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Full text of "Prince's annual catalogue of esculent vegetable and other seeds : of the choicest American and imported varieties"

PRINCE'S ANNUAL CATALOGUE 

OF 

ESCULENT VEGETABLE 

AND 

OTHER SEEDS, 

OF THE 

CHOICEST AMERICAN AND IMPORTED VARIETIES. 



PRINCE'S LINN/EAN BOTANIC GARDEN AND NURSERIES, 

FliUSmWCJ, NEAR NEW- YORK. 

WM. R. PRINCE & CO. Proprietors. 



All orders are to be addressed to Wm. R. Prince «& Co., and no other 
person whatever in this town is authorized to receive any orders for this 
EstabUshment. 

O" The accuracy and excellence of the Seeds is expressly guaranteed. 
The prices are fixed at the lowest Cash rates, but where a draft at 
90 days or 4 months is sent with the order, or the payment is satisfactorily 
arranged otherwise by correspondence, and a good understanding established, 
a liberal credit mutually convenient will be allowed. We will also supply 
Garden Seeds, put up m small parcels , at $30 per thousand, such 
as are retailed at 6 to 8 cents each. All orders for Seeds should be 
sent direct by Mail. 

Catalogues of the Trees, Shrubs, and Plants, Bulbous Flower Roots, 
i>ahlias. Green House Plants, &c. will be sent to every post pgdd applicant. 



N E W- YORK: 

PRINTED BY WILLIAM OSBORN> 

88 William-street. 

1846. 



CATALOGUE. 



ARTICHOKE, Globe, 

ASPARAGUS, Common, .... 

Large German, Giant, or Early Dutch, . 

Lar;te While Reading, or Gravesend, 
BEANS, English Dwarf— 

Broad Windsor, or Toker, 

Green Windsor, or Green Lima, 

Sword Long Pod, »cryproZi/?c, 

Nonpareil, green, 

Early Mazagan, 

BEANS, Kidney, Dwarf Bush or Snaps — 

Early White Cluster 

Early Mohawk, Six Weeks, . 

Yellow Six Weeks, 

Early dun colored, or Quaker, 

China Dwarf, white with red eye, . 

Dwarf Crescent, or Halfmoon, white with 
pink eye, 

Dwarf White Cranberry, 

Dwarf Red Cranberry, .... 

Yellow Cranberry, 

Large White Kidney, or Royal Dwarf, 

Warrington, Red Marrow, or Red Valentine, 

Early Yellow Rob Roy, .... 

Refugee, or Thousand to One, . 

French Red Speckled, or Red Swiss, 

Early Rachel, speckled, .... 
^il'^i fEarly White Flageolet, earliest of all, 
^•1 ^|o 1 and very Jine, .... 
tills I Early Gray, or Bagnolet, superior 
a § i "i^ « '\ .for pickling, .... 

2 sit. 1^ I Gray Swiss, or Dwarf Bagnolet, . 
g-2sHo I Dwarf White Soissons, 
t^^if l^ French lied Orleans, very early, 



Per oz. 
cents. 
37 
10 
12 
12 
per qt. 
25 
37 
25 
25 
25 

20 

25 
25 
25 

25 
25 
25 
25 
25 
25 
25 
25 
20 
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37 

37 
37 
37j 

37 



Per Pound. 
Dollars. Cents. 



Per 



Bushel. 



JV. 



B. — There U often avariaxion of 5^ cents per bushel in the prices of the above Beans. 

Per Bushel. 
Dollars, i Cents. 



BEANS, Pole or Climbing— 

Large White Lima, 

Carolina Lima, or Seiva, .... 

Prolific Lima, early, very productive, 

Scarlet Runners, or Spanish, . 

Dutch White Runners 

Dutch White Case Knife, Snaps, 

Asparagus, or Yard Pod, . 

Cranberry, Red, Snaps, .... 
White, Snaps, 
Pink, Speckled or Horticultural 

Soissons, large white, excellent, 
BEET- 

Long Blood Red, 2 sorts, . . . • 

Early Blood Turnip-rooted, very sweet, 

Early Yellow Turnip-rooted, . 

