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Forcing Varieties 


The Most Dependable Seed 
for Greenhouse Crops 


THESE VARIETIES are used in all parts of the country by the best 
and largest growers in the business. If you are not familiar with 
these yarieties, give us a trial order and get acquainted with their 
merits. Below we give you a partial description, with complete text 
found in the pages of this catalog. We have appreciated a nice 
business on our forcing varieties and an order from you will be filled 


the same day received. 


RADISH 


GRAND RAPIDS FORCING. New Improved. The 





best greenhouse variety and the earliest of 

the Scarlet Globe type, and superior in every LETTUCE 

way for greenhouse forcing with the shortest ; 

top. Full description will be found on page GRAND RAPIDS FORCING. (Washing- 

26. Price: 14 oz., 10c; 1 oz., 15¢; 4 Ib., ton Strain.) A splendid forcing strain. 

30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. Color a light green; heads very heavy; 
leaf crisp, tender and curly; quality 


of the best. Complete description will 
be found on page 18. Price: 1 oz., 
lacs l-oz.,, 25¢e9 12: Ib.,970¢c53 12 Ib., 
$2.00, postpaid. 








1950 


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10 % cash discount. This discount does not apply on bulbs, special 


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REYNDER YONKER 


Master Farmer 







President of the Grand Rapids Growers, Inc. since its organ- 
ization in 1919 until! 1946, when illness compelled him to 
give up his activities. He was nationally known for his agri- 
cultural and greenhouse work and played an important part 
in the development of the Grand Rapids Forcing Leaf Lettuce 
Washington Strain, which today is one of the best varieties 
known for greenhouse growing. 










4 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan — 


New and Outstanding 
Varieties for 1950 


Beans, Kentucky Wonder Wax 


67 days. Unsurpassed for a wax 
podded pole variety. A very heavy 
producer, vine 4 to 5 feet tall, good 
climber, very productive. Pods 7 to 
714 inches long, light golden yellow, 
thick flat to oval, good quality, al- 
most stringless. Brittle and tender. 
Lb., 50c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 
Ibs., $4.50; 25 Ibs., $10.50; 50 Ibs., 
$20.00. 





Beans, Cherokee Wax Wary""'z5 


days). Developed from an original 
selection made by Dr. W. C. Barnes, 
of South Carolina. The plant is large 
and erect, pods golden wax, measur- 
ing 61% inches long, oval, nearly 
straight, stringless at all stages; 
tender and of good quality. The 
most prolific wax podded variety, 
equal in yield to the best green pod- 
ded types. Lb., 40c. postpaid. Not 
postpaid, 10 Ibs., $3.50; 25 Ibs., 
$7.75; 50 Ibs., $15.00. 





Cherokee Wax Beans 


Sweet Corn Gold Rush 67 days. A first early yellow hybrid for the 
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early market with the strong hybrid vigor and 
productiveness. Stalks 6 feet tall. Ears 814! inches, 12- to 14-rowed, slightly 
tapered, well filled to the tip. Most attractive yellow, tight husk. Tender, 
sweet and of fine quality and flavor. During 1949 this was one of the best 
Sweet Corns on the market, and highly praised by all the market garden- 
ers who grew it. It truly is an outstanding variety. Lb., 50c, postpaid, Not 
postpaid, 10 lbs., $4.50; 25 lbs., $10.50; 50 lbs., $20.00. 


We show in our catalog several selections 
Head Lettuce, Great Lakes of the Great Lakes Lettuce, namely Pre- 


mier Great Lakes, Great Lakes No. 428, Great Lakes No. 407, Great Lakes 
No, 659 and Pennlake, which is a crocs of Great Lakes and Imperial 847. 
You will find these all listed on page 19, and we would recommend them as 
outstanding varieties for 1950. 


This new garden Tomato was developed by 
Tomato, Stanton Garden yr Sgr ot Holland, Mich. During 
the entire life of the mother plant it has been fed a special formula which 
gives the seed more vitality. This shows up in the strength of the plant 
in resisting disease and withstanding drought. Growers report no sun scald 
during the summer of 1949. Plant spreads out to a maximum of 40 inches 
and holds the fruit off the ground. Foliage is moderate and covers the 
fruit very well. Fruits are globe-shaped, uniform in size, about 21%4 to 3 
inches in diameter. Medium to dark red in color, solid fruit, some with very 
few seeds. Priced in any quantity at $10.00 per thousand seeds. It is new 
and it is recommended for every gardener’s needs. 





Gold Rush Sweet Corn 













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Grand Rapids Growers, Inc. 
Thirtieth Annual Seed Catalog 


1950 








Important 


By Carefully Following These Suggestions, Many Mistakes Will Be Avoided 


Order Blanks 


Order blanks have been inserted in this catalog for 
your convenience. Please use them. Fill in your 
NAME, POST OFFICE, SHIPPING POINT or nearest 
EXPRESS OFFICE, your COUNTY and STATE, as 
this is as important in the prompt filling of your 
order as the order itself. Write plainly and avoid 
mistakes. Additional order blanks are mailed with 
every order. If you do not receive them, please no- 
tify us, and we will be glad to furnish them. 


Terms 


We will ask that you send your remittance with 
your order. ON ALL ORDERS OF VEGETABLE 
AND FLOWER SEEDS except PEAS, BEANS and 


CORN, amounting to | $5.00 | 


allow a 10% cash discount. This discount dees not 
apply on bulbs, special offer collections, plants or } 
any other item listed in this catalog, as these are J 
NET CASH as quoted. 


This offer is good enly in the United States, and 
while we do not think there will be any serious 
changes, all prices quoted are subject to change 
without notice. Michigan State Sales Tax will be 
charged on orders for home gardens or wherever 
applicable.’ 


or more, we will 


How to Send Money 

Remittance should be made by POSTAL MONEY 
ORDER, EXPRESS MONEY ORDER, BANK DRAFT 
or CERTIFIED CHECK. It is perfectly safe and your 
order will be assured of prompt handling. U. S. 
CURRENCY and U. S. POSTAGE STAMPS for small 
amounts, are acceptable but in this case the letter 
should be REGISTERED. 


Canadian Customers (Notice) 

We are very thankful for the business you have 
given us in the past and we will continue to give you 
our very best of service and quality seeds. 

Please take special notice that we cannot make 
C. O. D. shipments to any part of Canada and cannot 
pay postage on any items of seed in this catalog above 
the pound rate. 

We also ask that you make your remittance in 
United States funds as the discount on Canadian 


paper is far in excess of where it was and will not 


permit us to honor same at face value. You can, how-. 


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ever, obtain a bank draft or money order payable in 
U. S. funds and will ask that you consult your banker 
or postmaster. Personal checks or currency are not 


acceptable. 


Limited Warranty 

The Grand Rapids Growers, Inc., warrants to the ex- 
tent of the purchase price that seeds or bulbs are as 
described on the container, within recognized toler- 
ances. Seller gives no other or further warranty, 


express or implied. 





Small Orders 


Small orders are just as welcome as the larger ones and re- 
ceive the same careful attention and prompt handling. All 
orders are filled the same day as received. 


Large Quantities 
Parties buying large quantities of any one variety of seed 
will be quoted special prices on application. 


Price of Seeds By Weight 


We will supply HALF POUNDS and over at the pound 
rate; less than half pound lots are charged at the quarter 
pound and ounce rate. 


Safe Delivery 


All seeds and supplies sent out by us are fully insured and 
we guarantee their safe arrival. If they are damaged, notify 
us immediately. 


Postpaid Prices (Important) 


We prepay postage on all vegetable and flower seeds in 
packets, ounces, quarter pounds, half pounds and pounds at 
the prices quoted herein to any point of the United States or 
any of its possessions, and Canada; however, we do not pay 
postage on Beans, Corn or Peas beyond the “one pound’’ 
price; field seeds, Onion sets, miscellaneous supplies, or any- 
thing that is not specifically listed ‘“‘postpaid.”’ If such items 
are wanted by parcel post, add sufficient postage as per Parcel 
Post rates given below, but in any case, any money that is 
sent us additional, would be refunded immediately when the 
erder is filled, so be sure to include enough for postage. 


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Air Mail 

On RUSH ORDERS received by air mail, wire or telephone 
for one ounce or more of seed, we will send by air mail if so 
requested at a normal charge of 6c per ounce of seed ordered, 
not exceeding 8 ounces, as the postal rate is 6c per each ounce. 
One ounce of seed would weigh more than one ounce when it 
is packed ready to mail. Where the mailing weight is less 
than one ounce we well pay the postage. On larger quantities 


the schedule is: Per Pound Additional 
Zones Mailing Weight Pounds 
ATI SZ ert ee heres cistainte ae Gaceeetee als 55¢ de 
Boyett hh a seiele eepa haa a cetien Metehape a eoane 60c 8e 
1 ee ee ae Pts en Tee ete 65c 14c 
HOS Sho HER EASES eS Oho eR REE 70c 24¢ 
GEE T HS academe Peveeter either ehois siemens 75c 33¢ 
if Of chk AE ACA Ra: cet Pais rer enh 75¢ 45¢ 
SE rete Dea RG os NAEP ac hae 80c 65c 


This will give you overnight service to almost any point in 
the continental U. S. 


Weight Limit 


The weight limit is now 70 lbs. anywhere in the United 
States, and we advise sending seeds by mail as the service is 
good; however, on shipments of 20! lbs. and over it is cheaper 
to send by express, beyond the third zone. 


Parcel Post Rates 


Up to and 
First lb. including Over 
or fraction 10 ]1bs. 10 lbs. 


Tia. Seance hee tee nn oko wore ar eons 10c 1.0¢ 0.75c 
Ist; within = 50 miles’ .2:52....-...3. 12¢ 2.1e 2.0c 
2nd, within 150 miles .............. 12¢ 2.1ec 2.0c 
3rd, within 300 miles .............. 13¢ 3.0c 2.8c¢ 
4th. within 600 miles .............. 14¢ 4.5¢ 4.25¢ 
5th, within 1000 miles .............. 15c 6.0c 5.50¢ 
6th, within 1400 miles. .............. 16c 7.5€ 7.25¢ 
7th, within 1800 miles .............. 17¢ 9.5¢ 9.25¢ 
8th, Everything beyond .............. 18¢ 11.5¢ 11.25¢ 


CANADA all spartss Paste fers ove. cherdiers sates 14c for each pound 
If in doubt obtain your zone rate from your postmaster. 


SSS ee 
Grand Rapids Growers, Inc. 
| Seed Merchants 


Cor. Wealthy and Ionia Ave., S.W. Gran d R a pids, Mich. 


Phone: 97216 


6 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Asparagus 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One-half ounce of seed will sow 50 feet 
of drill and produce about 500 plants. Drill the seed in rows about 24 
inches apart, covering seed 1 in. Cultivate well, keep free from weeds 
and they should be all right to transplant to permanent beds the fol- 
lowing spring. An application of a good commercial fertilizer in the 
spring is recommended to avoid weed seed in barnyard manure and an 
application of phosphate and potash after the cutting period. Do not 
cut until third year, limit cutting to middle of June. Every fall before 
the seed is ripe, cut tops and burn them. Remember, the bed well 
planted will last for at least 20 years, treat it tale ; ge ; 

: : e largest and mos 
*Mary Washington Rust-Resistant Asparagus onder ereen Aspar- 
agus. This is a decided improvement due to the untiring efforts of 
Prof. J. B. Norton, member of the Plant Breeding Staff of the U. S. 
Dept. of Agriculture. Suitable for quick freezing. % oz., 15c; 0z., 25c; 
Y% \b., 70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, postpaid. 
P di New. Early maturity, heavy producer and fine quality. In 
aFadlS€ jooks: it is very similar to Mary Washington. The stems are 
just as large and just as green, but here it ceases, as Paradise is much 
milder, and will produce a crop the second year from seed. Remarkable 
results have been obtained, and it is recommended for the home gar- 
den as well as market. Suitable for quick freezing. 1% oz., 20c; o0z., 40c; 
Y Ib., $1.20; 1 lb., $3.50, postpaid. 


Asparagus Roots 


We have the Palmetto and Mary Washington Rust-Resistant Aspar- 
agus roots, every spring, and as we handle only the very best 2-year 
roots, that are locally grown, we will ask that you write us for prices 
in whatever quantity you may want. 


Beans 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One pound to 100 feet of drill; about three- 
fourths bushel per acre of Bush Beans. Beans thrive on a rich, warm, light 
soil. It is not safe to plant until about the middle of May, as the seed will rot 
in cold, wet ground, and plants will not stand frost. Plant dwarf Beans in rows 
2 feet apart and from 4 to 6 inches aparti in the row. Lima Beans should not be 
planted until June first, when the soil is thoroughly warmed through. Limas 
will rot in cold 
ground. 


Wax 
Podded 
Varieties Mary Washington Asparagus 


(Valentine Wax). 50 days. 
Cherokee Wax Developed from an orig- 
inal selection made by Dr. W. C. Barnes, 
of South Carolina. The plant is large and 
erect. Pods golden wax, measuring 642 
inches long, oval, nearly straight, string- 
less at all stages, tender and of good 
quality. The most prolific wax podded 
variety, equal in yield to the best green 
podded types. Seeds 80 per ounce. 1 Ib., 
40c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $3.50; 
25 Ibs., $7.75; 50 Ibs., $15.00. 


67 days. Unsur- 
Kentucky Wonder Wax passed for a wax 
podded pole variety. A very heavy pro- 
ducer. Vine 4 to 5 feet tall, good climber, 
very productive. Pods 7 to 7% inches 
long, light golden yellow, thick-flat to 
oval, good quality. Almost stringless, 
brittle, tender and fleshy. Lb., 50c, post- 
paid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $4.50; 25 Ibs., 
$10.50; 50 Ibs., $20.00. 
° 52 days. Pods 
4 Pencil Pod Black Wax ove round, very 
long, tender and entirely stringless. Ex- 
tremely productive. Best market garden- 
ers sort. Suitable for quick freezing. 1 lb., 40c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $3.50; 25 ibs., 
$7.75; 50 Ibs., $15.00. Suet: Retainer : ' : 2 - ; 
. ays. Small plant, very early and great yielder. Pods about 5% 
* Unrivaled Wax Beans inches long, somewhat curved, semi-flat, fleshy and very tender 
and stringless. Color pale yellow. 1 Ib., 40c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $3.50; 25 Ibs., 
$7.75; 50 Ibs., $15.00. — ; 
¢ ld W (Top Notch). 52 days. An excellent early home garden variety. Pods clear gold- ipa 
olden Wax en yellow, broad, flat-oval, fleshy, brittle and stringless. Suitable for quick Unrivaled 
freezing. 1 lb., 40c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $3.50; 25 Ibs., $7.75; 50 lbs., $15.00. Wax Beans 





Pencil Pod Black Wax 











% This*variety recommended by Michigan State College 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 7 





Green Podded Varieties 
Landreth Stringless Green Pod 


foliage and a longer, slimmer pod. Pods 6 to 8 inches long, slightly curved, meaty, 
and absolutely stringless. Undoubtedly the best round-podded Bean on the market 
today. Very prolific and an idea] variety for home garden, market gardeners and 
eanners. Suitable for quick freezing, 1 lb., 40c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., 
$3.50; 25 Ibs., SSS 20 Ibs., eee 

5 ays. new introduction, and now one of the most pop- 
* Tendergreen uiar green Beans. Hardy; dependable cropper, medium large, 
dark green and stringless. Suitable for quick freezing. 1 lb., 50c, postpaid. Not post- 
paid, 10 Ibs., $4.50; 25 Ibs., $10.50; 50 Ibs., $20.00. 
53 days. Similar to Landreth Stringless but pods 
are a little longer, straighter and more slender, 
more depressed between Beans and slightly lighter in color; early, hardy and of 
highest quality. 1 Ib., 40c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., $3.50; 25 lbs., $7.75; 50 


Giant Stringless Green Pod 


Ibs., $15.00. 


Bountiful 48,8¥s- Best of the flat-podded varieties. Pods 614-7 inches long, thick, 
0 flat and slightly curved. Stringless and of fine quality; color light green. 
Suitable for quick freezing. 1 Ib., 40c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., $3.50; 25 Ibs., 


$7.75; 50 lbs., $15.00. 


5 52 days. A round-podded, stringless shipping and market variety. 
Black Valentine Pods 6 to 6% inches long, dark green, slightly curled. Suitable 
for quick freezing. 1 Ib., 40c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $3.50; 25 Ibs., $7.75; 


INOCULATE ALL LEGUMES 
WITH 






The Original Legume tnoculator 


Burpee’s Improved Bush Lima 


538 days. An improvement of Burpee’s String- 
less Green Pod. Vine is more erect, with darker 





50 Ibs., $15.00. 
Refugee or 1000 to 12°.d2%5- A. ver pro- 


ductive, hardy, vigor- 
ous late sort. Pods 5 to 5% inches long, some- 
what slender, round and slightly curved, al- 
most stringless and of good quality; color light 
green. Suitable for quick freezing. 1 Ib., 50c, 
postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $4.50; 25 Ibs., 
$10.50; 50 Ibs., $20.00. 


Kentucky Wonder or Old Homestead 


65 days. The most popular green-podded, 
climbing Bean; early and productive. Pods 8 
to 9 inches long, very slender. Suitable for 
quick freezing. 1 Ib., 40c, postpaid. Not post- 
et ctaere 10 Ibs., $3.50; 25 Ibs., $7.75; 50 Ibs., 
15.00. 


