Title: How to propagate and grow fruit
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Authors: Green, Charles A
Publisher: [Rochester, N.Y., Union & Adv. Co.’s Print]
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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of the Southern and South-western states began to plant early fruitsfor northern markets. Western New Yorkhas long smce been shorn of her supremacyfor wheat growing—we will do exceedinglywell if we mamtain our present status forfruit-growing. I wonder that we do notgive more attention to small fruit culture.We should have ice-houses in ■which tostore berries as soon as picked, and refrige-rator cars in which to ship. The horticultural societies of the West andSouth-west are numerous, and doing goodwork. But the great mass of our fruitgrowers are not a^s^ake to the possibilities oftheir vocation. They stay at home nursingthe fallacy that they have learned all worthknowing. Here the question arises, Howcan instruction best be given in fruit grow-ing and ornamental gardening: Not bypreaching, for those will not come to listenwhom we desire to benefit. Not throughthe press, for our papers are laid asideunread, by those not interested in the sub-ject. There is but one effectual method,
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>At^ and that is by example—object-teacliing.Let any fruit grower lay out a fruit farmamong grain growers, and they will soonlearn through their eyes and mouths, whatpreaching or editorials would never havetaught. One after another will transform awheat field by planting therein the variousfruits, until the epidemic becomes general.There is one other method I will propose:Let us announce a cattle show and horserace in the rear of a fruit farm during theripe berry season. If the visitors wouldnot neglect the show proper in admirationof the berries, they would not be human.And after learning how bountifully theearth produces these luxuries, they wouldbecome willing converts. There are many problems for progressivefruit growers. There are men in everyState on the continent who are studying,experimenting, investigating, digging upadvanced ideas. How shall individuals bebenefited by this widely separated work, ifnot by communication through the press, byattendance at horticultural mee
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