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Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)

Hatch, A. L.
Apple culture as a business,   pp. 52-55 PDF (1.0 MB)


Page 52


WISCONSIN FARMERS' INSTITUTE.
seedlings than come from the cider- [ There are a few things necessary to
mills of our country.  Of course, no best success in apple growing in Wis-
one can expect to meet with best re- consin: First, high ground, clay soil.
sults every time but this planting northern  slope;  second, varieties
seeds and growing trees will induce Iadapted to the climate and location,
a love for horticulture and  many a,! and trees grown the nearest where
home will have plenty of fruit, when I they are to be planted; third, forma-
If they wait for the purchase of tion of top, no sharp crotches, limbs
trees, they will go without. In my six inches apart, one central trunk
Institute work I have disseminated with branches at right angles; fourth,
hardy seeds and I would advise every protection to the bodies summer and
farmer's boy and girl to grow fruit winter,-woven lath with wire, rye
tree seeds, learn how to graft and bud straw, anything to keep the sun off
and transplant successfully, and be- and the borers out, good mulch,
come interested in horticulture.  clean cultivation, sow to buckwheat.
APPLE CULTURE AS A BUSINESS.
A. L. EATCH, Ithaca, Wis.
HOME OF A. L. HATCH.
There are enough apple trees I Thousands of carloads of apples not
grown successfully to show where the I produced in our state, but consumed
best sites and soils are found in I each year by our people, and our
southern  and   eastern  Wisconsin. I nearness to the fruitless north and
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