Agriculture of Vermont

Agriculture of Vermont

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...witnesses before us are to-day. You don't need to send off to Massachusetts or any other place so far as these witnesses go. These men that come from away are necessary, we want them, but when we have these living witnesses right at our door we don't know what we miss when we are not here to hear them. GROWING SMALL FRUIT AND BERRIES. Wilfrid Wheeler, Concord, Mass. Probably no group of fruits can be grown over as wide an area geographically as the so-called small fruits; neither does any other group lend itself to such a variety of cultivation as regards soil, climate and other conditions. Some member of the group may be found in practically every country in the world, either in cultivated or native form. The strawberry in particular grows over a larger range of territory than any other known fruit, and seems to be able to withstand great extremes of heat and cold. While other members of the group do not lend themselves so readily to change as the strawberry, yet they are found in many different parts of the world. Here in Massachusetts we are particularly favored in having conditions favorable for the growing of all the small fruits, and not only for growing them but for marketing them as well. No section of the country has better soils and climatic conditions. We have large and small farms splendidly adapted to producing any or all of these fruits, while our great number of cities and prosperous towns give us a market for our product which is unequaled in this country. Our transportation facilities are good, and there are but few sections where there is not a good outlet to a market. Another factor for the encouragement of the small fruit grower is the increasing demand for these fruits by the visitors to hotels and summer resorts, so that...show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497252
  • 9781236497253