but a Short Time, and frequently rot on the Trees. 1n Virginia they are better, and more durable, and great Quantities of Cider is there Made of them; further North the Climate is still more agreeable, not only to Apples, but to Pears, Plums, and Cherries.


Pyrus: The Pear-Tree.

Pears in some Parts of Carolina are very good and plentiful, particularly on the Banks of Sante River.


Prunus & Cerasus: The Plum and Cherry-Tree.

Plums, and Cherries of Europe have hitherto proved but indifferent which probably may be occasioned for want of artful Management; to the same Cause may be imputed the Imperfection of the other cultivated Fruits, in the Management of which little else but Nature is consulted.


Persica: The Peach-Tree.

Of Peaches there are such Abundance in Carolina and Virginia, and in all the British Continent of America, that, were it not certain that they were at first introduced from Europe, one woud be inclincd to think them spontaneous, the Fields being every where scattered with them, and large orchards are planted of them to feed Hogs with, which when they are satiated of the fleshy Part, crack the Shells and eat the Kernels only. There are Variety of Kinds, some of the Fruit are exceeding good, but the little Care that is taken in their Culture causes a Degeneracy in most. They bear from the Stone in three Years, and I have known them do it in two; were they managed with the like Art that they are in England it would much improve them. But they only bury the Stones in Earth and leave the rest to Nature.


Nucipersica: The Necterine-Tree.

Necterines, though so nearly akin to the Peach, yet rarely prove good in Carolina and Virginia.


Malus Armeniaca: The Apricock-Tree.

Apricocks no more than Peaches agree well with this Climate, though both these Trees arrive to a large Stature.


Grossularia & Ribes: The Goosberry and Currant-Tree.

Gooseberries and Currants will not bear Fruit in Carolina and in Virginia sufficient to encourage their Cultivation.


Rubus Idoeus, & Fragaria: Rasberries and Strawberries.

Rasberries are very good, and in great Plenty; they were at first brought from England. Strawberries are only of the Wood Kind, and grow naturally in all Parts of the Country, except where Hogs frequent.

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