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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)

Knight, Wm.
Report from Bayfield ,   pp. 226-[228] PDF (421.1 KB)


Page 227


WINTER MEETING.
is all stump or timber land, and has to be cleared before they
can plant trees or small fruit. Cleared land cannot be bought
at any price, as about all the cleared land is owned by men
who are in the fruit business or expect to engage in it, or have
cleared the land for that purpose. There will be over one hun-
dred acres of strawberries to pick this year. Some are setting
out blackberries, raspberries, and currants commercially, but
these fruits are not in bearing. This year there will be but
little of this fruit for sale outside of home markets. All of our
small fruit and cherries have been thoroughly tested out and
can be no failure in the growing.
As to apples, outside of the Duchess, Yellow Transparent,
Wealthy, and Crabs, other varieties (many of themn), have been
planted, and the trees are growing fine, and in a few yea-s
will be tested far enough to know what varieties to grow in our
district. A few trees were in bearing this year of the follow-
ing varieties not before tested: The Patten Greening and Dud-
ley. These trees bore remarkably fine fruit and attracted much
attention from the fruit growers. Take it all through, the fruit
industry on the Bayfield Peninsula kcoks very promising.
WM. KNIGHT,
Delegate from Bayfield, Wis.
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