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In the case of stone-fruits it sometimes happens, not only that the outer portions are adherent, but that the stones are so likewise.
Fruits as a rule are highly charged with alkalies, and are rarely deficient in phosphates; moreover, stone-fruits require lime, for they have to make bone as well as flesh when they produce a crop.
The wild plum is so abundant and delicious as to suggest the most favorable adaptation to the other stone-fruits.
I haue knowne diuers Noblemen, Gentlemen & men of vnder quallitie, that haue béene most laborious how to preserue these tender stone-fruits from the violence of stormes, frost and windes, and to that end haue béene at great cost and charges yet many times haue found much losse in their labours, wherefore in the end, through the practise of many experiments, this hath béene found (which I will here set downe) the most approuedst way to make them beare without all kinde of danger.
a pale greenish color and yield small stone-fruits, with a thin coating of pulpy tissue.
His pleased look contained all the assurance she needed, and he resumed, speaking generally: "The true places for raising peaches -- indeed, all the stone-fruits -- successfully in this region are the plateaus and slopes of the mountains beyond us.