Fruit, Orchards, Apples, Nut Trees, Pear Trees, Apple Trees, Plum Trees, Cherry Trees
Is fruit culture profitable in South Dakota? Hardy varieties of apples, crabapples, pears, plums, cherries, apricots, grapes, raspberries, gooseberries and currants can be grown successfully. Apples, crabapples and plums are grown commercially in the southern part of the state, in the Black Hills and in the northeastern part. But of far more importance is the growing of fruit at home. The value of fruits in the diet has been established and if some fruit is raised at home much more will be consumed than when all had to be purchased. And more fruit means better health. There is an old Chinese saying: "If you want to be happy in life, become a gardener.'' A recent recommended fruit list is given in South Dakota Agr. Exp. Sta. Bui. 309.
South Dakota State State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Hansen, N. E., "Questions and Answers on Fruit Culture" (1941). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 32.