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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Historic Fruit Images and Publications
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Historic Images:

The Small Fruits of New York
The Pears of New York
The Apples of New York
USDA Pomological Watercolors


Historic Publications:

From the Core Historical Library of Agriculture:
      Full Text of 'The Pears of New York' by U.P. Hedrick, 1921
      Full Text of 'The Small Fruits of New York' by U.P. Hedrick 1925
      Full Text of 'Quince Culture' by William W. Meech, 1888
      Full Text of 'The Book of Pears and Plums' by Edward Bartrum, 1903 
      Browse the Core Historical Library for other titles


Historic Trees:

Ancient Pear Cultivars - Descriptions of some ancient pears preserved at NCGR-Corvallis
Pears from the Past - Brief descriptions of NCGR pear accessions originating prior to 1850.
The Endicott Pear - Oldest fruit tree in North America
The Hager Grove Pear - Salem, Oregon 1850
Henderson Luelling - First fruit cultivars brought to the Oregon Territory in 1846.
Felix Gillet Nursery, Nevada City, California 1871


Last Modified: 6/25/2013