Rubus: Blackberries.

There are three or four Kinds of Blackberries in the Woods, of better Flavour than those in England; particularly one Kind growing near the Mountains, approaching to the Delicacy of a Rasberry.


Morus fructu nigro: The English Mulberry-Tree.

The common black Mulberry produce not so large Fruit as they do in England.


Morus Rubra: The Red Mulberry-Tree.

This the only native Mulberry of Carolina and Virginia, the Fruit is long, red, and well tafted.


Morus fructu albo: The Silk-Worm Mulberry-Tree.

The Italian or Silk-Worm Mulberry, with small white and some red Fruit. These were introduced into Virginia by Sir William Berkely when he was Governour of that Province, for feeding Silk-Worms, and at length were propagated in Carolina.


Cydonia: The Quince-Tree.

Quinces in Carolina have no more Astringency than an Apple, and are commonly eat raw. In Nortb Carolina is made a kind of Wine of them in much Esteem.


Ficus: The Fig -Tree.

Figs were first introduced into Carolina from Europe; they will not grow any where but near the Sea, or Salt-Water, where they bear plentifully; but they are of a small Kind, which may be attributed to their Want of skilful Management. An excellent Liquor is made of Figs, resembling Mum in Appearance and Taste: This is most practiced at James's Island near Charles-town.


Mali Aurantia & Limonia: The Orange and Lemon-Tree.

Carolina being in the Climate which produces the best Oranges and Lemons in the old World, they might therefore be expected to abound here; but the Winters in Carolina being much more severe than in those Parts of Europe in the same Latitude, these Trees are frequently killed to the Ground by Frost. Yet when they are planted near the Sea or Salt-Water, they are less liable to be injured by Frosts, and bear succesive Crops of good Fruit.

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