White Suyar, or Early White Scarcity, . 

Early Red Scarcity, .... 

French Yellow Sugar or Amber, 

Mangold Wurzel,^or^c/d culture, . 



per qt. 
Cents 



37i 
25 
50j 
37! 
37, 
25i 
50, 
25 
25 
37 
50 
it oz. 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 



Per Pound. 



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BEET— 

Great Silver White, Swiss Garde, or Sir John 

Sinclair's 

Green leaved, /or stews and soups, . 
Long White Canada, .... 

BORECOLE, or KALE, Tall green curled Scotch 
Kale, German Kale, or Siberian Borecole, 
Dwarf Green curled, or German greens, 
Purple, Blue, Red or Brown Curled, 
BRUSSELS SPROUTS, .... 

BROCOLI. Early White, .... 

Early Purple, ...... 

Early Large Purple Cape, 
White Cape, or Cauhflower, . 
CABBAGE, Early May, Jirst in season, 
Earliest French, do. 

f Early York, 

M'Ewan's early, produces second heads, 
Early Dwarf or Salisbury, 
* ■{ Early Royal Dwarf, very early and sup^r^ 
Early Dutch or Amsterdam, • 
Early Nonpareil, .... 

Early Screw, 

Early Sugarloaf, .... 
5 [ Early Large York, or Early Harvest, 
^ ^ Early Flat Battersea, early Drumheador 

I Harvest, 

(^Philadelphia, 

' Early Vanack, 

French Ox Heart, Coeur de Bceuf, . 

_ Late Sugarloaf, 

•S I < Bonneuil, or St. Dennis Drumhead, 
%^l Flat or Low Dutch, {Late Dutch,) . 
Superfine Early Paris, .... 
Early Wellington, or Royal George, 

Early Emperor 

Late German, or Strasburgh, largest, /or 

cattle, 

Large Q-uintal, or Cwt., .... 

GreenGiazed, for warm climates, . 

Large Late Bergen, or Great American, . 

Large late Drumhead, .. 

Large late Flat Battersea, 

Red Headed Dutch, or Red Globe, . 

Tree or Thousand Headed, 

Large Scotch, or Bullock,/or cattle, 

Cow, see Ccesarian Kale, 

Early Dwarf Savoy, . . • . 

Globe Savoy, fine curled green, 

Large Cape Savoy, or Drumhead do., . 

Yellow or Golden Savoy, 

Large Pancalier Green Savoy of Tours, for 

winter, very superior, .... 
Green or White Turnip-rooted, above ground, 

or Kohl Rabi, 

Purple Turnip-rooted, above ground, Arabian, 

Kohl Rabi, or Egyptian Kale, . 
White Turnip-rooted, under ground, 



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CABBAGE— 

Purple Turnip-rooted, under ground, 
CARDOON, French large solid, of Tours, 
CARROT, Early Scarlet Horn, or Short Orange, 

Long Orange, 

Long Red Studley, or Scarlet Surrey, 

Altringham, long scarlet, very fine. 

Blood Red, or Purple, 
^t^ ^ Large Yellow Field, . 
e)"^! S Large Long White, 
CAULIFLOWER, Fine Early, . 

Half Hardy,./br all seasons, . 

Late Dutch, hardy, .... 
CELERY, White solid 

Rose colored sohd. .... 

Celeriac, or Turnip -rooted, 

Turkish, or Prussian large white solid, 

New Silver Giant 

North's Giant Red, .... 

Lion's Paw, .... 
CHERVIL, for salad, . • . . 
COLEWORT, or COLLARDS, . 
CORN SALAD, Fciiicus, or Vettkost, . 
CRESS, Curled, or Peppergrass, . 

English Winter, or Water Cress, . 

True Water, or Winter, or Normandy, 
CUCUMBER, Early Frame, . 

Early Green Cluster, 

Long Green Prickly, 

Early Short Green Prickly, 

Long Green Turkey, 

Long White do. 

Long White Spined, 

Long Green Southgate, . 

Small Gherkin, or West India, 
EGG PLANT, Purple, . 

