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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / The Wisconsin horticulturist
Vol. IV, No. 4 (June 1899)

Culture of the red raspberry,   pp. 13-15 PDF (773.8 KB)

Page 13

we can remember a great many kinds that have come and
gone during that time. The Kansas can be relied upon to
give satisfactory results wherever .the raspberry can be
grown. Of this fact we are certain, hence we do not lesi-
tate to recommend a trial of it in every home fruit garden
and are willing to assume the responsibility of recommend-
ing with this variety the Palmer and Souhegan.
These three will make a very desirable combination and
give a long season of this popular fruit.
We have a new blackcap now on the market which
promises to excel any other variety ever before introduced.
It has the best and most trustworthy endorsements. If it
fulfills the claims of the introducer it will indeed be a valu-
able acquisition. This new variety is called the "Cumber-
A writer in the STRAWBxRRY CuLTuST gives some ex-
cellent hints about the setting and cultivation of red rasp-
berries which we think may be of use to Wisconsin growers.
He says: "The practice among the best growers here is,
first select the best and richest land that can be had. It
should be naturally rich and if not so, must be made so, if
paying crops are expected. Land rather on the stiff order
is best, though pretty fair crops may be grown on light
land if plenty of manure is used. A crop of cow peas or
clover turned under is a good start. Prepare the land in
the best possible manner early in the fall. Lay off rows
three by six feet for most varieties, but the Cuthbert, which
is a rank grower, had better be four by six. Run the rows
deep and drop a plant at each cross, covering up the roots
and packing the dirt tight with the feet. A short handle
hoe is a good tool to use. The plants must be kept covered
pp in the cart which precedes the setters, and kept wet. A

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