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Cranefield, Frederic (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. I (September 1910/August 1911)

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 1, no. 2: October, 1910,   pp. [1]-16 PDF (7.6 MB)

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October 1910 
   In the September issue we asked 
 for opinions and brief contributions. 
 The response has been beyond all ex- 
 pectation. We print below some of 
 the kind words, and right here send 
 our sincere thanks to all others who 
 wrote the editor. This is the sort of 
 thing we want and need; to make of 
 IHORTICUL,TURE a paper for the momn- 
 h;ers and by the members. Come in, 
 the water is fine! 
   WISCONSIN l ItTICUtTI' HE is fine. 
 'It is a good thing, uish it along." 
 It will inspire the young and enthuse 
 the aged. It will cause bushels of 
 fruilt, to grow where none grew be- 
   Such statements as -Mr. Sullivan's 
 will stinmulate commercial horticul- 
 ture and accelerate the movement 
 back to the farm. Mr. Sullivan should 
 flow run for the legislatitre.  This 
 would take his attentito   from  his 
 own business and prevent him from 
 getting rich too fast. I have a neigh- 
 lior who }ias a teol acre farm. Up to 
 ,late he has this year sold over two 
 litousand dollars worth of produce 
 from  this farm   and  has growing 
 thereon four acres of fine looking po- 
 tatoes to be marketed yet this fall. 
 There are a number of suiall farms 
 near Baraboo which bring in larger 
 i.ash returns than many large farits. 
                 CHnAS. L. IPEARISON. 
  Senator P'earsom knows,-about tihe 
legislature part of it at least. 
   I want to cotgratulate you on tie 
itake-up of the first number of Wis- 
CONS1N HoR'rICULTURE. I think the 
publication will be appreciated and 
will try to do my part in making it 
a success. I have been very busy the 
last two weeks marketing my apple 
crop. After what seemed to be the 
total destruietion of all fruit blossoms 
in April I have sold from my little 
home orchard of two acres over thirty 
barrels of apples, most of them wind 
falls on account of the dry weather 
but they sold at $1.50 and $1.00 per 
bushel. The only varieties that stood 
the test were Wealthy, McMahan and 
Longfield with the exception of Rep- 
ka which bloomed very lale. There 
will be no winter apples. There wiat 
no spraying done this year but I 
noticed much "russeting" of the fruit 
which is usually attributed to Bor- 
uleaux mixture. Have others noticed 
it? Strawberry fields have improve(d 
wonderfully  the  last month      and 
everyone feels much encouraged. 
                If. C. MELCHErm, 
   ()c tolltownoc, IVis. 
   I was mighty glad to get No. I of 
 \WIsCONSIN II0RTI(CULT.'lIE. It is what 
 wi' nced and will be of immense value 
 to thic state in keeping our people and 
 their money at home. No one who 
 has carefully imnestigated can arrive 
 nt, any other cotclusitn than   that 
 \\'iscontsin offers fruit growers better 
 annd sater opportunities than the dis- 
 tant, west. Our people call grow thte 
 fruit and put it on the nmarket for 
 less than tite western people pay int 
 freight and Ile drawing interest on 
 the proceeds while the other fellow 
 is paying cold storage charges. Those 
 who read your Door County article 
 should have seen tte exhibit at tlte 
 1tt10 State Fair. It was grand. We 
 watntt a dozen to fifty commetriial or- 
 cliar(s under exlpert, management in 
 different parts of the state and don't 
 forget small fruit. The nurseries 
 1114 orchard suppily people should fill 
 lip yotir advertising columns. 
               A. 1). CAM'BELL, 
     ',,,nisti-ioltir of Ihmigratiou. 
   I was greatly surprised to receive 
a cilpy of WISCONSIN IoRTI(CuLTt'RE. I 
hope it will receive the united sup- 
pirt iif the whole organization. I 
think 1 live it the plioorest lIcatiin l, 
grow fruit in Wisconisin, being abiiit 
fifty Miles south of Ashland andi not 
near enough to any of the large lakes 
ti be protected from early frosts ort 
extrentes of cold, yet I think I cati 
grow crab alpples in abundance, a few 
of the hardy apples such as Wealthty 
Mid D)uhess, currants, gooseberries, 
a few varieties of native phtnis an11 
strawberries. My orchard now con- 
sists of five hundred cherries, seven 
hundred plunis, two hundred appleh.. 
five lundred currants, fifty goose- 
berries and one acre of strawberries. 
I am   testing a number of varieties 
of all the above and would be pleased 
to help any of the members in ally 
way I call. I     t a   t trong believer 
it spraying and believe I have the 
cleanest trees and plants in this part 
of the country. I stand ready to is- 
sist your paper or its readers at all 
   Wishing you tihe best, of sit iess in 
 yi'olr tuew venture, I reltait 
            Yours truly, 
 lltti-rtut, Wis.    W. 1.> DI[LLON. 
   Mr. Dillon certainly has a very fine 
 tria I orchard and we will all watch 
 it with much interest. 
   Success to tte new    magazine; it 
 will be a great benefit to the society. 
 It is just wihat is teedeI. There lhtn 
 beeit sevieral five aittul ten acre or- 
 charIds set unit, here ill the last two , 
 years. I will set three hunulred trees 
 ill til spring', l'arly Riihniond tand 
 iinttnorey.y. 'T hire will be abouti 
 two thousand five hundred trees in 
 the spring.  Treis do splendid here 
 ot  this ]iitestiite soil.  The flights 
 are always -iil. Washlington Islatnd 
 w\ill ha1-0 at lea1st one hundred acreĆ½ 
 fit che'rries in tht(. spring. The yo ing 
 tries hlere, a',veraged from  $5 to $s 
 Per tree this year. I hiipo if any of 
 the b)rothers citi ti the [slund they 
 will etl I ln t  tie. 
         Yol(ir'N  for  stiee('(,s4 
                      JOHN AZNul:. 
   I)etroit Ilia rlh r.  W is. 
   .l r. Aznoc lives ott \Vitshuittgtoit Isl- 
 '1nd, a part of Door ( unty     that 
 promises to be one of the best fruit 
 sections ill ti In ited States 
   We friit growers oiight to get into 
 closer toiuch with each other. I know 
 sutilh a paper will be of mueh benefit 
 to te and I assure it my hearty suip- 
 iort.              A. K. B.ssE'r'r. 
   la raiboo. 
   ANr. I]. repjresents part of a very in- 
teresting comntinatiin, viz., a young 
mail it an old orchard, lie is teach- 
ing the old trees new tricks. Besides 
lie is planting apple trees extensively. 
lIe lives on the apple hills of Saui 
hand and is very good indeed. I ait 
glad to see it. Always regretted the 
sluspension of the old journil.   No 

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