The Mango

The famous Mango, considered the finest fruit of the tropics, resembles a pear so closely that almost every one would say they were pears, if brought to our market. They are about two and a half inches long, a litte flattened, and evidently attached to the stem by what we should call the blossom end; smooth externally, and when green, of a dark, shining green; within it is of a deep yellow, and until ripe, has a disageeable terebinthine tase. It contains a stem like a large, flattened almond. When ripe, the color changes to bright yellow, streaked with crimson, precisely resembling some luscious, sun-ripened pear. On removing or biting through the skin of a ripe one, you find within, a pulpy substance, resembling in consistence the paw paw, and flavored with all the good and rich tastes in the world. One could hardly eat so many as of our good, honest, simply flavored pears; but the mango is certainly delicious.

The Mangostern

An early number of the Horticulturist will contain a superb plate of the Mangosteen, which has lately been fruited in England. By general consent it is the best of fruits, but all attempts to cultivate it beyond its natural habitat, the Malay peninsula, and islands to the eastward of the Bay of Bengal, have heretofore been unsuccessful. We hope by figuring this superb fruit to induce some of our cultivators to attempt it in this country.

Mangostern #1

Thaddeu8 Davids, Esq., has put us under an obligation by sending us a dried specimen, in good order, of the Mangosteen, for which we are greatly obliged.

Manning's Elizabeth

A delicious little pear. As an early garden fruit unexcelled. It is a seedling of Dr. Van Mons, of Belgium, and was named by Mr. Manning, of this country. The flesh is melting, and the flavor is sprightly. It is now ripening with us, and at this time is one of our best pears.

Manufacture Of Paper From Hop Stalks

M. Jourdeil, of the department of the Cote d'Or, in France, has recently submitted to a congress of paper-makers of that country an invention, or rather a series of inventions, for separating and using the textile material which envelops the stalk of the hop, in the manufacture of paper. The experiments with this new fiber have already reached some remarkable results, and great confidence is indulged that a discovery has been made which will prove of great interest and value to agriculture, as well as to the paper-making industry.

Manuring For Currant

We apprehend that currants do not need manure as much as they need mulching and moisture. A resident in Canada says that the best currants he ever had, produced in great abundance, were obtained in a dry season, by covering the whole surface of the ground with cow manure as a mulch, three inches thick. On looking under, the soil was always moist. Heavy pruning has to follow the luxuriant growth thus produced.

Manuring Fruit-Trees In The Fall

Which is best ? One cultivator thinks the fall is best, for the trees will find the fertilising material more dissolved and ready to take up at the next spring for immediate growth. Another disapproves of it, because manure will waste and wash away during the winter. To his mind manure should be applied about the time the tree begins its growth, and then, if washed by rains, it is dissolved at the very time when the tree needs it, and can take it up without waste. Our observation justifies us in saying that the fall manured trees will invariably make the most healthy and satisfactory growth the next season, over the spring manured trees, and so we have uniformly practiced this method with success. We also find that a fail-planted tree will make one-half better growth the next year than a spring planted tree, and keep up the difference each succeeding year. With us fall planting and manuring is about equivalent to one additional season.