White, {ornamental,) 
ENDIVE, Succory, or Chicoree- 

Green Curled, . 

White Curled, . 

Broad Leaved Batavian, for tointer, 



for pickleSi 



INDIAN CORN- 

Sweet, or Sugar.^nc/brftotMng-, . 

Golden Sioux 

Early Cdinaididin,white and yellow, for boiling, 
Early Tuscarora, white, j^nc, . 
Piedmont, or Yellow Six Weeks, . 
Pearl, Nonpareil, or Pop, 
Mottled, large and small, in great variety, 
Smith's Early White, Early Dutton, White 
Flint, Southern White, and others, 

KALE, or KAIL, Scotch Green Curled, &c., 
Caesarian, or Cow Cabbage, for cattle, . 
Sea, used as Asparagtis, .... 



per oz. 
cents. 
25 
50 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
25 
75 
75 
75 
25 
25 
25 
25 
25 
25 
37 
12 
25 
25 
12 
25 
50 
25 
25 
25 
25 
37 
37 
25 
50 
37 
75 
1 00 

25 
25 
25 



Per Found. 
Dollars. Cents. 



per ear. 
cents. 
4 
4 
4 
6 
6 
6 
6 



per oz. 



per 100 
ears, 
cents. 



per 



per bush. 

shelled. 

cents. 



pound. 



LEEK, Large Scotch, or Flag, 

London 

HEAD or CABBAGE LETTUCES- 

Early Silesia, Batavian, or Early Ice, 

Royal Cabbage, Imperial Cabbage, or Largej 

Asiatic, superior and hardy^ 
Large Green Head, Green Cabbage, Hardy 

Green, for winter, coarse, 
Naples Cabbage, very large and superior, 
Large Calais, large heads, and very fine, 
New Imperial Cabbage, or Large German, 

monstrous head, j 

"Rxov/n Dnich, hardy for winter, . . I 
Madeira, or Passion, superior, very hardy, 
Meterelle Cabbage, new and superior, 
Tennis Ball, Rose, or Apple, for winter and 

early spring, 

Grand Admirable, very hardy, coarse, 
Drumhead, or Malta, . • . . 
Versailles, monstrous size and superior, 
Large Curled India, .... 
Lazy Brown, or Large Gray, slow head, 
Turkish, or Black Seed Imperial, very large 

andfine, 

COSS, or ROMAN LETTUCES, with conical 

heads, not compact, but very fine flavored — 
Early Green, Egyptian, or Ice Coss, hardy, 
Florence, Golden, Malta, or Ice Coss, early, 

superior, 

Magnum Bonum Coss, early, . 

Bath, or Brown Coss, . . . . 

White, Brighton, or Imperial Coss, or Loaf, 

early and hardy, 

Paris or French Green Coss, early, 
Large French Blonde Coss, new and superior, 
MELON— 

Green Citron, green fleshed, 
Pineapple do. 

Persian do. 

Nutmeg do. 

Large Yellow Cantaloup, 
Pomegranate, musk scented, 
Minorca, or Netted Cantaloup, 
Skilman's Netted, or Black Rock, fine, 
Malta Winter, keeps till February, 
Long Island Water, 
Carolina Water, 
Early Apple seed Water, . 
Goodwin's new Scarlet flesh. 
Citron Water, for preserves, 
MUSTAllD, White, 

Brown, .... 
NASTURTIUM, . . . 

OKRA 

ONION, Early Silver Skinned, very early^ 
White Portugal, or Spanish 
Large dark red, 



per oz. 
cents. 
25 
25 

25 

25 

25 

50 
50 

50 
25 
37 
37 

37 
37 
37 
50 
37 
25 

37 



30 

37 
30 
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37 
37 

25 
25 
25 
25 
25 
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25 
25 
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12 
50 
37 
20 



Per 
Dollars. 



Pound. 
Cents. 



ONION, Yellow Dutch, or Straw colored, . 

Strasburgh, or Flanders, 

Madeira, genuine^ 

ORACH E, Vsh'ne, for summer spinage, 
PARSLEY, Plain, or single, 

Curled, or double, ..... 

