Transactions of the Iowa State Horticultural Society for Volume 25

Transactions of the Iowa State Horticultural Society for Volume 25

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...for posts and for many other purposes. They should be planted at least four feet apart and cultivated. The catalpa should be cut 01f when two or three years old and allow a sprout to grow. Mr. Holmes: I fully endorse Mr. Lathrop as to the value of the osage orange for posts. As grape stakes I know them to have outlasted two sets of white oak and are not yet decayed. Burr oak or white oak also far outlasts white cedar. Thirty-five years ago I found wild cherry trees scattered thinly over the eastern half of Iowa as far north as Cedar Rapids, and eighteen inches is not uncommon. Mr. Fultz: I think our Iowa soil is not quite suitable for the black cherry. It is seldom found large enough for a saw log--not more than a foot in diameter. MARKETING FRUIT. BY JESSE HAMILTON, MORNING SUN. This is a very important subject. Ishall confine my paper to the apple, having had considerable experience in harvesting my apple crop for several years. In the first place I commence to pick apples early in the season, say July, about the 15th. At this time apples generally bring good prices. This season they brought one dollar per bushel for Early Harvest and Benoni, later in the season sixty-five cents per bushel, by the wagon load, in Burlington. My place is twenty-four miles distant from Burlington and can make a trip in two days. I pick' from step ladders and standing ladders, barrels put all round the tree thus avoiding going into the trees. and as we pick we sort the apples into three classes. All apples that fall while picking go in as second class apples and sell for onethird less money. and this last fall sold for seventy-five cents picked apples, fifty cents for dropped and twenty-five for cider apples. But the past season has been a poor one...
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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123682847X
  • 9781236828477