Dutch Case Knife (Snisboonen). 65 days. 


Pole Bean. Green snap 
pods, 7 to 8 inches long, straight, flat, brittle, 
of good quality; best as a shell bean. Beans 
very flat, ivory-white. 1 Ib., 60c, postpaid. Not 
erie 10 Ibs., $3.50; 25 lbs., $7.75; 50 Ibs., 

5.00. 


Scarlet Runner 64 days. An _ outstanding 


Bean for its ornamental pur- 
poses put may also be used for green shell or 
snap Beans. Vine 10 to 12 ft. tall, dense glossy 
dark green. Has large, beautiful scarlet bios- a 
soms. Pods 6 to 6% inches long, broad, oval, . 
fleshy, stringy, fair quality in young stage. Landreth Stringless Green Pod 
1 lb., 40c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $3.50. 





Lima Beans Pole Varieties 


: ° 88 days. An improved strain, vigorous, midseason, 
King of the Garden Lima productive. Pods 5 to 6 inches long, very flat and 
wide and uniformly four-seeded. 1 Ib., 50c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $4.50; 
25 Ibs., $10.50; 50 Ibs., $20.00. 


Dwarf or Bush Varieties 


’ : 75 days. Both Beans and pods are larger than 
Burpee’s Improved Bush Lima the old type. The pods measure 5 to 6 inches 
long by 1% inches wide and are of a luscious flavor. They are frequently borne 
in clusters of from 5 to 8 pods. Suitable for quick freezing. 1 lb., 50c, postpaid. 
Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., $4.50; 25 Ibs., $10.50; 50 Ibs., $20.00. 


: U.S. D. A. 75 days. A most excellent variety 
* Fordhook Bush Lima No. 242 and Baer ely saenlae with market gar- 
deners. Pods are about 5 inches long, containing 4 to 5 large, oval-shaped, very 
thick, white Beans. Suitable for quick freezing. 1 lb., 50c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 
10 Ibs., $4.50; 25 Ibs., $10.50; 50 Ibs., $20.60. 


° Thoregreen Green Cotyledon. (Baby Lima.) 65 days. 
* Henderson Bush Lima A vigorous, hardy, very early and small type of Bush 
Lima. Pods small, about 3 inches long, containing 3 to 4 small, flat, white Beans. 
Suitable for quick freezing. 1 lb., 40c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $3.50; 25 
Ibs., $7.75; 50 Ibs., $15.00. 


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Due to present rates of postage, and pending increases, please bear in mind that any- 
thing that is quoted “Not Postpaid” means that the postage will be extra and in the case 
of 10 Ibs. of Beans, the mailing weight would be at least 12! or 13°1bs..on which the rates 
in force at time of ordering would prevail. But in any cise, any money that is sent us 
additional, would be refunded immediately, when the order is filled, so be sure to include 
enough for postage. Present Parcel Post rates on page 5. 


* This variety recommended by Michigan State College 


8 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 









Detroit 
Dark 
Red 
(Morse’s 
Strain) 


Mangel or Stock Beets 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce to fifty feet 
of drill, five pounds per acre. Sow early in the spring, 
in rows about two feet apart; cover seed one and one- 
half inches deep, pressing ground firmly over the seed. 
When: plants are three inches high thin to about eight 
inches-apart in the row. The plants pulled may be 
used for greens. 


120-150 days. A favorite with the 
Mammoth Long Red dairyman and farmer. Large, 
well-formed; dark red color, very nutritious; a big 
cropper. % oz., 10c; oz., lic; 14 lb., 35c; 1 lb., $1.00, 
postpaid. 


(Yellow Eckendorf). 120-150 days. 
Golden Tankard Very productive and sweet; tops and 
neck very small; flesh yellow; especially relished by 
cows and sheep. % oz., 10c; oz., 15c; %4 Ib., 35c; 1 Ib., 
$1.00, postpaid. 


Broccoli 


A frequent application of nitrate of soda can be of 
great value to promote the life of this crop. 


° ° 75 days. This variety pro- 
Italian Green Sprouting guces a large head, like 
Cauliflower, consisting of a compact cluster of bluish 
green flowers. When the central head is removed, the 
plant produces many branches, each bearing small 
heads. These are cut with 3 or 4 inches. of the branch 
attached and tied in bunches for market. The stems as 
well as the flower heads are cooked and served as 
Cauliflower. Suitable for quick freezing. % oz., 15c; 
oz., 25c; 14 lb., 85c; 1 Ib., $2.50, postpaid. 


Beets 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce to 50 feet of drill; 6 to 8 pounds per 
acre. Beets prefer a well-prepared friable soil planted from 14 inch to % inch 
deep, according to the texture of soil. For an early crop sow in drills 1 foot 
apart. Sow as early as the ground can be worked in the spring. When plants are 
large enough to use as greens, thin to 3 inches apart in the row. Beets can be 
sown as late as July for main crop. Hen manure is recommended as a fertilizer 
in the rows; care being used that the seed does not come in immediate contact 
with the fertilizer. 


* Early Wonder 


a beautiful deep red color and is of excellent quality. Tops 
are small and erect. Exceptionally good for early bunching. 
1% oz., 10c; 0z., 20c; 1% 1b., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


* Detroit Dark Red 


smooth, medium size, globe-shaped; 
solid vermilion-red. Tops small, upright, dark green, shaded 
red. % oz., 10c; oz., 20c; 14 lb., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


Crosby’s Egyptian 58 days. Where an early market sort is 


55 days. An early variety. It is turnip- 
shaped and is always smooth. The flesh is 


(Morse’s Strain.) 55 days. The best for 
market gardens or home use. Roots 
skin dark red; flesh 


desired, our strain is unequalled. Roots 


a flattened globe shape, skin very dark red, flesh a trifle 
lighter, tops smail. 4% oz., 10c; oz., 20c; 1% Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., 
$1.50, postpaid. 


Early Blood Turnip, Improved 
or slightly flattened, bright red, zoned and of good quality. 
Not so early as Detroit, but with a larger. coarser top. 
% oz., 10c; 0z., 20c; 14 Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


” Green Top Bunching 


and erect. Foliage clean, grayish green that does not turn 
red or brown in the fall. Roots round, smooth and glossy, 
flesh bright blood-red. Mostly grown for Beet greens. % 
0z., 10c; 0z., 20c; 14 lb., 50¢; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


60 days. Old standard table 
Beet. Roots nearly round 


60 days. Early, extremely attractive 
bunching beet. Tops medium sized 


Sugar Beets 


Sugar Beets and Mangels are of great value for 
stock feeding, because of the improved health and 
condition of the animals, increased flow and quality 
of milk, and because of the saving in fodder. The 
yield is enormous, and the cost of growing is trifling. 
Grow a patch of them for winter feed. They are also 
excellent for poultry. 


120-150 days. A most valuable, 


Giant Feeding Sugar large yielding variety for feed- 
ing; half sugar, oval-shaped, skin rose colored, flesh 
white, very nutritious and easily harvested. % oz., 
10¢; 0z., 20c; 1%4 Ib., 50c; 1 1b., $1.50, postpaid. 





Italian Green 
Sprouting Broccoli 





% This variety recommended by Michigan State College 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Cabbage 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce will produce about 
2000 plants; 10,890 plants will plant an acre of early Cab- 
bage ; and 7,260 plants for an acre of late. Three ounces of 
seed will plant an acre of early and five ounces an acre of 
late Cabbage. For early Cabbage, sow seed in hotbeds in Jan- 
uary or February. Transplant as early as possible to the open 
ground about two feet apart each way. For late Cabbage, 
sow in open ground in May and transplant about July first in 
rows 214 feet each way. 

In fertilizing, we recommend hen manure at the rate of 
one handful to three feet in the furrow. Care must be used so 
that the roots do not come in direct contact with the manure. 


Early Varieties 


64 days. Heads round, very hard. Ma- 
* Golden Acre tures two to three weeks earlier than 
Copenhagen Market, but is otherwise quite similar. 
Owing to earliness and remarkable uniformity, will 
prove the most profitable early Cabbage for market 
gardeners. 4 ez., 20c; oz., 35c; 14 Ib., $1.65; 1 Ib., $3.10, 


postpaid. 

62 days. Market gardeners in 
Early Jersey Wakefield general consider this the 
best early variety. Conical heads are uniform in shape, 
very solid. Our stock is dwarf, compact and extremely 
early. % oz., 20c; oz., 35c; %4 lb., $1.05; 1 lb., $3.10, 


postpaid. 
65 days. Nearly as 

Improved Copenhagen Market 21) ac Jorsy Wake. 
field. Stems short, heads large, round and solid, few 
outer leaves. 4% 0z., 20c; oz., 35c; 14 Ib., $1.05; 1 Ib., 
$3.10, postpaid. 

66 days. A comparatively new strain with 
Green Acre the general characteristics of Golden 
Acre, but holds its green color longer, an added value 
to market gardeners and shippers. % oz., 35c; 02Z., 65c; 
% |b., $2.00; 1 Ib., $6.00, postpaid. 


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Golden Acre Cabbage 


’ 71 days. Splendid for home and 
Ferry s Round Dutch nem garden. Plants small 
and compact; stem short. Heads almost ball-shaped; 
commonly 7 to 8 inches in diameter, 6 inches deep, 
and weigh 4% to 5 lbs.; firm and of fair quality. % oz., 
25¢; oz., 45c; 14 lb., $1.35; 1 lb., $4.00, postpaid. 


Late Varieties 


’ 100 days. Decidedly the best va- 
Ferry’s Hollander riety of late Cabbage. Heads be- 
come firm while still rather small. They reach good 
marketable size in 90 to 100 days, but continue to 
enlarge, maturing in about 120 days. Plants medium 
small, allowing closer planting, short stem, erect and 
compact. Extremely hardy, splendid quality and keeps 
peifectly in storage until late spring. Decidedly the 
best variety for muck growing. % oz., 25c; 0z., 45c; 14 
Ib., $1.35; 1 Ib., $4.00, tte vig es 

ays. eavy yielding 
* Penn State Ballhead strain of the short stem Dan- 
ish Ballhead type. Originated by Pennsylvania State 
College. Yields as high as 26 tons per acre have been 
recorded. % oz., 2fc; oz., 40., 144 lb., $1.20; 1 Ib., $3.50, 
postpaid. 






Danial Ballhead 





° 95 days. Short-stemmed, heads 
* Danish Ballhead round, very solid and heavy. 
Splendid keepers, hardy, and the best winter sort. Not 
recommended for muck growing. % oz., 20c; oz., 40c; 
Y% \b., $1.20; 1 Ib., $3.50, postpaid. 

7 105 days. Highly valued for its 
Premium Flat Dutch fine quality. Heads very solid, 
broad, round, flattened on top, fine grained and tender. 
% oz., 15¢; 0z., 30c; 4 lb., $1.00; 1 Ib., $3.00, postpaid. 

° (Chieftain). 85 days. Large, flattish 
American Savoy heads, very curly and hard. One of 
the best Savoys. 1% oz., 25c; oz., 45c; 14 Ib., $1.35; 1 


Ib., $4.00, postpaid. 
90 days. Heads solid, of good 

Mammoth Rock Red size and quality. 1% oz., 25c; 0z., 
45ce; %4 lb., $1.35; 1 lb., $4.00, postpaid. 

80: days. An exceptionally good variety, 
Red Stonehead forming uniform round heads; smooth, 
hard, of a glowing red color. A good keeper. % o0z., 
25¢c; 0Z., 50c; %4 Ib., $1.50; 1 1b., $4.50, postpaid. 


Yellows- Disease 
Resistant Varieties _ 
* Yellows Resistant Golden Acre (21°40 oroen cae 


can be grown suc- 
cessfully on soil infested with yellows. Can be cut just 
as early as the standard variety, and has a similar 
yield. But under abnormal conditions and backward 
weather, it has a tendency to bolt readily and the 
regular strain is recommended. % oz., 25c; oz., 45c; 
% I|b., $1.35; 1 1b., $4.00, postpaid. 
° ° Yellows-resistant). 90- 
* Wisconsin Hollander No. 8 {35 ances pede 
ing late storage type, highly resistant to yellows. 
Round head, and yields greater tonnage than ordinary 
strains. 4% oZ., 25c; 0z., 45¢; 44 Ib., $1.35; 1 Ib., $4.00, 


postpaid. . ih 

° om ays: yellows-resistant strain 
* Marion Market of Copenhagen Market. Round head 
and crisp tenderness of the parent cabbage. Princ- 
ipally adapted on yellows infested soils where non- 
resistant strains fail completely. % oz., 15¢; oz., 25¢c;3 
1% Ib., 85c; 1 lb., $2.50, postpaid. 





%& This variety recommended by the Michigan State College 


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10 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Celery Cabbage 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce will produce 2000 plants. Do not sow seed till 
the last of May, earl.er sowing generally going to secd instead of making heads. Seed may 
be sown in seed beds and transplanted in rows three feet upart and about fifteen inches 
apart in the row, or may be sown in rows and thinned. 


Mi hihhi 70 days. A new strain of Celery Cabbage. In habit of plant it resembles Chi- 
1Cnin hili, but the growth is more vigorous. The leaves are dark green and do not 
have the yellowish cast of Chihili. The leaf margins are waved and the individual plants 
are very uniform, It is surer heading, and in trial plantings made on a commercial scale 
it has produced 99% marketable heads. %4 ©z., 35¢; oz., 65c; 14 Ib., $2.00; 1 Ib., $6.00, 
postpaid. 


Chihili 70 days. Imported from Holland. This is the true strain. It has a delicate flavor, 
Til much milder than Cabbage. 'The heads are long, about 16 inches, rather slim, 
coming to a point at the top. Color is very dark bluish green, with the inner leaves 
and stalks blanched to a beautiful snow-white. This past season it proved its place and is 
highly recommended as a irue strain. % oz., 15¢; 0z., 25c; 1%4 Ib., 85c; 1 Ib., $2.50, post- 


Swiss Chard 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One 
ounce to fifty feet of drill; five pounds 
per acre. Sow early in the spring, in 
rows eighteen inches apart and thin to 
one foot apart. The plants are of very 
rank growth, and will continue to grow 
and produce all summer, and if given 
a little protection during the winter, 
will produce early greens in the 
spring. 


55 days. Leaves large and 
Lucullus curly. Plant grows about 2 
feet high, midribs are very broad and 
are a good substitute for Asparagus 
during the summer months. % oz., 10c; 
oz., 15c; %4 lb., 45c; 1 Ib., $1.35, post- 
paid. 


A Chard of unique 
New Rhubarb crimson color. Stalks 
sweet and succulent. Bright red in 
color; leaves green to bronze, heavily 
veined with red. Plants are vigorous 
and will yield a tremendous crop 
throughout the summer and fall, until 
frost. Pkt., 10c; 1 0z., 30c; 14 lb., $1.00; 
Seine ‘Chara i Ib., $3.00, postpaid. 





Brussels Sprouts 


The culture is the same as for Cabbage which 
it resembles, the edible part being the small 
heads, an inch or two in diameter that form at 
each leaf joint all the way up the stalk. The 
leaves should be broken off in the fall to give 
more room for the little heads to grow. Delic- 
ious and more tender than any Cabbage. 90 
days. Suitable for quick freezing. Half-dwarf. 
% 02., 25¢e; 0z., 50c; 4 Ib., $1.50; 1 Ib., $4.50, 
postpaid. 















You have 
bought them on 
the market in 
the little quart 
boxes as shown. 
Why not grow 
your own? It 
will be an effort 
worth while for 
you to have 
them in your 


own garden. 
Brussels Sprouts 





GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 1] 


Carrots 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. Carrots require about the same sim- 
ple care as Beets; they have no serious insect enemies, and they 
are rarely attacked by disease. It is best to plant them in soil that 
is friable and richly fertilized. Plant the seed one-half inch deep 
in loose, well-prepared soil, making rows 16 to 24 inches apart. 
Cultivate as soon as the plants are well established and thin to 2 
or 4 inches in row, according to size of the variety. Plantings may 
be made from early spring until mid-June. For winter storage the 
later date is advisable. 


te Nantes Coreless, Strong Top 68 days. A very superior Carrot. 


It is coreless, brittle, fine grained 
-and of fine, mild, sweet flavor. The color is reddish orange and 
the skin is smooth. It is 6 inches long, cylindrical, and very stump- 
rooted. Suitable for quick freezing. % oz., 15c; 0z., 25c; 14 Ib., 85c; 
1 Ib., $2.50, postpaid. 


75 days. Resembles a small refined Danvers 
Supreme Half Long with short tops. Roots 6 to 7 inches long, 
about 2 inches in diameter at shoulder, tapering to a half stump. 
Exterior smooth and of excellent color. Interior flesh tender, sweet 
and of fine flavor. Core small and the same dark red as the rest of 
the flesh. % oz., 15e; 1 ez., 25c; 1% lb., 85c; 1 Ib., $2.50, postpaid. 


| 77 days. Smooth and attractive in appearance, 7 to 8 
mperator inches long, with rounded shoulder and medium tapered 
roots. And the deep orange color of the exterior extends through- 
out the core and inside flesh, making it a Carrot of exceptionally 
fine flavor and quality. Used extensively for bunching. % oz., 15¢; 
1 oz., 25c; 1% Ib., 75c; 1 Ib., $2.25, postpaid. 


