This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
1 The ordinary sorb-apple of horticulturists.
2 The sorb-pear.
3 Varying but little, probably, from the common sorb, the Sorbus domestica of Linnæus.
4 Fée is inclined to think that it is the Sorbus terminalis of Lamarck. Anguillara thinks that it is the Cratægus of Theophrastus, considered by Sprengel to be identical with the Cratægus azarolus of Linnæus. In ripening, the fruit of the sorb undergoes a sort of vinous fermentation: hence a kind of cider made of it.
5 De Re Rust. cc. 7 and 145.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.