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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.
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF APPLES.
NOW IN GENERAL CULTIVATION.
Those marked with an asterisk (*) are described in the explanatory list.
*Duchess of Oldenburg *Devonshire Whitesour
Duke of Beaufort's Pippin *Emperor Alexander Embroidered Pippin
Flower of Kent
Golden Harvey or Brandy
Hughes' Golden Pippin
Hunt's Royal Red
*Esopus Spitzenberg Apple
Kirke's Golden Pippin
*Franklin's Golden Pippin French Crab
*King of the Pippins
Foxley Pippin Farleigh Pippin
*Kirke's Lord Nelson
Marmalade Pippin *Margil
New Town Pippin
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.
If I were going to plant apples, purposely for