: 77 days. An ideal new bunching Carrot for shippers 
* Streamliner and market gardeners. Tops short, rather sparse, 
dark green and strong. Roots long, slender, nearly cylindrical, 8 to 
10 inches long, and they grow completely underground. 1% oz., 15c; 

1 oz., 25c; 4 Ib., 75c; 1 1b., $2.25, postpaid. Imperator Carrots 


is : T 70 days. A strain of Chantenay 
* Ch t Red-Cored 70 days. This is a dis- Chantenay, Long ype bred especially for growing on 
antenay, Ned-LOFed tinct improvement over  .oi1g where the moisture table is high. Tops are shorter 
the well known standard Chantenay, especially than the regular Chantenay. Roots definitely longer but 
in color, texture and quality of flesh. Roots 5% fully as large; stump rooted at maturity. Texture and 
to 6 inches long, 2% inches thick at the shoulder; = joy equal to Red-Cored Chantenay. Suitable for bunch- 
tapered stump root. Flesh and cone reddish CRaES Ss ing or bushel use. Suitable for quick freezing. 14 02Z., 15¢; 
fine grained and tender. A favorite with canners, 1 97 25¢; 14 Ib., 70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, postpaid. 
market gardeners and shippers. Suitable for quick 
freezing. 1%4 0z., 15c; 1 0z., 25c; 14 lb., 70c; 1 lb., Touchon 
$2.00, postpaid. 





68 days. A quality Carrot for home and market 
garden. Tops medium height and strong. Roots 
orange-scarlet, 6144-7% inches long; 14-14% inches thick; 
straight, cylindrical, strictly stump-rooted. Flesh deep 
orange with inconspicuous core. Similar to Nantes but 
preferred by some for greater length and stronger top. 
Suitable for quick freezing. % oz., 15c; 1 02., 25¢; %4 Ib., 
85c; 1 Ib., $2.50, postpaid. 
’ : 77 days. Tops short; foliage rather 
* Morse’s Bunching coarsely cut and stems medium 
size and strong. Roots at maturity are 14 to 1% by 8 
inches in size, almost cylindrical with rounded shoulders, 
and are well stumped. 1% oz., 15c; 1 0z., 25c; 14 Ib., 75c; 
1 Ib., $2.25, postpaid. : 
85 days. Good variety for deep sandy soil. 
Long Orange 1; oz, 15c; 1 0z., 25c; 14 Ib. 75¢; 1 Ib, 
$2.25, postpaid. 
60 days. A small, early, stump-rooted va- 
Scarlet Horn riety of good flavor and quite coreless. 
The roots will average about 3 inches long. % oz., 15c; 1 
oz., 25¢; 14 Ib., 85e; 1 Ib., $2.50, postpaid. 
72 days. Very short, thick and 
Oxheart or Guerande stubby. Very desirable for heavy 
clay soil, as it is easily harvested. % oz., 15¢; 1 0z., 25c; 
1% Ib., 75¢; 1 lb., $2.25, postpaid. 

° : 95 days. Large, white stock Carrot. % 
White Belgian ¢7.15c; 1 0z., 25¢; % Ib., 70; 1 Ib., $2.00, 
postpaid. 

e oa) 3 oy 
Yellow Belgian 95 davs. Grows one-third out of the ground. 


Very large, long yellow stock Carrot. % oz., 
15c; 1 oz., 25c: 1% Ib., 70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, postpaid. 





SPECIAL GROWERS RECOMMENDATIONS 
Our cultural directions are the special recommendation of 
our growers who through actual experience know what is 
necessary for the successful growing of a crop, and give it 
to you for your guidance. 





Nantes Coreless Carrots 











* This variety recommended by the Michigan State College. 


12 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 





MICHIGAN 
GOLDEN 


An improved strain of the original Michigan Golden variety bred by plant 
pathologists of Michigan State College for resistance to Fusarium yellows and 
introduced by Grand Rapids Growers* Inc. 


GENUINE MICHIGAN GOLDEN SEED IS SOLD ONLY IN 
PACKETS BEARING THE SEAL OF MICHIGAN 
STATE COLLEGE 


Michigan Golden is highly resistant to Fusarium yellows, also known as 
root rot. crown rot, stunt or sickness, It is not resistant to other celery dis- 
eases and seed treatment together with the use of protective dusts or sprays 
must be relied upon to contro] leaf blights. 

In any inquiry concerning this seed inclose this label] and address your com- 
munication to 


YELLOWS-RESISTANT 
SELF-BLANCHING CELERY 





MICHIGAN STATE COLLEGE 
DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY AND PLANT PATHOLOGY 
EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN 





No warranty, expressed or implied, is given as to description, productiveness 
or purity of this seed and we can not be in any way responsible for the crop. 
If the purchaser does not accept these terms the seed should be returned im- 
mediately and money will be refunded. 


Serial No. 








Original Michigan State College seed is sold only in packets 
bearing this label and the seal of the College. No other seed 
is genuine. Beware of bulk seed of this variety. 


Cauliflower 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce of seed wil] pro- 
duce 40C0 plants. Five ounces of seed to an acre. Directions 
about the same as Cabbaye, except planting in rows about 
3 feet apart and 18 inches apart in the row. When plants 
begin to head, tie leaves up around the heads to protect from 


the sun. 

52 days. A very fine strain 
Early Select Snowball producing a magnificent head 
of snowy whiteness. Head is very compact, even and 
fine grained. The outer leaves are erect, tending to 
protect the young head from the hot sun. Selected for 
evenness in heading, enabling you to market the entire 
field in rapid succession. Suitable for quick freezing. 
% oz. $1.15; 1 oz., $2.25; 4% Ib., $6.75; 1 Ib., $20.06, 


postpaid. 
1 60 days. Medium sized 
* Growers Special Improved >? days. Medium sized 


color, evenly grained and compact. The very best va- 
riety of the Snowball type. Suitable for quick freez- 
ing. % oZ., $1.50; 1 oz., $3.00; 14 lb., $8.25; 1 lb., $25.00, 


postpaid. 

Helios Orig‘nal. Snow-white solid heads with uniform, tall, 
upstanding protecting foliage. Is unsurpasced for 

cutting during the last period of summer. % oz., $2.25; 1 oz., 

$4.50; 14 Ib., $13.25; 1 Ib., $40.00, postpaid. . 


Selandia Early type, though a little later than Stella Nova, 
the Early Snowball. Has large, broad, robust fo- 
liage which affords good protection for the large, solid white 
heads. Suitable for quick freezing.% oz., $2.25; 1 0z., $4.50; 14 
Ib., $13.25; 1 Ib., $40.00, postpaid. 





Early Select Snowball 


GOLDEN Celery 


Michigan State College Fusarium Yellows-Resistant 
Michigan Golden Celery was introduced by us in 
1933 and its record since then has proven it to be the 
most resistant and the most productive yellow celery 
for growing. on soils infested with the destructive 
root rot fungus. It is an especially valuable variety 
for midsummer and late crops that are subjected to 
the high soil temperatures of the summer months. 
Under those conditions Fusarium Yellows is most 
destructive in susceptible varieties of celery. Michi- 
gan Golden retains its high resistance under summer 
temperature conditions most favorable for root rot 
and will produce a crop when less resistant varieties 
are ruined. 

Due to the nature of the Fusarium Yellows disease, 
continuous breeding is required to maintain the high 
resistance of this variety. As a result of continuing 
reselection work, Michigan Golden is now greatly 
improved over the original introduction. Larger and 
more uniform stalks with a heavier base are charac- 
teristic of this new strain. 

We strongly recommend Michigan Golden for plant- 
ing in soils where Fusarium Yellows or root rot 
attacks other varieties of yellow celery. We espe- 
cially recommend it for the summer and late crops. 
No one variety is adapted for use on all soils and for 
all climatic conditions. Michigan Golden is especially 
adapted for Michigan conditions but is widely and 
successfully grown in other sections of the country 
where root rot is also a destructive disease. 

Michigan Golden was developed by plant patholo- 
gists of Michigan State College and the breeding 
work is continuing under their supervision. All gen- 
uine Michigan Golden seed is grown under their con- 
trol, packeted at the college and sold only in the 
original sealed containers. 

Prices: 1 0z., $1.75; 2 ozs., $3.50; 14 Ib., $5.50; 1 Ib., 
$22.60, postpaid. 





One Dozen Stalks is an Armful of Michigan Golden 


Grand Rapids Growers, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich. 13 


CELERY 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce will produce from 5,000 to 10,000 plants; 
two ounces per acre. Muck soil is best for Celery, but good Celery may be grown on 
rich, loamy soil if water can be applied freely. Celery needs manure and fertilizer, 
but as muck soils are usually well supplied with an abundance of nitrogenous matter, 
a fertilizer high in phosphate and potash usually gives the best results. 


YELLOW VARIETIES 


: 85 days. This is the celebrated ‘“Vilmorin” 
New Golden Self Blanching French strain and has been imported direct 
from France. It has a long stalk and is commonly called “TALL STRAIN.” 
Oz., $1.35; 4 lb., $4.00; 1 lb., $12.00, postpaid. 


: 85 days. Amer:can grown. Oz.,. $1.25; %4 Ib., 

New Golden Self Blanching ¢4.05: 1 1b.. $12.00, postpaid. : 
(New strain.) Our improved strain fills the need 
Golden Plume No. 4162 for a taller, long-stemmed Golden Plume. Retains 
earliness and ease of blanching of the original strain, but is more compact 
in form, straighter, and much better adapted to the standard crate. Nor- 
mally 24 to 26 inches tall, with stems 7% to 8% inches and a full heart. 


Oz., $1.85; % Ib., $5.50; 1 Ib., 
$16.00, postpaid. 


8 7S. 
Growers Wonderful *”, ¢2°°: 
early variety similar to the 
Golden Plume. The plants are 
semi-dwarf, very vigorous and 
have a very full heart which 
bleaches quickly to a golden 
yellow color. Excellent for 
market gardeners. Oz., $1.00; 
1% |b., $3.50; 1 Ib., $12.00, post- 
paid. 
J Golden Pl a 
ersey volden riume Type. 
It is an excellent variety for 
early planting, showing some 
resistance to soil diseases. On 
account of the great care 
taken in selecting and rogue- 
ing we know there is none 
better. The ribs are from 7 to 
8 inches to the first joint, ac- 
cording to growing conditions 
and the height is about 26 to 
28 inches. Oz., $3.00; 1% Ib., 
$8.00; 1 lb., $24.00, postpaid. 


Tall Non-Bolting Golden Plume 


This is a strain that grows 
taller and faster than the or- 
iginal types. Its ability to 
withstand low temperatures 
without bolting make it the 
- : most satisfactory of the Gold- 
New Golden Self Bianching en Plume strains for growing 
under certain unfavorable 
conditions. 8% to 9 inches to joint; 26 to 27 inches over-all height. 
Oz., $2.25; 14 Ib., $6.75; 1 Ib., $20.00, postpaid. 
‘y ll N 19 100 days. We offer the true strain of this excel- 
orne } 0. lent variety. It has been developed by Cornell Corn ll N 6 100 days. Similar in general 
University by crossing Golden Self Blanching and Pascal. € 0. characteristics to Cornell No. 





Jersey Golden Plume Celery 








1044-11 inches to, joint with an over-all length of 24 to 25 inches. 19, but comparing, the plants are shorter in 
Hearts long and comparatively full. Stems thick, rounded and nerene pre Dee and of somewhat more open 
of smooth texture. Combines the good qualities of the Pascal eas bad mae ee ee eons 
type and is highly resistant to fusarium yellows. Oz., $1.25; 14 highly resistant to fusarium yellows. Oz., $1.25; 
Ib., $4.50; 1 1b., $16.00, postpaid. Y% Ib., $4.50; 1 Ib., $16.00, postpaid. 
ie OS vor ecg GEOn EES : ne DISEASE RESISTANT VARIETIES 
Krop-Saver C-1 Dust. This fungicide is a new material containing an : 
insoluble copper with light weight tale as a carrier. No water or moisture MICHIGAN GOLDEN. Listed, described 

required to make it active. Can be dusted on Ad nbes eae ere and illustrated in full on page 11. 

dry. Lends plent stivultion through copper being absorbed through the : ‘ 

leaf aartices. Many Celery growers are using this new dust and getting CORNELL 19. Listed on this page. 

improved Celery yields. GROWERS GOLDEN No. 31 C. This 
Celery Bleaching Paper. ‘‘Farmrite’ is really what the Celery grower variety is new and shows consider- 

wants. It is constructed of two sheets of heavy, first quality kraft paper able resistance to soil disease. Height 

combined with a waterproof, light-excluding cement of asphaltum and is 22 to 26 inches; stems 8 to 10 inches 

heavily re-inforced with strong cords to resist tearing: Comes in 10-inch to first joint. Oz., $2.25; 14 Ib., $6.75; 

wide rolls by 310 feet long and 12-inch wide rolls by 310 feet long. 1 Tb., $20.00, postpaid. : 
Celery Tape, 17 and 21 strand. Celery Braids, 13, 17, 21, and 25 strand. 

Hard twist, 4-ply and 6-ply. Sea Island, 2-ply hard twist. Soft twist, 8-ply. JERSEY GOLDEN PLUME. Taller 
The above are all red in color. type. Listed on this page. Shows 
Prices quoted upon application, and we would appreciate an opportunity some resistance under average condi- 

to quote you on your requirements. tions. 





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14 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Choice Market Garden Varieties 


GREEN VARIETIES 


+e G E j The finest, earliest green Celery we know. Vigorous and 

rowers Harigreen jarge; compact in habit of growth. Plant is surprisingly 
large for an early sort. The outer leaves are green and the very full heart is pure 
white, brittle and of most delicious flavor. In our trials this proved to be an out- 
standing variety in all details. It is the best green Celery on the market today, and 
should be in heavy demand this year. Oz., $3.00; 14 Ib., $8.25; 1 lb., $25.00, postpaid. 


P A Celery of exceptional merit. The plant is dwarf, vigorous, quite hardy, 
aragoM and has a very full heart. Stalks broad, quite thick, very solid, crisp and 
tender, bleaching readily to a golden yellow color. Highly recommended for an 
early or late crop. Oz., $3.00; 14 Ib., $9.09; 1 Ib., $26.00, postpaid. 


Pascal and Utah Strains 


An entirely new strain of this increasingly popular 
Growers Pascal No. 49 type of Celery. Grown and developed by one of the 
most expert seed producers in the country. May be grown for early crop, if it 
is transplanted in the field after all danger of frost has passed. It is 22 to 26 
inches tall, 8- to 10-inch joint, stalky, compact and straight in habit of growth. 
Stems broad-ribbed but smooth, indicating its fine, brittle texture and excellent 
nutty flavor. May be bleached to light greenish yellow or shipped from row as 
any other green Pascal. Oz., $3.00; 14 lb., $8.25; 1 lb., $25.00, postpaid. 


: : (New Strain). 120 days. This is a green type summer 
Improved California Pascal Pascal Celery which bleaches readily. The heart 
stalks grow tall and full. The entire stalk is of excellent eating quality, being 
tender with a delicious nutty flavor. The thick rounded stalks are smooth, not 
ribbed and free from strings. Height 24 inches with 10 to 12 inches to the first 
joint. May be used for either early, medium or late crop. Oz., $3.00; 14 lb., $9.00; 
1 Ib., $26.00, postpaid. 


° ° A green midseason Celery. Easy to blanch. Height 26 to 28 
California Pascal inches, stems 9 to 10 inches long. Very heavy, rounded with 
narrow channel, slightly tapered. Stems numerous, forming a compact head. Earligreen 
This is the strain that is proving successful in many of the larger markets. 

Oz., $2.25; 14 Ib., $6.75; 1 lb., $20.00, postpaid. 











Utah No 15 A strain of Utah of midseason maturity. 

‘ Plants are large, height 26 to 28 inches. 
Leaves are dark green, deeply cut, moderately broad. 
Plants are erect, compact, full hearted. The edible stem is 
usually 8 to 10 inches, of medium width, thick, rounded, 
quite smooth, crisp and of fine quality. Oz., $2.25; 14 Ib., 
$6.75; 1 Ib., $20.00, postpaid. 


. A new strain of the Pascal family. We 
Superior Pascal suggest a trial of this new variety to 
grower of Pascal Celery. Oz., $2.25; 14 Ib., $6.75; 1 Ib., 
$20.00, postpaid. 





New Growers Green 


A superior strain of a 
green Celery, having the 
characteristics of the 
Newark Market but great- 
ly improved with greater 
vigor and quicker bleach- 
ing ability. NEW GROW- 
ERS GREEN is not avail- 
able this year. In its place 
we would recommend 
GROWERS EARLI- 
GREEN LISTED ABOVE. 


5 Large Smooth 
Celeriac Prague. 110 


days. Turnip rooted Cel- 
ery. % 0z., 45c; 1 0z., 90c; 
% \b., $2.70; 1 Ib., $8.00, 
postpaid. 


Growers Pascal No. 49 Paragon 








% This variety recommended by the Michigan State College. 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 1S 


Sweet Corn 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS, One pint for 100 hills; about six quarts per acre. Early corn is 
planted in rows 214 to 8 feet apart, and about 8 inches apart in the row, in May, and will be 
ready for table eight or nine weeks from date of planting. Later varieties should be planted from 
the 15th of May to the 15th of June.- Plant in hills 3 to 4 feet apart. It will be ready for use in 
from 10 to 12 weeks from date of planting. 


