The Orchard And Fruit Garden; Their Culture And Produce: Their Culture and Produce

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byElizabeth Watts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXIV. THE PLATE. The Eugenia Ugni, a recent introduction, compared with most of our fruits, is a pretty, myrtle-like shrub, more than two feet high, growing full and bushy when well pinched back from a young plant, and bearing plenty of small, round fruit, which are peculiarly rich in flavour. Some may not relish its powerful and peculiar flavour, but in ices and other confectionery all would find it unique and pleasant. The fragrance of the fruit is aromatic and agreeable. Although not quite hardy for our climate, it will bear almost anything but frost, and so it might do out of doors in mild localities, and it prospers almost anywhere if taken in for the winter. The fruit is small; if careful cultivation could make it larger, the improvement would be great. Give the plant a rich soil, with plenty of air and moisture through spring and summer. Increase by cuttings in the spring, repot them in June, and again the following March, and that year they will flower and produce. The Physalis edulis, Physalis pubescens, or Cape gooseberry, is a perennial of most luxuriant growth. It was a native of Peru, an exotic at the Cape, thence sent to New South Wales and Tasmania, and so round to us. It is hardy against anything but frost, should not be pampered with heat, dies down in the winter, and bears abundantly for many months in the year. The fruit is peculiar in flavour, but very nice either raw or cooked. The plants may be grown from either seed or cuttings, and directly they are grown up they will begin to bear. Unless more acclimatized than at present they must be taken in for the winter, but any place safe from frost will keep them alive. Physalis Peruviana, selected by our artist, differs from this slightly. INDEX. Aciri 49. Acton Scot Peach, 117. A...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXIV. THE PLATE. The Eugenia Ugni, a recent introduction, compared with most of our fruits, is a pretty, myrtle-like ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217098975

ISBN - 13:9780217098977

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