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The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines   By: (1827-1902)

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THE CULTIVATION OF THE NATIVE GRAPE,

AND

MANUFACTURE OF AMERICAN WINES.

By

GEORGE HUSMANN,

OF HERMANN, MISSOURI.

GEO. E. WOODWARD, PUBLISHER AND IMPORTER, Art, Architectural and Rural Books, 136 CHAMBERS STREET, NEW YORK.

ORANGE JUDD CO., 245 Broadway.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by GEO. E. & F. W. WOODWARD, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.

TO THE GRAPE GROWERS OF "OUR COUNTRY, ONE AND INDIVISIBLE," THIS VOLUME IS DEDICATED BY THEIR FRIEND AND FELLOW LABORER, THE AUTHOR.

INDEX.

PAGE.

INTRODUCTION 9

GRAPE CULTURE.

Remarks on its History in America, especially at the West; its Progress and its Future, 13

PROPAGATION OF THE VINE.

I. From Seed 27

II. By Single Eyes 30 The Propagating House 31 Mode of Operating 32

III. By Cuttings in Open Air 37

IV. By Layering 39

V. By Grafting 40

THE VINEYARD.

Location and Soil 43 Preparing the Soil 45

WHAT SHALL WE PLANT?

Choice of Varieties 47 The Concord 48 Norton's Virginia 48 Herbemont 49 Delaware 49 Hartford Prolific 49 Clinton 50

PLANTING.

Planting. 51 Treatment of the Vine the First Summer 56 Treatment of the Vine the Second Summer 57 Treatment of the Vine the Third Summer 63 Treatment of the Vine the Fourth Summer 69 Training the Vines on Arbors and Walls 71 Other Methods of Training the Vine 75 Diseases of the Vine 78 Insects Injurious to the Grape 80 Birds 84 Frosts 85 Girdling the Vine to Hasten Maturity 86 Manuring the Vine 91 Thinning of the Fruit 91 Renewing Old Vines 92 Pruning Saws 93 Preserving the Fruit 95 Gathering the Fruit to Make Wine 96

VARIETIES OF GRAPES. CLASS I. VARIETIES MOST GENERALLY USED.

Concord (Description) 97 Concord (Plate) 111 Norton's Virginia (Description) 98 Norton's Virginia (Plate) 87 Herbemont (Plate) 99 Herbemont (Description) 101 Hartford Prolific (Description) 101 Hartford Prolific (Plate) 105 Clinton 102 Delaware (Description) 102 Delaware (Plate) 81

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