Report of the Iowa State Horticultural Society, for the Year Volume 41

Report of the Iowa State Horticultural Society, for the Year Volume 41

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... could they? For five years the leaf-spot which is to the cherry tree what the yellow fever, the cholera and the Bubonic plague is to humankind, had been scourging them, and the wonder is that a single one should survive. Until that disease shall have been eradicated it will require some courage to recommend the dark-juiced cherries to planters. Tm: Pi: Acn.--We have a row of sixteen peach trees of the Lone Tree variety, four years old from the seed, and growing one hundred yards north of the forty-second parallel of north latitude, which in this year of grace 1906, gave us twenty bushels of excellent fruit. I say excellent because while the grocers were retailing a white peach of similar size, or nearly so, for $1.00 per bushel. they readily gave us $$1.50 for ours. I have always been planting peach trees--just a few, however--and it has taken thirty years to grow these twenty bushels. The future, of course, is a closed book, but I feel confident that I can do 1even better in the next thirty. Tm: PLL'M.--AS I approach this subject there is a very decided rise in the thermometer. This change of temperature might be attributed to the state of the weather, but it is highly probable that it is owing to tthe fact that we have not had a normal plum crop in the last four years. Even the old reliable and trusty Wyant seems to have struck for an eight-hour day and higher wages. The American and Chickasaw varieties have bloomed profusely these years, but have set very little fruit. Of these two, I believe the Chickasaw has done the better. I make no pretense of even having an opinion as to why this condition should prevail. The Prunus domestira, or European plum, never was to be depended on, and so not much could be expected. But I wish to do...show more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236956087
  • 9781236956088