This department does not conduct a commercial nursery, but propagates and distributes new varieties, either originated in this department or imported. Improvement in size and quality has been observed each year since 1895 in the many acres of seedling fruits. The work has been honored by extensive propagation and planting of many of the new varieties, all originated or imported by Dr. Niels E. Hansen. Many new seedling fruits, roses, other ornamentals and vegetables are coming on, which will be distributed when ready. Some of the materials in this list is offered primarily for distribution to plant-breeders to help in the work of improving hardy fruits and ornamentals elsewhere. Offered for the First Time: 1.Hansen Seedless pear, with no seeds and no core. 2. Sodak: a. one-seed pear. 3. Kasha: a large commercial apple. 4. Ata: another all-red crab with red flesh. 5. Kensib: a long-keeping hybrid native wild crab
Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
Hansen, N.E., "Northern Plant Novelties for 1945" (1945). Agricultural Experiment Station Horticulture Pamphlets (1943-1950). 6.