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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)


Page 37


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
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