Horticulture

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E. Stanford, 1877 - Gardening - 288 pages
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Page 195 - ... that the advantages of cross-fertilisation do not follow from some mysterious virtue in the mere union of two distinct individuals, but from such individuals having been subjected during previous generations to different conditions, or to their having varied in a manner commonly called spontaneous, so that in either case their sexual elements have been in some degree differentiated. And secondly, that the injury from selffertilisation follows from the want of such differentiation in the sexual...
Page 61 - France, and had hardly a mess of rath-ripe pease but from Holland, which were dainties for ladies ; they came so far, and cost so dear. Since, Gardening hath crept out of Holland to Sandwich, Kent, and thence into this county, where, though they have given six pounds an aker and upward, they have made their rent, lived comfortably, and set many people on work.
Page 195 - ... individual. These several plants must therefore have been crossed during a long series of previous generations, and the artificial crosses in my experiments cannot have increased the vigour of the offspring beyond that of their progenitors. Therefore the difference between the self-fertilised and crossed plants raised by me cannot be attributed to the superiority of the crossed, but to the inferiority of the self-fertilised seedlings, due to the injurious effects of self-fertilisation.
Page 169 - What these relations shall be is one of the most interesting, and, at the same time, one of the most difficult, of the many problems with which we, or our successors, must deal.
Page 195 - advantages of cross-fertilization do not follow from some mysterious virtue in the mere union of two distinct individuals, but from such individuals having been subjected during previous generations to different conditions. . . ." "We must not," he continues,1" "allow this highly generalised view, or the analogy of chemical affinity, to conceal from us our ignorance.

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