The fruit manual; containing the descriptions & synonymes of the fruits and fruit-trees of Great Britain

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Seite 55 - ... is seen to perfection in the bright moonlight, and especially in Samoa, where it seems to grow with more luxuriousness than elsewhere. For the benefit of our New Zealand members it may be added that the leaf of the coco-nut is so like our New Zealand palm— the Nikau — that at a little distance the two could not be distinguished the one from the other. But the fruit is utterly different. Clustering under where the leaves branch from the stem, the great nuts — brown, yellow, or green —...
Seite 281 - ... relate to Gardening and Husbandry, are amply treated on, and embrace Zoology, Geology, Mineralogy, Meteorology, and Physiological, Structural, Systematic, and Popular Botany. Biographies and Portraits of the most celebrated Horticulturists. Reviews of New Books relating to the above subjects; Reports of Horticultural and Poultry Societies* Meetings throughout the country} and Scientific Notices.
Seite 283 - BRITISH BUTTERFLIES, AND THEIR TRANSFORMATIONS ; Exhibited in a Series of Plates by HN HUMPHREYS, Esq. ; with Descriptions by JO WESTWOOD, Esq. , FLS, &c.
Seite 282 - Chemistry (The) of the World, being a popular explanation of the phenomena daily occurring in and around our persons, houses, gardens and fields. London, 1858.
Seite 241 - Saint-Pair. Ib. Poire de Saint-Pere. Bon Jard. 1827. p. 315. Fruit below the middle size, of a turbinate figure, about two inches and a half long, and two inches and a quarter in diameter. Eye small, sunk in a shallow plaited basin. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, inserted in a small cavity. Skin rough, yellow. Flesh white, tender, full of an astringent juice, which renders it too austere to be eaten raw by some palates, but is excellent when stewed. In use from February till May. 144. SPANISH...
Seite 76 - Small, round, compressed at the ends. Skin purplish brown in the shade ; dark brown, covered with pale spots, next the sun. Flesh deep red, rich, and luscious. August to October. Well adapted for forcing. Purple. See Brown Turkey. R.ABY CASTLE.
Seite 281 - Gardening, both economical and decorative, are fully discussed, as well as forcing, Landscape Gardening, Arboriculture, and more particularly Fruit Tree Culture, and the Science of Pomology. The Horticultural Department consists of all the operations of the Fruit, Flower, and Kitchen Garden ; Notices of all the New Fruits, Flowers, and Vegetables ; Arboriculture ; Landscape Gardening, and Garden Architecture ; descriptions of all the newest Inventions in Garden Structures, Tools and Implements; and...
Seite 245 - ... John Tradescant, previously to 1629- A very hardy bearer as an open standard. 34. RED PERDRIGON. Forsyth, Ed. 7- No. 10. Perdrigon Rouge. Duhamel, No. 22. t. 20. f. 6. Brandies downy. Fruit middle-sized, of a roundish oval figure, about one inch and a quarter long, and nearly the same in diameter. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, inserted in a small round hollow. Skin of a fine red inclining to violet, sprinkled with small brownish yellow specks, and covered with a thick bloom. Flesh bright...
Seite 201 - DOUBLE D'AUTOMNE. Hort. Soc. Cat. No. 227. Fruit middle-sized, in the form of a Bergamot, handsomely round, without angles, and tapering towards the stalk. Eye small, open, with very short segments of the calyx, sunk in a handsome, round, shallow basin. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, inserted in a small oblique, slightlylipped cavity. Skin an entire cinnamon russet, through which a little green appears, the whole covered with numerous light gray specks.
Seite 57 - Moutmorency cherries of the French. They are round, bright red, and acid, and much used for pies. They have also the peculiar property of the stalk adhering so firmly to the stone that the latter may be drawn out without breaking the skin, except at the base. The fruit is then dried...

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