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to mature, is good in quality, (a few plants
rotted during the season) is valuable for
early use, as it bleaches very quickly afttr
White Plume—Heads small, requires
but little banking up. Matured a few days
later than Golden Yellow. The quality is
Dot so good as some others. Its whiteness
makes it easy of culture, and it is becoming
quite popular for early use.
Solid Ivory.—An excellent variety.
Stands winter well without rotting, has a
good nutty flavor, is free from stringines.s.
Heads quite large, valuable for late use.
Grant Pascal.—Resembles the Solid Ivory
in flavor an texture; head does not grow
so large as the former, but nutlets a very
solid, ouip'aot growth; as the season ad
vances becomes quite pithy.
THAT RED APPLE ORCHARD
A thoroughly posted eastern Washing
ton fruit grower who is a close and appre
ciative reader of Thk Ranch and a true
friend to the orohardists of the county
writes as follows concerning varieties
now talked of for this part of the state:
I don't like to criticise Mr. MeUinuis
but I want to say to bim thai if lie em get
eastern consumers to try Lawyer—(Dela
ware Red) simply because its a big red
apple I fear his sales account will
disappoint him. The apples are
well known \a eastern markets The
scale on which the merit of all fruit hi
Chicago at the Columbian exposition
was in the following order: Dessert,
cooking, market, each a scale of 10
points. The rating of the Lawyer, as I
am informed, was, for dessert 8, cooking
2, market 8; so you see, while McGmnis
might sell a few boxes of them, (if he did
not let customers taste them,) under his
mark of "McGinnis's Red Apple Brand"
his trade might not have that continuity
st) desirable in one having a large orchard
to market. The color will sell the Liw
vet for a time, as it docs the Ben Davis,
which, as a dessert fruit, rates 5, kitchen
market it. In both instances their ratings
show, that if it was not for their beauti
ful coloring and size they would need
'boosting" very hard in the market.
The ratings of Esopus Spitzenburg
are, dessert 9, cooking 10, market 1), but I
uderstand after diligent inquiry that iv
eastern Washington and Oregon that
they are "shy bearers" Tkndkkfoot.
[We do not find the fact about the E.
Spitzenburg In this immediate sectiou
as intimated by -'Tenderfoot," and shall
be glad to hear from Eilenstmrg and oth
er orchardists regarding the point. One
other idea suggests it sell': Will our cor
respondent give Ranch renders hisselee
tion of four red apples for market pur
poies? We are sure tluit Mr. McGinnis
and all other beginners will be thankful
for the Information that, will keep them
iv the middle of the road.—Ed*.]
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