Report of the Iowa State Horticultural Society, for the Year Volume 35

Report of the Iowa State Horticultural Society, for the Year 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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...and it is about getting new plums and peaches and new fruits generally. It was my very great privilege to have a day with Professor Craig last summer over on the grounds of Mr. Villiams, a man named Theo. Williams, just outside of Omaha at a little town called Bentz. He is a peculiar man. He has the reputation of being exclusive. The ordinary man gets nothing from him but cold looks and short words. People around there are not taken into his confidence. It is the most wonderful place, ----if you can go there and get the man to be friendly--that it has ever been my privilege to visit. He has a quarter section of land and there are four hillsides, all sloping to one common point. There he has placed a dam across and made quite a little lake, which undoubtedly has some effect in keeping the air moist and giving fine conditions. The soil is an old lake, drained. There is quitea little sand in it so that it is warm. He has a greatmany hybrids, by the way, between the plum and the cherry. He is growing a great many seedlings there and not saying anything about it. He is not trying to make money by selling them. He doesn't want to sell them. In passing one particular tree he said that no one could get a twig of that short of a thousand dollars. His plan of work was what I wanted to bring out because it opened up a new field--a field that all of us can work in. He said in that plum orchard where he was getting these new things, there was scarcely a tree that had not from two to five sorts grafted or budded on it. His plan is to cut cions in growing time--any time when the bark is easily raised. Cut off a twig six, eight or ten inches or more, cut_off leaves, make a long cut just on one side until it commences to break on the other side, fix...show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906888
  • 9781236906885