Wisconsin Fruit Growers' Association / Transactions of the Wisconsin Fruit Growers' Association for the year 1855; including the award of premiums at the annual exhibition, held at Milwaukee, on the 18th, 19th and 20th days of Sept., and the report of the convention, held at Whitewater on the 12th and 13th days of September, etc., etc.
Winter fruits, pp. -18 PDF (1.9 MB)
8 MR. BRAYTON moved that the resolution be amended by adding the words, " to those that can afford to wait for the fruit." Amendment lost, and original motion carried. Vandervere. BRAYTON-Tree rather tender when root-grafted; does well stock-grafted; in season from November to.February; sometimes affected with bitter-rot in rich stiff soils; quality " best." HANFoaD-Tree hardy, good grower, early bearer; fruit always fair; quality "lbest;" soil a sandy loam. D. MATHIWS, Burlington-Tree very thrifty; somewhat spread- ing; hardy; promises to be very productive; fruited 5th year from planting; quality "very good." Soil a sandy loam. CHILD-This variety is recommended in "the books" as fine on sandv soils only; mv trees growing on a stiff, heavy, (but dry) loam, have been planted seven years; they gave me during the past season, on an average, two bushels per tree, of the very finest fruit, some specimens being over eleven inches in circumferen think it will prove an early, regular and an abundant bearer; makes a fine open head, requiring but little pruning; unsurpassed in flavor; in perfection from January to March. Recommended for general cultivation on dry soils. Esopus Spitzenburg. HANFoRD-A tardy bearer, and in this respect, as objectionable as Northern Spy. My trees are stock-worked. BRAYrON-Begins to bear in three or four years from graft; would not clasw it with Northern Spy; not an annual bearer; has not at the West the character of a productive variety. SLOCUM-Has trees worked in various modes; in its bearing qualities it resembles Northern Spy. My trees are growing on sandy soil.
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