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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)

Questions and answers,   pp. 188-204 PDF (4.3 MB)


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WISCONSIN STATE HowRncUm=L    SOCwEY.
of them. That was the method carried on all the time, and I
made up my mind when I went into business for myself I would
have something better. I would like to ask Mr. Pearson how he
digs his plants ?
Mr. Pearson: Dig them with a five-tined fork, put them in
gunnysacks and carry them to the packing house that way.
Mr. M. S. Kellogg: The question was asked about digging
plants with a potato digger. We have been for a great many
years trying to find some way to reduce the cost of digging
plants, and I will say we used both systems that have been spoken
of by Mr. Moyle, bring in the plants after sorting, and sorting
them in the field, the weather determining which method we
should use. If it is a dry day, the plants are brought under
cover; if it is a cloudy day, we often bunch them in the field.
We can make twice the speed in the field as in the shed. We
have used a potato digger, but it is not a success. We have also
attempted to use a tree digger. The best digger we can get hold
of is a good, husky man, with a five-tined fork.
Question No. 10. What are the best varieties of strawberries
for Jackson county, on clay soils, for home use?
Mr. Hanchett: Senator Dunlap, Warfield and Dunlap, if you
want more than one.
Mr. G. J. Kellogg: Add Brandywine and Glen Mary.
Question No. 15. What currants are most profitable to grow in
Wisconsin ?
Mr. M. S. Kellogg: Our most productive varieties are the
Pomona and Wilder, to the exclusion of all the others. Those
two take the lead, they bring the top prices on the markets and
bring the top returns in the boxes, too.
A Member: How about the Red Cross?
Mr. Kellogg: They are not in it with the Wilder.
A Member: With us it keeps better than the Wilder, yields
more and it looks better in the boxes. We have clay soil, heavy
soil.
Question No. 17. Which would be the most productive and
best market strawberries, two early, two medium and two late ?
Mr. G. J. Kellogg: The two earliest that we have found the
most satisfactory are Bederwood and Warfield. There are others
that are about fifteen minutes earlier, but they do not bear any-
thing. For medium, if you want a pistillate, there is nothing
that exceeds the Splendid, and where there are so many varieties,
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