Annual Report Of The Wisconsin State Horticultural Society Volume 21 by Wisconsin State SocietyAnnual Report Of The Wisconsin State Horticultural Society Volume 21 by Wisconsin State Society

Annual Report Of The Wisconsin State Horticultural Society Volume 21

byWisconsin State Society

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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: ...I do not believe that any two individuals of the same character, or similar, were ever raised from the same apple. I have never seen an instance of it. Question from program--Is it possible to prevent cross-fertilization? Will varieties reproduce themselves, and if so how far? J. C. Plumb--Some people have the idea that we shall improve the race by developing native fruits. After planting crab apple seed for thirty years I have yet to know of a single native apple or good crab apple that has come from that line of planting. It is said the Wealthy was grown from seed of the Cherry crab brought from the east, but I do not credit the statement notwithstanding the originator, Peter Gideon, says it is so. The Canada people have left off the term, crab, and say Siberian, instead. I wish we could do so. I believe our relief will come from cross fertilization. We do not get a superiority of the individual, owing to pre potency of the parent. Q. Cannot that fixedness that is desirable in the individual become better established by prevention of cross-fertilization, and the pre potency of the parent in time to be overcome? A. I think not. Prof. Goff--It is possible by covering the blossom and fertilizing with its own pollen, to prevent cross-fertilization, but it is practicable only in a small way. Varieties will reproduce themselves if not the result of previous crosses. If a seed be taken from fruit grown on a graft on a tree, the future plant will depend largely on past history. A cross must be fixed by a long period of careful selection; a tomato, for instance, will require five years before a variety becomes permanently fixed in type. J. M. Smith--Is it possible to cross potatoes by planting tubers of different kinds in the same hill? I have...
Title:Annual Report Of The Wisconsin State Horticultural Society Volume 21Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217560776

ISBN - 13:9780217560771