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)
COMMENTS BY SECRETARY. 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. 7
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