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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)

Hager, W. S.
Some recollections of a hurried trip through the northwest,   pp. 23-26 PDF (862.8 KB)

Page 23

Mr. Reigle: Yes, all you have to do is to examine the leaf,
and here are three berries that are well marked, where it is just
beginning. La-A year it was very bad and spraying had to be
done frequently, as often as every seven or ten days, to keep
in check. This year, as I said, it is very difficult to find it at
all anywhere; I found it in two vineyards.
Mr. Kellogg: I would like to have go on record the best five
varieties you would recommend for family use.
Mr. Reigle: I will name for the southern part of the state,
or any part of the state where they will mature, Concord and
Worden, Moore 's Early, the Delaware for a red in place of
Brighton, and for green, Niagara, first choice, Moore's Diamond
second choice, for the southern part of the state and where they
will ripen. I do not know whether they will ripen up in this
part of the state or not.
Prof. Moore: What do you recommend for an early green?
Mr. Reigle: I would not recommend any early green; the
only early green that I know of that amounts to anything is the
Green Mountain.
Prof. Moore. Have you tried Moore's Diamond?
Mr. Reigle: I mentioned that being second choice for a green,
Niagara first and Moore's Diamond second, that is in the south-
ern part of the state. In the northern part of the state I under-
stand the Concord does not ripen, in that case I would not plant
it; I would plant the Moore's Early.
Mr. Kellogg: Wherever you can grow Dent corn you can
grow Concord grape, and wherever you cannot grow anything
but Yankee corn, you will have to plant something early.
After leaving St. Paul, one hundred miles west on the Canadian
Pacific, there is not much of interest to a Horticulturist.
Wheat, oats, and flax, with a few pieces of raw prairie here and
there. Most places no fruit trees, very few gardens, and in

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