Title page of “Vinetum_Britannicum” by John Worlidge, 1678
John Worlidge (1640–1700) was a noted agriculturalist. He lived in Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
John Worlidge was one of the first British agriculturalists to discuss the importance of farming as an industry. In his most notable book, Vinetum britannicum, Worlidge advocated the production of cider over that of wine in Great Britain because it was better suited to the climate and resources.
Worlidge was considered a great expert on rural affairs. As well as Vinetum Brittannicum, Worlidge wrote Systema Agriculturae (1699) on husbandry, and Systema Horticulturae (1677) on gardening.
- ^ Hampshire Magazine October 2006 p 58
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Worlidge, John". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.