Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture ..., Volume 2

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1904
 

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Page 45 - ... interference with either the food supply, the water supply or the air supply of the tree, and that it must, in all probability, be attributed to the action of some product, direct or indirect, of grass growth which exercises an actively poisonous effect on the roots of the tree.
Page 214 - ... no change for many months. It is taken out of the hole as it is wanted for use, and, being made into balls, it is wrapped up in leaves and baked : after it is dressed it will keep five or six weeks. It is eaten both cold and hot, and the natives seldom make a meal without it, though to Europeans the taste is as disagreeable as that of a pickled olive generally is, the first time it is eaten.
Page 259 - They abound in Nicaragua; and as I have, through the kindness of my friend Dr. Bureau, of Paris, received from M. Paul Levy, a botanical collector in Nicaragua, a good account of their history there, it will serve to give a correct idea of their habits. The basin of the Rio San Juan is where the ule tree grows to perfection. This river is the natural vent of the two vast basins of the lakes of Nicaragua and Managua, receiving numerous tributaries, which have all their sources in the innumerable tracts...
Page 178 - G-12 pairs to the pinna, borne at half the distance to the margin. Type in the herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden; collected on Blue Mountain Peak, Jamaica, at an altitude of 1950-2225 meters by LM Underwood, no.
Page 161 - Of the many vegetables that have been mentioned already as serving them for food, the principal is the bread-fruit, to procure which costs them no trouble or labour but climbing a tree: The tree which produces it, does not indeed shoot up spontaneously ; but if a man plants ten of them in his lifetime, which he may do in about an hour, he will as completely fulfil his duty to his own and future generations, as the...
Page 215 - ... pa, crust or shell roasting. Sometimes, when thus dressed, it is immersed in a stream of water, and, when completely saturated, forms a soft, sweet, spongy pulp, or sort of paste ; of which the natives are exceedingly fond.
Page 214 - ... the stalk, and the rest of the fruit is thrown into a hole which is dug for that purpose, generally in the houses, and neatly lined in the bottom and sides with grass; the whole is then covered with leaves, and heavy stones laid upon them: in this state it undergoes a second fermentation, and...
Page 215 - They gather it when full grown, while it is green and hard: then they bake it in an oven, which scorcheth the rind, and makes it black; but they scrape off the outside black crust, and there remains a tender thin crust; and the inside is soft, tender and white, like the crumb of a penny loaf.
Page 259 - The shorter the dry season and the more the rain extends over the entire year the better will the locality be adapted for rubber culture ; regions with a long, absolutely dry season are unsuitable for this culture. In the valley of San Carlos, Costa Rica, upon the Atlantic slope, it rains occasionally also in the dry season, and even in the two dryest months, March and April.
Page 260 - ... is any loose stone and a little soil. It is adapted for the hottest parts of India, where the temperature does not fall much below 74° F. The tree is of rapid growth, and attains to a great size...

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