Wonderful Horticultural Phenomenon
Horticulture, Natural History, Politics
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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