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Image 9 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 4, No. 1, January 1949

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

O1 .g 9 few, runners. In other varieties the symptoms are very hard to detect. The symptoms become more pronounced the second year, Diseased plantings are generally non-thrifty and low producing. The disease does not live over in the soil. A_v_oidin_g Ehe disease: ln order to avoid the disease, one should set plants only from fields thafar_e_known to be very vigorous, productive and heahhy and, in general, do not get plants from a territory known to be infected with the dis- ease and the aphid that carries the disease. Hence, the use of disease-free, Kentucky-grown plants should offer an excellent nieans of avoiding this very serious trouble. STR/\V\"BERRY VARIETY YIELDS J W. D. Armstrong During the last few seasons, the Tennessee Shipper and Tennessee Beauty have been the most outstanding new varieties under experimental test, both at Lexington and at Princeton. ln general, at both locations, yields of the . Tennessee Beauty have been highest among the commercial shipping type A varieties. The firm fruit of these two varieties carries well to nearby or distant markets and handles well under refrigeration. 1947 yields at the Kentucky Experiment Station at Lexington were as , follows, in 24 quart crates per acre. Tennessee Beauty - 245; Premier - 172.; _ Tennessee Shipper - 154; and Blakemore - 145. Aromas do poorly indeed _ at Lexington; so, they have been left out of more recent tests there /\1. the Waste rn Ken1.ucl