Hawaiian Planters' Monthly Volume 12

Hawaiian Planters' Monthly Volume 12

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...every farm in this country there is raised annually a considerable amount of sorghum. This is grown for the purpose of making syrup. It is a good substitute for the ribbon cane of South Georgia, if we could do no better, but the syrup is nothing like so valuable either for use or in the market as the ribbon cane. Mr. J. M. Martin and some of his neighbors have experimented with the real sugar cane for two or three years, and their success has settleu the question as to its being raised successfully in this country He showed us stalks raised this upon poor land with but little manure that shows a yield that is surprising. He says that experience has shown that there can be raised enough cane on one acre to make 200 gallons of syrup. It can be cultivated with less labor than the sorghum, and the syrup made from this cane will sell for from fifty to sixty cents a gallon, while the sorghum can be purchased for half that sum. In fact, it is more profitable than corn, or cotton at ten cents a pound. Then why can't our farmers adopt this ribbon cane in preference to the sorghum? As is well-known, it is propagated from the stalk and not from the seed. An abundance can be obtained from South Georgia for all the planting we expect to do next year. Parties who propose to test its virtue and profit should make their arrangements this winter to get cane from Southwest Georgia. Have it shipped here in April and plant it the same time you do cotton. Will it pay? That is the first question asked. Experience has shown that it will. One man in this country made fiftytwo gallons of nice syrup from one-fourth ot acre. We call attention to it now to induce our enterprising farmers to give it a thorough test next year. If you do not want to take too much risk...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804961
  • 9781236804969