and duller foliage; leaves grayishgreen , generally narrower (Fig. 6) and...