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I FRUIT. VEGETABLES AND TRUCK.
Fifteen Years of Pecan Experience. The FVm%ih4litJes of a \e«lrcteil Industry—peeaits May He Gfntra All «>v**r the 'south—1*laty Dollars Kr*m One Tree One aaaoa. Mwrs. Editor*: About twenty-' fire year* ago I visited Col. W. R. Stuart at Ocean Spring*. M!*a. In walking around hi* ground* the Col onel pointed out to me a few tree* of the large paper shell pecans, and sta*ed that he intended going into the p«*can bunt ness and might com bine the sheep industry with It. The Stuart Pecan Company, of which he was a member, was organized soon * after and their eit«*naive nursery wu planted twry largely of the Stuart pecan, which yet stands at the head of the list of commercial pecan*. Upon my return to my South*ide plantation, on the Mississippi River. ’ below Rodney. Mtc* . I planted a good number of the large fhin~*be!! peran nut* From these nut* grew some tree* that produced very good not*, and many that produced Inferiorj nut* Osr of the tree* in front of the plantation n>iikn*-f yielded IsM ye«r loO pound* of beautiful paper sh«i| nuts, and netted me >n»r «t*ty dollar*. It ha* no nut* this season. j Some nut trees bear only every other year la an adjoining lot is another tree « seedling Centennial. ! think, j which la an annual and prolific bear- j er The** lota are planted in »uch crop* aa alfalfa, dwarf E*»ex rap*, red clover or pea*, Juat aa may b* j deemed beat at the time Hoc* grate there when the pecan* are not fail ing. thua producing a crop of nuta and a crop of hogs ‘*1 Wl«li I Had planted a Hundred Imw” Other tree* planted at the same time ar* acattrrel about th*» pr*m laea. and yield a good quantity of nuta. *om* choice, some not. I wish that I had planted on# hundred acre* at that time, atul ainc* then had planted fiv* hundred acre* to budded or grafted peran* Partial overflow and boll weevil would not now dis turb my aiumbers nor cause any anxiety aa to Income Fifteen year* ago I planted out about eight acre* of paperwhel! po* can tre**. but non* of the** hare reproduced themselve* They have, ! however, borne a medium ala* nut. paper «het!. of good flavor and ap* pea ranee Hence the naeeeelty of | transplanting budded or grafted trees purrhaaed from reliable nurserymen J In Pebruary. 1*05. 1 pnrehaaed budd<4 or grafted tree* of varloue kind* and ages, and tnanaplanted four j hundred and afsty-tbrew. It was no j eaey Job K<sr rtf the Bra* ViHrtir*, Vo one can go amiaa In planting the four varletiaa racot»msnd**4 by Prof l! E Van Orman and Hr Sam II J a mew Stuart. Honey-\fak-j er f*ab»t and Van Demin for the lati tude of Vatrhea and Vicksburg. Hie* •tsalppl Sum# varieties aurh aa | RuiolJ do splendidly on the Gulf I coaat, but winter bill in a colder latitude Money baker la aatd to be eatfefn«-!y hardy, and. for that rea •on suitable to plant In aotue of the Northern Stales Stuart, however, rank* first among all nnraerymeo Hr VV lllatn NeJaon. of Veer Orleans, ale i ret omtnenda Protacher. Onten* aial and Sucreaa, and aiya hla Vel- i •on jwt an. now voting. I* the finest » of all fwana to far •*•*# by him In trati* .iautlttg, secure tree* that are hardy annual and prolific bearers of ar** aixe. paper -shell aula, and that ft; full tnalde with meat iorne ♦rnrie':.-* hear earlier than other*. 