Punch,  9 (1845), 155.

Wonderful Horticultural Phenomenon



News-Commentary, Drollery


Horticulture, Natural History, Politics

Institutions mentioned:

Horticultural Society

    Responds to the appearance in London of 'an apple with the silver pips', a fruit which, according to Punch, 'really contained a shilling'. Takes the 'scientific liberty' of calling it 'Poma Cadiensis' and observes that it is of 'very quick growth', only five minutes being needed to produce 'a ripstone to the value of sixpence' but longer for the 'largest specimens'. Adds that the fruit will be 'invaluable at elections'.

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