Hops, Their Cultivation, Commerce and Uses in Various Countries

General Books, 2013 - 40 páginas
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... the case, in the eyes of all who know how short the hops came down everywhere, and how very many bushels were required for a pocket, not only at the commencement but throughout the picking season. " Considering all the drawbacks of the year, drought, mould, and exhaustion, it must be said that the return of 6 cwt. per acre all round is wonderful, and it is certain that it has not been exceeded by a pound. " Throughout the whole of the Continent the hop crop has been short. With the exception of Belgium, no continental district has produced anything like an average return. In Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Baden, Alsace, Galicia, Lorraine, and Burgundy, not half of an average quantity was grown; and in Bohemia, in the celebrated provinces of Saatz, Auscha, and Dauba, nothing like this quantity was obtained. " Black blight, red spider, and drought made sad havoc in Austria, Germany, and France; the bine came away weak and unkindly, and could not grow away from its numerous foes. Prices are very high at all the German and French markets, and higher still in those of Austria. From 13?. 10s. to 16?. 15s. are the prices now current at Nuremberg, and from 171. to 257. at Saatz. " German merchants are already in the English and American markets, endeavouring to make good the deficiencies of their home supply. " The Belgian growth is the same as that of the English, about 6 cwt. per acre. There was a general attack of aphis blight in the early summer, but it cleared away in time to allow the plant to recover, and grew a moderate quantity. Prices run from 61. to 81. for Belgian hops. " The latest accounts from America state that previous estimates of 140,000 bales as the amount of the year's yield in that country will not be realized, and that the quality...

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