1 ha-> flfty acre* In pecan tree#, from two to twenty-five years old. five hundred trees, nearly all grafted or budded stock. They are planted sixty-six feet apart each! *ay, that distance being adopted be cause I thought It close enough, and because I had a surveyor's chain to measure the exact distance. Would! advbe planting trees from sixty-six to eighty feet apart each way on rich alluvial bottom landa -eighty feet preferable- and nothing leas than sixty feet on the thinnest soil. Mr orchard contains the following varieties Stuart, Money-Maker. Van Deman. Pahst. Frotscher, Mobile. -Schley. Young Centennial, and Nel son. Would, however, recommend planting not more than four vari eties. and in alternate rows, or two rows of one kind and two rows of another kind, and so on. as it Is said pollination takes place better wheu; snore than one variety is planted • K-t Yearling Trw*«. It is safer to transplant oue-year trees on t wo- year-old rf*ot* A yearl ing tree sf well grown Is large enough f°r orchard planting, and transplants readily without lues. 1 have, how ever. succeeded well wish older trees Dtg hole* three feet square and three feet deep, hare four posts ready at e»< h hole, so that you can set the r*M»ta at the same time you trans plant the trees Plant any time from she failing of the leave* until March 1st, the earlier the better. Never let the tree# get dry by leaving them In (he sun or wind, but keep the roots covered with wet sacks, and uncover one at a time l**e fine bone meal, well mixed With the top soil or soli from the woods. Spread the roots out In their natural position, and work dirt around them with your hands Tramp the soil well over the roots Trim the root* with a sharp knife, and set fully as deep as In the nursery Heel In four tree*. If they arrive in freeing w.-ather until weather moderate* Heeling In Is dune bv plowing a deep furrow in a dry; place, opening your boodle of tree* and placing them stout two thick in a place ail along the furrow in a slanting position and then covering these roots with another large fur row and plenty of dirt. Cultivating Ihr V mng Orchard. After trees are planted cover with; loose soil tor a mulch. When trees are growing, apply stable manure worked Into the anti, but do not let! It touch the trees. Cultivate cotton. lnm», vetches, and red clover In your j orchard so as to benefit the trees and at the same time give you an income Run your rows east and west. Cultivate around your trees with a hoe several times during the jrenr. and k««ep a mulch of grass, etc , over the cultivated area. When tree* commence to bear, use a fer tiliser rich sn potash Ashes can be used to advantage at that time. In gathering the nuts have four large sh«***ts of domestic, about forty feet square, so as to cover the entire •pace under the trees, so that she pecans will fall on these shouts, and the sheets can be easily folded up bringing all nuta to the center. A round piece might be cut out of one corner of each sheet so as to mak" tt 3t clouuly around thu true A man, in h!a bar# bwK «** without shouu. own thresh thu peeane with a long cane or pole when they open sufficiently, and folding up each sheet *■111 be far easier than picking up per ana one at a time. In Conclusion, riant IVc-ans. In our rich bottom lands the pe can tree cannot be expected to com mence bearing until about ten years old On the sandy lands of the Gulf coast It may commence hearing sooner. It Is the tree of all others to plant. It combines the useful and the beau tiful, and I have often thought how wise it would have been had our an cestors planted nut-bearing trees, and especially the pecan, in prefer ence to any other kind. I^et even* one who wish*** a beautiful shade tree, plant the pecan, which will give him not only its beauty and Its shade, but its nuts PUst pcr-ami! DUNBAR HUNT J**f?erson Co., Miss. Where to Buy Farm and Garden Seeds Fall Seeds, Crop 1908 A,fk.f»Oowr pmr J«utt4 S*r. Crim«nBn.)T*rsw><j \m>r poutKl :v iirnj • '.on>r •■x'**! pmt pound Se Tyr*«^t»r. j«rr ;«rvu&>1 26r UurriotFf 'wrrt . nHdMfiadi r-«rr .b aw W ptrr or Hai *t V«nrh -^cri \m>r b ;««** En«*..»h H r«* ‘ #rmmm 'w*wl i«rr h <<* Wiorjrr !t*r ri '**w*d i*r tiorftci It W r.trr Hrm ;»r *hibM J M ?