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Grading and packing fruits for the market. by A. P. Bateham

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Published by Pacific Horticultural Correspondence School in Portland, Or .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Apples -- Harvesting.,
  • Apples -- Grading.,
  • Apples -- Packing.

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsCarroll, John M., Pacific Horticultural Correspondence School., YA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsYA 28452
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. :
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL609061M
LC Control Number96204834

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