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The field and garden vegetables of America (Page 17) (6002086063)


The field and garden vegetables of America (Page 17) (6002086063)



surface, where exposed to the sun. Flesh white, rarely cir-
cled, with rose-red. Leaves pale green, or yellowish green ;
the stems and ribs or nerves sometimes veined with red.
This variety is productive, keeps well, and, like the Yellow
Globe, is well adapted to hard and shallow soils. It is
usually cultivated for agricultural purposes, although the
yield is comparatively less than that of the last named.
In moist soils, the Yellow Globe succeeds best ; and, as its
quality is considered superior, it is now more generally culti-
vated than the Red.
White Globe Mangel Wurzel.
A sub- variety, of the Yellow and Red Globe, which, in
form and manner of growth, it much resembles. Skin above
ground, green; below, white. Leaves green. Flesh white
and sugary ; but, like the foregoing sorts, not fine grained, or
suited for table use.
Productive, easily harvested, excellent and profitable for
farm purposes, and remarkably well adapted for cultivation
in hard, shallow soil.
White Sugar.
White Silesian. Betterave Blanche. Vil.
Root fusiform, sixteen inches in
length, six or seven inches in its great-
est diameter, contracted towards the
crown, thickest just below the surface
of the soil, but nearly retaining its size
for half the depth, and thence taper-
ing regularly to a point. Skin white,
washed with green or rose-red at the
crown. Flesh white, crisp, and very
sugary. Leaves green ; the leaf-stems

White Sugar Beet.





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