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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)

Melville, J. G., et al.
The Northwestern Greening apple,   pp. 125-137 PDF (2.8 MB)


Page 125


WINTR MEETING.
necessity for spraying. Arsenical sprays must be used for leaf-
eating insects. -
The President: How much good can be done by what the
gentleman spoke of, mowing and burning, would it not be better
to turn under old beds?
Mr. Taylor. The question of whether the old beds should be
retained, or plowed up and a new bed started depends upon con-
ditions. In may cases, if the beds are fairly healthy and not
weedy, it may be advisable to hold the bed another season; but
if the weeds are coming in thickly, if they are becoming trouble-
some and the plants unhealthy, it generally is much more satis-
factory to turn the bed under and depend upon a new bed com-
ing on to furnish the fruiting bed the coming year.
The President: What about the mowing and burning?
Mr. Taylor: Mowing and burning will sometimes be bene-
ficial in destroying a large number of insects and fungus
troubles, and yet Mr. E. L. Doty of Ilion, N. Y., who is growing
at the present time eighty acres of strawberries, and who has
grown strawberries continuously since 1867, informed me last
summer that he has abandoned the method of mowing and
burning.
THE NORTHWESTERN GREENING APPLE.
Its History; its place in commercial and in home orchards;
is it a winter apple?
Shall we include it in a list of "Five best apples for 1the home
orchard in Wisconsin?"
In a list of "Five best for commercial orchards?" In a list
of "Three best?"
J. G. MELvIn, CHIPPErwA FATrT.
I am not very well prepared to discuss the Northwestern
Greening, but will tell you what I think of it and my experience
with it in the Melville Settlement.
Eleven or twelve years ago I heard some members of this
society speak well of the Northwestern Greening. A year or
two later, in 1901 I planted 250 trees on the strength of what
I heard society members say. These trees grew rapidly from the
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