Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)
Bingham, D. E.
Report of chairman of trial orchard committee, pp. 89-90 PDF (439.5 KB)
WINTER MEETING. bena, Hibernal, Wealthy and Duchess, set 24x24 ft. or 75 to the acre. The McMahan and Okabena stock from the Jewell Nur- sery, Lake City, Minn., the remainder from Great Northern Nurseries, Baraboo, Wis. LAXE GENEVA: This orchard is located on the farm of Hobart M. Hatch about four miles east of the city of Lake Geneva. The orchard consists of one acre each of the following kinds: Mc- Mahan, Fameuse, Tolman Sweet, Wealthy and Duchess. Trees set 24x24 ft., 75 per acre. Planted May, 6th, 1909. REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF TRIAL ORCHARD COMMIT- TEE. D. E. BINGHAM, Sturgeon Bay. The Committee on Trial Orchards with the exception of Mr. Coe started on our annual tour of inspection Aug. 8th. The first orchard visited was Barron. The condition of the different varieties there was about as follows: Duchess fairly good, some winter killing, blight, etc.; Wolf River and N. W. Greening about the same as Duchess; Tolman, Windsor and Lowland bad condition; Wealthy good; Fameuse fair; Hibernal good; Dudley good; Zettle and Lily good; Patten fair. Plums very good; cherries fair. New (1908) planting fairly good except all show slight winter injury in wood, which may be outgrown in time. MAPLE: Here we found the following: N. W. Greening no good; Scott N. G.; Transparent good; Longfield, Iowa Beauty fair; Tolman poor; Utter good; Patten good. All new planting good. POPLAR: Wealthy and Duchess good; Longfield and Newell poor; Fameuse poor; McMahan good; Transcendent good; Hy- slop good, one blighted very bad; Malinda poor; Pattens poor; Okabena good; Plums look good. Some plums and a few apples. Cherries were looking as though they didn't care much. It was raining and the red clay in this orchard makes it exceptionally fine getting around in wet weather. No danger getting up too much speed in the orchard. I don't anticipate much trouble from the boys in this orchard in wet weather as long as orchard is cultivated. In a drizzly rain we looked over this orchard and 89
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