Annual Report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society

Annual Report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... taken from fruit grown on a graft on a tree, the future plant will depend largely on past history. A cross must be fixed by a long period of careful selection; a tomato, for instance, will require five years before a variety becomes permanently fixed in type. J. M. Smith--Is it possible to cross potatoes by planting tubers of different kinds in the same hill? I have heard it so stated but have never credited it. Prof. Goff--It cannot be done, sports will occur but not a crossing; we are likely to have sports from the potato as well as from the plants. Mr. Saunders--As a rule the longer time a variety has been in cultivation the more tendency there is to broad variation. One gets out a new thing and we sometimes hear of some one else, in another part of the country, getting the same thing. F. K. Phoenix--Mr. Saunders, do not roses grown from sports finally revert to the original plant? Mr. Saunders--No, sir, they do not usually do so, although there may be instances in which they do. The nectarine is always a nectarine although it was originally a bud variation. Q.--Prof. Goff, is the idea advanced by Mr. Saunders corroborated by your observation? A.--It is. Mr. Saunders--Fixedness comes from certain varieties; some will not stand with you while others will go on indefinitely without change or reverting to the original stock. There are some interesting instances related of plants grown in pots; one example came out of a certain plant propagated by roots, the rooted plants reverted back while the cuttings were the same as the original plant; the cause of its so reverting was because it was not fixed in its character when sent out. J. M. Smith--Prof. Goff, what part of bones is lost by burning them? A. The nitrogen, the best part. more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236661081