Title: The Complete Manual for the Cultivation of The Cranberry, with a description of the best varieties
Author: B. [Benjamin] Eastwood
Description: In original brown cloth boards. Somewhat worn, with chipping and loss of material at spine ends. Previous owner's name on ffep. Dampstain on fore-edge of half-title page; a few minor spots of soiling. 10 illustrations on plates. 120 pp. 7.25 x 4.75 inches.
Regarded as an authoritative text on cranberry cultivation, Eastwood's book underwent many printings between 1856 and 1879.
Contents: Natural History of the Cranberry; First Growers (difficulties, causes of failure, yields of early crops); Proper Locations of Cranberry Patches; Soils and Modes of Preparing Them; Vines (selection, appearances of healthy and unhealthy); Cranberry Patch (how and when to make); Planting Vines; Treatment of Young Vines; Blossoming Time; Diseases of the Cranberry; Cranberry Picking Time; The Great Cranberry Markets (Boston, New York, Philadelphia - value, price, consumption, etc.); The Oxycoccus Palustri, or Upland Cranberry; Letters from Growers-Practical Hints; appendices.
Benjamin Eastwood (1825-1899) was born in England, educated at the Berkeley Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut, and for 25 years served as the rector of the Church of the Good Shepard in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In addition to writing this standard authority on cranberry cultivation, he also wrote for the New York Tribune under the pseudonym "Septimus".
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: C. M. Saxton, Barker & Co.
Place: New York
Keywords: agriculture, fruit, shrubs, antique, botany, horticulture,
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