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Cranefield, Frederic (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. I (September 1910/August 1911)

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 1, no. 3: November, 1910,   pp. [1]-16 PDF (7.5 MB)


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WISCONSIN  HORTICULTURE 
November 1910 
            EARLY GRAPES 
   Two fine early grapes for family 
 use are the (Green Mountain and Wyo- 
 ming Red. This is not saying they 
 would not ic good for market, espe- 
 cially a local market where their ex- 
 eellene could be demonstrated to in- 
 dividual (custoners. ']'hey Tire among 
 the very earliest, are heavy bearers, 
 vigorous growers unit high in qual- 
 ity. Th1s1  who like a very sweet 
 gra;e, the (Green Mountain will per- 
 fe'Itly satisfy.  TI'( ol w.ll known 
 I)elawaret i., considere(d the standard 
 ,If exc.e'lle'n(e in thti grape family by 
 whic'h ot)helr kinds are comllpared. It 
 i1 it small pink colored grape witlh 
 sw(,ect jiml ac('id rarely b~lendhed.  It 
 alwvays sells lit the highest p~ri'ce on 
 the( market Whe're it hos ln estab)- 
 lished rel)ulatilin, but unde(r ordinary 
 treatment is hardly prolifie (,Iniugh 
       OUR FRIENDS ON THE HILL 
  Only a few years siIlve, in 189s8 to 
b~e exact, students it, the ('o1h"g'C ()f 
Agrictulture to til' numlbelr of sel(l 
,hehod horticuldture 'ts one" (if the'ir 
studies and o)f these but one sl'pecial- 
iz(ed in the subject. This year the 
num1l)r is somewhat larger its shown 
by the following from  Prof. J.1G. 
Moore: 
  "Son(e ti11e ago I promised you to 
give you information relative to tile 
number of students taking horticut- 
ture during the pIrese'nt seinester. As 
yet all class eardIs are not in, ilut I 
am  giving yott data which we have 
at the present time. Tlte registration 
to (late in hortitulture' is as follows: 
  General horticulture, 125; 
  Vegetable freing. 1.8 ; 
  Pomolgy, 13 
  Plant breeding, r5; 
  Thesis, 4; 
Experiment:il hortic'ulture, 1I 
making a toltal (If it6,; studenls eit- 
rolled in ]iortieultur(t   for  tlh' tireseiit 
sinlest(r. In the l)inol-y ll ind yoivg- 
taie forcing coullrs(s, thi' Ilnrollnent 
is over sv nl ty-tivel  l  r  ((-lit  greattr 
than ever before. 
  Another illmit' Wvi'i.h might ie af 
inlterest to y oul is the falit thatt last 
Week grolln(I Wals liroken for the new 
$50,000 hortic.ultural buihlding. T]hIis 
building in iinneItlion witlh the green- 
houses  11nd potting shed will house 
the departments of Horticulture and 
Plant Pathology.    The building, it 
is hoped, will be ready to be occupied 
at the beginning of the next school 
year. Work on the greenhouses and 
potting shed is piogressing, and we 
hope to be able to move into them 
some time next month. There are 
400 feet of greenhouses 20 feet wide, 
a potting iouse 20 by 68 feet, and 
the plant pathology laboratory 33 by 
20 feet. I would be glad to give you 
a fuller descripltion of the houses 
all(] also the plan of the new 'horti- 
eultural building if you desire to 
come out some tinte and talk over tile 
matter with tue and look over the 
plans.      Very truly yours, 
                 JAMES (1. MOORE. 
             Assorila/e ]torticulltirib*ý. 
    THF E IN   It,'EITlTV  ()F   IN('r N . 
      Madison, Oetober 17, 1910. 
 Mr. Frederic ('ranefiehl. 
       Madison, \Viseon-in. 
l)'ar Sir: 
  I want to ('oilgrattlate yoti tIpon 
the a lppeara m .' ( of  the  o ficial  organ , (f 
the H[orticultural Society, a copy (f 
which I- have received. It seemos t,1 
ite that when you can present actual 
records of crop returns which show 
a sale of orchard fruit from $500 to 
$800 per acre, there is little neces- 
sity for our people interested in hor- 
ticulture to lt)l tIl) stakes  andI  go  to 
a new   country to undlIrtake such 
work. With thite unlimitedl markets 
that obtain at our very doors, our 
people interested in horticulture can 
save the f'300 to $400 freight per ear 
which ii necessary to transport frtuit; 
to the markets where the material is 
('(11511d110d. What our people need is 
a plain recital of the actual facts 
atnd opportunities that exist in our 
()WTI I)idst, a ndl through the medium 
or your paper I think this can bie 
tost thoroughly aecomplished. 
                Yours truly, 
                   II. T. RUISSELL. 
  These words of eneouragement from 
the Dean of our Agrieultural College 
will, we are certain, be deeply ap- 
preciated hy our mnetnbers. 
  Every mIlon   ,er is invited to (on- 
trillilte to the c(ldunis of this Tonga- 
zinc. News, notes, gossip, informa- 
tion. 
Wisconsin Grown Apple Trees 
For planting in Wisconsin, are 
proving their superiority more 
strongly each season. You will 
have to order quickly if you get 
ours. We excel all others on 
Native Pluhm and Compass 
Cherry, two year budded oil 
nlative plum roots five to seven 
feet.   :   :    :: 
Large stocks of Currants and 
Gooseberry plants. Minnetonka 
Red Rasplberry. Strong trans- 
plant. of the tip varieties. : : 
We make a specialty of high 
('lass Shrubs and trees for pub- 
lie and private grounds. Our 
soil is a heavy upland clty tim- 
tier growing soil and we do not 
compete with scrubtby grown 
stock from poor soils. : : : 
HENRY LAKE SONS COMPANY, 
NURSERYMEN 
BLACK RIVER FALLS, WIS. 
NOT THE BIGGEST 
      NURSERY 
      PERHAPS 
BUT WE ARE DOING THE 
      BIGGEST BUSINESS 
 WVe offer the finest ino of Native Shrui) 
 and Ornamental Trees in the State. You 
can have your vhoiee in Fruit Trees, Wis- 
.OIsin grown or fromn Western New York. 
Attractive pric!es will )ie made to Market 
G a r (I e n e !ws and otter large I)fiyers of 
Nursery Stock. 
  Our Catalog is an A B C Book 
in its sintplhilty  and  plain  handling  of 
P lanti tng, Frutt (Growing and kindred 
Sot ljee'ts. 
THE HAWKS NURSERY COMPANY 
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 
Se Tr.'or PANSY GUIDE AND CATALOG 
      of Ilowetr Seeds and Plants 
      FREE TO ANY ADDRESS 
      WILLIAM TOOLE & SONS 
 PANSY HEIGHTS, BARABOO, WIS. 
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