Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Transactions of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society. Proceedings, essays and reports at the annual winter meetings, held at Madison, Feb. 1, 2 and 3, 1870 and Feb. 7, 8 and 9, 1871
(1871 [covers 1870/1871])
List of fruits, pp. 36-37 PDF (425.3 KB)
McAfee, H. H.
Our native woods, and timber culture, pp. 37-41 PDF (1.1 MB)
TRANSACTIONS FOR 1870. Strawrerima-The strawberry list was revised, and the society adopted the terms market and family to distinguish qualities, placing them in the order of their preference, viz: Wilson, Green's Prolific, Russell, for market; and Agriculturist, Russell, Burr's New Pine, for family use. Among the new varieties, the Nicanor was highly. commended by Mr. McArnz. Upon the Green's Prolific Mr. GRzEXMAN remarked that he could grow as much fruit from one rod of them as from fifteen rods of the French. Ourrants-The currant list was left as last year; the loss of the foliage by the long continued wet weather causing the loss of much of the fruit. Mr. PLUMB says the Versailes was the only variety that escaped on his grounds. The long-bunched Holland was well spoken of by Mr. STICKNaIT. Grapet-The grape list was left without change; the Delaware first and Concord as second, the unfavorable season of last year preventing any just comparison of varieties. Raspberries.-The raspberry list of last year, viz: the the Doolittle first, was amended by adding the Miami, under its several names; also the Clarke, Purple- cane and Philadelphia. Blavoerriem-Mr. STICKNEY remarked upon the promising qualities of the An- cient Briton Blackberry, which with the Wilson's Early was recommended for triaL The Kititniny was acknowledged hardy and productive. This list was adopted after a great deal of close canvassing of the merits of some of the sorts. P. A. CHADBOURNE, LL. D., and President of the State Uni- versity, who had been announced to deliver an address this eve- ning, was called on: He begged to be excused, on account of his health, which would not permit him to speak at length. He remarked that what he desired to say had been intended for other ears, and in commendation of the persistency with which the members of this society had pursued their work of enlightening the people of the state, on the subject of horticulture. For that they were worthy and should receive the aid of the state, by proper appropriations. He had designed also to speak upon the fact that many of the most useful varieties of apples were passing away, some not even out-living the generation of men, that had produced them. This was in accordance with the laws of the universe. Nothing good and beautifil in the highest degree can be said to be permanent Therefore, it was the duty of horticuturists to con- tinually raise up new varieties to take the place of those now failing. Mr. McAmz then read a paper on the subject of OUR NATIVE WOODS, AND TIMBER CULTURE. Old Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs, the Sphynx and the Pyramids, is teaching us of the New World true vital lessons, lessons of such paramount importance that the very being of generations of men hangs upon our appreciation of them. These lessons, the one of spoilation and its conseqnences, and the other its antitheses, the 37
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