30. SEED CATALOGUE AND GARDEN GUIDE.
One ounce will sow 150 feet of drill; two pounds will sow one acre.
For early, sow in April, in drills half an inch deep and twelve inches apart. Thin to six inches apart in the drill. For main crop sow broadcast during July and August and just before or during a showery time if possible. Often by sowing an early variety as late as September 1st, a good crop can be obtained. The Purple Top Milan is excellent for this purpose. The soil should be rich and mellow, and kept free from weeds.
NIMBLE DICK.--The earliest and most delicious table turnip of all for early use. It is extra early and produces handsome, fair sized turnips in a very few weeks from time seed is planted. The shape and smallness of top is well shown by our engraving. The color is a clear, translucent white, flesh crisp and almost as brittle as a radish, and of excellent flavor. Sure to become popular with market gardeners for early bunching. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00.
EXTRA EARLY PURPLE TOP MILAN, Strap-leaved.--This splendid new turnip is one of the earliest sorts in cultivation. The bulb is very flat, of medium size, quite smooth, with a bright purple top; leaves few, short, and of light color, growing very compact and making an exceedingly small top. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c.
PURPLE TOP STRAP-LEAVED.--The standard for this part of the country. Superior for early or late planting. Round, flat, good sized, small top with but few leaves, flesh very fine grained, flavor good. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 20c, lb. 50c, five lbs. or more, not prepaid, 35c. per lb.
[image] NIMBLE DICK.
[image] EXTRA EARLY MILAN.
PURPLE TOP GLOBE.--Similar to above, except shape. This is the largest yielder of any turnip on the list, and very desirable for table use or stock. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 20c, lb. 55c, five lbs. or more, not prepaid, 40c. per lb.
LARGE WHITE GLOBE.--Fine for field culture, very productive. Per pkt. 5c, oz. [?0]c, 1/4 lb. 20c, lb. 50.
EARLY WHITE FLAT DUTCH.--Of quick growth, juicy, mild flavor, and excellent quality. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 20c, lb. 65c.
BREADSTONE.--While of the Ruta Baga type, they are of such extra fine quality that they deserve to be classed with the best table turnips. They are of medium size, very quick growing, and the roots are smooth and white. The flesh is perfectly white, fine grained, and cooks in only fifteen minutes, remarkably tender and very sweet. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00.
ORANGE JELLY, or Golden Ball.--A very beautiful and bright yellow turnip of medium size and of universally sweet and delicious flavor. It is hardy and one of the best keepers. Always brings a good price in the market. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 20c, lb. 65c.
YELLOW ABERDEEN.--Excellent for cattle feeding. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 20c, lb. 50c.
EARLY WHITE EGG.--Very early and particularly desirable for the table; flesh firm and fine grained, sweet and sugary, and of snowy whiteness, egg shaped. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c.
MIXED TURNIPS.--All the table varieties of turnips mixed in equal proportion. A desirable mixture for family use. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c.
I don't think I could raise as good garden with any other seed as I did with your seed. Have never had a failure in anything. Every seed grows, and I think some of them twice.
MRS. E. C. ROWELL, Ruthven, Iowa.
I have used your seed for eight years, and they gave perfect satisfaction each season.
MRS. ARTHUR WAGNER, Walkerville, Iowa.
You give better measure and better seed than any firm I ever bought of.
A. J. THOES, Alma, Kansas.
[image] ORANGE JELLY OR GOLDEN BALL.
AMERICAN IMPROVED RUTA BAGA
RUTA BAGAS OR SWEDES
Ruta Bagas or Swedes should be sown not later than June, in drills two feet apart, and thin out to eight inches in the row.
MONARCH.--This grand, new and distinct form of the ruta baga is, we believe, by far the best of all. The bulbs are of tankard shape, with very small neck, skin dark red above ground and yellow below, flesh rich yellow, fine grained and best quality. For earliness, quality and weight it is superior to any variety in cultivation, producing from two to seven tons per acre more than any other swede, whilst the large percentage of saccharine matter contained in the root makes it very palatable and nutritious to stock fed on it. Monarch swede is of handsome shape and distinct appearance. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 30c, lb. 85c.
IMPROVED AMERICAN.--Very popular, and has for years been considered the leading yellow fleshed variety, very solid, fine quality, valuable for the table and feeding stock. Very hardy and productive, excellent shape, with small neck and smooth skin, keeps well. Our strain is choice. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 25c, lb. 60c.
WHITE SWEET GERMAN.--Large size, oval form and very solid, flesh pure white and sweet. This is the best keeping variety. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 25c, lb. 65c.
CARTER' S IMPROVED HARDY SWEDE.--Large size, excellent quality, and an immense yielder. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 20c, lb. 50c.
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