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Image 7 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 2, No. 12, -11- 1945

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el- hc frosts in April. However, enough were: strawberries $7.80 and $8.80 survived to _produce a good crop per crate, peaches $3.66 per bushel uy in most sections, as a whole. Also, and apples $3.85 per bushel. There ch due to the long blooming season and were numerous local market gluts the c0ol_ moist picking season, and breaks, however that were strawberries were picked and ship- brought about in many cases by ped over_ a longer period than on local labor shortages. poor distribu- any prevrous year. tion of local surpluses and, an abun- dance of low-quality home-orchard LABQR products. gx lLabor was the most critically —————— .· srort item in t e production, har- lan vesting, and marketing of the 1945 1945 STATE FAIR Ja'; Kentucky fruit crop. ln general, FRUIT EXHIBITS rnd lifok ag ijoncegncd "{1"a’ld,,§°““g The amount and the qualit o‘ are,an ong ours oge e`ob _. ‘·.. Y L gg; done. D_ue to the slow, cool strz£w— flmt Qilhlblted by Kentucky. gum" em my ¤¤¤¤mg,,S€¥,;>¤ post of this Etiténibir-Kfttiiktfiiii—5"‘i§;,““d . cro was save . e ar . .' 1 '*V¤$r ig: crog in western Kentgclrby pgréecski ;mi{afd1§U.¤°t Credit to. the Kem entcd a tremendous thinning prob- ug. y ml? mdustryr °°n$1d€1`mg the En- lem that surely would not have S€;1O‘,?S d1?,3§S€¤ Insect, a“d_1&bOI` red been worked out without the gen- iinugggnét the .g€n€r?1_pubh° Wa? at gg; U5;. Of. the germs. Of Br are airrb?r?ZB’r-°°¤°*§“$r§{i?;‘§Z am. The h,bQ,’Q";Q§,n;“fC8,i,‘f?€S 0§p§’,QfQ§ or the University or Kentuekv, IIIQ new thinning practices caused them k*F*g€d_ the Mult. exhlblts- and W· D- im to gain wide use this year and made Slmsjf-long` Princeton Served as the large contribution to me pX_OduC_ mrépxerrntendent of the Fruit Depart- by ron program. F_ `· ‘_ _ .vas The peach harvest labor rob- . ust ?¤.Z¢1¤th·a.f¤¤t¤r¤ 2O`t"3Y gsts lem was spotted. A number of gow- `lmiic .C¥-hlblg gommmg of 3 Or and ers solved these problems by their iimlé `E§1QU§°j “ mt t°_J‘ W‘ F€g€n' and own initiative with the benefit of LiCctCt` g€f1g€1§\On Cwmy: rnit certain local situations. In the Hen- ir ..-“iGn O . ‘· ‘ .l Iccouom-Of ate. derson section the large crop was C,.Cn$O59?’ hun fiom ·h1S Hin` on · harvested and packed chief] bv CS .1C`mi. aastmgls m Umon - Y - Countv. Third went to Mr S C age pr1soner·of-war labor and the crop HOHO\g.3V d F .th t M' ' ' pril wassaved. ln the Paducah-Mayfield HOHOW,,*,‘ 8% H Gulf N? ,f?‘1§I‘ M· sec_t1on, where an earlier local de- G,.q\.GS(&` tO I O ‘ 3} IQ ’ m pril $_1s}1on Iliad bleen made not to estab- {U U (Lung}; d, 1 t h gars ISI a ranc prisoner-of-war cam , , *9 O0 ISP BY, OD 01101`S tral needed harvest labor was not avail)- {mam went to the Fégénbush Oi`- mm able and a Considerable portion Of chards, Buechel. while second went , in _ the crop was lost for want or pick- t0 M1`, H· M- Heilewasn Ma:~*fie1d, , OnS_ mg and packing C,-CwS_ prisoncl-_ and third to S. C. Holloway. May- rgri- 0f—war labor also harvested a major fl°1d· Th? HOIIOYWYS were. Welceme ton, Dart of the large Henderson county mr Gxhlbllms m. the fruit depart' n gach Hpple crop. Other sections solved men? .Th@“` exhibits “Y€}`€ put up the th€1I` less pressing apple harvest bY th@U` two YOUUS f1`U1'C-gl‘0\\’i¤g _ proplems and saved their crops i/‘E“SH1?1Ob€l`t Auzlbcfhe SGH Of H- tern Witt the exception of some Yellow · O O“’¤Y· an 3XO¤» HTG SON full ` Transparent crops that had to be ¤fS-C·H=·11¤w=w· z all harvested in a cornparativel short The Lester Harris orchard of set i time. y Kevil, McCracken County. again . ard. sent up some high quality apple ex- hole PRICES hibits for the bushel, tray and plate that 1 Au __ _ _ entries. In addition to winning a gen- tuck pgrces received for 1945 Ken- number of first and second place yp- ‘ ne _}2hYu1E$_ WCW ECUGYHUY at 01` ribbons, this orchard won Sweeps- · , Coal ecerlrng for good, Hrst grade, takes honors for the best bushel Of ,m- mmmézrerally packed products that apples, with Golden Delicious, and ated g T}$g’€g1`$§)§_ i;1gli§§;€1`€ll1nH1‘lge% gr {he best plate of apples, with - w ro esa e ar ring, ’ 7 _ ` ..° :-