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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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AM1oNG OuR NEImoBORS.
Pres. Underwood-We would like to hear from Mr. Palmer,
of Porter Bros.
SMr. Palmer-Speech making is not my forte, but I can say
I endorse all that Mr. Corbett has said on the subject. The
great trouble with apples is that they are brought to our
market in improper shape.   What we want principally is
crab apples. The demand in North Dakota for crab apples is
enormous, and they look this way for their supply. and if we
can give themn nice, sound crab apples in nice, clean packages
we can always get a good price for them. and this is what
I want to emphasize to you to raise all the crab apples You
can and send them to market in good condition.
Mr. Elliott-What variety of crabs do vou consider the best
shipper?
Mr. Palmier-The Hyslop.
M1r. Elliot-WA'hat is the next best varietv?
Mr. Ialmer-The Transcendent, but as a rule it somes intc
the market too ripe for shipment. Of course, it is all right
for the local market.
Mr. Bunnell-How does the Hyslop compare in price vith
the other varieties?
M1r. P'almner-It always brings more.
Ahr. I'hilips (Wvisconsin)-How is the Whitney No. 20?
Mr. Corbett-Well, we are not familiar with the names of
varieties.
Mr. Harris-Ordinarilv the fruit men who send their fruit
in that style do not bielong to the State Horticultural Societv.
I live in Houston countv. I have seen thousands of bushels
of crabs lving under the trees breeding worms, becatize at La
Crosse they could not get more than fifteen cents a bushel foi;
them. Oine La Crosse merchant told me he had often bought
them and sent them up here to this market and cleared one
dollar a bushel on them. I believe what wve have heard here
will do us more good than what this meeting will cost us.
This past vear I sold my crab apples for twenty-five to fifty
cents a bushel. For very fine fruit, I got fifty cents a bushel.
I left orders at home to dispose of all they could at homiie. and
I lost $150.00 by not sending them to this market. I Nvould


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