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The Field and Garden Vegetables of America

The Field and Garden Vegetables of America

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By: Fearing Burr, Jr.

The significance of this publication cannot be underestimated, as it is a compilation of over 1,100 species and varieties of the common varieties being grown in gardens across the country. Burr stresses that his work is not simply "a treatise on cultivation"-- it is an-in-depth analysis of characteristics that distinguish the varieties: "size, form, color, quality, season of perfection; their hardiness, productiveness, and comparative value for cultivation." He places the vegetable species into various categories, some using Genus designations, while others fall into broader headings like Fungi, Salad, Medicinal, and Miscellaneous. The latter most category allows readers to see the extent to which common garden varieties of the time differed from today's, with oil radish, ground cherry, skirret, oyster plant, scolymus, chufa, and martynia included in the list.

  • ISBN-13: 9781598383034
  • Page Count: 690
  • Book Height: 8 x Width: 1.3125 x Length: 5 inches
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