Hyatt's Hand-Book of Grape Culture; Or, Why, Where, When, and How to Plant and Cultivate a Vineyard, Manufacture Wines, Etc, Especially Adapted to Th

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9781230287270: Hyatt's Hand-Book of Grape Culture; Or, Why, Where, When, and How to Plant and Cultivate a Vineyard, Manufacture Wines, Etc, Especially Adapted to Th
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... PART XVI. MISCELLANT VINICULTURAL. No fever and ague where the grape succeeds well; raisins in Sacramento County; B. N. Bugbey's vineyard; extensive vineyard in Napa; Samuel Brannan's; wine as a substitute for strong drink; the New York Journal of Commerce's opinion thereon; California fruit for the World's Fair; how put up; American wines; Ohio vintage ; a German vintager's success in Iowa ; profits of grape culture in Illinois ; Ohio Lake Shore vineyards; the varieties of the grape they plant; diseases of; extent of the Lake Shore grape region; grape growing enterprize in Virginia; preservation of fruit; report of the Northern Ohio and Lake Shore Grape Growers' Association; curative qualities 4>f the grape; trouble in the French vineyards; wine crop of France; French wines ; Hock vineyards of Germany. As there are some matters connected with grape culture that did not seem to come very appropriately under either of the preceding Parts of our Work, we devote to them a separate chapter, as the closing Part of our Book. California Items. No Grapes in Fever and Ague Districts.--Grapes are not only wholesome as an article of food, but the thrifty growth of the vine is an indication of a healthy climate and neighborhood. In the chapter of George Husmann's excellent work " On the Cultivation of the Native Grape," wherein he treats of the soil and locations for vineyards, he states that " he was much struck by the force of a remark made by a medical friend last summer, when, in consequence of the continual rains, the ague was very prevalent." It was this : " Wherever you find the ague an habitual guest with the inhabitants you need not look for healthy grape vines." The Prairie Farmer, published at Chicngo, thinks there is " something in...

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