Executive Documents of the State of Minnesota for the Year Volume 1

Executive Documents of the State of Minnesota for the Year Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...yellow; some of large size, some medium to small, but nearly all of them better than the old Houghton. We expect in a few years to produce a berry that will beat them all for size, productiveness, hardiness and bearing qualities. Not excepting the English varieites which of course do nothing in this country. President Elliot. Here is a short article from Mr. Gust. Malmquist, gardener of General Washburn, on Seedling Gooseberries_ Perhaps we had better have that read next and then we will (lis cuss both papers. SWEEDISH SEEDLING GOOSEBEBRIES. By Gust. Malmqzrist, of Minneapolis. A few years ago, disgusted with the small gooseberries I had so far seen here, I thought I would try how foreign gooseberries would succeed here if raised from seed, as I knew that imported plants soon succumb in this climate. So I sent to a friend in Stockholm for the seeds of the two kinds mostly grown for market purposes over there. One kind, large, smooth, green, and used for eating; the other, red and hairy, used for preserves and always picked half ripe. I received the seed in September and planted it the same fall. The next spring fully five hundred plants came up, from which I selected a few and gave away to some friends, and kept a few myself. This summer both kinds fruited and the fruit was fully twice as large as the America seedlings grown side by side, and the bushes just as thrifty and healthy loooking, with no sign of mildew so far. I believe the experiment will prove a suc CESS-DISCUSSION. The President. Now, if you have anything to say in regard to any of these points that have been brought out here, we would like to have them expressed. Mr. Barrett. I suppose that experience is now in order, isn't it? My experience is somewhat limited. I have been...show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804007
  • 9781236804006