Title: The American home garden
Year: 1860 (1860s)
Authors: Watson, Alexander, gardener. [from old catalog]
Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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ery rich soil, it spreadswith great rapidity, andits suckers, if not wantedfor plants, should be care-fully and persistently de-stroyed as they appear.It requires treatment pre-cisely similar to the com-mon raspberry (which see),the frame Avith the slidingbar being peculiarly de-sirable, on account of itsvery heavy young growth.Thorough ripening is essential to the perfection of the fruit, andin this respect cultivators are liable to be deceived by the depthof color which the berry attains before it is fit to gather. A variety called the White Blackberry is occasionally metwith in gardens. Its color is really a dirty chocolate, and inrespect to flavor and fruiting it is worthless. Among our wild fruits which have as yet scarcely begun tobe regarded as subjects for cultivation, there are some that willprobably soon follow the blackberry into the ranks of cultivatedsmall fruits, as the Bufialo-berry of the southwest, Shepardiaargentea, and the black and blue Huckleberries or Whortleber-
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AMERICAN HOME GARDEN. 333 lies, Vacdnium resinosum and tenellum, and the red-floweringt hornless Raspberry, Mubus odorata. THE CHERRY. Li any suitable climate, cherries are among the most easilycultivated of our large-growing fruit-trees. They prefer arather warm temperature, and around many of the older home-steads of Virginia have grown to an enormous size. Amongthe numerous fine varieties introduced within the last thirty orfifty years, there is, in their several classes, but little differencethat would strike an ordinary observer, except in the time ofripening, and even this is obliterated by bringing them fromthe opposite limits of one or two degrees of latitude, Avhich cannow easily be done in time to place them on the dinner-tablestill damp with the morning dew. Hence, in our markets,quite a number of different kinds are known by a common name ;and, on the other hand, from the rapidity of their recent diffu-sion, a multitude of synonyms for certain choice kinds are foundamong n
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