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Rahmlow, H. J. (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. XXX (September 1939/July-August 1940)

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 30, no. 7: March, 1940,   pp. [177]-208

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two weeks at three-day intervals. We 
can sell any quantity at good prices. 
  One grower reports some blight in 
the Early McIntosh. 
  While the Orleans (a Delicious cross 
from New York) seems to meet with 
some favor, its quality has been a dis- 
appointment to many growers, who 
were rather looking for quality equal 
to that of Delicious. 'The quality is 
ratea by growers as fair, it bears an- 
nually for most growers, has good size 
and color. The apples seem to be well 
spaced on the tree, and sell satisfac- 
torily. Some growers report it bears 
only fair, and has only fair size and 
color. Some state they would not plant 
any more until it has been tested fur- 
ther, and like the Newfane better be- 
cause it has better quality. Where De- 
licious can be grown well, no doubt the 
Orleans will not continue in favor. In 
sections where the Delicious is a fail- 
ure, Orleans might be tested further. 
  Considerable interest seems to have 
developed during the past year or two 
in the Secor because of its perform- 
ance as tfhe trees have come into bear- 
ing. It is a cross of Jonathan and Sa- 
lome from the Iowa station. 
  G. U. Kappel of Whitewater writes. 
"Secor matures well in our locality 
and the family thinks it is the best 
quality apple we have. They keep very 
well-we still have some in February- 
it has good color, and sells well. It 
seems to be an annual producer. My 
trees so far have bcen very vigorous 
  Several growers wrote in February 
that the Secor was the best apple they 
had for eating at that time, and their 
family and friends likeu it very well 
as to quality. 
  W. H. Steele, Pewaukee, however, 
thinks that its size is somewhat against 
it. It seems to run small for him. It 
has good color if not picked too soon. 
He would recommcnd golng slow in 
planting it until it has been tested 
  Secor is a late apple and some re- 
ports seem to indicate that in the cen- 
tral part of the si.itt it does not get 
gooc color when j:'king timue comes 
unless it is left hang. It must not be 
picked too early. 
  Joseph Morawetz, West Bend, writes 
he likes Secor very well, but he says 
it has one bad point, it is not an early 
  The high quality of the Macoun 
seems to be its greatest asr.ct. Some 
growers consider it superior in flavor 
to McIntosh. It is a late season McIn- 
tosh cross from New York. A major- 
ity of growers reported that it 'hangs 
better than McIntesh. The general 
opinion about Macoun has been that it 
is a shy bearer, and especially that it 
does not bear young. There seems to 
be a difference of opinion in regard to 
this however among the growers re- 
  Arno Meyer of Waldo states, "Trees 
the same age as McIntosh have not 
borne nearly as well." 
  Robert Ward, Fort Atkinson, states, 
"It is a good producer. In fact it may 
produce too heavily and require thin- 
  Gilbert Pieper, Oakfield, states. "We 
believe it will be a heavy yielder." All 
growers rate the quality of Macoun as 
excellent with attractive appearance 
and high color. In maturity Macoun is 
about ten days to two weeks later 
than McIntosh. It will bear watching. 
  In fact, Macoun and Secor seem to 
be the most promising of the later va- 
rieties for the southern part of the 
  Kendall is being widely tested but 
is a newer variety. It should be grown 
a few more years before our opinions 
will have real value. 
   Two new plums, No. 218 and 
No. 17 look promising at the 
Minnesota Fruit Breeding Farm. 
The latter is a regular bearer, 
freestone, ripening in mid-season. 
No. 177 and No. 101 are both large 
red varieties of high quality. 
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March, 1940 

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