This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol4", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
This is the deciduous "Maidenhair Tree" of Japan and China. It grows up to 80 ft. high, and has leathery fan-shaped leaves veined like the pinnules of a Maidenhair Fern. It is perfectly hardy in most places, and is raised from seeds (fig. 451).
Fig. 451. - Ginkgo biloba.
A, Seedling plant. B, Almond-like fruit with pitted bony shell. (1/2.) c, Embryo (x2).