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Title: The Kadota fig; a treatise on its beginning, planting and care
Year: 1920 (1920s)
Writers: Clark, W. Sam, 1873-
Publisher: Los Angeles, Cal., The Fig and Olive Journal
Adding Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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fingers. Hold gloves well-washed. Scour baskets every evening. Never ever pinch or press a fig but judge by shade things to gather. Handlewith severe attention. Pick but one fig at a time and place carefully in thebasket. Choose each tree every single other time or every third time and gather all ripenedfruit every selecting and hold trees clean. Picking within my June and August plants this season (1919) my pickers averagedaround 400 weight every day to each guy, however 700 pounds were often gatheredby one picker. My woods are 6 years past in age, by hefty pruning forseveral seasons We have gotten all of them m reasonable shape for gathering, and have ina measure overcome the initial mistake of large pruning of tree whenever firstplanted. Whenever my pickers visited the packing shed with a lot of fresh fruit, theyweigh up their particular baskets, chalk regarding the chart how much they weigh of fresh fruit, and every nightthe tonnage gathered is reckoned up and each picker credited along with his indi-vidual tonnage, and also as we paid pickers per hour and also a plus of /4 cent
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