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NUT CULTURIST

A TREATISE

ON THE PROPAGATION, PLANTING AND CULTIVATION OF NUT-BEARING TREES AND SHRUBS

ADAPTED TO THE

CLIMATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

WITH THE SCIENTIFIC AND COMMON NAMES OF

THE FRUITS PSINOVVN

IN COMMERCE AS EDIBLE OR OTHERWISE USEFUL NUTS

BY ANDREW s. Fu LLER,

Author of the “Grape Culturist,” “Small Fruit Culturist,” “Practical Forestry,’ “Propagation of Plants,” etc., etc.

ILLUSTRA TED

NEW YORK ORANGE JUD D COMPANY v - 1896

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Believing that the time is opportune for making an effort to cultivate all kinds of edible and otherwise useful nut-bearing trees and shrubs adapted to the soil and climate of the United States, thereby inaugurating a great, permanent and far-reaching industry, the following pages have been penned, and with the hope of encouraging and aiding the farmer to increase his income and enjoyments, without, to any appreciable extent, adding to his expenses or labors. With this idea in mind, I have not advised the general planting of nut Orchards on land adapted to the production of grain and other indispensable farm crops, but mainly as roadside trees and where desired for shade, shelter and ornament, being confident that when all such positions are occupied with choice nut-bearing trees, to the exclusion of those yielding nothing of intrinsic value, there will have been added many millions of dollars to the wealth of the country, as well as a vast store of edible and delicious food. This work has not been written for the edification, or the special approbation, of scientific botanists, but for those who, in the opinion of the writer, are most likely to profit by a treatise of this kind. Unfamiliar terms have been omitted wherever simple common words would answer equally as well in conveying the intended information. There being no work of this kind published in this country that would serve as a guide, I have been compelled to formulate a plan of my own, ll i

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and to describe all the newer varieties from the best specimens obtainable, and these may not, in all cases, have been perfect. Under such circumstances, this work must necessarily be incomplete, and especially where the possessors of claimed-to-be new and valuable varieties have either refused or failed to give any information in regard to them. On the contrary, however, I must acknowledge my indebtedness to many correspondents, who have so generously placed specimens of both trees and nuts of rare new varieties in my hands for testing and describing, as well as assisting me in tracing their history and origin. That this treatise may become the pioneer of many other and better works on nut culture is the sincere

wish of
THE AUTHOR.

RIDGEwooD, N. J., 1896.

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CHAPTER I.
INTRODUCTION, . - - - - - - - - 1.
CHAPTER II.
THE ALMOND, - - - - - - - 12
CHAPTER III.
THE BEECHNUT, . - - - - - - - 44
CHAPTER IV.
CASTANOPSIS, . - - - - - - - 55
CHAPTER W.
THE CHESTNUT, - - - - - - - - 60
CHAPTER WI.
FILBERT OR HAZELNUT, . - 118
CHAPTER VII.
HICKORY NUTS, . - - - - - - 147
CHAPTER VIII.
THE WALNUT, - - • - • - - - 203
CHAPTER IX.
MISCELLANEOUs NUTS-EDIBLE AND OTHERWISE, . - 254

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