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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / The Wisconsin horticulturist
Vol. VII, No. 8 (October 1902)

Fruit crop reports,   pp. 19-22 PDF (1.0 MB)


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THE WISCONSIN HORTICULTURIST. 
A shovel full of well rotted fertilizer is not too much for every hill. 
The-fall and spring rains will carry the strength to the roots where 
needed. 
There is no danger of giving the currant and gooseberry too 
much top dressing. Weeds and grass kept out, and plenty ot man- 
ure makes fine fruit. 
If blue grass and clover are starting up in vineyard or small fruits 
better find time to remove them now. Of course you are busy, but 
you will be more so in the spring. 
Squash and pumpkin for home use should be kept in a dry and 
cool place. Don't remove to cellar until extreme weather comes. 
It is time now to pick the last of the lat! apples. They are in- 
jured if the heavy freezes soon to come find them on the tree. If 
you have plenty of cellar room wrap each apple in soft paper and 
lay them singly upon hanging shelves. 
FRUIT CROP REPORTS. 
The Houser, Onalaska: The apple crop in my vicinity was not 
very satisfactory the past season. Trees blighted badly except the 
Northwestern Greening, Wealthy and Utters, which bore a fair crop. 
All others more or less deformed and wormy. 
A. L. Hatch, Sturgeon Bay: The leading varieties of apples in 
this vicinity are Yellow Transparent, Red Astrachan, Duchess, 
Wealthy, Pewaukee, Ben Davis, Snow, Tallman Sweet, Gideon, Hys- 
lop, Whitney, Mann, and Eng. Golden Russett. I think one thous- 
and kinds of apples can be successfully grown here on the peninsula. 
More than one hundred kinds are now fruited. The leading varieties 
of plums grown here are Lombard, Green, Monarch, Hudson, Rio, 
Purple Eggg, Yellow Egg, Abundance, Burbank, Green Gage. The 
Abundance is proving very successful here and is very attractive as 
a market plum. In strawberries, Warfield, Wood, and Clyde take 
the lead.  Strawberry culture will be much enlarged next season. 
The strawberry croo was the most profitable the past season, follow- 
ed by cherries and next to these raspberries. Cherries are proving 
very successful where cared for properly and the output will be 
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