Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)
Marsh, W. H.
The 1909 crop in the Wausau trial orchard, pp. 90-95 PDF (1.9 MB)
90 WISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURA SOCIErY. left for the next place which took us till about 12 :20 that night to reach. biEDFORD: This orchard at Medford is in excellent shape as far as appearance goes. Air. Harris has it looking like a garden and a wedl kept one, too, but the trees show some weak points. Uneven in size, ete., but as a whole this orchard looks good. A few bushels of apples on the trees. From here we went to the NWausau orchard and found everything looking good. Good crop on most'varieties and with the excepton of a few weak trees the orchard looks fine. Your Committee arrived at Wau- sau 3:40 P. M. and drove to orchard, walked up and down the rows with pencil and paper and estimated the crop and got back to hotel for late supper, then worked till 11:15 on the orchard proposition that was before us, then left for Manitowoc. MANITOWOC: This orchard is located in a different country and a blind man could almost see the difference in the orchards. You will find at Manitowoc every tree in its place and iooking as though it would stay there. These trees were in bad shape when planted and it will take a few summers to remedy the mis- take of the nursery man that grew the tree but it can be done at that place but perhaps not at any of the other places would it be safe to try it. We found everything looking good at Manito- woe, so we left as soon as possible for Sturgeon Bay. The orchard at Sturgeon Bay showed quite a little fruit and trees looked good. Report of Secretary will show up the results of this orchard. THE 1909 CROP IN THE WAUSAU TRIAL ORCHARD. W. H. MARSH, Antigo. I wish to submit the following report on the trial orchard at Wausau, Wis. On August 3rd, I visited the trial orchard at Wausau and certainly found a pleasant surprise awaiting me, for it was the best showing of clean, bright, healthy fruit that it had ever been nmy privilege to inspect. I found the orchard in a sem--cultivated condition, as about a 10 foot strip had been left in sod; balance in clean cultiva- tion. The pruning was well done but I think much more wood left than was good for the fruit, or health and life of
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