€#»■! Ku»t Proof i ml* pmr ’aj*b«i Jr 4 p,r%rm mm Imtngmr (MWlift**. m muwmu un cupamy. TRIUMPH AND KING CoHmSwmI Far Solo. T* i of Uw wk>4 Urol r*rtrtUm tor bot *•»»:! 4tMtfrt* Hit* WOOtf ovary pfWwUaf to *r»i> i*i!* Nwd 'n>» outfcm Utot »r r*«*»> oar law* of nottm pw »f!* uh«)*m Trinapt t v> au4 K.a« ft :»r tmmhmi t a 6 Du. aav H m A44rw*A *it orWr» to U T WRaTHKHHY Utiusr M:«*. RIBBON CANE SEED FOK HALE A". * oro:» ;*•! loan or O N ;*t ;*rk !l ukn Sim *tmp u4 a a*»o Sim to* Mark. wr .. na aIa-Aa aa *r«T a* a 3UA* • arm. ao4 «iU tm* ;« u» 14 :***% cu«k. F M. BERRYHILL. UBEJITY. Mm CORN AND COTTON . P»cUnr JoiUMoa • tmpm**Mt »Art fas r* of u*t«d •»wxi t"ai !*Arr P'APJA nmrmt potato p-aiua Trul* sn** fab At *Ao.»'*Alr pn•-***. Writ** for caia :<>ru» UAtAr I. L Mama Saas ft Sm Ca. uSnap, ft*. Where to Buy FArm Audi Garden Seed. 8 E E D8 For Fall Planting! FIELD AND GARDEN Oats. -Appier. Bancroft. Native Rust Proof, Teias. Winter Turf and Burt. Cheats. Bearded* Red Wonder aid Fulcaster. (Beardless) Red May and Blue Stem. Rye.—Native Southern Raised (Not North Georgia Running Rye*. Barley.— Bearded and Beardless Vetches.—Vicia Villosa (Hairy or Win ter Vetch). Vicia Sativa 'English Winter Vetch, sometimes called «Oregon Winter.) CloTer*.— White. Red, Alsike, Early Crimson, White Blooming Crimson Burr. Mel Alba. Japan, Alfalfa. brasses.— Kentucky Blue. Herds or Red Top, Orchard. English and Italian Rye Grass. Rescue or Arc tic. Perennial Rye. Brome. Etc. Bwsrf Fwsex Rye. Onion Seta—White Silver Skin. Yellow Danvers. Red Weathers fie Id, White Pearl, White Bermuda. White Multiplier. Ye low Shallots. Tnmlpaaad Rutabaga* —-AllVarieties. Beans. Peas. Beets. Cabbage. Col ards. Carrots, Celery. Lettuce. Mustard. Kale. Radishes. Spin ach. Etc. Anything You Want for Fall Planting. Write for price list. N. L. Willet Seed Company, ArurnrA. ha. Florodora Cotton Seed! Early and Prolific. The beat lonjf staple cotton for the hill*. Sold for 2-^ceota per pound last year. Oar Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Rosea, and etc adapted to the Sooth. Reduced prices for February and March. Write for price list. The Ci—ell Nurseries, fS a L ’■» 'rfmi Sorem for .lAlP **®r and December. tu>. cron /#«*. in ear-load ot* sod loss, now Imn< 'Aar*. rmrr tins red. rustproof. August. Ssp lembsr sad October deilvery. Crop of I as .Nsmc ibis pater J, MtlfSS McSEKE Laurel itUl. Wmt Feitetsea Parish. La. Japan Clover ( La "''f ■■■ > ‘■Wed fro* from Johnson Grass Bar fmm tbs grower MV. Jf. /fTMW MMT. Lmmrei MM. Lm. I . IturOoeerSeed rer leaned. I Sr Bur How* Heed la lar. - . 7c. Alfalfa. ■laailtT. - - • Wr rrnuMtn Oarer Heed. • . . 7e, Hair? «» Winter Vetch < V! eta rlllaaa).* ..... He. nreffnaar Winter Vetch (VI e«a *»Ura) ...... Hr. Itaie n««rf t'uri . Hr K»rir Burt oau. . - . | 75 W inter rurf (>at» .... TV»a* Huai Proof Oau, . . 7* liar!*v Winter - - - I ti I Southern Winter H*e. . > j Seed Wheat - Ulue Stem. Had Mar Full* * other*. • | <T> I Japan tTI-rer. ..... hq Writ** for our price* to mantlty <*o the above article*, aimo price* ,.n other frmmmrm or -wed Deeded. purr To Uu»*e ntrretned bulletin* >n Bur Clover Vetrhe*. r *' *—*— \ifaifa. Crtn»»on and other ('lover*, itermuda * 1 nun. Write for the one* you are interested la.