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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / The Wisconsin horticulturist: issued monthly, under the management of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the purpose of disseminating the horticultural information collected through the agency of the society
Vol. I, No. 5 (July 1896)

Among our neighbors,   pp. 15-22 PDF (1.6 MB)

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tie better preparation of your fruit. Your apples that I have
seen here on our market have not been put up in the best
wav. Thev have not been put up in the best way to bring
the best returns to you. Thev have not been satisfactory to
us Aw-ho handle them, because when we do not get good re-
sults it is just as unsatisfactory to us as it is to vou. The
Duchess has been marketed in large quantities during the
past season. They came to us in sugar barrels, gunny sacks,
cracker boxes, shoe boxes, poultry crates and in every other
way except the right way. and the result wAas they did not
bring the prices the W0isconsin fruit brought or that the Illi-
lOis fruit brought. and it seemed to you as if the commission
man here was not doing his duty.
In regard to cral) apples, it is my idea that a little treater
concentration on the production of the crab would be best
as tar as growving a nice apple. a standard apple from the mid-
dleiinin's standpoint is concerned, and you could not grow too
aninYv. That is the apple you ought to glow in this state for
the nmarket. thus, last year and this +-ear the demand for
crab apples wvas far in excess of the supply. I know that we
had orders for a thousand barrels or more that we could not
suplply.  One other thought I wavish to express in regard to
inailtetin-g the crab apple; the crab apple will bear packing
and carefull handlinm. The barrels should be filled and packed
so the apples wvill not ioll about. Then, also, care should be
takilse in picking the fruit. Apples come to us which appear
to have been clubbed off with a rail or a flail. Thev are not
salable in that shape. So far as small fruits are concerned,
I think it is beyond question that the small fruits of this state
rank as high as any small fruits grown in the union.
Pres. Underwood-We appreciate the interest you are tak-
ing in our work. and we should be glad to have vou gentlemen,
without anv formality whatever, participate in our delibera-
lions on all points of interest.  IA'e would be glad to hear
from 1Mr. Stacy. one of the leading commissoin men of Min-
Mr. Stacy-I do not know that I can add anything partic-
ularlyv to wvlhat M1r. Corbett has said, and I will not take up
any of +our time.
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