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Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market

a practical treatise on the planting, cultivation, harvesting, marketing, and preserving of asparagus, with notes on its history

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Author: F.M. Hexamer
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,804 / 114 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.2
LoC Category: SB
Downloads: 892
Added to site: 2010.03.15
mnybks.net#: 27010
Genre: Instructional
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ight scarlet, pea-like berries; has stems four feet high, freely branched and clothed with dark green flat leaves three inches long. It is also grown in pots and baskets for the Cape-house, and when in flower it is greatly admired.

A. Broussoneti.--A beautiful hardy perennial climber from the Canary Islands, growing ten feet high; feathery foliage and scarlet berries. In the autumn this is very ornamental.

Among the most noteworthy of other ornamental species are: A. Aethiopicus, Africanus, Asiaticus, Cooperi, crispus, declinatus, decumbens, lucidus, retrofractus, scandens, tenuifolius, trichophyllus, umbellatus, verticillatus, virgatus, etc., etc.

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[Illustration: FIG. 7--ASPARAGUS CROWN, ROOTS, BUDS, AND SPEAR]

[Illustration: FIG. 8--ASPARAGUS STEM, LEAVES, FLOWERS, AND BERRIES]

Asparagus officinalis.--

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