The Fruits of America: Containing Richly Colored Figures, and Full Descriptions of All the Choicest Varieties Cultivated in the United States, Volume 1

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Hovey & Company, 1852 - Fruit
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Page 70 - ... and mottled with dots of a deeper shade, often russeted around the crown, and regularly and thickly covered with large distinct russet specks : Stem, medium length, about an inch long, rather stout, curved, and inserted in a shallow cavity, formed by swellings and projections of the fruit, highest on one side : Eye, medium size, open and slightly sunk in a very shallow, plaited or furrowed basin ; segments of the calyx short, stiff, projecting : Flesh, yellowish white, coarse, melting, and juicy...
Page 58 - Lays two or three eggs; of a dirty -white colour with brown spots ; each egg about three and a half inches long, and two and a half wide.
Page 16 - ... Flesh tender, with an agreeable sugary perfumed Juice. Ripe the beginning and middle of August. This succeeds on the quince as well as the pear stock. 5. FONDANTE DE BREST. Duhamel, No. 43. 1. 17. Inconnu Cheneau. Ib. Fruit middle-sized, slightly turbinate, but tapering both to the stalk and the crowm, about two and a half inches long, and two and a quarter inches in diameter. Eye small, with a connivent calyx, seated on the narrowed apex, without any basin. Stalk one and a half inch long, slender,...
Page 18 - Form—roundish, a little irregularly depressed, and taperiug slightly toward the stem. Color—dull, yellowish green, broadly shaded and marbled with bright red on the sunny side, and with many large reddish russet specks. Stem—stout, medium length, planted in a deep cavity, sometimes presenting appearance as of a swollen lip on one side. Calyx—with broad reflexed segments. Basin — shallow. Flesh — white, melting, juicy, vinous. , Core—large. Seeds—large, dark brown.
Page 26 - ... yellow, brightly shaded with red on the sunny side, somewhat russeted, and irregularly covered with black specks : Stem, rather long, about one and a quarter inches, moderately stout, curved, and obliquely attached to the fruit by a fleshy junction, much swollen on one side : Eye, medium size, open, slightly sunk in a round, very shallow basin ; segments of the calyx short. Flesh, white, fine, melting, and very juicy : Flavor, rich, very sugary and delicious, with a high aromatic perfume, to...
Page 14 - ... folded, with a slender petiole. Size, large, about three inches long and two and a half in diameter : Form, obovate, full and slightly flattened around the eye, swollen in the middle, and contracted near the stem, where it is also little flattened: Skin, fair, slightly rough, greenish yellow, becoming lemon yellow when mature, washed and marbled, or blotched, with purplish red on the sunny side, somewhat russeted in patches extending from the stem, and covered with small greenish brown specks...
Page 71 - ... slightly rough, dull yellowish green, very much russeted around the eye, extending in patches and tracings towards the stem, mottled with green, and covered with small russet specks : Stem, medium length, about three quarters of an inch long, slender, curved, thick at the end attached to the branch, and fleshy at its junction with the fruit, which is oblique : Eye, small, open, and inserted in a small, scarcely perceivable basin ; segments of the calyx short, very broad and reflexed : Flesh,...
Page 11 - Hovey in 1852 published an extended description of Baldwin with colored plate (12). He remarks, "The Baldwin is the most popular apple of New England, and is cultivated to a much greater extent than any other variety. Several large and fine orchards are to be found in the vicinity of Boston, some of which produce about one thousand barrels of fruit every bearing year. For exportation it is much sought after ; and the large number of fifteen hundred barrels have been sent to the East Indies in one...
Page 26 - Size, below medium; form, roundish pyrifonn, irregular; color, dull yellow, shaded with red in the sun, little russeted, and with numerous black specks ; stem, rather long, moderately stout, curved and obliquely attached to the fruit by a fleshy junction swollen on one side ; calyx, open, with short segments ; basin, round, shallow ; core and seeds, small ; flesh, white, finegrained, juicy, melting, sugary, aromatic ; season, midsummer.
Page 51 - ... neighbours, a pinch of snuff out of an elegant box, which he said was presented to him by the king of Wurtemberg, for a new pear which he had raised, and named la Roi de Wurtemberg, on account of that king's liking it. I then asked him, if his own taste was called upon to decide the question, to which of all his new pears he would give the preference; he immediately replied, with much vivacity, " The Beurre Spence," and added, " this fruit, to my taste, is inestimable, and has no competitor.

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