Rahmlow, H. J. (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. XXX (September 1939/July-August 1940)
Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 30, no. 7: March, 1940, pp. -208
WISCONSIN HORTICULTURE CARPATHIAN ENGLISH WALNUT TREES AVAILABLE Limited supply to be sold only to members of the Society. A BOUT 90 Carpathian English walnut trees are available from the Wisconsin Horticultural Society to its members this spring. These trees are about two years old. They are from two to three feet tall, grown from seed imported from the Carpathi- an Mountainý by Rev. P. C. Crath. The price of the trees will be $1.00 each, postpaid. Send orders early. The trees will be delivered at planting time. Observations by many who are now growing the trees indicate they are doing well wherever better varieties of apples do well. In sections of the state where the temperature drops lower than 20 below zero they are often winter injured. We do not, therefore, recommend them even for trial in sections of the state that cannot grow well such apples as McIntosh. SCOUT APRICOT New Variety Offered for Trial ANEW apricot has been intro- duced by the Experimental Station of Morden, Canada. It is said to be a very fine apricot. It is called Scout. It is reputed to be extremely hardy and rust re- sistant. It should have possibili- ties for growing anywhere in Wisconsin. It seems to do well as far North as Winnipeg. The fruit is a bronzy-gold color, often with a red blush. It is free stone, yel- low flesh, smooth, tender, free of fiber, skin is thin and tender, flavor is pleasing as dessert, jam or canned. The Horticultural Society has reserved a few of these trees for trial in Wisconsin. The Price Two 3-4 foot trees, parcel post prepaid, $1.00. Additional trees $1 each. The above price is to members of the Horticultural Society only. It is one-half of the regular re- tail price, the Society paying the balance from its fruit testing fund. Hotels in Rochester, Minne- sota, home of the Mayo Clinic, have signs reading: "Please do not discuss your operation in the lobby." March, 1940 192 REV. P. C. CRATH WRITES ABOUT CONDITIONS IN THE UKRAINE O UR members who have been purchasing Crath Carpathian English walnuts obtained from the Carpathian Mountains of Po- land and the Ukraine will be in- terested in a letter received from Rev. Crath of Toronto in regard to conditions there. Western Ukraine has been taken over by Russian troops and Rev. Crath reports great suffering in that section. He says, "The Russians, who for 20 years were taught by the Communists that outside of Russia there was much poverty, were amazed to see in Western Ukraine plenty of food and mer- cantiles which could be bought much cheaper than in Russia. The Communist soldiers and civil commissars who came with the army began to buy everything they could find in the stores and in no time the country was sacked and they left behind only worthless Bolshevik paper mon- ey. The Russian army came into Western Ukraine poorly clothed, and without food supplies. They feed on the country and put their own prices on the agricultural products which is very low. Thousands of Ukrainians and Poles were sent to the Finnish front where they were forced to go before the Russian advancing lines to cause explosions of hid- den Finnish mines. "I hope that the invaders will be satisfied to get the English walnuts from the trees and not cut down the trees.
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