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The fruits and fruit trees of Monticello

Author: Peter J Hatch
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Not since Jefferson himself has anyone combined such love and knowledge of all that blooms and grows and bears fruit at Monticello as does Peter Hatch.... History, pomology, the mind of Thomas Jefferson, the best of many worlds in scholarship and nature, are all to be found here, as well as a number of surprises.... The book is at once thorough, authoritative, and a pleasure to read. For it's not only that the  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Hatch
ISBN: 0813917468 9780813917467
OCLC Number: 36499097
Notes: Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
One Copy Gift From: Terry Belanger, 2009.
Thomas Jefferson : a comprehensive, annotated bibliography (by Frank Shuffelton)
Generously illustrated, knowledgeable account of TJ's horticultural interests and activities. Specific detail about the varieties of fruit trees TJ planted. Provides useful biographical and historical (horticultural history) context. -- Frank Shuffelton.
pt. 1. : The farm orchard and the fruit garden -- Fruit-tree culture at Monticello -- The South orchard
pt. 2. : Apples: "our democratic fruit" -- The luxury of the peach -- Cherries: for use or delight -- Pears: leisure-class fruit -- Plums of the old world and new -- Nectarines: the "artificial plant" -- Almonds: a futile experiment -- Quinces: humble and forgotten
pt. 3. : Grapes: the species of utopia -- Figs: "vulgar" fruit or "wholesome delicacy" -- Strawberries: Arcadian dainties -- Currants, gooseberries, and raspberries
Appendix: Fruit varieties grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello
Shuffelton Bibliography : Suppl. (1998)
Description: xvi, 222 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Peter J. Hatch.
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Cultivating over 170 varieties of temperate fruits, Thomas Jefferson was an ambitious and devoted gardener whose surviving horticultural plans are among the most detailed of the period. This text  Read more...
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