Image from page 75 of “The fruits of America : containing richly colored figures, and full description of all the choicest varieties cultivated in the United States” (1848)

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Identifier: fruitsofamericac00hove
Title: The fruits of America : containing richly colored figures, and full description of all the choicest varieties cultivated in the United States
Year: 1848 (1840s)
Authors: Hovey, C. M. (Charles Mason), 1810-1887
Subjects: Fruit Fruit
Publisher: Boston : C.C. Little and J. Brown and Hovey
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
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TKE BOSTCKr PETE 5TTlA:WSEBi^ ■Friiiji.s of A.nn.P.Tica-Pla.lelT- DrawiLlroinJNaTtLUt (^ Gluotiio llfhr3jv Slxaj^ uBa-^- THE BOSTON PINE STRAWBERRY. Boston Pine. Magazine of Horticulture, vol. xi. p. 290. Since the production of the Hoveys Seedhng and Boston Pine,thousands of plants have been raised from seed, by amateur cultivatorsand nurserymen in various paits of the country, although, before theii-origin, we are not aware of the growth of one American strawberry ofany value. Indeed, the strawberry is as easily raised from seed as anyother plant, and with the certainty of producing veiy good varieties.The French cultivators raise the Alpine, strawbeny in this way, as anannual, the plants bearing a fine crop the first year. But, in the production of new varieties of the strawberry, it is impor-tant that they should possess some quahties superior to those akeadyknown, in order to render them worthy the attention of the cultivator:merely as seedhngs, they are of little value. There

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