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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / The Wisconsin horticulturist: issued monthly, under the management of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the purpose of disseminating the horticultural information collected through the agency of the society
Vol. I, No. 5 (July 1896)

Among our neighbors,   pp. 15-22 PDF (1.6 MB)


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20       WISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
like to ask the gentlemen here if it would pay to pack such
tender varieties as the Transcendent in small packages?  I
see farmers who have perhaps one hundred bushels.     The
farmer loads his wagon box full of apples. and then he fills a
lot of sak( ls with apples and puts them  on top of the boxful,
and ilien on top of all he piles his vife anid c(lildren and the
hireld man, hitches his team to the wagron, and those apples
are bullmped up hill and downN- hill and then tlhev are sold to
the local mnerchant and barreled up and sent to Minneapolis.
I told one of those mein  it wvould pay himin to buy bushel bas-
kets.
Mr. (orbett-Our firm alone had to cancel orders for over
two hundred barrels of apples this fall.
-Ar. Stacy-It is best to pacl them in barrels; that is the
unlliformIII packaoge.
IProf. 4 rreen-D oes it pay to face the barrels, the fruit?
Mr. Corbett-That question answvers itself. A pretty lady
is never the vorse looking for beingi nicelv dressed. A barrel
of apples should be put up nicely.
kM r. Philips (WisconSiho-Apples packed in new   barrels
bring tde best prices. It pays to ship in new barrels. It is
quite a considerable work to face out small cralb apples.
Mr. Corbett-It wvill add twventv-five cents a barrel to the
price. It vill pay to face your apples for the time spent in
doingt it.
Dr. Frisselle I do not know. but Avould it not be wNell to
put tlieni up in smnaller packages, say in half barrels?
Mr. ('orbett-The barrel is the standard we work from. and
as far as price is concerned I do not think it makes any dif-
ference whatever.
Dr. Frisselle-It is somewhat difficult to press fruit of this
Sort. 1o(-es the color have aNytlhing to do with the price the
apples brilng?
Mr. P'almner-Well, the red apple sells for much more than
the liglhter color, and sells better.  A red apple will outsell
any other color.
Mr. ('orbett-I do not knowv that there is so much differ-
ence. You get more uniforumity with the red apple than with


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