The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

Pineapple cultivation in England

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672. The pine-apple, according to Bradley, was very successfully cultivated by Sir Matthew Decker, at Richmond, in 1719; but it had been long before brought into England from Holland, where it was introduced by M. Le Cour from the West Indies, and cultivated, in pits, in his garden near Leyden. Warner, of Rotherhithe, excelled in the culture of the vine, and raised from seed the red or Warner's Hamburgh, a variety which still continues to be much esteemed.