Open - Pollinated 


72 days. Earliest of the golden varieties and better than the 
Golden Early Market Gill’s Early Golden. Ears Anediaiy, 8- to 12-rowed, of about the 
same size as Improved Bantam, with stalks 3% feet tall, medium tender, sweet and 
of good flavor. A popular and prolific variety for home and market garden. Lb., 35c, 
postpaid. Not postpaid, uy lbs., neta ue ecinneaa 50 ae oe : 
66 -_»9 74 days. A valuable yellow variety for the market grower or 
* Golden Sunshine the oriaate gardener. Tt is a cross between the Golden Bantam 
and Gill’s Early Market, and combines the earliness and large size of ear of the Gill’s 
Early Market with much of the high quality of the Golden Bantam. It is ready for 
market a week to 10 days earlier than Golden Bantam, and has a much larger ear, the 
ears averaging 8% inches long, with 12 to 14 rows. Lb., 35c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 
10 lbs., $3.00; 25 lbs., $6.50; 50 Ibs., $12.50. te 
a G ld B 79 days. Hardy, early maturing, very dwarf. Cob is small but fills 
olden bantam out nicely with large, deep cream-colored kernels, which turn yel- 
low when ripe. No home gardens should be without this excellent corn. Lb., 35c, 
postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., $3.00; 25 Ibs., se 0; 50 pee hae = 
85 days. Superior to the original Golden Bantam in quality, 
Improved Golden Bantam and has larger ear. It matures about the same time. Nearly 
all ears carry 12 rows of deep, rich, golden yellow kernels, set close upon the cob. It 
is a favorite with the market gardener. Lb., 35c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $3.00; 
25 Ibs., $6.50; 50: Ibs., $12.50. * ‘ 4 
95 days. This new variety combines all the good qualities of Gold- 
Golden Evergreen en Bantam and Stowell’s Evergreen. Has the bright golden color 
and tender kernels of Gelden Bantam and the flavor and sweetness of Stowell’s Ever- 
green. Ears much larger than Bantam; not quite as large as Evergreen, but much 
earlier. Stalks are full leaved and usually bear two well-developed ears. Lb., 35c, 





pestpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $3.00; 25 lbs., $6.50; 50 Ibs., $12.50. 


’ 90 days. The most popular 
* Stowell Ss Evergreen late Sweet Corn. More ex- 
tensively planted than any other sort, being the gen- 
eral favorite with market gardeners. Ears are of good 
size, grain deep; tender and sugary. Lb., 35c, post- 
paid. Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., $3.00; 25 Ibs., $6.50; 50 Ibs., 


$12.50. 
j (White or Shoe Peg Corn). 90 
Country Gentleman days. An especially fine quality 


corn; without row formation. Lb., 35c, postpaid. Not 
postpaid, 10 Ibs. $3.00; 25 Ibs., $6.50; 50 Ibs., $12.50. 


* Sunshine 


90 days. Has all the merits of the 
Early Evergreen «stowell’s” Evergreen. This is a 
white Corn. It is a splendid variety for the market 
gardener. Lb., 35c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., 
$3.00; 25 Ibs., $6.50; 50 Ibs., $12.50. 


° 83 days. Reputed to be the sweetest 
Black Mexican and most delicious of all table Corn. 
Color is white when young, changing to bluish black 
in later stages. 1 lb., 35c, postpaid. 


Hybrids 


A hybrid is the first generation of a cross between strains of different parentage and involving one or more 


inbred lines of Corn cr their combinations. 


67 days. This is the one. A first early yel- 
Gold Rush low hybrid for the early market with the 
strong hybrid vigor and productiveness. Stalks 6 ft. 
tall. Ears 8% inches, 12 to 14 rowed, slightly tapered, 
well filled to the tip. Most attractive yellow; tight 
husk. Tender, sweet and of fine quality and flavor. 
Lb., 50c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $4.50; 25 Ibs., 
$10.50; 50 Ibs., pan F sere Vals es 
ays. Excellent for marke 
Golden Cross Bantam ponies and well adapted for 
canners’ use. Highly resistant to Stewart’s disease 
and very prolific. Stalks sturdy, with exceptionally 
broad, dark green leaves. Ears 10- to 14-rowed, slight- 
ly lighter yellow than Golden Bantam. Kernels me- 
dium in width and depth. Suitable for quick freezing. 
Lb., 50c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 lbs., $4.50; 25 Ibs., 
$10.50; 50 Ibs., $20.00. 


Marcross C13x6 67 days. This has proved a very 


good early market and home garden 
variety. Stalks are short but sturdy, highly resistant 
to Stewart’s disease. Ears long, plump, abruptly 
tapered at the tips, 10- to 14-rowed with light cream- 
yellow, medium broad kernels of good quality. Lb., 
50c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., $4.50; 25 Ibs., 
$10.50; 50 Ibs., $20.00. 
ey (All-America Selection.) 87 days. A 
loana Hybrid midseason yellow hybrid, highly resist- 
ant to both drought and wilt. Plants tall and sturdy 
with broad, numerous leaves. Ears 7% to 8 inches 
long, 12 to 14 rows, cylindrical, well filled with me- 
dium narrow light yellow kernels. An attractive and 
productive variety for either gardener or canner. 
Suitable for quick freezing. Lb., 50c, postpaid. Not 
Postpaid, 10! Ibs., $4.50; 25 Ibs., $10.50; 50 Ibs., $20.00. 


POP CORN 


Australian Hulless Hybrid Pwart growing; heavy 


yielder of attractive ears; 
peculiar form, being nearly as thick as long. Color 
pearly white. Entirely hulless, making it the tender- 
est of any Pop Corn when popped. 1 lb., 65c, postpaid. 
Not postpaid, 5 lbs., $3.00. 

: : Developed by the Minnesota Ex- 
Minnhybrid No. 250 periment Station from Japanese 
Hulless over which it showed a marked improvement 
in yield equivalent to about 15% more per acre with 


25 to 80 % greater expansion of popping which gives 
increased tenderness, kernels are white. 1 Ilb., 65c, 
postpaid. Not postpaid, 5 lbs., $3.00. 


= 110 days. Sunburst. Better 
South American Yellow adapted for Michigan cli- 


mate. It matures about 2 weeks earlier than the true 
type South American yellow. Amber color, large size 
when popped, having a butter-colored tint. 1 Ib., 40c, 
postpaid. Not postpaid, 5 Ibs., $1.75. 





t sent rates of postage, and pending increases, please bear in mind that anything that is quoted ‘‘Not Postpaid” 
areas mache postage will be extra, and in the case of 10 lbs. of Sweet Corn, the mailing weight would be at least 12 or 
13 Ibs., on which the rates in force at time of ordering would prevail, but in any case, any money that is sent us additional, 
would be refunded immediately when the order is filled, so be sure to include enough for postage. Parcel Post rates are given 


on page 5 


16 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Table and Pickling Cucumbers 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce of seed to 50 hills; 2 pounds per acre. Cucumbers should not be 
planted until the ground is warm, about June 1st. For pickles, they may be planted as. late as July 1st. 
They require a warm, rich, sandy soil. Plant in hills about 4 feet apart and about 8 seeds to the hill. When 
all danger from insects is past, thin to 3 or 4 of the strongest plants. 


Cucumber Beetle—No. 10 Pyrocide Dust is the control measure to keep your Cucumbers clean. Apply 
promptly and grow your Cucumbers without any trouble. Circular free on request. 


Growers Early Dark Green 


70 days. Selected from Cubit va- 
riety. A comparatively new va- 
riety of special merit, because 
of its excellent shape and dark 
green color. Fruits white spin- @ 
ed, cylindrical and hold their ¥ 
color to a larger size than most 
other varieties. Fruits 74% to 8 
inches long, 1% inches in diam- 
eter. Shy seeder. % oz., 15c; 0z., 
25ce; %4 Ib., 70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, 
postpaid. : 





Improved A & C 


A Hi 65 days. White spine variety, 9 to 11 inches M k 70 days. A variety of recent introduction, 
ce fil long, round at ends; dark green with trace of arketer producing very dark green, cylindrical 
light green around blossom scar, small seed cavity, fruits which taper slightly at the ends. Fruits 7% to 8 
crisp flesh. 4% oz., 15¢; oz., 25c; 14 Ib., 70c; 1 1b., $2.00, inches long, 24% inches in diameter. White spined. 


postpaid. Vines vigorous and prolific. Its uniform shape and 
attractive color make it an excellent market variety. 
io : ora! : . 

Stays Green 1% 0z., 15c; oz., 25c; 14 lb., 85c; 1 lb., $2.50, postpaid. 


(Black Diamond). 
60 days. Splendid 
for shipping. A rich 
dark green, 8 to 9 
inches long, slight- 
ly tapered, full at 
both ends. % oz., 
15c; 0z., 25c; 1% Ib., 
70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, 
postpaid. 


> Improved “A & C” 


68 days. The vigor- 
ous growing, dis- 
ease-resistant vines 
produce .an abun- 
dance of uniform, 
exceedingly dark 
green Cucumbers, 
averaging 10 inch- 
es long. The fruits 
are. of uniform di- 
ameter from stem 
to blossom end, are 
rather slim, aver- 
aging 14 to 1% 







68 days. 
Improved Long Green 4 stand. 
ard late, well known table sort. 
12 to 14 inches long, slender, 
more or less warted, tapering 
towards the stem end, color inches in diameter, 
dark green, flesh white and firm. without any bulge 
4% 02. 15¢; 02., 25¢; 14 lb., 70; in the center, and with practically no taper at 
1 Ib., $2.00, postpaid. the ends. % oz., 15c; 0z., 25¢; 4 Ib., 70c; 1 Ib., 
$2.00, postpaid. 


Marketer 


White Spine (Improved.) 58 days. A very fine, early i <5 
strain. Fruit very rich, dark green, sym- ° ee » 58. days’. arly, 
metrical, thick and nearly square ended, vigorous and Chicago Pickling, or Westerfeld S heavy yield. A very 
productive. 4% oz., 15c; oz., 25c; 4 lb., 70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, prolific variety combining all the qualities desired by 
postpaid. those who raise Cucumbers. Fruits are of uniform size 
and good color. Used almost exclusively by all large 


pickling houses. Ready for market in £8 days. % oz., 
10c; oz., 20c; 4 Ib., 60c; 1 Ib., $1.75, postpaid. 


St ° ht 8 62 days. This outstanding variety produces 
ralght- symmetrical cylindrical fruits about 8 inch- 
es in length, and about 1% inches in diameter. The 
fruits are well rounded at the ends. This is an ideal 
shipping variety. % oz., 15c; oz., 25c; %4 lb., 70c; 1 Ib., 
$2.00, postpaid. 


72 days. An excellent long, slen- 
Longfellow Cucumber der, dark green variety, equally 
desirable for greenhouse forcing or outdoor culture. 
12 to 14 inches long by 2% inches in diameter. Fairly 
early, a good healthy grower; very productive. % oz., 
15c; 02., 25c; 4 Ib., 85c; 1 Ib., $2.50, postpaid. 


a) 58 days. Is one of the most prolific 
Davis Perfect sorts. The fruit is long, slim and holds 
its color till nearly ripe. 1% 0z., 15¢; oz., 25ce; 4 Ib., 


Chicago Pickling 85c; 1 Ib., $2.50, postpaid. 


All Prices Quoted F.O.B. Grand Rapids 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Kale or Borecole 
CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce to 150 feet of drill. 
Sow from August 15th to October in rows 18 inches apart, 


and they will yield greens during fall and winter. They are 
improved by freezing. 


Dwart Curled Scotch ee ee, mel 


: eurled, dwarf, spreading variety, fol- 
lage long and an attractive bright green; very hardy. % oz., 
10c; 0z., 29¢e; 1% Ib., 70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, postpaid. 


110 days. Plants of this variety grow 2 to 
Tall Curled Scotch 3 feet in height, bearing long plumelike 
light green leaves, which are much cut and deeply curled at 
the edges. Very hardy. % oz., 10c; 0z., 20c; 14 lb., 70c; 1 Ib., 
$2.00, postpaid. 


Eggplant 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce to 1000 plants. Seed 
germinates very slowly and requires warm ground. Start in 
hotbeds in March, transplant about June Ist, in rows about 
three feet apart and two feet apart in the row. Eggplant re- 
quires a rich soil, free from disease and rotation of crop is 
recommended. 

80 days. Early and productive. Fruit large 
Black Beauty and of rich, glossy black color. % oz., 40@c; 0z., 
75c; % lb., $2.25; 1 Ib., $6.50, postpaid. 
80 days. A favorite market variety. Fruits 
New York Purple larger than the Black Beauty. The plant 
is large, spreading and spineless, producing 4 to 6 large, 
oval fruits of dark purple color. % oz., 40¢; oz., 75c; %4 Ib., 
$2.25; 1 lb., $6.50, postpaid. 


Endive 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce to 150 feet of drill. 
Sow in rows about 15 inches apart and thin to one foot apart 
in the row. Sow seed for fall crop in June or July. When 
nearly full grown, tie outer leaves together bringing them 
up over the head for blanching. A well balanced fertilizer is 


recommended. 
95 days. The most 
Long Green Curled or Moss Curled jiiray and vigorous 
sort, has very curly leaves, the mid-rib being white. After 
blanching, the leaves make a delicious and appetizing salad. 
1% oz., 10c; oz., 20c; 14 ib., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 
-__ (Escarolle). 90 days. One of the best 
Broad-Leaved Batavian varieties for salads; leaves of up- 
right growth, broad, more or less twisted and waved, bright 
deep green, with a nearly white midrib. Inner leaves form a 
fair head which blanches a creamy white. % oz., 10c; 0z., 





Black Beauty Eggplant 


Cress or Peoper Grass 

CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. Sow early in the 
spring in rich, well prepared soil, in rows about 
fifteen inches apart. Thin to four inches apart 
in the row. 


(Pepper Grass). A small, curled 
Extra Curled plant having a fine pungent flavor 
and used as a salad. Should be sown thickly and 
frequently, covering very lightly as it soon runs 
to seed. May be cut several times. % oz., 10c; 1 
oz., 20c; 4 lb., 50c; 1 lb., $1.50, postpaid. 
A hardy perennial water plant; the 
True Water sprightly flavored leaves of which 
are prized for salads as well as for garnishing. 
Must be grown on moist banks or in water 
covered soil. % oz., 50c; 1 oz., $1.00; 14 Ib., 
$3.00; 1 Ib., $10.00, postpaid. 


Collards 


i) days. Plant 25toe3 ft. hich 
True Georgia forming a cluster of tender, un- 
dulated leaves at the top of its rather long 
stem; used as greens. % oz., 10c; oz., 15c; 14 Ib., 
30c; 1 lb., $1.00, postpaid. 


20c; % Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 
Kohl-rabi 


Turnip- Rooted 


Cabbage 


CULTURAL DIREC- 
TIONS. One ounce to 200 
feet of.drill. Seed should 
be sown in light, rich soil, 
very early in the spring 
for early crop, in rows 
eighteen inches apart and 
thin to six inches apart 
in the row. Plantings 
should be made the lat- 
ter part of July for fall 
use. Should be used when 
young and tender. 


Early White Vienna 


60 days. Very early, small 
tops, can be planted close 
together; best for forc- 
ing, or field culture. % 
oz., 15c; 0z., 25c; 14 Ib., 
85c; 1 Ib., $2.50, postpaid. 








White Vienna Kohl-rabi 





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Leek 


Am : Fl 150 days. Stem about 10 inches 
erica Flag jong by 2 inches thick. A strong, 
vigorous plant witn mild flavor. One of the best 
sorts for the market garden. % oz., 30c; 0z., 60c; 
14 lb., $1.70; 1 Ib., $5.00, postpaid. 
El h (Monstrous Carentan). 150 days. Large 
ep ant stems 6 to 8 inches long, 2 to 3 inches 
thick. Leaves very dark gveen, hardy, prolific, for 
fall and early winter use. % oz., 36c; oz., 60c; 14 
Ib., $1.70; 1 1b., $5.00, postpaid. 


Leaf Lettuce 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce to 150 feet of 
drill. Lettuce requires rich soil to grow best quality. Mix 
pulverized hen manure with the soil and sow seed very 
early in the spring. For Leaf Lettuce, sow in rows twelve 
inches apart and do not thin until plants are big enough 
to use. Head Lettuce should be sown in rows twelve 
inches apart and thinned to eight inches apart in the row. 

During warm weather, germination may be greatly 
aided in firming the seed bed, and sowing the seed shallow. 
Keep the soil moist until germination is completed. 


* Grand Rapids Forcing, Washington Strain 


45 days. This svlendid strain is one of the favorite 
strains, being used by all of the larger greenhouse 
growers, who recommen] it as a superior Lettuce. 
The late Mr. Yonker, who was one of our leading 
greenhouse growers, by careful plant selection, has 
kept it up to its orig.nal purity. It is absolutely 
true to type. Color is light green; heads very 
heavy; leaf criso, tender and curly; quality the 
best. We grow our own stock seed 
in the greenhouse and send to one 
of the best seed growers on the 
coast to grow the seed. % oz., 15¢; 
oz., 25c; % Ib., 70c;. 1 Ib., $2.00, 
postpaid. 


