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Historical Garden Books: Popular gardening for town and country, Volume 4 (1888-1889) – 12 in a Series
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Horticulture in all its Branches.
Elias A. Long, Author of “ Ornamental Gardening for Americans
“ The Home Florist,” Etc.,
Volume 4, 1888=89.
BUFFALO, N. Y.:
Popular Gardening Publishing Co.
The Apple Crop and Foreign Markets. A yield of Apples rather above the average in this country and especially in the fruit sections of Western New York, Canada, and Nova Scotia is at this date a certainty, and corresponds with the fruit crop report published in our July issue. But with a large crop the market outlook is per- haps brighter for steady prices, than for some years past. This is due partly to the growing Western demand in our own country; but chiefly because of the almost entire failure of Apples in Great Britain, with but a light crop on the Continent. In England, this is doubtless caused by the unprecedently cold, rainy season, together with the previous season’s drought, con- tributing to fearful insect ravages this year. The consequence to our own fruit growers must be that all the first grade of winter Apples can be disposed of at good figures, the quotations of September 10, giving prices at Liverpool, on the first shipments as, per barrel: Kings, $1.85 to $5.75; Blush, $4.35 to $5.08; Baldwins, $2.88 to $3.40; Greenings, $2.40 to $2.76. These prices were for sound fruit of good size, well packed and graded.
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