Title: Horticulture; a text book for high schools and normals, including plant propagation; plant breeding; gardening; orcharding; small fruit growing; forestry; beautifying home grounds; the soils and enemies involved
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Authors: Davis, Kary Cadmus, 1867-1936
Subjects: Gardening Vegetable gardening Fruit-culture
Publisher: Philadelphia, London, J. B. Lippincott company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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Fig. 188.—Native chestnuts are used forfood. They are planted to produce stocksfor propagation of the better sorts. ENGLISH WALNUTS 271 Native Walnuts.—Black walnuts are grown in nearly all statesexcept the northern tier. They are used chiefly for home con-sumption or are sold in local markets. Few are shipped to distantmarkets. The large trees are readily grown from seed. Theyproduce a fine quality of dark colored wood from which theyderive the name black walnut. Butternuts or white walnuts, are similar to the above. Thetrees have a lighter colored wood. They have a more limitedrange and the nuts are not so generally used.
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Fig. 189.—Thin shelled pecans of the Stewart variety. (U.S.D.A.) Pecans are found native from Illinois and Iowa southward to theGulf states. In the warmer regions they are grown commerciallyin orchards. There are a number of very fine varieties that arepropagated chiefly by budding on seedling stocks. Large nutswith thin shells are much preferred in the markets (Fig. 189). The wide range of soil and conditions under which pecans may begrown, and the prices for the nuts, should cause a more extensiveplanting of commercial orchards. English Walnuts (Fig. 190) were early introduced from Persia towestern Europe and the New World. The trees are grown forshade and for nuts in all parts of the eastern coast states south- 272 NUTS AND SUBTROPICAL FRUITS ward from Philadelphia, and in the middle parts of the country.The commercial nuts come chiefly from the Pacific coast (Fig.194, E). It is necessary to grow the trees in numbers to insurecomplete pollination. A few named varieties are propag
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