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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


Page 192

 
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 MountainĂ½ 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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