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)
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 52
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