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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)

Secretary's notes,   pp. 21-27 PDF (1.4 MB)

Page 22

verv low.  Duchess from Missouri to Minnesota have been
freelv offered. Crabs. though plenty. have brought fair prices.
The later apples such as M1clahon. Wealthy, Utter, Fameuse
and Haas will probably do better, but in sy-mpathy wvith the
times and the bountiful crop we can not look for very higl
prices. and it inllkes the necessity of a celd storage plant all
thle tijore a.pparent.
State Fair Entries.-Be sure and begin to save vour early
aplples so as to malke a good exhibit. Bring what you have.
Make y>our entries before the Fair to avoid the rush. Send
to T. J. Fleming. Madison. W'is., for a premium list contain-
inlg rulles. Oirder the number of plates you will need of the
snperintelldleult before the Fair and they will be ready. If vou
have anything newv or nice be sure and bring it. Your exhibit
wvill be set up and cared for if sCnt to superintendent, care of
secr,-tary. to Fair grounds but we much prefer all to bring and
set up their own exhibits. The fruit and flower shiowvs promn-
ise to be verv lar-e at Milwaukee.
About the tenth of this month I had a pleasant but utnex-
pected visit from Prof. N. E. Hansell of the South Dakota
Agricultural College. Though a young man he has had quite
a wide ranige (of experience. having spent last season investi-
gatinig the hor-ticultulre of the old world. wvhere he saw and
examined the famous so-calle(l Bisniark apple vwhich has been
sold to western people at fabulous prices. Prof. Hansen's visit
was mainly to investigate top working as practiced by the
writer, aind (examine the results of the same for fifteen vears'
dulration. He took careful notes and seemed interested and
pleased with inany thiings lie sawv. The growth made in three
years Ib!y the C'ook apple of Oconto and the Utter surprised
him. He saw the Utter bearing here oin seven different stocks,
but the heaviest o01 the Virginia. I am indebted to him for
valuable information regarding the budding of the plum and
the apple.  He was q1uite interested in examining my new
Duehc-ss tree. which I will refer to later on. I have also en-
joyed a visit fromn Mr. .J. J. M\enn. a member of our societv,
.mnd a very successful apple grov-er of Monroe county-. He
reports sollme blighlt and a large vield. Ile has a fine location
oln a ridge near Norw-alk.

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