This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A. J. S.: The accent is on the second syllable, - not De Candolle, but De Comdolle. The letters or abbreviations after plants' names are for the names of the botanists who gave the name to the plant. Thus Fuchsia, Lin., signifies that Linnaeus gave the plant that name. The reference is useful as furnishing a clue to the original description, and then it sometimes happens that the same name will be given to different plants, when the author's name is almost essential to distinguish one from another.