Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / The Wisconsin horticulturist: issued monthly, under the management of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the purpose of disseminating the horticultural information collected through the agency of the society
Vol. I, No. 6 (August 1896)
Moyle, W. J.
Season's notes from Racine County, p. 28 PDF (186.0 KB)
WISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. SEASONS XNOTES FROM1 RA(CINE COUNTY. 1,y vW. J. J-ovle-11 ritteni July 25th, 1896. One (If the fioest crops of the apple ever known now hangs on the trees of Racine county. Red Astrachan and Tetofskv -No spraying is done vet this season. The fruit is remark- -l IV free fromt insects. wvith no scab to speak of. Thousands of biushiels of No. 1 fall and winter apples will be mlade into cider here this fall as the farmers never mnake a practice of projperly- harvestinlg the apples for the market. A ]lot wevek the first of April canustd a lar ge per cent. of the pear lllossoIIIs to fall. still at present tlhe trees are (lotted over w-ith beautiful specimelns. Straowherries were a paying crop and sold readily- at from so cents to .e1.40 a crate. In the vicinity of Racine. however, early spring droughts wvere the cause of a Very poor stand (f p]lltS set (alt for '97. o o(sellerries wvere a goo r((. crop many bushes, of the Hlouighton yieldinig a 1i-q(plait crate which found a home market at .0 ceots. Rlaspherries -'ere never bettem. Ancient Briton blackber- ries are nmmv lvinog on the ground. so loade(ld ae they with heallitifill slwecilmle"lS. Sin-ders also hang full. but too sour. i1inimev a ski. no g--ood: too tend1er. Of the gralpes C'oncord. Dhelaware. Diamond. Pocklington. M(o(r's Early-. Champion. Lindly. MNassasoit and Missouri Ress- lin- Iang full as Ilitt- eami hold. while Amyer. Salenl. Agana.11, M;:.ri ha \Wilder anod Vergenlnies miak( a good showing. I find Empilf- State. Niagara and Vergenniiies too tender in bud and vine. as evell when laid downm and covered wvith earth they ws inlte k lill. The cum-culio took all the tame phlimiis. but in the wild thick- e(4 tshere is a great erop. If !z1 1:ae a goodl limimie mimarket (1(1 not seek a mnarket that reqlulires shlilIlmenlt (if fruit, unlless youI ale sure von have s(lmlt'liling faiucv an1d1 call tifiI( the customerlel whlo is villing to ,;'IV for it.
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