When winter came in 19th century America, it was out with the thin linen cloths to protect the fruit still on the trees.
Another 16th century mention for multiple-variety fruit tree grafting suggests it was quite a common practice for the time.
As this 16th century quotation shows, the concept of the multi-variety ‘family’ fruit tree is not a new one.
Hot stomake? Pissing in drops? Dry skin? Gonnhorrhaea? Smallpox scars? John Gerard has a remedy for that, and it’s cheaper than you might think…
Not sure when to graffe your peares, wardens or apples? Here’s Master F. to set you straight.
Bubonic Plague? Pleurisy? Gervase Markham has just the thing to get you back on your feet again.
Here’s a 16th century guide to assembling your graffynge kit, which every good housbande should keep to hand.
Another good example of the almost scientific level of knowledge in C17th pomology.
This 17th century snippet seems to be a method for making Brimstone-flavoured cider, unless I’ve read it wrong..?