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The Canadian Apple Grower's Guide (inc. Planting, Culture, Harvesting & Marketing; Described & Illustrated from Specimens Grown; Varieties Recommended for Planting in the Various Districts of the Dominion ) by  Linus Woolverton - First Edition - 1910 - from Leonard Shoup  (SKU: 161844)

The Canadian Apple Grower's Guide (inc. Planting, Culture, Harvesting & Marketing; Described & Illustrated from Specimens Grown; Varieties Recommended for Planting in the Various Districts of the Dominion )

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The Canadian Apple Grower's Guide (inc. Planting, Culture, Harvesting & Marketing; Described & Illustrated from Specimens Grown; Varieties Recommended for Planting in the Various Districts of the Dominion )

by Woolverton, Linus

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Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: William Briggs, 1910, 1st Edition, First Printing, 1910. ----------hard cover, about 6.75w x 9.5h inches, green cloth with gilt lettering and apple design, a bit of light tip wear and rubbing, light rubbing to corners, some foxing to endpapers, overall a solid Good to Very Good example of a scarce book, 264 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, tissue guard intact at frontispiece, contents include: PART i - A complete Guide to the Planting, Culture, Harvesting and Marketing of Apples. --- CHAPTER i. INTRODUCTORY. Parts of Canada in which apples grow - Relative importance - Yields of 1901 - The apple growing Provinces: Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, British Columbia (irrigation, cost of setting out an orchard), Saskatchewan and Alberta --- CHAPTER ii. THE OUTLOOK FOR APPLE GROWING IN CANADA. A profitable branch of agriculture - Prices - Importance of location --- CHAPTER iii. BUYING A FARM FOR APPLE GROWING. Mistakes - Buying too many acres - Choosing a farm not suitable - Locating too far from shipping points - Buying a farm planted with undesirable varieties - Land out of condition - Condition of trees --- CHAPTER iv. CHOOSING VARIETIES FOR THE APPLE ORCHARD. Adaptation of varieties - Making a list of kinds - A warning - Sterile varieties --- CHAPTER v. PLANTING AN APPLE ORCHARD. Ordering trees - The digging - Novelties - Heeling in - Number to an acre - Preparing the round - Laying out the orchard - A planting board - Planting - Forming the top - An orchard register - The drains --- CHAPTER vi. CO-OPERATION IN APPLE GROWING. Co-operative planting - Importance of car lots of one sort - Forms of application for charter --- CHAPTER vii. DWARF APPLES. Convenient of reach - Quick returns - Less injury from gales - Convenient to thin - Dwarf stock - Yield - Kinds that succeed - Distances apart --- CHAPTER viii. TILLAGE OF THE APPLE ORCHARD. Thorough cultivation -Hoed crops - Seeding to clover - Importance of cultivation - The dust mulch - Fall ploughing - Cover crops - Benefits - Kinds of cover crops - Quantity of seed per acre --- CHAPTER ix. MANURES FOR THE APPLE ORCHARD. Importance - Commercial fertilizers - Wood ashes - Yard manure - Value of humus - Mixing soils - Judicious application of manure --- CHAPTER x. PRUNING APPLE TREES. Extremes to be avoided - When to prune - Summer pruning - How to prune - Individuality of tree - Habits of growth - Thinning smaller branches - Cutting close - Healing over - Pruning for fruit - Sunshine - Tools needed - Fruit spurs - Prune before spraying --- CHAPTER xi. SPRAYING THE APPLE ORCHARD. Necessity - The outfit - The spray mixtures - Lime-sulphur solution (winter strength) - The boiling - Commercial lime-sulphur solution - Lime-sulphur solution (summer strength) - Kerosene emulsion - Wash for borers - Lime wash - Arsenate of lead - Bordeaux - General rule for the application of sprays - Two important sprayings --- CHAPTER xii. THINNING APPLES. Three methods - Cost - Benefits ---CHAPTER xiii. HARVESTING APPLES. Summer apples - Picking - Ladders - Baskets - Winter apples - A day’s picking - The handling - Orchard pies - Barrels for gathering - Boxes for gathering - Apple pickers - Scrubby fruit - One variety at a time --- CHAPTER xiv. PACKAGES FOR APPLES. The barrel - Size - Legal barrel - Dimensions - Specifications - Home cooper shop - Advantages - The box - Size - Dimensions - The basket --- CHAPTER xv. GRADING AND PACKING APPLES. A packing table - Dimensions - Packers - Grades - The Inspection and Sale Act - Culls - Marking of fruit - Grades defined - Packages - Stamping - Fines - Packing of the barrel - The press - Packing the box - Wrapping the fruit - Packing bench - Tiers - Pressure - Press for boxes - Shipping car lots - Minimum weight - How to ship - Rates local and foreign --- CHAPTER xvi. MARKETING APPLES. United States, France, Germany, Australia, China, the North-West - Selling - Co-operative selling - Organization - Constitution and By-laws - Rules for Fruit Growers’ Associations --- CHAPTER xvii. STORAGE HOUSES FOR APPLES. Apple houses - Charges - An apple house for 4,000 barrels - An apple house for 1,000 barrels - Cellar storage - Cold storage - The Joint Stock Company plan --- CHAPTER xviii. SOME INSECT ENEMIES OF THE APPLE. The apple root plant louse - The round-headed and the flat-headed borer - The oyster-shell bark louse - The scurfy bark louse - The San Jose scale - The tent caterpillar - The canker worm - The bud moth - The leaf skeletonizer - The case bearer - The buccalatrix - The apple tree aphis - The tussock moth - The codling moth- The apple maggot --- CHAPTER xix. SOME FUNGI AND WINTER INJURIES AFFECTING APPLE TREES. Apple scab - Rots - Canker - Root killing - Bark splitting - Sun scald - Crotch injury - Black heart - Killing back - Excessive evaporation - Injuries by mice --- CHAPTER xx. TOP GRAFTING APPLE TREES. Top working - Individuality of trees - Tools - Wax - Method --- PART ii - Apples of Canada carefully Described and Illustrated from Specimens of the Varieties Grown in the Dominion --- PART iii - Varieties of Apples Recommended for Planting in the Various Apple Districts of the Dominion any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.///NOT SIGNED. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (see description)/No Jacket as issued. Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

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Bookseller
Leonard Shoup CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
161844
Title
The Canadian Apple Grower's Guide (inc. Planting, Culture, Harvesting & Marketing; Described & Illustrated from Specimens Grown; Varieties Recommended for Planting in the Various Districts of the Dominion )
Author
Woolverton, Linus
Illustrator
Uncredited Cover Art
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good (see description)
Jacket condition
No Jacket as issued
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Toronto, ON: William Briggs, 1910, 1st Edition, First Printing
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ontario
Date published
1910
Keywords
The Canadian Apple Grower's Guide (inc. Planting, Culture, Harvesting & Marketing; Described & Illustrated from Specimens Grown; Varieties Recommended for Planting in the Various Districts of the Dominion ), Fruit, Agriculture,
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