Grand Rapids Tip-Burn Resistant 


45 days. Color light green, some- 
what like the Washington strain, 
being used for greenhouse growing 
where tip-burn is visible. % oz., 
15c; oz. 25¢; % Ib., 70c; 1 Ib., 
$2.00, postpaid. 
S| b ] A new variety of the Grand 
obolt Rapids type that is slow to 
bolt, developed by the United 
States Dept. of Agriculture and has 
a definite characteristic for with- 
standing high growing tempera- 
tures. Large, erect, compact, leaves 
broad, wavy, heavily fringed on the 
edges, tender, of light green color. 
1% oz., 25c; 0z., 45c; %4 Ib., $1.35; 
1 lb., $4.00, postpaid 


Imperial 44 





Rapids, Michigan 











Grand Rapids Forcing, Washington Strain 








Black-Seeded Simpson 


Early Curled Simpson 


40 days. An early 
loose leaf variety. One 
of the best sorts for 
the home garden. % 
oz., 10c; oz., 20c; %4 
Ib., 60c; 1 Ib., $1.75, 
postpaid. 


* Black-Seeded 


40 days. One 
Simpson of the best 


loose leaf varieties for 
home garden or for 
the market garden, for 
outdoor sowing. Can be 
grown all through the 
season, very tender. 
% oz., 10c; 0z., 20c; 4 
Ib., 60c; 1 Ib., $1.75, 
postpaid. 





: h 4 45 days. A crisp and tender loose- 
Prize €ad jeaved, non-heading sort, color light 
brown on a medium green base, quality good. 
1% @z., 10c; 0z., 20c; 14 lb., 60c; 1 Ib., $1.75, post- 
paid. 

Chi k Tall, leafy, prolific. Dark green. % 

IcKen oz., 10c; oz., 20c; 4% Ib., 60c; 1 Ib., 
$1.75, postpaid. re oes 

ays. istinct Let- 
Lettuce, Qak-Leaved tuce. Leaves are smooth 
but are deeply lobed to resemble the leaf of an 
oak tree. Medium large size, spreading, fairly 
dark green. Leaves are thick. succulent and ten- 
der. % oz., 15¢; 0z., 25c; 144 lb., 70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, 
postpaid. 


Head Lettuce 


: 76 days. Heads best in cool weath- 
Big Boston er of early spring and late fall. We 
do not recommen? it for the hot summer 
months. 1% oz., 10c; oz., 20c; 44 Ib., 60c; 1 Ib., 
$1.75, postpaid. ‘ 

. 76 days. Has a fine, large solid head 
White Boston and livht encen outer aes but does 
not have the brown edges. A tightly folded heart that 
blanches to a bright, creamy yellow shade. It is sweet 
and crisp. % oz., 10c; oz., 20c; 14 lb., 60c; 1 Ib., $1.75, 
postpaid. 





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New York or Wonderful 





: ts 82 days. A true selection of 
strain shows greater resistance to tip-burn than 
does the Imperial No. 44. Particularly adapted for 
muck soils. Frame and head slightly smaller than 
Great Lakes, but makes a firmer and harder head. 
It is a lighter green in color, and is also resistant to 
early bolting. 4% cz., 30c; oz., 60c; %4 Ib., $1.70; 1 Ib., 
$5.00, postpaid. 


81 days. Medium size, 
New York No. 515 Improved eed plant, but 
produces heads of good size. Head leaves quite upright 
at early stages of growth, but at maturity the heads 
are round and well formed. Color a rather light bright 
green. % oz., 15c; oz., 30ce; 4 Ib., $1.00; 1 Ib., $3.00, 
postpaid. 


75 days. A large, late globu- 
New York or Wonderful lar heading variety, leaves 
broad, of thick texture, fairly blistered and crumpled, 
and the borders frilled; color dark green, quality 
good. Known in California and the West as “Los 
Angeles” and shipped to eastern markets under the 
misleading name of “Iceberg.” For an all-season va- 
riety stands unrivaled. % oz., 15c; 0oz., 30c; %4 Ib., 
$1.00; 1 lb., $3.09, postpaid. 





Head Lettuce—Continued 


83 days. A heading va- 
Great Lakes riety of the Imperial 
type, developed by the U.S. Dept. 
of Agriculture and the Michigan 
State College. Leaves large and 
well folded; heavy ribs. Shows con- 
siderable resistance to tip-burn 
and ability to head un ‘er adverse 
conditions. % oz., 30; cz., 60c; 4 
Ib:, $1.70; 1 lb., $5.00, postpaid. 
P : G L k 75 days. De- 
remier Great Lakes yejoped from 
a single plant selection of Great 
Lakes. at Penn. State College. All- 
America Bronze Medal, 1947. Heads 
solid, practically round, up to 7 
inches in diameter and two pounds 
in weight. Slow to bolt and very re- 
sistant to tip-burn. % oz., 35c; 0z., 
65e; 14 lb., $2.00; 1 lb., $6.00, post- 


paid. - am 
75- ays. 
Great Lakes No. 428 an carly 
strain. It is gray-green in color. 
the wrapper leaves lay back from 
the head exposing a large, well 
rounded head with a smooth base and small ribs. It is 
very uniform in maturity, and during 1949 made a 
name for itself in marketing quality. % oz., 35c; oz., 
65c; 14 Ib., $2.00; 1 lb., $6.C0, postpaid. 
50-100 days. The medium 
Great Lakes No. 407 strain. This variety was 
selected primarily for its resistance to tip-burn, sun- 
burn and rain. A bright green color, large outer wrap- 
per leaves that stand erect and protect the head from 
the elements. It is slow to bolt and stan’s uv under 
most adverse weather conditions. % oz., 35c; 0z., 65c; 
14 l|b., $2.00; 1 Ib., $6.00, postpaid. 
110-120 days. The late strain. 
Great Lakes No. 659 This Lettuce has the rare qual- 
ity of a completely covered head which is large, round, 
very firm and excellent in quality. The plant is dark 
green and resistant to tin-burn and sun-burn. The 
head is so well protected by the upright extra fringed 
leaves that sun-burn is impossible. It is a sure header. 
1% 0z., 35c; 6z., 652; % Ib., $2.00; 1 1lb., $6.00, postpaid. 
P | k 83 days. Developed at the Pennsylvania Ex- 
enmmliake periment Station, from a cross of Great 
Lakes and Imperial 847. Heads compact and well cov- 
ered, protected from scald by broad wrapper leaves. 
Less ribby than Great Lakes, but equally solid and re- 
sistant to tip-burn. 14% 0oz., 30c; oz., 60c; 14 Ib., $1.70; 
1 Ib., $5.00, postpaid. 





Cos Lettuce 


Romaine or Early White 
Self-Folding Lettuce §°, ¢2¥s- 


sider this the very best strain 
of the Cos variety. Very uni- 
form in type, and forms a com- 
pact, firm head. Color dark 
green outside and beautifully 
blanched inside. Very i 
sweet. % oz., 15c; oz., 25c; 4 
Ib., 70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, postpaid. 


‘ . = 
Dark Green Cos i083 (3s: 
dark green variety which forms 
a good sized. firm, well folded 
head. % oz., 15c; 0z., 25e: 14 Ib., 
70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, postpaid. 





15c; 02z., 


rs i, fe 
lb., $2.00, postpaid. 


Imperial No. 847 °? ,c2¥8, Be- 


sistant to 
brown blight. % oz., 15¢; oz., 
30c; % Ib., $1.00; 1 Ib., $3.00, 


postpaid. 





: 82 days. New heading variety ~ 
* Imperial No. 152 that is outstanding over bitidr 
varieties. Resistant to brown blight, and well adapted 
for early fall planting. The heads are medium sized, 
hard an1 attractive. % oz., 15c; 0z., 30c; 1% Ib., $1.00: 
1 1b., $3.00, postpaid. 


: 82 days. This is somewhat similar to 
Imperial 44 Imperial 152, being a hybrid from this 
popular variety. It has very long well-folded leaves 
and produces hard well-formed heads under ideal 
circumstances. 4% 0z., 15c; oz., 30c; % lb., $1.00; 1 Ib., 
$3.00, postpaid. 


Read Roy E. Biles’ 


“GARDEN MAGIC” 
320 pages, 17 full color illustrations, hundreds 
of line drawings; practical, durable binding and 


gilt stamped; size 8x10%4 inches. $3.50, postpaid. 
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20 


Hills should be from four to six feet apart. 
twelve seeds to the hill. 


good plants to the hill. 
88 days. A splendid small, 
* Hearts of Gold midseason variety. Fruit 
round, 6 inches long and 5% inches in diameter, 
weighing 3 to 3% lbs., with a tendency to heart 
shape, lightly ribbed and covered with a fine 
gray netting; flesh very thick, deep salmon 
color, and of high quality; a good shipping 
Melon. % oz., 15¢; oz., 25c; 4 lb., 70c; 1 Ib., 
$2.00, postpaid. 5 ; 
80 days. One of the most proli- 
* Honey Rock fie varieties grown. The fruit is 
round, slightly flattened at the ends, 5 to 6 
inches in diameter, weighing 3 to 4 lbs., and 
distinctly netted. The flesh is soft pink with a 
greenish tint. The rind is hard and the flesh 


so firm that it is an excellent shipper. % oz., 
15¢c; oz., 25c; 4% lb., 70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, postpaid. 








Hearts of Gold 


(Market King). 


85 days. 
Similar in size and shape to 
Honey Rock. Oval in shape with tough, heavily 
netted rind. 6 inches long and 5% inches in 


Pride of Wisconsin 


diameter, weighing 3% to 4% 
lbs. Flesh deep orange and very 
thick. Sweet and of excellent 
quality. % oz., 15c; 0z., 25c; 14 
lb., 70c; 1 lb., $2.00, postpaid. 


Hale’s Best No. 936 82 42.78. 


Is fairly 
early; a good shipper, oval in 
shape, averaging 5 in. in di- 
ameter and 7 to 9 in. long, with 
heavy netting, and fairly pro- 
minent ribs. The flesh is a rich 
deep salmon color with a very 
fine flavor. % oz., 15c; 0z., 25c; 
4 lb., 70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, postpaid. 


No. 10 PYROCIDE DUST is 
the control measure against 
beetles and other insects. Ap- 
ply promptly and grow your 


Melons without any trouble. 
Circular free on request. 





GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Muskmelons 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce will plant 50 hills, 
two pounds an acre. Melons do best in a rich, sandy soil. 
Plant ten to 


Cover seeds with an inch of soil. 
When danger from frost and insects is past, thin to four 







Honey Rock Muskmelon 


? tea 90 days. Delicious, salmon fleshed Melon 
Bender s Surprise medium to large; oval, distinctly ribbed 
and covered with slight patches of netting; skin light yellow 
when ripe. % oz., 15¢c; oz., 25c; 14 lb., 70c; 1 Ib., $2.00, post- 


paid. 
lroquois 90 days. This new melon has definite resistance 
to Fusarium wilt. Fruits are round to oval, about 

6% inches in diameter, with prominent ribs and good net- 
ting; the rind is tough and holds up well. Flesh is deep 
orange color, of fine texture and excellent quality. % oz., 
15¢; oe 25c; 14 lb., 75¢; 1 lb., $2.25, postpaid. 

90 days. Thick, oval, prominent rib- 
Schoon s Hard Shell bing with abundant coarse netting, 
skin gray-green becoming yellow at maturity; flesh very 
thick, deep salmon-orange, well flavored, excellent quality. 
6% to 7% inches in diameter, weighing 5 to 7 lbs. % oz., 15e; 
oz., 25c; %4 lb., 70c; 1 lb., $2.00, postpaid. } 

84 days. Standard variety of splendid 
Extra Early Osage quality for nearby markets and home 
gardens. Fruits 6 to 7 inches long; almost round; with shal- 
low furrows and sparse shallow netting. Flesh very thick; 
salmon-orange2; fine grained, sweet and aromatic. % oz., 15c; 
o0z., 25c; 1% ib., 70c: 1 Ib., $2.00, postpaid. 
Osage or Miller’s Cream 92 days. Splendid Melon for home or 


: market garden. Fruits 7 inches long 
and 6144 inches in diameter. Almost round; dark green skin that 
shows trace of yellowing at ripening stage, slightly netted and ribbed, 
flesh very thick, juicy, sweet, spicy, deep salmon-orange. % oz., 15c; 
oz., 25c; 1% lb., 70c: 1 Ib., $2.00, postpaid. 





Pride of Wisconsin 





All prices quoted herein are subject to change without notice. 





GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 2] 


Selected Varieties of Watermelon 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce to 30 
hills, about four pounds per acre. Watermelons 
want rich, sandy soil. Cultural directions the 
same as for Muskmelons, except the hills should 
be eight feet apart. 

: : (Cole’s Early). 75 days. 
Harris Earliest The best extremely 
early variety; fruits medium size, broad, 
oval; weighing 10 to 12 lbs., dark green 
stripes alternate with lighter; rind brit- 
tle, flesh bright red of good quality, seeds 
blackish. 4% oz., 10c; 0z., 20c; % Ib., 50c; 
1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


92 days. Produces Melons 18 
Tom Watson {5 24°inches long by 10 to 12 
inches in. diameter, weighing 35 to 40 lbs. 
Flesh deep red and very crisp; melting 
and of exquisite flavor. Good shipper. 
14 o0z., 10c; oz., 20c; % Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., 
$1.50, postpaid. - 


% Kleckley’s Sweet or Monte Cristo 


85 days. One of the sweetest melons on the 
market; medium early, long, averaging 18 to 
20 inches, slightly tapering to the stem end, 
weighing 30 to 40 lbs. Rind very dark green, 
flesh very bright red and ripens nearly to 
the rind. Too tender for a shipping Melon, 
but excellent for market and home garden. 
% oz., 10c; ez., 20c; 14 lb., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, 


postpaid. a A 
85 days. n o 
Peerless or Ice Cream Standby. Medium 
early; fruit oblong, weighing 18 to 20 lbs.; 
rind light green, mottled and veined; flesh 
scarlet, solid to center, sweet, melting and 
delicious. Not a good shipper. % oz., 10c; 
oz., 20c; 4% 1b., 50c; 1 lb., $1.50, postpaid. 


85 days. A medium early variety growing 
Sweetheart to a large size; a heavy, round to oblong 
form with rather thick, tough rind and a good shipper, 
weighing 20 to 25 lbs. Color very light green, flesh 
bright red, with black seeds. % oz., 10c; 0z., 20c; %4 
ib., 50c; 1 1b., $1.50, postpaid. 


90 days. The old well known red- 
Citron, Red Seeded seeded preserving Melon. % oz., 


10c; 0z., 20c¢; % Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


- 90 days. This variety combines extra 
Stone Mountain large size with earliness. It is nearly 
round in shape, pleasingly green in color and unex- 
celled for sweetness and juiciness. Fruits weigh from 
35 to 40 pounds in the South, and the 95 days re- 
quired for maturity make it easily possible to grow 
correspondingly large fruits in the north. % oz., 10c; 
oz., 20c; % Ib., 50c; 1 1b., $1.50, postpaid. 


° 95 days. Especially valuable for distant 
trish Grey shipping. Fruits large oblong; uniform 
light grayish green, rind extremely hard and rough; 
flesh bright red, of good quality, weighing around 
35 lbs. % oz., 10c; oz., 20c; %4 Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, 
postpaid. 





Kleckley’s Sweet or Monte Cristo 










Stone 
Mountain 
Watermelon 


oe 85 days. A new variety, for the market 
Dixie Queen and the home garden. Excellent quality, 
fruit nearly round, with light and dark green stripes, 
growing to a good size. Rind thin, but tough—flesh 
bright scarlet, solid, of fine texture, weighing around 
30 lbs. % oz., 100; 0z., 20c; % Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, 


postpaid. 
Mustard 


: 30 days. Plant vigorous and 
Southern Giant Curledjardy” upright spreading 
growth, leaves large, green tinged yellow, much 
crumpled and frilled at the edges. % oz., 10¢; 0z., 15¢; 


Y% Ib., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. 
50 days. Large, vigor 
Large Smooth-Leaf ays. Large, vigorous leaves, 


broad and oval, deep green, mar- 
gin toothed but otherwise plain. 14% 0z., 10¢; oz., 15¢; 


% I|b., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. 


Okra or 
Gumbo 


60 days. Plants 
White Velvet Ho ceRiieh: 
pods white, long, smooth and 
tender; early and productive. 
% 02., 10c; 0z., 15c; 14 Ib., 30c; 
1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. 


Perkins Mammoth Long Pod 


56 days. For home and mar- 
ket garden. Plants 4 to 5 feet 
tall, pods dark green, fleshy, 
tender, becoming 7 to 8 inches 
long. Distinctly ribbed and 
tapered. 14 0z., 10c; 0z., 15c; 14 
Ib., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. 





*& This variety recommended by the Michigan State College. 


22 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Choice Onion Seed 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce to 100 feet of drill; about four pounds to the acre. Onions for the 
market are generally grown on muck land in Michigan, but may be grown for home use on any rich, loamy soil. 
They appreciate plenty of fertilizer on muck; the market growers apply heavily about a 2-8-16 fertilizer. 


Drill in rows about a foot apart. ny : ‘Ae aeirathecet olor 

Downing’s Yellow Globe, 22" tyoc ana cupessod. 
ing all the others. Compared with Brigham Yellow 
Globe it has a uniformly darker color and is consider- 
ed an improvement over the well known storage types. 
Bulbs globe-shaped, are very solid with tight fitting 
skins; excellent keeping qualities. 110 days to matur- 
ity. % oz., 25c; 0oz., 50c; 4 Ib., $1.50; 1 lb., $4.50, 
postpaid. 





