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Du Ham. — Traité des Arbres Fruitiers : par M. Du

Hamel du Monceau. Tomes 2. Paris, 1768. fol. Hooker Pom. LOND.— Pomona Londinensis : containing

coloured representations of the best Fruits cultivated in the British Gardens. By William Hooker, London.

1818. Vol. 1. 4to. HORT. Soc. Tr.— Transactions of the Horticultural So

ciety of London. 1812-1823. Vol. 1-5. 4to. Knoop. Pom. - Pomologia: Johann Hermann Knoop.

Leeuwarden. 1758. fol.
LANGLEY Pom. Pomona: or the Fruit Garden Illustrat-

ed. By Battey Langley. London. 1729. fol.
POIT ET TURP. FR.- Traité des Arbres Fruitiers. Par

Du Hamel du Monceau : nouvelle edition augmentée:

Par A. Poiteau et P. Turpin. Paris. 1807, &c. fol. Pom. Aust. Pomona Austriaca. Tomes 2. Vienna.

1797. fol.
Pom. FRANC. - Pomona Franconica. Von Joh. Mayer.

Tomes 2. Nuremberg. 1776—79. 4to.
Pom. HEREF.- Pomona Herefordiensis. By T. A. Knight.

London. 1811. 4to.

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Different Sorts described. Planting and Heading.— The Ma

nagement of decayed Trees. - Pruning of Apricots, and how to shelter them from Cold.

The Apricot, we are told, came originally from Armenia, whence it takes the name of Armeniaca, and was cultivated in this country in 1548. Turner's Names of Herbes, sign. Jüij.

* We shall enumerate, under their respective heads, the principal sorts of fruit that are propagated in this country: with the time of their ripening, as near as possible. It is to be observed, however, that the diversity of seasons, together with that of soil and situation, will sometimes make a month of difference in the ripening of the fruit.


Linnæus, according to the Sexual System, arranges it in the twelfth class, Icosandria Monogynia * ; and comprehends in the genus Prunus, the Apricot, the Cherry, the Bird-Cherry, &c.; making them only different species of the same genus. The Apricot is named Prunus Armeniaca.

Although the above-mentioned plants are arranged under the same genus, yet the Cherry and Plum will never take upon each other, nor the Apricot upon the Cherry; but the Apricot will take

upon all sorts of Plums except the Brussels.

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The Names and Qualities of Apricots commonly cultivated in

England, with the Time of their Ripening. 1. MASCULINE. Duham. n. 1. tab. 1. Рот. . Franc. 1. p. 29. t. 2. f.1. Pom. Aust. 1.51. This is a small roundish fruit. It is the earliest of all the Apricots, ripening about the latter end of July; and is chiefly esteemed for its tart taste. When fully ripe, it is of a red colour towards the sun, and of a greenish yellow on the other side.

2. ORANGE. This is pretty large, but rather dry and insipid, and fitter for tarts than for the table. It is of a deep yellow colour, marked with red next the sun when ripe, which is about the latter end of August. This is considered as the best for preserving.

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* Most of our eatable fruits are arranged under this class ; and it is remarkable, that there is not one poisonous fruit to be found in it.

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