Dwarf curled, or extra curled, 

Hamburgh, or Carrot-rooted,/or ^o^cZtmafes, 
PARSNEP, Large long Dutch, . 

Long Guernsey, ^nc, .... 

PEAS, Early Six Weeks, 2 feet, . 
Earliest Dwarf,^rje, 20 inches, 
Kean's Seedling, extra early, new^ 2 feet. 
Early Warwick, extra early, neio, . 
Early Washington, or May, 2i feet, 
Early Frame, or June, 2ifeet, 
Early Double Blossom Frame, 3. feet, . 
Early Nimble Dick, 2i feet, . 
Early Cedu NuUi, 1 foot, 
Groom's Early Dwarf, .... 
Early Charlton, or Hotspur, . 
Bishop's Early Dwarf Prolific, 1 foot, . 
Knight's Tall Marrow, or Honey, 6 feet, 
Knight's Dwarf Marrow, 3 feet, 
Dwarf VVhite Marrowfat, 3i feet, . 
Large Tall Marrowfat, white, 5 feet. 
Dwarf Prolific, Poor Man's pea. Strawberry, 

U foot, 

Early Dwarf Spanish, or Fan, 1 foot, . 

Dwarf blue imperial, or Cimetar, 3 feet, 

Dwarf Green Marrow, or Waterloo blue, 4 ft. 

Dwarf blue Prussian, 2i feet, 

Tall Sucar, crooked edible pods, 5 feet, . 

Dwarf Sugar, edible pods, 2i feet, 

Gray Rouncival, large, 6 feet, 

Woodford's green Marrow, Nonesuch, or 

Woodford's tall Prolific, 5 feet, . 
Matchless Marrow, blue, 6 feet, 
Knight's dwarf green marrow, new, 
Giant marrow, netc, .... 

PEPPER, Bell or Oxheart 

Tomato sha[>ed. Squash, or Cheese, red, 

Ditto, do. yellow, 

Cayenne, Lady's Finger, Long red, or Bird, 

Cherry, or Bird, 

Sweet Spanish, red, , . , . 

PUMPKIN, Connecticut, field, . 

Fine yellow family, 

Large Cheese, 

Cushaw, or potato, .... 

Maimmolh, has weighed 200 \hs. . 
Spanish cheese, very solid and superior, 
PURSLANE, Golden, ..... 



per oz. 
cents 
18 
25 
25 
25 
10 
12 
25 
25 
12 
12 
per qt. 
37 
37 
50 
37 
25 
25 
25 
25 
50 
50 
25 
37 
37 
50 
25 
37 

25 
37 
25 
50 
20 
37 
37 
20 

37 
37 
50 
50 
per oz 
60 
50 
50 
50 
50 
50 

per quart 
20 
30 
50 
12 

per oz. 
25 
25 
25 



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Dollars., Cents. 



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quart. 



pouud. 



RADISH, long rooted— 

Earliest French scarlet, .... 

Early scarlet short top, Early Frame, or 
Long Scarlet, ...•'. 

Salmon, or rose colored, 

Lonw Purple or Salad, .... 

Naples, or long white transparent, 
RADISH, Turnip, Roundish Rooted— - 

Early Cherry, or Scarlet Turnip, . 

Early White Turnip, .... 

Purple, or Violet Turnip, 

Yellow Turnip, for summer and autumn, 

White Spanish, or white fall, very hardy, 

Black Spanish,/orya// and winter, 

RAMPION, 

RHUBARB, Early Tobolsk for Tarts, • 

Myatt's scarlet Victoria, do. . 

ROQUETTE {ajine salad) . 
SCALL.ION, or Welsh Onion, 
SALSIFY, or VEGETABLE OYSTER, 

SCORZONERA, 

SHALLOT, 

SKIRRET, 

SORREL, Broad leaved garden, for salad, 
SPINACH, Round, for summer or winter, 

Prickly, or Winter, .... 