We have discontinued the Southport Yellow Globe 
as well as the Brigham strain, as the Downing’s Yel- 
low Globe is so far better than the others, and if a 
Yellow Globe Onion is wanted, we would recommend 
the Downing’s Yellow Globe listed above. 





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: 109 days. Used on muck soils. 
Buckskin Yellow Globe An exceptionally good yielder 
that produces very hard bulbs with a tight skin. 
A splendid keeper. % oz., 25¢; 0z., 45¢; 14 Ib., $1.35; 
1 Ib., $4.00, postpaid. 





















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































98 days. Excellent semi- 
good yielder. It ripens well, and under normal condi- 
tions the bulbs are ready for market 10 days ahead of 
the Southport Yellow Globe. The color is a rich deep 
yellow and it can be kept in storage for a limited 
time. % 02., 25c; 0oz., 50c; 14 Ib., $1.50; 1 Ib., $4.50, 
postpaid. 























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Sweet Spanish 
Grower’s Strain 


Sweet Spanish 


ichi ; This is an improved 
Michigan State Sweet Spanish This is, an improved 


developed by Dr. Harmer of the Michigan State College. 
It has been selected and developed for a long keeping 
storage Onion. Very productive, good color, and fine for 
shipping. 4% 0z., 30c; 0z., 60c; 4 Ib., $1.80; 1 Ib., $5.50, 
postpaid. 


: 110 days. Desirable because of its 
Utah Sweet Spanish deep yellow color, excellent keep- 
ing qualities, thicker skin and uniformity in size. Bulbs 
are globe in shape at about 2% to 3 inches, when larger 
they assume a slightly flattened globe shape. Flesh white 
and of mild, pleasing flavor. % oz., 30c; 0z., 60c¢; 14 Ib., 
$1.80; 1 Ib., $5.50, postpaid. 
110 days. The largest 


Sweet Spanish, Grower’s Strain jiclace’ of the sellew 


Onions, averaging 3 to 4 inches in diameter. The best 
and not susceptible to the attack of thrip. Good keeper 
and shipper. % 02z., 30c; 0z., 60c; 14 Ib., $1.80; 1 Ib., $5.50, 
postpaid. 


° : 110 days. Similar to the original 
White Sweet Spanish Sweet Spanish, except that it is 
white with glistening skin. Globe-shaned. % oz., 30c; 0z., 
60c; %4 Ib., $1.80; 1 Ib., $5.50, postpaid. 













%* This variety recommended by the Michigan State College. 


Mowning’s 
Yellow Globe 








GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 23 
ONION SEEDS—Continued 


Eb An excellent variety for producing sets of 
enezer exceptional keeping qualities. Bulbs deep 
flat, of medium size; dark yellow, very firm with thick 
ay % 02., 25c; 02., 45c; 414 lb., $1.35; 1 lb., $4.00, post- 
paid. 

° ° 105 days. Ver 
Prizetaker or Mammoth Yellow Spanish (2. ¢%) and 
nearly round, light straw color, very mild and sweet. 
Late. % oz., 30c; oz., 60c; 1% lb., $1.70; 1 lb., $5.00, post- 
paid. ; 

105 days. A popular depend- 
Yellow Globe Danvers able variety. Is an exceptional 
keeper. 4% 0z., 35c; oz., 65c; 14 lb., $2.00; 1 Ib., $6.00, 
postpaid. 
: 120 days. Same type as South- 
Southport White Globe port Yellow Globe, with a 
thin delicate skin of pure paper whiteness, but two 
weeks earlier and exceedingly mild. It usually com- 
mands the highest price on the market. % oz., 35c3 0z., 
65c; 4 lb., $2.00; 1 lb., $6.00, postpaid. 7 
° ° : 100 days. An earl at 
White Portugal or Silverskin nits Onion of miid fla. 
vor. Used mostly to grow sets. % oz., 35c; 0z., 65c; 4 
Ib., $2.00; 1 Ib., $6.00, postpaid. 
= 65 d BQ) f th liest, handsomest and 
White Barletta °, ci3°; Beedle oil ne. Oniond. Makes-s 
good bunching sort. % oz., 15¢e; oz., 25c; 14 Ib., 85c; 1 Ib., 
$2.50, postpaid. 
White Welch ne Cvs ae no ee it is ene of 
t (0) nehing as green Onions. ery 3 
hardy. The white ahooe cere eanid growth and are ready Southport White Globe 


for market ahead of those from sets. Mild and delicate in flavor. 
WY oz., 15¢; 0z., 25c; 14 Ib., 85c; 1 Ib., $2.50, postpaid. 


2 gi A ri @ ) AN w 
Long Bunching (Heshiko) jrisnt' bunching, Onion that Parsley 
i s 3 2 ae en O's Fr 
SG Arie OE AEG a ae a CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce 
ye to 150 feet of drill. Seed germinates very 


Chives slowly. Sow thickly in rows about 15 


é : ; inches apart, and thin to four or five 
oc EE A re Ia a ee elite inches apart in the row. Parsley requires 


oz., $1.00; 4 lb., $3.00; 1 Ib., $10.00, postpaid. a rich soil. +s. 
2 Triple Curled or Moss Curled (para. 


mount.) Plant handsome, beautifully 
curled and rapid grower. Will produce a 
large crop. % oz., 10c: oz., 15c; % Ib., 
40c; 1 lb., $1.25, postpaid. 

90 days. Grown for the 
Hamburg Rooted root which resembles a 
Parsnip in shape and color. Foliage very 
much like plain Parsley. % oz., 10c¢; oz., 
15c; % lb., 40c; 1 lb., $1.25, postpaid. 


Parsnips 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce will 
sow 100 feet of drill; three to four pounds per 
acre. Sow in April or May. Parsnips require a 
long season to mature. Sow thickly, thin as 
for Carrots. Seed does not germinate well un- 
less conditions are just right. 


130 days. Thick shoulder. This 
Hollow Crown variety is more generally grown 
than any other sort; roots smooth, tender and 
sugary. 4% oz., 10c; oz., 15c; 14 Ib., 40c; 1 Ib., 
$1.25, postpaid. 












Onion Sets and Plants 


We can supply the Silverskin, Yellow Ebenezer, 
Yellow Globe or the English Multiplier sets, as 
well as Texas Bermuda Onion plants, and will 
solicit your inquiries. 


Long Smooth Dutch or Sugar Jory “ayes. eet 


much sweeter than the Hollow Crown. % oz., 
10c¢; oz., 15c; 1% Ib., 40c; 1 Ib., $1.25, postpaid. 

° 100 days. A fine bunch vegetable, 
Short Thick tops one-half size of Hollow Crown. 
Short, thick roots, free from strings, flavor 
much more delicate than other varieties of 
Parsnips. Fully a month earlier than Hollow 
Crown and reaches maturity in 100 days. 4% oz., 
10c; 0z., 15e; 1% Ib., 40c; 1 Ib., $1.25, postpaid. 





Strawberry Plants 
: Dunlap, Premier or Everbearing. We will 
é Tee 2 & allow Crowe have good, sturdy plants in season, and solicit 
“Paramount” Moss-Curled Parsley Parsnip your inquiries. 





* This variety recommended by the Michigan State College. 


24 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc. 


Garden Peas 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One quart will plant 100 feet of drill; about 56 
pounds per acre. Peas do best on rich, sandy loam that has been well manured 
the previous season. Plant smooth, early sorts as soon as the ground can be 
worked in the spring. The wrinkled varieties are liable to rot if the soil is cold 
and wet, and should be planted later. 


: f th 
Little Marvel or Dark Podded Sutton’s Excelsior Serene BP athe 


second early sorts. Pods long, 3 to 4 inches, filled with deliciously 
sweet Peas. Vines about 15 inches tall. Lb., 30c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 
5 Ibs., $1.40; 14 lbs., (1 pk.), $3.75; 56 Ibs., (1 bu.), $14.00. 


Littl G 58 days. A second early, hardy variety. Prolific, bearing 
HUE GEM pods on both sides of the stalk, beginning near the ground. 
Pods medium length, round, and well filled to the end. Height of vine 
about 15 inches. Seed green, wrinkled. Lb., 30c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 
5 Ibs., $1.40; 14 Ibs. (1 pk.), $3.75; 56 Ibs. (1 bu.), $14.00. 


Ala k 57 days. A small, smooth blue Pea, and one of the earliest. 
S$Ka Grown largely by canners and market gardeners for early 
crop. Vines about two feet in height, pods small, but well filled. Can 
nearly all be harvested at one picking. Lb., 30c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 
5 Ibs., $1.40; 15 Ibs. (1 pk.), $3.25; 60 Ibs. (1 bu.), $12.50. 


: 60 days. One of the earliest and sweetest wrinkled 
American Wonder Peas. Vines very dwarf and productive. Pods 
small, but well filled. The most delicious Pea for the home garden. 
Lb., 30c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 5 lbs., $1.40; 14 Ibs. (1 pk.), $3.75; 
56 Ibs. (1 bu.), $14.00. 





- 62 days. The best of the Laxtonian type. 
* Improved Laxtonian Second early. A little earlier than the Gradus. 
Vine 16 inches high, sturdy, dark green and productive; pods dark 
green, four inches, broad, containing eight large peas of excellent 
quality. The best second: early, big-podded sort. Suitable for quick 
freezing. Lb., 30c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 5 Ibs., $1.40; 14 Ibs., (1 pk.), 
$3.75; 56 Ibs. (1 bu.), $14.00. 

: 80 days. Vines 4 to 5 feet in height, productive. 
Champion of England Pods 2 to 3 inches long, broad and well filled. 
Peas medium size, of unsurpassed sweetness. Lb., 30c, postpaid. Not 
postpaid, 5 lbs., $1.40; 14 lbs. (1 pk.), $3.75; 56 Ibs. (1 bu.), $14.00. 


Little Marvel Peas 


* Alderman 


about four feet in height; very heavy 


72 days. A little later 
than the Telephone. Vines 


foliage. One of the most productive 
sorts. Pods long, dark green, well filled; 
seed wrinkled. Suitable for quick freez- 
ing. Lb., 30c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 5 
Ibs., $1.40; 14 lbs. (1 pk.) $3.75; 56 Ibs. 
(1 bu.), $14.00. 


Laxton’s Progress 60 days. Splendid variety for home, 


’ 58 days. A new variety on the order 
* World’s Record ef Gradus, being slightly earlier, 
more productive and true to a fixed type. Grows about 
2 feet in height, with large, dark green pods nearly 4 
inches in length, broad, pointed and always well filled 
with large, sweet peas of splendid quality. An excel- 
lent, profitable sort for home or market garden. Suit- 
able for quick freezing. Lb., 30c, postpaid. Not post- 
paid, 5 lbs., $1.40; 14 Ibs. (1 pk.), $3.75; 56 Ibs. (1 bu.), 
$14.00. 





% Thomas Laxton 


62 days. One of the 
best second early sorts 
for the market gar- 
deners. Vines of same 
height as the Gradus, 
but a little earlier, 
more hardy and pro- 
ductive. Pods. long, 
blunt-ended and well 
filled with large Peas. 
Peas wrinkled. Suit- 
able for quick freez- 
ing. Lb., 30c, postpaid. 
Not postpaid, 5 Ilbs., 
$1.40; 14 lbs., (1 pk.), 
$3.75; 56 lbs., (1 bu.), 
$14.00. 


* Dwarf Telephone 


A splendid main crop Pea, 
coming between the Tele- 
phone and Stratagem. Of 
the Stratagem type, but a 
heavier yielder. Height 
21%, feet. Foliage very 
heavy, sturdy and dark 
green. Pods 414 inches 
* long, dark green, broad, 
straight and pointed, con- 
taining nine large, me- 
dium dark green peas of 
the best quality. Suitable 
for quick freezing. Lb., 
30c, postpaid. Not post- 
paid, 5 Ibs., $1.40; 14 Ibs. 
(1 pk.), $3.75; 56 Ibs., 
(1 bu.), $14.00. 


Improved 
Laxtonian 


market garden and shipping. Vines 
dwarf, about 22 inches, dark green, prolific. Pods 4% 
inches long, handsome; dark green; plump, tapered 
at ends. Seeds large, wrinkled, cream, interior yellow. 
Suitable for quick freezing. Lb., 30c, postpaid. Not 
postpaid, 5 Ibs., $1.40; 14 Ibs. (1 pk.), $3.75; 56 Ibs. 
(1 bu. ), $14.00. 


Telephone 72 days. A standard high quality, large- 
podded Pea, for main crop; productive; 
height 4% feet. Vine and foliage strong and heavy, 
medium green. Pods 4% inches long, medium green, 
straight, broad and pointed, well filled. Suitable for 
quick freezing. Lb., 30c, postpaid. Net postpaid, 5 lbs., 
$1.40; 14 lbs. (1 pk.), $3.75; 56 Ibs. (1 bu.), $14.00. 


Edible Pod Sugar Peas 


The pods of the two varieties listed below are 
cooked with the peas. They have a high sugar con- 
tent and make a delicious dish, and once tried, they 
will be regularly grown. 


Dwarf White Sugar (Wilt resistant.) 64-67 days. Vines 24 
ti 


o 30 in. tall. Slender, medium green, 
branching. productive, white blossomed. The pods are 214-3 
in.x %-%4 in., straight to slightly curved, fairly plump, semi- 
pointed, light green, borne singly or double, tender, excellent 
quality. Lb., 30c, postpaid. Net postnaid, 5 lhs., $1.40; 14 lbs. 
(1 pk.), $3.75; 56 Ibs. (1 bu.) $14.00. 


62 days. A dwarf, edible pod variety. 

Dwarf Gray Sugar Vines about 2 feet high. Cook pods like 

string Beans. Lb., 30c, postpaid. Not postvaid, 5 Ibs., $1.40; 
14 Ibs. (1 pk.), $3.75; 56 Ibs. (1.bu.), $14.00. 

variety, 


Melting Sugar, or Edible Pod Oe flat, brittle 


pods. These are sweet and are cut or broken and cooked like 
string Beans. It is a delicious vegetable and should be better 
known and more generally used. Lb., 30c, postpaid. Net post- 
pee Ibs., $1.40; 14 Ibs., (1 pk.), $3.75; 56 lbs. (1 bu.), 


A tall 





Due to present rates of postage, and pending increases, 
please bear in mind that anything that is quoted ‘‘Not Post- 
paid’? means that the postage will be extra, and in case of 
10 lbs. of peas, the mailing weight would be at least 12 or 13 
lbs. on which the rates in force at time of ordering would 
prevail, but in any case, any money that is sent us additional, 
would be refunded immediately when order is filled, so be sure 
to include enough for postage. Present Parcel Post rates are 
given on page 5. 











GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 25 








CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce will produce about 
2000 plants; about 7000 plants for an acre. Sow seeds in 
hotbeds from February to April; transplant to open ground 
when all danger from frost is past, in rows about three feet 
apart and eighteen inches apart in the row. Seed can be sown 
in the open ground late in May, and thinned as above. Cover 
seed about half an inch. 


California Wonder 72 days. Thickness of flesh alone, 


which is often % of an inch, 
places this sweet pepper above all others. Vigorous 
growing plants, blocky fruit 5 inches long and 4 inches 
wide. When fully matured, it has a waxed appearance. 
% oz., 35¢c; 0z., 65c; %4 Ib., $2.00; 1 Ib., $6.06, postpaid. 
: 63 days. An earlier and more pro- 
Qakview Wonder ductive strain of California Wonder. 
Fruits blocky, smooth, with thick, mild, sweet flesh. 
Plants shorter and stockier but fruits are set earlier 
and more abundantly. An outstanding strain unsur- 
passed for shipping and for the home and market gar- 
den. % oz., 40c; oz., 70c; 14 Ib., $2.35; 1 Ib., $7.00, 
postpaid. 
° : 80 days. Mammoth fruits 12 to 15 inches 
Chinese Giant in circumference. Flesh thick, tender, 
mild and sweet. % oz., 40c; oz., 70c; % Ib., $2.35; 1 


lb., $7.00, postpaid. 

oy : 63 days. The earliest and most 
Harris Early Giant prolific of all large Peppers. Is 
of dwarf, compact growth, bearing as many as 12 
pendent fruits on a single plant. Fruit scarlet, meas- 
uring 5 inches long by 3% inches in diameter; three- 
lobed, mild and sweet. A profitable Pepper for the 
market. 144 oz., 40c; oz., 70c; 14 lb., $2.25; 1 Ib., $6.50, 
postpaid. 

73 days. Sweet. Fruits Tomato-shaped, 2 
Sunnybrook inches deep, 3 inches in diameter, smooth, 
glossy dark green turning to deep scarlet-red. Flesh 
thick and sweet. It is early and productive. Truly a 
home garden variety. % 0z., 35c; 0z., 65c; 14 Ib., 52.00; 
1 Ib., $6.00, postpaid. 

70 days. Pendent fruits about 5 


‘ Long Red Cayenne inches long and % inch in diam- 


eter at the base, often curved and twisted; bright red. 
hot and pungent. 1% oz., 35c; 0z., 65c; 4 Ib., $2.00; 1 
lb., $6.00, postpaid. 

