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therefore recommend them with confidence. I should also wish it to be understood, that fruit will not ripen at the same time every year; neither will apples keep so well same seasons as others. I have mentioned the time of ripening as that of our usual summers.

To confuse the reader with an explanatory list of other sorts for the above purposes, would be useless, and render it difficult to choose; but as there are other very good apples, and every. one have their favourites, I will give an alphabetical list of names of those sorts now generally cultivated.



Those marked with an asterisk (*) are described in the explanatory list.

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Cornish Aromatic

Custard Apple

Cobham Apple

*Downton Pippin

*Dutch Codlin

*Duchess of Oldenburg *Devonshire Whitesour

Duke of Beaufort's Pippin *Emperor Alexander Embroidered Pippin

Flower of Kent

Gough Apple

Grange Apple

Gray Leadington

Golden Harvey or Brandy


General Wolf

*Hawthorne Dean

*Hertfordshire Pearmain

*Hick's Fancy.

Hughes' Golden Pippin

Holland Pippin

Hall Door

Hunt's Royal Red

Jubilee Pippin

*Keswick Codlin

*Esopus Spitzenberg Apple

Kirke's Golden Pippin

Kirke's Incomparable

*Franklin's Golden Pippin French Crab

*King of the Pippins

*Kerry Pippin

Foxley Pippin Farleigh Pippin

*Kirke's Lord Nelson

*Kentish Codlin

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Royal Corpendue

Red Quarentine

*Margaret Apple

Marmalade Pippin *Margil

Minchin Crab

Memmel Pippin

Norfold Storing

*Norfolk Beefin
*Norfolk Paradise


New Town Pippin

*Northern Greening

*Royal Russet

Ridding's Nonpareil
Red Ingestry Pippin
Red Juneting
*Scarlet Nonpareil


Scarlet Crab

Siberian Crab

Siberian Harvey
Sops of Wine



Sellswood Rennet

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Par. 73.-As it is now become a question whether our old cider fruits are not going to decay from old age, it is necessary to say something on the subject.

I have no doubt but many, where they have not had sufficient practice, will differ with me, but having for many years had thousands, and tens of thousands, continually under my immediate care and notice, it has given me an opportunity of becoming thoroughly acquainted with the constitution of the apple tree; and I am confident it is nothing but bad management and ill treatment which is the cause of the general decay of our apple trees, and principally, from want of proper attention to the canker. This is

quite evident from all our new sorts becoming affected by it, as well as the Golden Pippin, and our other fine old cider fruits. To conclude, I am convinced so long as English oak is known to flourish in England, so long by proper management, may our Golden Pippins be known to flourish, as well as they did fifty years back; I will therefore give a list of the esteemed old sorts, with a list of others which are now generally approved of for cider.

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If I were going to plant apples, purposely for

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