The Illustrated Strawberry Culturist: Containing the History, Sexuality, Field and Garden Culture of Strawberries, Forcing Or Pot Culture, how to Grow from Seed, Hybridizing; Results of Extensive Experiments with Seedlings ... Together with a Full Description of New Varieties and a List of the Best of the Old Sorts. With Receipts for Different Modes of Preserving, Cooking, and Preparing Strawberries for the Table. Fully Illustrated by New and Valuable Engravings

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Orange Judd & Company, 1862 - Strawberries - 48 pages
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Page 49 - FULLER. NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION. THE STANDARD WORK ON THE CULTIVATION OF THE HARDY GRAPE, AS IT NOT ONLY DISCUSSES PRINCIPLES, BUT ILLUSTRATES PRACTICE. Every thing is made perfectly plain, and its teachings may be followed upon ONE VINE OR A VINEYARD The following are some of the topics that are treated: GROWING NEW VARIETIES FROM SEED.
Page 43 - Mash the fruit gently ; drain it on a sieve ; strew a little sugar on it ; when well drained (without being pressed), add sugar and cream to the juice, and, if too thick, a little milk. Whisk it in a bowl, and as the froth rises, lay it on a sieve ; when no more will rise, put the cream in a dish and lay the froth upon it.
Page 49 - How TO GROW. CUTTINGS IN OPEN AIR, AND HOW TO MAKE LAYERS. GRAFTING THE GRAPE — A SIMPLE AND SUCCESSFUL METHOD. HYBRIDIZING AND CROSSING — MODE OF OPERATION. SOIL AND SITUATION — PLANTING AND CULTIVATION. PRUNING, TRAINING, AND TRELLISES — ALL THE SYSTEMS EXPLAINED. GARDEN CULTURE — How TO GROW VINES IN A DOOR- YARD.
Page 16 - ... as often as the foliage droops. The rows should be two and a half feet apart, and the plants one foot apart in the rows. When pistillate varieties are used for the main crop, then every fifth row must be planted with a hermaphrodite variety, for the purpose of fertilizing the pistillates. Pistillate varieties will not bear alone, nor will they bear a full crop...
Page 25 - Fig. 11. are not material, but from four to six feet wide and from six to ten feet long is a good size. The...
Page 25 - The bed should be six inches larger each way than the frame which is to cover it, and slope slightly toward the south. When...
Page 16 - ... been a long time out of the ground, or have been taken up but recently...
Page 18 - ... beds side by side, a less space than three feet would increase the danger of the plants running from one bed to the other.

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