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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hand, con-veyed to sheds, sorted as to size, ripeness, etc., and are packed formarket. [Each is wrapped in paper. They are usually shippedin half-barrel crates and the number contained in the crate ismarked on the outside. Shipping may be either by freight orexpress. Mangoes are of tropical origin. In southern Asia they are one ofthe most common fruits. In the subtropical regions of California 276 NUTS AND SUBTROPICAL FRUITS and Florida some good varieties are grown, and many inferiorseedlings are found. The fruits are variable in size and shape.Some are as small as plums and others many times larger, weighingas much as four or five pounds. The most common color is yellowor greenish yellow, with a possible blush of red. Good varietieshave a skin as thin as the peach, and a juicy, mellow flesh that isdelicious in aroma and flavor. The large stone is somewhat flat-tened and is either fibrous or free (Fig. 192). Some seedlings havea flavor suggesting turpentine, particularly in the skin.
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Fig. 192.—Fruit and seed of Haden Mango from the parent tree; one-third size. (U.S.D.A.) Uses.—Bulletin 127 of the Florida Station gives recipes forpreparing this fruit in a number of ways, as jelly, marmalade,preserves, sweet pickles, chutney, fries, ice cream, and sundae.The best fruits are eaten raw as a dessert. Propagation.—The above mentioned bulletin gives detailsregarding propagation of improved varieties by shield budding,patch budding, inarching young and old trees, and striking cuttings. Soils for mangoes should be well drained and well fertilized.Thorough tillage is very desirable. Mulches of litter over thesurface during the dry season will aid in saving the soil moisture. AVOCADO 277 Orchards.—Some distances between trees in different orchardsare 35, 26, and 21 feet. Sandersha and Cambodiana are goodvarieties which are less affected by weather during blossom season.Mulgoba is a standard variety of very high quality. Other goodvarieties are Harden, Amini, and Benn
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