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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. 6 (August 1896)

Hatch, A. L.
Notes from A. L. Hatch,   pp. 6-7 PDF (366.0 KB)

Page 7

Third. Trees cultivated the least and neglected the most
have least blight.
Fourth. I am quite inclined to think M1r. Hatch is right,
but that is the only manure I have to use unless I buv com-
mercial fertilizers. Bearing heavy erops and being in blos-
som at the time of the very hot and windv weather in Mlay
seenis to cause it with me. This is confirmed in a letter just
received from Peter Gideon; says. Blossoms burned or cooked
on trees.
M1r. Hatch resuimed-Raspberries, especially Ohio unculti-
vated. are giving best crop of best berries they ever gave in
six vears' fruiting. Heretofore they have set well, grown one-
half and then nearlv all blighted. Blighting was worse one
rainv se-ason like the present.
Query-aDid culture heretofore given them injure roots so
as to c.lause blight of fruit?
Inspection to day of one and one-half acres I have left un-
cultivated shows best crop now in sight ever grown on both
red and blaek. W1bat does it mean?
Orapes. Best cropi on Janesville. ('oncord and some others
that le have had for several years. Never knew them so far
advanced at this season. .Janesville are now  about two-
thirds grownv. Manyv Concord half grown.
Query-Why don't D)elawvare bea this year?
Plums. I had to thin mv D)esoto that fruited heavily last
year. Fruit nosv more than half grown. The best trees are
on high ground, cultivated. ('heenev nor Rockford not bear-
ing as heavy as D)esoto. Large trees of Weaver have a fair
crol), but mnitiay linibs that were good last year are now dead.
Think I wvill pollard some of them next spring and bring tops
lower. They are eighteen to twenty feet high. Query: How
will that do? Ilope some one vill answer M1r. Hatch's queries
fom next monthl.-lee.

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