Image from page 123 of "Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture 1913" (1914)
Publisher: U.S. G.P.O
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
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T C Opalescent Apple The S»C«i0 wiLHCINS CO r Yearbook U. S. Dept of Agriculture. 1913 Plate X.
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CJ?JU**t. Lizzie Peach TxesACHETTawii.Hei.Msco n • Promising New Fruits. 113 each of which has gained considerable prominence in somedistricts. Moreover, several unnamed apples of evident valuereported to be seedlings of the Winesap and which resembleit in many respects have been called to the attention of thisdepartment. It therefore seems probable that a rather highpercentage of Winesap seedlings possess more than the ordi-nary merit. The usefulness of that variety for breeding pur-poses is thus indicated. The specimen of McCroskey apple illustrated in Plate VIIIwas grown in 1912 by Mr. L. C. H. Ayres, of Midway, GreenCounty, Tenn. OPALESCENT APPLE. Synonyms: Hudsons Pride of Michigan, Hastings. [Plate IX.] EARLY HISTORY. The Opalescent apple originated with Mr. George M.Hudson, Shultz, Barry County, Mich. The circumstancesof its origin as given by him are as follows:1 A number of years ago I was digging out the oak stumps in my orchardand found a thick cluster of sprouts by the s
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