Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 35

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 35

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...is considered worthless as one crop, but if they can get a ton of Clevner they might get five tons of Concord to mix with them and bring them to a good standard. Now', as to the cost of starting a young vineyard, I have a few figures, here that are the result of my own individual work, that it costs about a hundred dollars an acre to start a vineyard and bring it to a bearing condition. It figures up this way: Uplands, about fourteen dollars per acre; wire, seven dollars; work of putting up poles and wire, five dollars; plants, twenty dollars; planting, five dollars; manure, twenty dollars; plowing and cultivating, ten dollars; per year for three years, thirty dollars; which makes a total of one hundred dollars. Now, if there is anyone who has any questions to ask I will be pleased to answer them. A Member--Which grapes are the most prolific and the best for wines? Mr. Pfeiffer--We can get more money out of Norton Virginia or Clevner than out of any grade of Ives, because the price is so much better; and then we have to pay the same price for picking a ton of Ives that we have to pay for picking a ton of Norton Virginia or any other variety; and the hauling is the same per ton. So that it does not pay us to grow Ives if we can grow Norton Virginia and Clevner. A Member--Is it the quality of the Norton Virginia that makes the price? Mr. Pfeiffer--Yes; the Norton Virginia and the Diogenes are the dryest. The Ives and the Concord are too watery. A Member--Is the grape industry extending down there? Mr. Pfeiffer--Yes, sir. We have more grapes now than ever before. There was a time before the rot got so bad when grapes were grown in profusion, but after that the crop was gradually reduced. A Member-Isn't the Clevner a very light bearer? Mr....show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827252
  • 9781236827258