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Excerpt from Investigation Made by the State Board of Horticulture of the California Olive Industry: Development of the Industry, Unfruitfulness of Varieties, Methods of Culture, Pruning, Processing of Fruit, Etc By B. M. Lelong, Secretary of State Board of Horticulture, and Chief Horticultural Officer of California, aided by growers throughout the State. Historic records tell us that the olive tree was introduced into California in 1769, from San Blas, Mexico, by an expedi tion of Franciscans sent to take charge of the Jesuit missions in California. It appears from the Ship's manifest that one J os� de Galvez, who was visitor-g encral and secular head, with Father Serra, proceeded to make arrangements for the establishment of settlements. He seemed to be farseeing, for it was found that he had caused to be shipped to Alta California, �ower, vegetable, and fruit seeds for garden and orchard, and gram for the field: The ship's manifest does not show that any trees or cuttings were brought. The first seeds of the olive are said to have been planted. At the Mission San Diego, and those seeds (which Galvez had been so provident in sending) grew and prospered. The Fathers built new missions, and among the first trees planted was the Olive, grown from cuttings taken from trees of the San Diego mission. All the mission orchards were very small, and some had but few' trees, but those trees played an important part in the horticultural history of our State, for they laid the foun dation Of a gigantic industry and furnished stocks for many groves, which today may be styled the prehistoric orchards of the State. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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©1970
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