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Pineapple growing

Author: P H Rolfs; United States. Department of Agriculture.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture : G.P.O., 1901.
Series: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Department of Agriculture), no. 140.
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Rolfs, P.H. (Peter Henry), 1865-1944.
Pineapple growing.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1901
(OCoLC)776922209
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P H Rolfs; United States. Department of Agriculture.
OCLC Number: 5661423
Notes: Cover title.
Description: 48 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. pp. 5 --
Importance of the fruit. pp. 5 --
The area. pp. 5 --
Terms used on pineapple plantations. pp. 6 --
The pineapple family. pp. 7 --
Earliest cultivation. pp. 7 --
Varieties. pp. 8 --
Leading varieties. pp. 8 --
Description of 18 varieties. pp. 8 --
Lines of improvement. pp. 10 --
Climate. pp. 11 --
Soil. pp. 11 --
Florida mainland. pp. 12 --
Spruce pine as an index. pp. 14 --
The Keys. pp. 14 --
Porto Rico. pp. 14 --
Hawaii. pp. 14 --
Philippines. pp. 15 --
Gathering. pp. 15 --
Selecting. pp. 15 --
Care in handling. pp. 16 --
Grading. pp. 16 --
Wrapping. pp. 16 --
Packing. pp. 17 --
For long distances. pp. 17 --
The benches. pp. 17 --
Shipping. pp. 18 --
In crates. pp. 18 --
In bulk. pp. 18 --
By freight. pp. 19 --
By express. pp. 19 --
Cold storage. pp. 19 --
Markets. pp. 19 --
In America. pp. 20 --
In Europe. pp. 20 --
Prices. pp. 20 --
Cost of 1 acre. pp. 20 --
Starting without capital. pp. 21 --
Fertilizers. pp. 22 --
Commercial fertilizers. pp. 23 --
Time of applying. pp. 23 --
Ammonia. pp. 24 --
Cotton-seed meal. pp. 24 --
Dried blood. pp. 24 --
Blood and bone. pp. 24 --
Nitrate of soda. pp. 25 --
Sulphate of ammonia. pp. 25 --
Potash. pp. 25 --
Kainit. pp. 25 --
Carbonate of potash. pp. 26 --
Low-grade sulphate of potash. pp. 26 --
High-grade sulphate of potash. pp. 26 --
Muriate of potash. pp. 26 --
Ashes. pp. 26 --
Phosphoric acid. pp. 26 --
Bone meal. pp. 27 --
Acid phosphate. pp. 27 --
Other sources. pp. 27 --
Remarks on commercial fertilizers. pp. 27 --
Who shall mix fertilizer. pp. 28 --
Fertilzer formula. pp. 28 --
Amounts of different fertilizers. pp. 29 --
Home-made fertilizers. pp. 29 --
Mulching. pp. 30--
The land. pp. 30 --
Clearing. pp. 30 --
On the Keys. pp. 31 --
Laying off the land. pp. 31 --
Planting. pp. 32 --
Time of planting. pp. 33 --
Cultivation. pp. 34 --
Avoid breaking the leaves. pp. 34 --
Irrigation. pp. 34 --
Canning. pp. 35 --
For general market. pp. 35 --
For home use. pp. 36 --
For flavoring. pp. 36 --
For medicinal purposes. pp. 36 --
To prepare for table use. pp. 36 --
Sliced. pp. 37 --
Dug out. pp. 37 --
Shredded. pp. 37 --
To flavor other fruit. pp. 37 --
Diseases, insects and injuries. pp. 37 --
Blight; wilts. pp. 38 --
Fruit mold. pp. 39 --
Mealy bugs. pp. 39 --
Red spider (Stigmaeus floridanus Bks.). pp. 39 --
Pineapple scale. pp. 40 --
Spike; longleaf. pp. 40 --
Sanding. pp. 41 --
Ripley spike; going blind. pp. 42 --
Tangleroot. pp. 42 --
Blackheart. pp. 42 --
Pineapple sheds. pp. 43 --
Cost of shed. pp. 44 --
Trees for shade. pp. 45 --
By-products. pp. 46 --
Marmalade. pp. 46 --
Pineapple fiber. pp. 47.
Series Title: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Department of Agriculture), no. 140.
Responsibility: by Peter H. Rolfs, Pathologist, in Charge of Tropical Laboratory, Vegetable Pathological and Physiological Investigations, Bureau of Plant Industry.

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