Punch,  53 (1867), 122.

Roots and Fruits



News-Commentary, Drollery


Agriculture, Breeding, Chemistry, Nutrition

    Discusses news of a chemical process for converting turnips into pineapples. Suggests other ways of transforming root vegetables into fruit, including the Jerusalem artichoke into a magnum-bonum plum. Explains that 'Nature finds the vegetable cells, and chemistry has only to fill them with the syrup'.

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