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From John Pearson   23 November 1858

Kinlet near Bewdley

Novr. 23d. 1858 To CDarwin Esqr. | Downe Bromley Kent

Sir,

I humbly beg to call your attention to one point in the culture of the Kidney Bean, which I think you have omitted in your most interesting article “On the Agency of Bees” in the Gardeners’ Chronicle,1 & that is, how is it that our forced “French Beans” set their blossoms on a hot brick flue in the winter months, when no insect is on the wing? as to Thrips we kill them by “smoking”.

I am, Sir your humble | sert. | John Pearson Gardener &c | to W. L. Childe Esqr. | Kinlet | near Bewdley | Worcesters—

P.S. I don’t see the Chronicle till a week after date

Footnotes

See letter to Gardeners’ Chronicle, [before 13 November 1858].

Summary

Refers to CD’s article "Fertilisation of papilionaceous flowers" in Gardeners’ Chronicle [Collected papers 2: 19–25] and asks how forced beans flower in winter when no insect is on the wing.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2370
From
John Pearson
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Kinlet near Bewdley
Source of text
DAR 77: 148
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2370,” accessed on 28 January 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-2370.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7

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