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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)

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WNISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
readin.g and there is no excuse for farmers beinug swindled.
Read an(l let those fellows alone and plant only home grown
trees.
Jacob Mainingr. of Reading. Mlass., saas he has not missed
a mneetin.g of the American Pomiolo~iicda Societv since 1i860-
al re-vrd to be proud of. that no other man in America has.
He has tive sons. three of whom are instructors in landscape
gardening. Thomas Mleeilan,. one of the oldest members, is
still livinig, and has four or five SOIIS actively engaged in hor-
ticultural pursuits.
FROMI IOW)A.
From   W~aukee. Iowa, report coiies of a good crop of
peaches. This season foreign plumls did better than natives
at ('orning. Fruit prospects good. -More Russian apples in
exlwrimental orchard at Anmes than there was last year.
Fnll crop strawberries, half crop apples. one-third crop chelr-
ries. blackberries and raspberries at Stormi Lake. Red rasp-
berries a failure: apple crop good.  Wolf. l)e Soto, Forest
Rose and Rolingstone plumes full at Dubuque. One vriter
say s the sparse setting of runners, short growvth of canes, low
vitality of bushes, impress the fact that small fruits can only
be grown profitably when moisture is normal. but where
ground is thoroughly subsoiled one or two seasons previous
to planting and highl culture given during drouth, partial crops
that would pav could be secured. During drouth small fruits
did fairly well in shaded locations near or among orchard
trees. These facts suggest planting part of the crop among
young orchard trees and a part in open ground. In orchard
they enjoy some shade which they usually have in their na-
tive places. As a rule small fruits need a cool, moist location.
Some seasons the north and some the south slopes do best,
so if you have them olant on both. C. Steinman wants a Rus-
sian apple that will keep till May, hardy as Duchess, not suib-
ject to bligbt, shoNvy as Ben IDavis. that will bear good crops
eight years from graft. and if he had said as good in quality


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