Another good example of the almost scientific level of knowledge in C17th pomology.
John Worlidge, on Grafting for Fun and Profit
In the 18th century pomologists knew that only grafted trees came true to type, without knowing exactly why…
John Evelyn, on the Use of Wildings for Cider
Sowing apple pips to grow wilding trees? “Facile,” says Mr Evelyn. “Hold my cider”, says Mr Brennan.