The Orange groves of Florida.
--After a while, when our Northern ‘"blue law,"’ sanctimonious friends of the fanatical portion of Satan's subjects, become thoroughly convinced that it is unpleasant, as well as unprofitable, to wage a war dictated by iniquity against the Southern
people of America
, who alone have the true landmarks of Christianity and free government, we will publish a very excellent article by Rev. R. Abbey
, suggested by a visit to the orange groves in December, 1859. Our friends farther North need not fuel much surprise to learn that we have fine oranges in this section every month of the year, and if any of our contemporaries should feel the want of acidity of language at any time, a visit to our beautiful groves, with a little tasting, will supply the deficiency, though just at this time artificial means are not in demand, for Ancient Rascality,
,) and the whole of the ‘"blue nose"’ clan, cause us all to prove conclusively that scribblers have a temper of their own peculiarly fitted for emergencies.
But enough of this.
We have the sour, or Seville
, and the bitter-sweet oranges, growing wild a few miles from our town, and it is considered profitable to transplant the bitter sweet, and engraft the sweet orange on it.
Mr. W. Edwards
, of this place, has a number of fine trees, and has written several very instructive articles on orange culture, which we will also publish, we hope, in time for the planting season.
It would do well, we think, to plant numerous groves along the different railroads in the State
, so as to have the conveniences necessary to make shipments profitable.
Indeed, there is no reason in the world why Florida
should not furnish Savannah
, the interior of Georgia
, Carolina, and portions of other States, with oranges.
We hope the wise will have an eye to this important matter, for money can be made without much labor or outlay.
From all the information we can gather, our opinion is that the insect which has heretofore proven so disastrous will make its final disappearance in a short time.
The effect they produce upon the wild groves does not amount to much, the oranges there being large and beautiful, and the bitter-sweets delicious.--Miranopy (Fla.) Cotton States?