Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / The Wisconsin horticulturist
Vol. VII, No. 7 (September 1902)
Loope, T. E.
Fruit report, Winnebago County, pp. 13-15 PDF (746.9 KB)
THE WISCONSIN HORTICULTURIST. agriculture and will be 400 by 8oo feet, having an area of 320,000 square feet and seven and a half acres. One room in this building 400 feet square will be devoted to fruits and fruit products, another room 200 by 400 to a conservatory with floral display and still an- other room 200 by 400 feet to the accessories of horticulture. such as implements and appliances for the cultivation and handling of fruits and flowers. The elevation of these palaces is such as to af- ford opportunity for terraced gardens and other beautiful landscape effects, while the outdoor exhibits of agriculture and horticulture will be very extensive and interesting both to the general visitor and the practical grower or expert. Frederic W. Taylor is the chief of the department of agriculture and acting chief of horticulture. The plans for both these great palaces are now being prepared in the de- partment of works under Isaac S. Taylor the director of the depart- ment, and it is the expectation that they will far surpass in beauty and arrangement the similar palaces at any former exposition. FRUIT REPORT. WINNEBAGO COUNTY. T. E LoopE, Eureka. It is time that I wrote something for our magazine, and so I give a brief note of the condition of fruit as I find it in Winnebago county and the prospects for the coming year. Strawberries on old beds yielded well; on last years beds rather poor. Prices were uniform- ly good, better than for years. Raspberries winter killed, and the same can be said of blackberries. New set strawberry beds are at tbe present writing the best I have ever had, every plant lived, and the frequent rains kept them growing. I wish to give Brother Geo. J. Kellogg notice that I am trying to grow strawberries without weeds for shade. It is an experiment that may possibly succeed. The blight so prevalent in Wisconsin came on my orchard with destructive virulence and practically ruined the crop. Longfields suffered worst, with McMahon, Wealthy and Duchess, in order named, a close second. Northwestern Greening blighted least and Fameuse Sweet next best. In spite of all, I shall have 6oo bushels 13
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