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Image 5 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 4, No. 3, Fall 1950

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,g However, it was not considered a fair comparison since it now seems that the Blakemore plants were infected with a virus disease. The Tennessean is not a patented variety; hence, there are no restrictions to plant distri- , bution. Ln Armore is a new variety from the University of Missouri. The first Sy plants of this were obtained in 1950 and will bear in spring of 1951. lt has an made an excellent row of plants but it has considerable leaf spot this fall. Y lt is reported to be a midseason berry and has given some outstanding I yields in Missouri, where it originated. lt is being watched with great in- u_ terest. , Plant Growth er, ..-——-— let The 1950 growing season was very favorable for growth of strawberry plants, grass, and weeds. Where growers were able to keep down grass and weeds, their strawberries made greater runner formation than in many 1 d years. This over-crowding of plants could easily cause the berries to be a smaller in 1951 and brings up the fact that many Kentucky strawberry d growers could profitably do some plant thinning most every year. This ges problem needs to be studied. w . #**##x¢#** it STRAWBERRY YIELDS AT LEXlNGTON IN 1950 `aln By C. S. Waltman e. During the past several years considerable difficulty has been ex- perienced from red stele root rot of strawberries on the Experiment Station grounds. The fungus causing this trouble is carried in the soil and it appears to be capable of living for several years even though no strawberries are grown on the land. .t The Experiment Station strawberry planting made in the spring of 1949 was ur osel laced on land known to be infected with red stele. The var- P P Y P zse. ieties chosen were several of the common ones grown in the state, together as, with some kinds known to possess red stele resistance. The planting con- sisted of fifteen varieties replicated six times and included the red stele re- s sistant kinds of Temple, Fairland, and Sparkle. ed The yields of all varieties in Z4-quart crates per acre, in order of pro- duction, follow: Catskill --—-— 145.03 Tenn. 866 .... 61,36 `€d' T€IT\p1\'? ----- 77 R0bin50n ____ ·s;· Sparkle --—-— 128- 71 rem. Beauty -- 57, Z4 11l·‘y' Fairfax —·-—- 76 Prgrnigr ____ and TERM. Shippél'- 84. 82 Fairpeake ____ 27_46 Faifland ----· 72.61 Blakemore .... .23.11 Swanee --——— 68. ZZ Midland .... 1.2, 98 nes Tenn. 863 --- 65.63 n . Al ·s. 5