. (Hot.) 60 days. Very early. 
Hungarian Yellow Wax Dente for. home, arikeiot 
garden and canning. Plants small, heavily produc- 
tive. Fruits 6 to 7 inches long, 2 inches thick, tapered, 
smooth, waxy light yellow becoming bright red. Flesh 
thick, pungent. 1%4 0z., 35¢; 0z., 65c; 14 Ib., $2.00; 1 
lb., $6.00, postpaid. 





California 
Wonder Pepper 


: 60 days. Considered the first, 
Hungarian Yellow Sweet early Pepper in the season. 
Plant is 12 to 15 inches in height, very hardy, and 
prolific, bearing fruit both upright and pendent. The 
fruit is from 5% to 6 inches long by 1% inches in 
diameter, tapered, smooth flesh; is fairly thick and 
pungent. Color is waxy yellow, becoming a bright 
red at maturity. % oz., 45c; oz., 90c; %4 lb., $2.70; 1 
Ib., $8.00, postpaid. 


65 days. The plant is 20 to 24 inches 
Sweet Banana tall, upright, dark green, very vigor- 
ous, heavy foliage of large leaves. Fruit 6% to 7% 
inches long, 1% inches in diameter, tapered to the- 
point with very slight curve; sweet, medium flesh 
wall, light yellow turning to bright red at maturity. 
Is an excellent variety for home and garden. % oz., 
50c; oz., $1.00; 14 lb., $3.00; 1 Ib., $10.00, postpaid. 


55 days. Large, bell-shaped, 
Bull Nose or Large Bell thick-fleshed fruit. Good for 
Mango pickles. % oz., 35c; 0z., 65c; 44 Ib., $2.00; 1 Ib., 
$6.00, postpaid. 


70 days. The most prolific large Pepper. 
World Beater Fruit very large, about 5 inches long. 
Flesh thick, mild and sweet. Pepper tapering and of a 
bright ruby color when rine and very attractive. %4 
OZ., 35c; 0z., 65c; %4 lb., $2.00; 1 lb., $6.00, postpaid. 


° 60 days. A very early, medium large, 
Neapolitan prolific variety. Fruits upright in growth, 
three-lobed, yellowish green, becoming bright red, 
flesh extremely mild and sweet. % oz., 35c; 0z., 65c¢; 
% Ib., $2.00; 1 Ib., $6.00, postpaid. 


R b Ki 65 days. One of the most profitable and 
uby King satisfactory varieties for the home or mar- 
ket garden; plants are early, productive and of dwarf 
compact, upright growth; fruits pendent. often 4 to 
6 inches long by 8 to 4 inches thick, tapering and of 
a bright ruby-red color; flesh is thick, mild and 
sweet. 1% 0oz., 35c; 0z., 65c; 14 lb., $2.00; 1 lb., $6.00, 
postpaid. 


Pj 73 days. A rather late, very thick-fleshed, 
imento heart-shaped, smooth, mild, crimson variety; 
much used for salads. % oz., 35c; oz., 65¢; 1% Ib., 
$2.00; 1 lb., $6.00, postpaid. 


R d Chili 85 days. Small, red, cone-shaped. Very hot 
e Ml sand prolific. Used for seasoning. % oz., 35c; 
oz,, 65e; % Ib., $2.00; 1 Ib., $6.00, postpaid. 








* This variety recommended by the Michigan State College. 


26 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Pumpkins 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One oz. of seed for 
20 hills. About 3 pounds per acre. Usually grown in 
cornfields, but can be grown as a separate crop. 
Seed should be planted in hills 8 to 10 feet apart 
each way, after soil gets warm. Cultivate until 
vines begin to run. Cut Pumpkins after leaves die, 
leaving 38 to 4 inches of stem attached to fruit. 
Store in a dry place, and do not bruise. 


: : 70 days. Generally used for 
Connecticut Field planting in Corn for stock feed- 
ing; also makes good pies. % oz., 10c; 0z., 20c; 4 
Ib., 50¢c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


e 120 days. The giant among 
King of the Mammoths Pumpkins. Often grows two 
feet or more in diameter. % oz., 10c; oz., 20c; 4 
Ib., 50¢; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


S Pj 108 days. Fruit small, round, flatten- 
fr dugar Fie cq at the ends, and slightly ribbed. 
Skin and flesh deep orange-yellow. Flesh very thick 
and of high quality. % oz., 10c; oz., 20c; % Ib., 
50c; 1 1b., $1.50, postpaid. 


Wi L 100 days. Round, medium in size, 
inter UXUTY with a golden yellow skin closely 
netted like a netted muskmelon; sweet and finely 
flavored and an exceptionally good keeper. % oz., 
10c; oz., 20c; 1% Ib., 58c; 1 lb., $1.50, postpaid. 





Sugar or Pie Pumpkin 


Radishes 





Early Scarlet Globe 





CANADIAN CUSTOMERS 
We will accept your order only on remittance 
payable in United States funds or its equal. Notice 
announcement on page 5. 





20 days. We have an excep- 
* Early Scarlet Globe tionally fine stock of this 
grand variety, which has been tested by having crops 
grown both in greenhouses and outdoors. Our new 
stock will not be sold until it is tested. It is one of 
the earliest forcing Radishes, and does equally as well 
for outdoor culture. Roots are globe-shaped, of fair 
size, not apt to be pithy, small tops, crisp and tender, 
color bright scarlet. A scarlet globe variety with a 
medium top. % oz., 10c; oz., 15c; 14 Ib., 30c; 1 Ib., 
$1.00, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 Ibs. 85c per Ib.; 25 
Ibs. or more, 75c per Ib. 


5 ing 20 days. New, improved. The 
*Grand Rapids Forcing best greenhouse variety and 


the earliest of the Scarlet Globe type, but superior in 
every way for greenhouse forcing. When properly 
grown it is the most handsome and best forcing sort 
with the shortest top and the Radishes are ready to 
pull before you realize it on this account. A scarlet 
globe variety with a short top. % oz., 10c; oz., 15¢; 
4 \b., 30: 1 1b., $1.00, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., 
85c per 1b.; 25. lbs. or more, 75¢ per Ib. 





The Grand Rapids Forcing Varieties are nation- 
ally known. Turn to the others: Lettuce is de- 
scribed on page 18; Tomatoes on page 31. 


SSS SSS 


Radishes prefer a deep, rich, sandy soil and an 
application of a well balanced fertilizer. 





Due to present rates of postage, and pending increases, please bear in mind that anything that is quoted “Not Postpaid” 
means that the postage will be extra, and in the case of 10 Ibs. of Radishes, the mailing weight would be at least 12 or 13 
Ibs. on which the rates in force at time of ordering would prevail, but in any case, any money that is sent us additional, 
would be refunded immediately when the order is filled, so be sure to include enough for postage. Present Parcel Post 


rates are given on page 5. 








* This variety recommended by the Michigan State College. 





GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 27 


C li 25 days. A highly colored and attractive vari- 
avalier ety for all purposes and especially for ship- 
ping. Tops small, roots oblong-globe, very firm and of 
bright red color. Especially adapted for growing on 
muck soils. % oz., 10c; 0z., 15¢; 14 lb., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, 
_ postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., 85¢ per Ib.; 25 Ibs. or 
more, 75c per Ib. 
C f. days. Brightest colored of the bunching Ra- 
OMEl dishes. Globe shaped, suitable for use when % 
to % inches in diameter, but become much larger 
without becoming pithy. Tops are slightly larger than 
Scarlet Globe. Roots attractive, bright clear red. Y% 02Z., 
10c; 0z., 15c; % lb., 36c; 1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. 
Icicl (Short Top.) 25 days. One of the earliest 
% cicie long varieties, white throughout. Very crisp 
and tender. % oz., 10c; 0z., 15¢; 14 lb., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.60, 
postpaid. 
20 days. Of oblong shape, small, 
French Breakfast quick growing, color rose-scarlet, 
with small white tip. % oz., 10c; 0z., 15c; % lb., 30; 
1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. 
9 20 days. White tip, quite similar to 
Cooper $ Sparkler Searlet Turnip White tip as to size 
and time of maturity, only the Sparkler is more round 
or ball-shaped, and the white extends farther up the 
Radish, making a more attractive bulb. % oz., 10¢; 0z., 
l5ce; % lb., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. 








Grand Rapids Forcing Radish 


° ° ° 25 days. Round, deep 
Scarlet Turnip White Tipped carict, shading to a 
white tip at the bottom. Very early. 4% oz., 10c; 
oz., 15c; %4 Ib., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. 


: ° 28 days. Larger than any other ex- 
Crimson Giant tra nie aye but does not be- 
come pithy. Crimson-carmine, turnip-shaped, flesh 
firm, crisp and tender. % oz., 10c; oz., 15c; 4 Ib., 
30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. 


The Best 
Winter 
Radishes 


° ° Celestial.) 60 
White Winter eae Roots 
six to eight inches long, 
thick, cylindrical and 
smooth, with a _ beautiful 
white skin and flesh, the 
whitest and least pungent of 
the winter Radishes. % o0z., 
10c; 0oz., 15c; % lb., 30c; 1 
Ib., $1.00, postpaid. 


: White Icicle 


° ° 52 days. Roots four or five inches long, blunt at both ends, about 
Chinese Rose Winter two inches thick. Skin smooth and bright, deep rose color. Flesh 
white and crisp. One of the best winter sorts. % oz., 10c; oz., 15¢; 1% Ib., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, 
tpaid. Sie é 

recht «1 56 days. One of the latest and hardiest varieties for winter use; 
Long Black Spanish roots 8 to 9 inches long, 2 to 3 inches ee AE and nearly black 
i 1 3 ‘3 oz., 15c; % lb., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. ; 
Ag LOT e One ar are ae lle 3 to 4 inche; in diameter. Skin almost black; flesh white, Celestial 

Round Black Spanish erisp and pungent. 4% oz., 10c; 0z., 15c; %4 lb., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. White Winter 








t rates of rostage, and pending increases, please bear in mind that anything that is quoted “Not Postpaid” 
ee chet the tatare will be extra, and in the case of 10 lbs. of Radishes, the mailing weight would be at least 12 or 13 
lbs. on which the rates in force at time of ordering would prevail, but in any case, any money that is sent us additional, 
would be refunded immediately when the order is filled, so be sure to include enough for postage, Present Parcel Post 
rates are given on page 5. 


All prices quoted herein are subject to change without notice. 


28 . GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Rutabagas 


Mature in 100 days. 





: A hardy, productive variety with small 
American Purple Top neck; roots large, globe-shaped, with small 
tap roots, bright yellow in color with purple top, solid, tender 
and sweet. Gur strain is the best available. % oz., 10c; oz., 15e; 14 
lb., 40¢; 1 Ib., $1.25, postpaid. 


= (Laurentian Neckless). A strain of Purple Top 
Canadian Gem Swede, much preferred in Canada. Tops short, prac- 
tically neckless. Roots large, spherical, purplish red above ground, 
light yellow below. Flesh creamy yellow, firm, mild and sweet. % 
o0z., 10c; oz., 15c; %4 lb., 30c; 1 1b., $1.00, postpaid. 


Salsify 





Victoria 
Rhubarb 





American Purple Top Rutabaga 


Salsify or Vegetable 
Oyster 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce to 75 feet of drill; 
5 or 6 pounds to the acre. Sow the seed early in the spring 
in drills twelve inches apart and one inch deep. Thin to four 
or five inches apart. Like Parsnips, they may be left in the 
ground all winter and dug as soon as the ground is thawed. 
Salsify prefers a deep, rich sandy soil. 


: 150 days. A splendid vari- 
thick, tapering roots. Very uniform, mild and delicious 
in flavor. A popular sort with the market gardeners. 
1% oz., 25c; 0z., 45c; 4 lb., $1.35; 1 lb., $4.00, postpaid. 


Rhubarb 


} iq One of the 
Vielorias eee 9 


ket sorts; stalks a 
beautiful red. % oz., 
15c; 0z., 30c; %4 Ib., 
$1.00; 1 Itb., $3.00, 
postpaid. 








Aromatic, Medicinal and Pot Herbs 


For early use, sow seed in hotbed or in open ground in May, in rows one foot apart. 
Cover very lightly and thin to six inches apart in the row. They should be cut on a 
dry day, just before they come into full blossom. Tie in bunches and keep where they 
will dry quickly. 


ANISE. Used for garnishing, seasoning and DILL. Leaves are used in pickles and for fla- 
for cordials. Pkt., 10c, postpaid. voring soups and sauces. % oz., 10c; 0Z., 
oe . " i 
BASIL, SWEET. * Annual. About 12 inches -  15¢: 4 Ib, 30e; 1 Th, $1.00, postpaid. 
tall. Entire plant has fragrant, somewhat LAVENDER. True. Perennial. Flowers are 
spicy aroma; used for seasoning. Pkt., 10c. dried and placed in the linen closet to impart 


CARAWAY. d ae fa fl . their perfume to the linens. Also used as a 
breads, oe ee ae Pkt.. ate pasts repellent to moths. Pkt., 10c, postpaid. 


paid. FLORENCE FENNEL. Grown in home and 
CELERIAC or TURNIP-ROOTED CELERY, market garden. Plant 2 to 3 feet tall. Chiefly 
Giant Prague. Pkt., 10c, postpaid. grown for the bulblike structure formed by 
the enveloping thickened bases of the stalks 








Sage 





CHICORY (French Endive). Used extensively 
for salads. The new leaf growth forms a 
compact blanched head with broad, crisp 
leaves, having a pleasantly sharp flavor. Pkt., 
10c, postpaid. 


CHIVES. Hardy perennial plants of the onion 
type. Easily grown from seeds. The small 
leaves are used for seasoning, Pkt., 10c; % 
0z., 50c¢; -oz., $1.00; 14 Ib., $3.00; 1 Ibi, 
$10.00, pestpaid. 

CORIANDER. The seeds are used for flavor- 
ing. Pkt., 10c, postpaid. 

DANDELION. Improved thick leaf. Very su- 
perior strain. Makes vigorous, very compact 
growth. Leaves 18 to 24 inches across, thick 
in texture and blanch readily. Pkt., 10c, 
postpaid. 





of the lower leaves. This is aromatic and of 
a delicate sweet flavor. Pkt., 10c, postpaid. 


SAGE. The most extensively used of any herb, 
An indispensable perennial. Very aromatic, 
Oz., $1.00; pkt., 25c, postpaid. 


SAFFRON. Used for coloring certain dishes, 
also flavoring. Pkt., 10c, postpaid. 


SUMMER SAVORY. The leaves and young 
ames are used for flavoring. Pkt., 10c, post- 
paid. 


THYME. Hardy perennial, 8 to 10 inches tall, 
of strong, agreeable, aromatic odor and fla- 
vor; used in medicine and for seasoning culi- 
nary preparations. Pkt., 10c; 1 oz., $2.00, 
- postpaid. 


All prices quoted herein are subject to change without notice. 








GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 29 


Improved 


Spin ach Varieties 


IMPORTED TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE 
MOST CRITICAL TRADE 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce to 100 feet of 
drill; eight to ten pounds per acre. Sow early for spring 
crop; in August for fall use; and if sown from the middle 
to last of September, and protected during the winter 
with a light covering of straw, it will be ready for use 
very early in the spring. 

A fertilizer high in nitrogen and phosphate is recom- 
mended, especially for sandy soils. 

During warm weather, germination may be greatly 
aided by firming the seed bed, and sowing the seed shal- 
low. Keep the soil moist until germination is completed. 


: 42 days. It is earl 

* Long Standing Bloomsdale 214° hardy and a dec 
cided improvement on the old strain. Will stand 
ten to fourteen days before bolting to seed; has 
a heavier leaf texture, more crumpled or savoyed, 
and will also resist the heat much better. Suitable 
for quick freezing. % oz., 10¢; oz., 15c; 1% Ib., 25c; 
1 lb., 70c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., $5.50; 25 
Ibs. or more, 50c per lb. 


. 45 days. An old stan- 
Round Summer Thick Leaved dard. Grand Rapids 
growers use this variety very largely for main crop 
for spring, summer and fall. Suitable for quick 
freezing. 1% oz., 10c; oz., 15c; %4 Ilb., 25c; 1 Ib., 
70c, postpaid. Net postpaid, 10 lbs., $5.50; 25 lbs. or 
more, 50c per Ib. : 
























Virginia Savoy Blight Resistant 


° 45 days. Similar to Thick Leaf. 
Giant Nobel An erect, vigorous growing, 
_long standing Spinach, slow to run to seed. 
Leaves large, unusually broad, firm and 
thick, with rounded top. Smooth, medium 
green in color and the largest of any Spin- 
ach. Suitable for quick freezing. % oz., 10c; 
oz., 15c; %4 lb., 25c; 1 Ib., 70c, postpaid. Not 
postpaid, 10 lbs., $5.50; 25 Ibs. or more, 50¢, 
per lb. 
Viki 45 days. This new variety may well be 
ing described as a dark green Nobel. Excel- 
lent for market gardens and canning. Plant large, 


spreading, vigorous, thick and dark green. Suitable for cuick 
freezing. Y% oz., 10c; 0z., 15c; 14 Ib., 25c; 1 Ib., 1 0c, postpaid. 


Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., $5.50; 25 Ibs. or more, 50c per Ib. 


48 days, This is a good strain of Viking. Plants 
Heavy Pack are Bone and vigorous with large, medium 
ereen, slightly crumpled thick leaves on short stalks. Color is 
“intermediate between Nobel and King of Denmark. Suitable 
for quick freezing. % oz., 10c; 0oz., lic; %4 Ib., 25c; 1 Ib., 
70c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 Ibs., $5.50; 25 Ibs. or more, 50c 


per lb. 


