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Advantages Of Buckwheat

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Under some circumstances, clover will continue to bloom through this

part of the season; also, a few other flowers; but I find by weighing,

a loss from one to six pounds, between the 20th July and the 10th of

August, when the flowers of buckwheat begin to yield honey, which

generally proves a second harvest. In many places it is their main

dependence for surplus honey. It is considered by many an inferior

quality. The color, when separated from comb, resembles molasses of

medium shade. The taste is more pungent than clover honey; it is

particularly prized on that account by some, and disliked by others for

the same reason. In the same temperature it is a little thicker than

other honey, and is sooner candied.