THE
FIELD AND GARDEN VEGETABLES

OF

AMERICA;

CONTAINING

FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF NEARLY ELEVEN HUNDRED SPECIES
AND VARIETIES; WITH DIRECTIONS FOR PROPAGATION, CULTURE, AND USE.

BY FEARING BURR, JR.

ILLUSTRATED.

BOSTON: CROSBY AND NICHOLS,
117, WASHINGTON STREET.

BY FEARING BURR, JR.,
In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

BOSTON:
PRINTED BY JOHN WILSON AND SON, 5, WATER STREET

Though embracing all the directions necessary for the successful management of a Vegetable Garden, the present volume is offered to the public as a manual or guide to assist in the selection of varieties, rather than as a treatise on cultivation. Through the standard works of American authors, as well as by means of the numerous agricultural and horticultural periodicals of our time, all information of importance relative to the various methods of propagation and culture, now in general practice, can be readily obtained.

But, with regard to the characteristics which distinguish the numerous varieties; their difference in size, form, color, quality, and season of perfection; their hardiness, productiveness, and comparative value for cultivation,—these details, a knowledge of which is important as well to the experienced cultivator as to the beginner, have heretofore been obtained only through sources scattered and.......................................

 

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