The Apples of New York, Volume 2

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Page 31 - ... satisfactory is it as a keeper. It is recognized as a standard market variety and usually sells above the average prices for varieties of its class. In many localities it has proven a very satisfactory variety for the commercial orchard, because the tree is a fine grower, hardy, pretty long-lived, comes into bearing rather young and is a reliable cropper, yielding good to heavy crops biennially or almost annually. In many cases the fruit does not mature uniformly and there is considerable loss...
Page 188 - ... winter fruit, much admired for its tender, mild, juicy, and agreeable properties ; the size is small, the form round, the stalk of singular appearance, from a fleshy protuberance of the neighbouring part, resembling an aquiline nose, whence the apple derives its name — the skin is rough, the colour yellow, with black clouds and spots — the tree is of handsome and vigorous growth, with long shoots, and great fruitfulness : it is in every respect deserving of extensive cultivation.
Page 152 - A valuable and handsome apple, said to be of Russian origin. The size is middling, form round and rather flat; skin of a beautiful yellow, striped with red; flavor very pleasant and good. It bears well and ripens in September and October." In 1850 Hovey wrote: "Mr. Manning, we believe, first proved the Duchess of Oldenburg and gave a brief account of it in his Book of Fruits. Since then it has been considerably disseminated, and though yet far from being common is to be found in many fine collects...
Page 126 - ... and slender; basin shallow, slightly plaited, calyx small and closed. Skin smooth, bright deep red, occasionally showing a yellow background and thickly sprinkled with whitish dots. Flesh yellowish, firm, crisp, fine-grained, juicy, mild, subacid, fair quality. Will keep till June or later. Lou. — Originated from seed of Oldenburg, by Peter M. Gideon, Excelsior, Minn., from whom cions were received and topworked on a bearing tree in 1888. Tree a good grower with strong, upright branches. It...
Page 67 - ... departure from the common characters of Fameuse as to be readily recognized as something different. Such seedlings are generally accepted as new varieties, and in cases where they show conspicuous merit they are separately propagated by grafting, and eventually receive special names of their own. He then lists several named varieties of the Fameuse group, including Bloom, Brilliant, Canada Baldwin, Fameuse Green, Fameuse Noire, Fameuse Sucre, La Victoire, Louise, Mclntosh, Hilaire and Shiawassee....
Page 92 - ... Hagloes for a barrel of cider, than of common fruit : the juice, though uncommonly sheer, is singularly rich, and though the smell of the apple is faint, the flavour of the cider is high ; and when properly manufactured, is very rich. The colour of the flesh is pale, but that of the cider dark — it ripens in August and September; keeps a long time without rotting — it bears abundantly and early: the growth of the tree is very uncommon ; thick strong shoots ; buds, particularly at the extremity...
Page 86 - Be this as it may, it is a common apple throughout Germany and Sweden, and was received from thence into the English collections.
Page 132 - The fruit is very attractive in app3arance, of bright deep red color and good size. The flesh is very tender, perfumed and delicious. It is desirable for local markets and special trade but because of its lack of firmness it is less suitable for general handling. As grown at this Station it begins to ripen in late September or early October. In western New York it cannot be expected to keep much later than October in ordinary storage without considerable loss but in cold storage it may be had until...
Page 165 - On this farm Calvin D. Bingham, about 1840, produced the marvelous PRIMATE APPLE. Named by Charles P. Cowles, God's earth is full of love to man.
Page 133 - McMahan White. — Introduced by AL Hatch, Ithaca, Wis., US This variety has already been noted in the report of this division of the Central Experimental Farm, but attention is again drawn to some of its merits as an apple of value for regions where Northern Spy, Ribston Pippin and Rhode Island Greening cannot be grown profitably on account of their inability to withstand the severity of the climate. It has proved so far a remarkably vigorous and healthy grower, making probably more well matured...

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