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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)

Smith, Irving
Small fruits. Raspberries, blackberries, currants and gooseberries,   pp. 14-17 PDF (888.8 KB)


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14      WISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
others; the only difference is, you know sandy soil needs more
fertilizing than soil that has a heavy clay subsoil, and one of our
most successful orchards is planted on a red clay soil, very
red clay, just like the Superior red clay. Cherries will do well
on clay if climatic conditions are favorable and given careful
cultivation.
Mr. Buehler: Do you set out one or two year old trees.
Mr. Bingham: I think one can be successful using trees of
either age. The two year old trees are larger; the one year
takes a little more training than the two year old tree.
SMALL FRUITS.
RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, CURRANTS AND
GOOSEBERRIES.
IRVING SMITH, Ashland, Wis.
The matter of cane and bush fruits for home use, should be
given more attention than is unually given it.  The amount
of room required and labor given are very well repaid in
the additional variety and quantity of fruit for the ;:homne
table both summer and winter.    Raspberries follow closely
the strawberry, keeping up a continual supply of fresh table
fruit.  Gooseberries and currants come in turn during the
raspberry season; and while they are not so much used in
the fresh condition, a dish of well ripened white currants,
sugared a half hour before eaten make a very nice evening fruit
for any one who likes a mild acid fruit. As for gooseberries, I
think they would be used much more in the various forms of
cooked fruit if you would just forget that your grandmother
used to make green gooseberry pie, and let them get ripe before
picking. There is as much difference between green and ripe
gooseberries as between green and ripe peaches. Blackberries
follow in close succession with little or no break between them
and the raspberry.
There are a number of good varieties to choose from, in Rasp-
ewrries, which nim.st of course be governed to a certain extent by
local conditions. Cuthbert and Loudon are very fine red sucker
varieties. The Cuthbert being the strongest grower with us, also


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