Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year ending July 1, 1921
Vol. LI (1921)
Young men in old orchards, pp. 152-155 PDF (954.1 KB)
- .V r .- - WISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 155 large lots, second grade went either direct to the consumer or fruit stands. This year I got $2.50 a bushel for all my fall apples and early winter apples at the orchard, and $3.50 for the fancy apples. We have the market; all we need to do is to produce the fruit. Twenty-five per cent of the apples were sold right at home and people went right to the orchard and got them. Besides d-oing this orchard work for the farmers there is great opportunity in developing landscape gardening. After I get my spraying business operating right, I will drift over into that also because these farmers all have fine farm homes, all they lack is good orchards and ornamental planting. After you get farmers interested in these matters there would be no difficulty in securing their support. I have over 50 per cent of jobs booked that I had last year for spraying, and every one of these has asked that the orchards be pruned, and there are hundreds of these orchards all over the state that have promising possibilities. If a man will go into it with proper spraying equipment and spraying methods and good management, he cannot help but make a success.
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