Department of Horticulture
This preliminary report attempts to evaluate in as much detail as possible what value this fruit collection may have. Attempts to determine the value of plant material for breeding stock are based on opinions. This report describes the characteristics of the plants to the extent they have been observed. Plant and fruit characteristics are reported, disease susceptibility noted as well as any special feature observed. Any special uses and characteristics, such as root stock, dwarfing habit, date of flowering, and other special features noted have been recorded. This evaluation was designed to aid in a more thorough evaluation by those who may have a specific need for such plants in an improvement program.
In order that a better understanding may be had of these fruit plants, weather data are presented for the period when these plants were growing.
fruit plants, fruit varieties, crabapples varieties, apples varieties, russian apple varieties, pear varieties
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
McCrory, S. A., "Preliminary Evaluation and Description of Domestic and Introduced Fruit Plants" (1958). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 471.