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Jepson Field Book volume 31 page 184 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 31 page 184
Barstow ----------  - The Harris family raise honey, both for domestic use and to sell. They use a great deal at home -- so much that they are quite unused to molasses or sirup and seldom taste either. And how much better it is! Tho' poor they have the very best sweet, that of the ancients, which can be eaten with any food. Think of the ten thousand poor families about California with mean food at table missing a blessing which needs very slight industry to encompass.    The various plants in this region give very unequal colors and very different flavors to honey. The honey from some native plants is inedible, so strong and rank is it. I ::::::::: 15 December 1915. ----------  have never tasted honey from the Schinus molle or Pepper Tree but A. Alvey says it cannot be eaten.    The alfalfa bloom makes a fine clear white honey but is sometimes spoiled by gatherings from the Creosote    White Sage Honey, so very clear and white and fine flavored is considered the most superior honey. Manson says it is marketed as a fancy product in New York under the trade title of Orange Blossom Honey. - Ocotillo. Miss Waterman says this has many names, such as Our Lord's Candle, Holy Candle, etc. A San
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