Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)
Marsh, W. H.
The 1909 crop in the Wausau trial orchard, pp. 90-95 PDF (1.9 MB)
94 WISCONSIN STATE! Hoaic umuLw Socmke. had hard lines to make and keep friends but it certainly did itself proud this season. Fruit was very large and well colored so was one of the attractive spots of the orchards. Sold read- ily at $1.25 to $1.50. The Wolf River if left until ripe on trees, then placed in cool cellar until about Jan. 1st is not a bad apple to bake. It will prove itself better than some of the western fruits if given a place. Malinda: The Malinda is a good annual bearer, small but a handsome pear shaped apple, yellow skin and crimson blush, almost sweet, quality fair, not very juicy. It is hardy and very des rable on account of its excellent keeping qualities. March to April. Avista: The Avista made a very fair showing this season of medium sized fruit, color dark green and slightly striped, very good quality. Is desirable as a good keeper. March to April. Hibernal: The Hibernal bore a very heavy crop of ill- shaped fruit. I consider it one of the least desirabre of any tried out in orchard. They are about size and shape of tie Duchess but of poorer shape and quality. Sold at about '/2 price of other standard varieties. 50c to 75c per bu. In bbls. they do not keep well as they develop small black spots in ripen- ing. Very hardy. Longfield: Small but sound, 75c to $1.00 per bu. Wendorff: Is a Marathon Co. product. Tree bore a heavy crop of very handsome fruit. It is a large, shapely apple of transparent yellow and red blush and very good quality as a cooking or desert apple. November to December. A good seller. Newell & Dominion Winter both made good showings and fruit sold very readily at an average price. Eureka certainly is an apple worthy of note and is one of our best types of sweet apples. It is a heavy bearer of the cluster type, a good sized fruit, green with red stripes, a sweet apple of quality and a good keeper. Alma is also a good sweet apple but smaller in size and not the quality of the Eureka but a good keeper. Milwaukee made a good showing of fruit, fair quality, color green skin and red stripes. A good keeper. Virginia Crab did itself proud, fruit large and very high- color. On account of its high color, excellent keeping qualities and free from blight, I consider it superior to our old faithful,
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