Title: Biggle garden book; vegetables, small fruits and flowers for pleasure and profit
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Biggle, Jacob
Subjects: Gardening Vegetable gardening
Publisher: Philadelphia, W. Atkinson Co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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ndssooner or later drop out of sight. I have only spaceto mention a few well-tested varieties which aregeneral favorites in many places at the time of thiswriting (P means pistillate or imperfect blossoms,S means staminate or perfect blossoms) : Bubach(P), Haverland (P), Clyde (S), Marshall (S),Warfield (P), Wm. Belt (S), Lovett (S), NickOhmer (S), Glen Mary (S), New York (S), Sena-tor Dunlap (S), Klondike (S), Rough Rider (S),etc., etc. If you want extra early berries, regardlessof size, plant Michels Early (S), Tennessee Pro-lific (S), etc. Eor very late kinds, plant Gandy (S),Parker Earle (S), Brandywine (S), etc. Picking and marketing: Do not pick straw-berries when they are wet; when picked, hurry themto a cool place outof the sun; do notbruise; pick everyripe berry every dayor two; do not j erkthe berries off—nipthem off at the stem;throw out over-ripeor under-ripe speci- j^pj,g T Hale PICK BERRIES FOR SHIPMENT WHEN THEY ARE WET, AND BE says : For distant careful not to bruise
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1/2 BIGGLE GARDEN BOOK market, try to pick in the evening or in the morningafter the dew is off the grass and yet before it is toowarm. If picking must be done all through the heatof the day, plan some way to cool the berries. Pick-ers of mature years are best; and as a rule girls arebetter than boys. Have a superintendent for everyten or twelve pickers, to assign the rows, inspect thepicking, etc. Each picker should be numbered andhave a picking stand or carrier with like numberto hold four, six or eight quarts. Sort the berriesas picked into two grades, and always use new, cleanbaskets made of the whitest wood possible. Fillrounding full with fruit of uniform quality all theway through. After berries are picked keep awayfrom the air as much as possible. Fruit, if drycooled, will keep much longer and keep fresher ifkept in tight crates. Ventilation in crates and bas-kets does more harm than good. In many parts ofthe East the 32-quart crate is the favorite shippingpackage ; in Michiga
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