Savoy, or Flanders, large leaved, and suita- 
ble for all seasons, .... 
SQUASH— 

<a ("Early Summer Bush, or Dutch Summer, 
p I Early green striped Bush, 
C I Summer crookneck, running, 
"S -{ Summer bush crookneck, 

Vegetable marrow, eaten small, delicious, 

Egg or Apple Bush, 

^Butter, . • 

"Autumnal marrow, 

White Cushaw,/or fall and early winter, 

Yellow VVmter, or Fall crookneck, 

Canada crookneck, for fall and winter, 

Cocoanut, or Porter's Valparaiso, . 

Acorn, or California do. do. 
TOMATO, or Love Apple, large red. 

Large yellow, .... 

Pear shaped, 

Cherry or cluster, .... 
TURNIP,* Eariv white Flat Dutch, or spring, 

*Eariy Snowball, .... 

*Early yellow Dutch, 

♦Early white Garden Stone, . 

White Flat or white Globe, . 

Yellow hlat, 

*Red Round, or Red Top, 

Green Round, or Green Top, . 

Large English Norfolk, white (for field) 

Yellow Aberdeen, green top (for field) 

Large Yellow Bullock, purple top (do) 

*Long Tankard, or Hanover, 

* Yellow Stone Six Weeks or Orange, . 



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Dollars. 



TURNIP,- 

*Yellow Maltese, . . . . ; 
Yellow Swedish, Russian, or Ruta Ba^a, 
White Swedish, White Ruta Baga, or French 

Turnip, excellent^ .... 12 

Yellow Altringham, .... 12 

♦Swan's Egff 12 

Dale's New Yellow Hybrid, ... 18 

♦French Long Yellow, ...» 12 

* These are best for table use. 

SWEET, POT AND MEDICINAL HERB SEEDS. 
By the lb. or oz. or $3 per hundred small parcels. 



per oz. 
cents 
10 
12 



Per Pound. 



ceatfe. 



Anise, 
Balm, 



-, Lemon, or Moldavian, 



Basil, Sweet 

Bene, 

Borage, 

Bugloss, 

Burnet, Garden 

Caraway, 

Coriander, 

Cumin, 

Dill, 

Fenugreek, 

Fennel, Sweet 

^ Large 

Hyssop, 



Lavendar, 
Lovage, or Livoice, 
Marjoram, Sweet 

, Winter, or Pot, 

Marygold, Pot 

Mignonette, 

Poppy, White, or Opium, 

, other varieties, 

Rosemary, 

Rue. 

Saffron, or Carthamus, 

Sage, Garden 

Savory, Slimmer 

Tansy, 

Thyme, 



FIELD SEEDS, &c. 



Althea Frutex, . . . • . 

Clover, Red, 

, White Dutch, 

Canary, for birds, .... 
Grass, Ray or Rye, 

, Pacey's perennial Rye grass, 

Orchard, or Cocksfoot, 



62 
22 to 25 



5 00 
1 25 



Hawthorn Berries, for hedge. 

Hemp, for birds, 

Honey Locust, for hedge, . . > ^ . . 

Lucerne, 

Mustard, White, 

^, Brown, or Black, 

Pinue Balsamea, or Balm of Gilead Fir, .... 

Rape, for birds, 

Yellow Locust) for timber 

FLOWER SEEDS- 

Annual Flower Seeds of 300 finest varieties, $3 per 100 

parcels, 

ennial and Perennial Flower Seeds, of 250 finest va- 
rieties, $3 per 100 parcels, ^w ,i. 

Splendid Double German Balsam, or Lady Slipper, 25 c. per oz. or 82 per ih. 

Splendid German Coxcomb, 16 varieties mixed, 37 c. per oz. or $3 per lb. 

Splendid German Holyhock,.all colore, 37 c. per oz. or $4 per lb. 

Convolvulus Major, 12 c. per oz. or SI per lb. 

Scarlet, 25 c. per oz. or $2 per lb. 

German Stocks, 25 varieties mixed, 50 c. per oz. 

Four-o'-Clock, various colors, $1,50 per lb. 

Cypress Vine, 50 c. per oz. 



cents. 
100 

20 to 25 



25 



Bushel. 
$ cents. 



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