Item #8604 A Treatise on Citrus Culture in California. With a Description of the Best Varieties grown in the State, and Varieties grown in other States and Foreign Countries. Byron Martin Lelong.
A Treatise on Citrus Culture in California. With a Description of the Best Varieties grown in the State, and Varieties grown in other States and Foreign Countries

A Treatise on Citrus Culture in California. With a Description of the Best Varieties grown in the State, and Varieties grown in other States and Foreign Countries

Sacramento, CA: J.D. Young, Supt. State Printing, 1888. First Edition. 96pp. Octavo [23 cm] Black pebbled cloth with the title gilt stamped on the front board. Color lithograph frontispiece present. About very good. Minor wear to boards. Stamp on front pastedown. Item #8604

In the 1880s citrus was the dominant crop in Southern California, and this important monograph by Lelong, who was the Secretary of the California Board of Agriculture, was well-received by growers on its release and is considered a classic. In this work Lelong describes the best times for picking, curing, packing, grafting, etc. He also offers a brief history of the arrival of the orange to California. Zamorano Select 65.

Price: $300.00

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