Proceedings of the Fruit-Growers' Convention of the State of California Volume 37

Proceedings of the Fruit-Growers' Convention of the State of California Volume 37

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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: ...and we think it proper. That was the theory a few years ago, but we have all abandoned it. We feel that deep cultivation injures the trees. A MEMBER. What sort of soil have you? MR. CALL. We have all kinds of soil in there, granite soil. A MEMBER. How deep do you cultivate? MR. CALL. We aim to cultivate about five inches. MR. BLANCHARD. In regard to deep cultivation, my experience may be very beneficial. My oranges used to have famous keeping qualities. For years they have not kept well. It has puzzled me beyond anything, and I did not know what to lay it to. My foreman has been in the habit of putting the cultivator deep down, I think 10 or 11 inches, early in the spring. This last year I had another foreman and I told him not to cultivate deep and I had the best keeping oranges this year that I have had for years. Now, in regard to fertilization. I made an experiment of this kind; I followed it up for three years. I put 15 pounds twice a year on a certain number of trees. I put 10 pounds twice a year on a certain number. I put 20 pounds twice a year. I thought in three years' time I could determine. I found that ten pounds was not enough. I found that 20 pounds gave me a magnificent tree; it did not give me so much fruit, neither was the fruit so good, as where I put 15 pounds a tree. MR. 'l'EAGUE. I feel that there is a chance that we may perhaps get wrong on some of these things. May it not be that Mr. Blanchard may be wrong in attributing the good keeping quality of his fruit this last year to a change in cultivation? We all know that for several years prior to this last year the keeping quality of fruit in California was not as good on everybody 's grove as it was this last year. I have a grove that has more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886062
  • 9781236886064