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Bright and Colorful MUMS on Grape Crate Label from Sanger, California - Custom Framed


MUMS Ribier grapes, Kawate and Sons, Sanger, California; golden, white and purple mum flower blooms; California Fruit Exchange, Blue Anchor; Crocker lithograph. Custom framed in copper and glass ready to decorate your kitchen or flower shop wall. It measures approx. 4 1/2 x 13 inches. Antique framed art poster; old print; vintage label. "Grapes are a major California agricultural product, consumed as tables grapes, raisins, and wine. While grapes are grown throughout California, table grapes are grown mainly on the east side of the San Joaquin valley in central California, in Tulare, San Joaquin, Kern and Fresno counties. Many varieties of grapes are grown, with Thompson Seedless, Emperor, Tokay and Malaga being of key commercial importance. Grapes are very perishable, and require careful handling to prevent crushing. They are packed in flat lug boxes containing about 25 pounds of grapes, with labels about 13" x 4". Wooden boxes were used until the early 1960's. The long narrow shape of grape labels requires different design treatments than those on the relatively square labels used for other fruit boxes. Effective designs are those which feature extended lettering and elongated images. Fruit Box Labels, McClelland and Last, 1983" (Out of Print) "Only California has a months-long flower festival tht rolls slowly northward 400 miles through our deserts. Starting in February, flower fanciers flock to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to take in the glory. The Anza-Borrego stretches from the San Bernardino County line to the Mexican border, and includes 500 miles of roads that wind past desert hills carpeted with flowers. But to really experience the blossoms, take a hike. Lazy flower fans can wander the desert flower garden near the visitors center. Those up for a longer walk should try the "Eden-like" Hellhole Canyon. Along the trail, you'll see"chia, with its small spheres of purple-blue," as well as "the fuzzy white popcorn flower." The trail passes two sets of waterfalls, each with a palm shaded oasis." L.A. TIMES 2005