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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. 6 (August 1896)

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as Jonathan, he would have had near perfection. This is ask-
ing a great deal. and I hope he will find it A. F. Collman,
who is good horticultural authority, believes the coming apple
will be produced by crossing the best American apples with
the best European varieties.
At mid-summiner meeting Prof. Taft of agricultural college
advocated the using of arsenic instead of paris green for sprav-
ing. with the condition that it must be properly applied. Mir.
Graham thought all fruits were being planted to excess.
Prof. Wheeler of the agricultural college said that nourish-
ment for the tree should not be placed near the trunk which
is sound. Prof. Taft said the North Star currant is the best
and most promising variety, as the borer does not trouble it.
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pays poorly because the berries are forced on the market too
early; thinks all fruits are liable to be marketed too early.
Stephen Cook of Benton Harbor favored growing cherries. and
urges the using of the Mahaleb stock. in which opinion he
was backed bv Prof. Taft and 31r. Hamilton. 'Warns people
not to plant near woods or old fence rows.  Near close of
meeting they were favored by the presence of Prof. H. E. Van
D)eman, of Virginia. who said he had no fears of the markets
being glutted with fine fruit. Vrged using better packages
and even wrapping the fruit as the California growers do, as
it not only helps the appearance but retains the flavor of it.
He urged thining severely and cultivating thoroughly in de-
fiance of droughts, and thereby produce the highest grade of
fruit. M1r. Dunlap spoke favorably of cold storage, especially
for apples, and cited instances when apples were bought at
seventv cents a barrel and after being in storage for a few
months sold for six dollars. Capt. Augustine is of the opin-
ion that not half enough trees are being planted to keep pace
with increase of population. At this meeting some favored
mixed planting, but the majority favored small fruits and
trees in lots bv themselves.
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