Long Standing 
Bloomsdale 





° 48 days. Imported seed to meet the 
* King of Denmark demands of the most critical trade. 
A standard variety for market gardeners, for spring plant- 
ing. It will stand longer than any other variety before 
going to seed. Leaves large, rounded, and somewhat 
blistered. Color very deep green. Heavy yielder and ex- 
cellent quality. Suitable for quick freezing. % oz., 10¢; 
oz., 15c; % lb., 25c; 1 lb., 70c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 
Ibs., $5.50; 25 lbs. or more, 50c per Ib. 

40 days. Virgin- 


Virginia Savoy Blight-Resistant Spinach 52 °“Savoy is 
characterized by the large leaves and general Flanders 
type of growth. The low-growing, wide-spreading habit 
makes it most desirable for winter Spinach. Plants of 
this type attain a very large size in late fall and carry 
well into early spring. A single plant often weighs more 
than a pound. Suitable for quick freezing. % oz., 10c; 
o0z., 15c; % lb., 25c; 1 lb., 70c, postpaid. Not postpaid, 10 
Ibs., $5.50; 25 Ibs. or more, 50c¢ per Ib. 

60 days. Entirely distinct from the other 
New Zealand varieties. Plant tall and spreading, leaves 
medium green, rather small and pointed. Prickly seeded. 
1% oz., 10c; oz., 15c; 4 lb., 25a; 1 lb., 75c, postpaid. 


Giant Nobel 





Due to present rates of postage, and pending increases please bear in mind that anything that is quoted “‘Not Postpaid’’ 
means that the postage will be extra, and in the case of 10 lbs. of Spinach, the mailing weight would be at least 12 or 13 
pounds on which the rates in force at time of ordering would prevail, but in any case, any money that is sent us additional 
would be refunded immediately when the order is filled, so be sure to include enough for postage. Present Parcel Post rates 


are given on page 5. 








30 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan: 


Squash 


CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. For Summer Squash, one 
ounce to 25 hills; two to three pounds per acre. For Winter 
Squash, one ounce to ten hills; about three pounds per acre. 
After danger of frost is past, plant eight to ten seeds to the 
hill for Summer sorts, about four feet apart, the last of May; 
and Winter varieties in hills about eight feet apart, from the 
middle of June to July first. Do not bruise or break the stems 
of Winter Squash when gathering. «Store in a cool, dry place. 


Early Prolific Straightneck 2° 42%: 3 bigh yielding 


summer squash. Fruits 
straight, smooth, and of delicate creamy color. Will 
grow 12 to 14 inches long but can be eaten when small- 
er. Quality unsurpassed. % oz., 10c; 0z., 20c; 14 Ib., 
50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. : : 

55 days. The largest and one o 
Summer Crookneck the earliest summer varieties; 
fruits often 2 to 2% feet long; very warty and deep 
orange in color. % oz., 16c; oz., 20c; 14 lb., 50c¢; 1 Ib., 


$1.50, postpaid. 
A r 

Golden Summer Crookneck 3> {7% oanctine sores 
squash; fruits about a foot long, moderately warted 
and of bright yellow color. % oz., 10c; 0z., 20c; 1% Ib., 
50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 
B 105 days. A prolific, oblong variety 2% feet in 

alana length by 6 inches in diameter, having a grey- 
green shell. 4% oz., 10c; oz., 20c; %4 Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., 
$1.50, A Se 

° imilar to the regular Banana, but ex- 

Banana, Pink terior deep pink. Fruits average 15 
inches long and 6% inches in diameter, straight, 
pointed at the blossom end, rounded at the stem end. 
Flesh thick with small seed cavity. % oz., 10c; 0z., 
20c; % lb., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 













Giant 
Summer 
Crookneck 






ae 


«1 50 days. The earliest, most productive 
Yankee Hybrid summer Squash. Fruits are straight, 
smooth, attractive and of excellent quality. Very 
similar to the Early Prolific Straightneck, but this 
is a true hybrid and better for home and garden use. 
% o2., 40c; oz., 75c; % Ib., $2.25; 1 lb., 56.50, postpaid. 





Improved Hubbard Squash 


60 days. Similar to the reg- 
Mammoth Table Queen ular Table Queen squash, 
but larger in size. The quality is unsurpassed and 
it is a wonderful addition. Much in demand by both 
home and market gardeners. % oz., 10c; 0z., 20c; 4% 
Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


58 days. A 
Table Queen Squash ft 


for a queen. Cut in half 
and baked for twenty 
minutes, it is delicious. 
Wonderful producer. 
Fruits are from 6 to 8 
inches long and 4 to 6 
inches in diameter. Shell 
hard and smooth, dark 
green with sometimes a 
blotch of red at pointed 
end. Will keep as long as 
the Hubbard. % oz., 10c; 
oz., 20c; 14 lb.,-50c; 1 Ib., 
$1.50, postpaid. 

-.. 60 days. A well known Italian Marrow type. 
Zucchini Fruits nearly cylindrical, straight. Color medi- 
um green, mottled with cream-gray and lighter green lace 
pattern and stripes; flesh firm and of delicate flavor, Suitable 
for quick freezing. % oz., 10c; 0z., 20c; %4 Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., 
$1.50, postpaid. 

D li : 1038 days. The standard of excellence in winter 
€llclous Squashes. Fruits broad top-shaped, commonly 7 to 
8 inches long; skin very dark green, fairly smooth rind, thin 
but hard; flesh extremely thick, bright yellow, fine grained, 
dry, without fiber, of highest quality. % oz., 10c; oz., 20c; %4 
lb., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 
cise 108 days. Valuable for canners because 
Golden Delicious of high starch content and the bright red- 
orange color of the exterior. In shape and season practically 
the same as the original Delicious. % oz., 10c; oz., 20c; %4 
Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. ¢ 
Buttercu 160 days. Rind thin and tough, dark green with 
p narrow gray stripes and slight mottling. Orange 
flesh cooks sweet and dry. A small, thick-fleshed Squash of 
good storage and eating qualities. % oz., 15¢; o0z., 25c; 14 Ib., 
85c; 1 Ib., $2.50, postpaid. : 
Butternut 90 days. A recent introduction which has be- 
come very popular in the New England states. 
Fruits 10 to 12 inches long with neck of about 4 inches in 
diameter which is solid flesh; the seed cavity is located in 
the lower bowl-shaped end. Skin light creamy brown, flesh 
yellow, fine grained and of excellent quality. Matures early 
and is a good keeper. % oz., 15c; 0z., 25c; %4 lb., 85c; 1 Ib., 
$2.50, postpaid. 


Cocozella di Napoli 


lb., $2.00, postpaid. 
Early White Bush Scallop 2° .,c2¥s-,,Yery early ad 


% Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 
Early Yellow Bush Scallop °4 22%. A, true bush but 


larger than the above. % oz., 
10c; oz., 20c; %4 lb., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


The Four Hubbards 


100 days. Similar to th 
Golden Hubbard Old Hubbard in fora 


and habit, though smaller and decidedly 
earlier; shell moderately warted, rich 
orange-red; flesh deep orange, fine qual- 
ity; good keeper. 14 0z., 10c; 0z., 20c; 4% 
Ib., 50¢; 1 1b., $1.50, postpaid. 


105 da Seed a 
* Improved Hubbard 532 naaed wintos 


Squash. Shell moderately warted; deep 
dark bronze-green; flesh bright yellow, 
fine grained, thick and dry. % oz., 10c; 
0z., 20c; 14 lb., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


‘ 105 d ; 

* Chicago Warted Hubbard s;mitar in 
quality and form to the Hubbard, but 
fruit larger and a little later. 1% oz., 10c; 
0z., 20c; 14 Ib., 50c;. 1 ibe aes es dag 
105 days. new type o 

Blue Hubbard Hubbard Squash and said 
to excel all in the superior quality of its 
flesh. Similar to the original Hubbard 
but having a hard blue-gray shell. % 0z., 


10c; 0z., 20c; % Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, post- 
paid. 





Table Queen Squash 


(Italian Vegetable Marrow.) 60 days. 
my oz., 15e; oz., 25c; ™% Ilb., 76c; 1 


All prices quoted herein are subject to change without notice. 








GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


FORCING YARgns 


TOMATOES 


Grown in Greenhouses Everywhere 














Actual Photo of 
Michigan 

State 
Forcing 
Tomatoes 





: Is the result of crossing the Bonny 
Ideal Forcing Best with the Comet and is a heavy 
yielding variety. It has no unripe core, is dark red in 
color, not an acid fruit but of excellent quality. It is 
larger than the old Grand Rapids Forcing, now no 
longer in production. It is a splendid shipper. Surely 
this Tomato has a place in every greenhouse and will 
be a money maker. % oz., 30c; 0z., 60c; 4 Ib., $1.70; 1 
lb., $5.00, postpaid. 


Michigan State Forcing 7° 42ys- ° 


cellent greenhouse variety and 
a vigorous grower with dark 
green foliage. Especially at- 
tractive medium size fruits (4 
to 5 ounces) are borne in clus- 
ters of five to eleven. Stem 
cavity is small, shallow and 
very smooth. Blossom end well 
rounded with a very small scar, 
the outer walls of fruit are 
thicker, and the firmness of the 
fruit makes it possible to allow 
them to ripen on the vine with- 
out loss to the grower. Many 
growers have in late years done 
remarkably well with this vari- 
ety for outdoor growing and it 
is to be recommended. % oz, 
35¢c; 0z., 65c; 4 lb., $2.00; 1 Ib., 
$6.00, postpaid. 


See page 33 for Spartan Hybrid and Northern Hybrid forcing Tomatoes. 


Standard Varieties of TOMATOES 


S = 64 days. The most productive, first 
Farliana Certified early red Tomato and a profitable 


sort for the market gardener. Vines are small but vig- 
orous, fruits medium to large in siza, exceptionally 
smooth and solid; color bright deep scarlet. % oz., 
40c; 02z., 75c; 14 Ib., $2.35; 1 lb., $7.00, postpaid. 


Victor “All-America Selections.” 65 days. Awarded 

Bronze Medal. This Tomato is a dwarf self- 
topping variety. It can be planted close, 5 feet by 3 
feet. It sets fruit when other varieties fail. Is extra 
early, even ripening, with small vines. Color is uni- 
form, scarlet and has a very noted smoothness of skin. 
A very solid Tomato that does not crack and is a good 
shipper. 144 oz., 45c; oz., 90c; 14 lb., $2.70; 1 Ib., $8.00, 
postpaid. 


Valiant 67 days. An early market variety. Vines 

sparse and open. The fruits, weighing about 
8 ounces, are smooth, deep and brilliant scarlet in 
eolor. % oz., 35¢; 0z., 65c; 4 Ib., $2.00; 1 1b., $6.00, 
pestpaid. 


’ 70 days. The earliest disease-resistant, 
Break 0 Day searlet-fruited, meaty Tomato yet in- 
troduced, 10 to 12 days earlier than Marglobe and very 
productive. % oz., 40c; 0oz., 75c; 14 Ib., $2.35; 1 Ib., 
$7.00, postpaid. 


’ 70 days. A much improved type over 
Grothen s Globe the Break o’ Day, and while disease 


resistant the vines are heavier foliaged, growing large, 
upright, early; hardy and prolific. The fruit is bright 
red, large, globe shaped, firm, smooth and of good 
quality. % oz., 40c; 0z., 75c; %4 Ib., $2.35; 1 Ib., $7.00, 
postpaid. 


= Certified. 70 days. Selection of Mar- 
Early Baltimore globe, disease resistant, adapted to 
all soils. Fruit somewhat smaller, bright red color, 
and very prolific. % oz., 40c; oz., 75c; 14 lb., $2.35; 1 
Ib., $7.00, postpaid. 


Certified. 70 days. A second-early scarlet 
Stokesdale fruited variety maturing about a week 
earlier than Marglobe. Plant rather open in habit with 
medium heavy foliage. Fruits large, globe or sub- 
globe, smooth and well colored. % oz., 35c; 0z., 65c; 
Y% Ib., $2.00; 1 Ib., $6.00, postpaid. 


' 70 days. A leading early variety for 
Scarlet Dawn garden, shipping and canning. Plant of 
medium growth, fairly open, very prolific. Fruits 
medium large with thick wall structure, globular, 
smooth, free from flat sides, bright scarlet, ripening 
well to the stem, exceptionally attractive. Adapted to 
both field and greenhouse production. % oz., 35c; 0z., 
65¢; %4 lb., $2.60; 1 lb., $6.00, postpaid. 


1 72 days. Short stemmed, sturdy and 
Golden Jubilee compact, bearing over a long period. 
Fruit golden yellow, globular, thick walled, of mild 
flavor and good quality. Medium size. % oz., 45c; 1 0oz., 
90c; 14 lb., $2.70; 1 Ib., $8.00, postpaid. 


Certified. 73 days. Unexcelled as a gen- 
Bonny Best eral purpose Tomato; particularly val- 
uable for forcing under glass as a canning variety in 
northern sections. Fruits evenly colored bright deep 
scarlet-red; medium large; flattened globe-shaped; 
smooth and firm. % oz., 30c; 0z., 60c; % Ib., $1.70; 1 
lb., $5.00, postpaid. 





Turn to pages 32 and 33 for more Tomatoes. 


32 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Cerise 
* John Baer cg: 73 


days. An early, pro- 
ductive, red Tomato, 
on the order of the 
Chalk’s Jewel. Splen- 
did producer. % o0z., 
30c; oz., 60c; %4 Ib., 
$1.70; 1 Ib., $5.00, 
postpaid. 


Wisconsin No. 55 


(75 days from trans- 
planting to first pick- 
ing.) Plant vigorous, 
quite open, yet suffic- 
iently dense to pre- 
vent much sun scald- 
ing, with considerable 
tolerance to blossom 
end rot, and some tol- 
erance to early blight. 
Fruit set moderately 
heavy. Fruit scarlet, 
slightly oblong, larger 
in size and weight 
than Stokesdale or 
John Baer and less 
liable to cracking. % 
oz., 50c; 0z., $1.00; 4 
Ib., $3.00; 1 Ib., $10.00, 
postpaid. 





ou 


CERTIFIED John Baer Tomato 


7 Certified. 75 days. Very 
Pritchard or Scarlet Topper aN oes 
The splendid, globe-shaped, smooth fruits grow to a 
good size and attain an attractive bright red color. 
Flesh firm, mild flavored, free from acidity, with no 
core and small seed cavity. Plants grow compact and 
robust and produce a heavy crop when planted in good 
rich soil. % oz., 35c; oz., 65c; 14 lb., $2.00; 1 lb., $6.00, 


Marglobe Certified. The Wilt and Nailhead Rust-Re- 

sistant Sort. 75 days. Was produced by 
crossing Livingston’s Globe with one or more other 
varieties. It 1s a vigorous grower whether in green- 
house or field. A bright red in color, of large size, 
almost round, and very productive. It is very promis- 
ing. % oz., 30c; 0z., 60c; 1% Ib., $1.70; 1 Ib., $5.00, post- 
paid. 





Early Detroit or Gulf State Market Katie aa 


shipping. Fruits purplish pink, large and of uniform 
size. Globe-shaped, smooth and firm. % oz., 40c; 1 oz., 
75c; 4 lb., $2.35; 1 lb., $7.00, postpaid. 


postpaid. 
DOW SURE SET plant growth con- 
trol agent for improving the fruit 
set on field Tomatoes. Last season 
wonderful results were obtained in 
the field trials at Michigan State College. % pt. 
size (mix with 3 gals. water and spray the blos- 


Certified. 73 days. This is an early 
soms), $1.75. 4-oz. bottle, 90c. Early Rutgers 


strain and has a thick outer and inner 
wall of solid meat. Globe shaned, scarlet-red in color, 
resembling Marglobe. The Early Rutgers Tomato is in 
great demand for all purposes. % oz., 35c; 02., 65¢; 14 
Ib., 52.00; 1 1b., $6.00, postpaid. 





81 days. The best of the dwarf Tomatoes. Fruits 
Dwarf Stone large, smooth, very solid, of a deep scarlet color. 
% o2., 40c; 02z., 75c; %4 Ib., $2.35; 1 1b., $7.00, postpaid. 


= Certified. 83 days. Second early and main 
Greater Baltimore crop variety. Deep scarlet-red in color, vig- 
orous and very productive. Preferred by canners on account 
of its heavy yield. % oz., 35c; 0z., 65c; 14 Ib., $2.00; 1 lb., $6.00, 
postpaid. 


Certified. 84 days. Developed from crosses involv- 
Garden State ing Pritchard, Marvel and Pink Topper. Plant 
vigorous, partially resistant to fusarium wilt, and late blight; 
fruits slightly flattened globe shaped, attractive in color and 
size. Thick walled and mild flavored. % 0z., 50c; oz., $1.00; 4 
Ib., $3.00; 1 Ib., $10.00, postpaid. 


New Stone 85 days. The standard and general favorite with 

truckers and canners. Always dependable, very vig- 
orous and productive; fruits round, large, solid, smooth, and 
deep red in color. % 02., 35¢; 0z., 65c; 44 Ib., $2.00; 1 lb., $6.00, 
postpaid. 





CERTIFIED Marglobe Tomato 





%& This variety recommended by the Michigan State College. 





GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan She) 
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Oxheart Tomato 


This new garden Tomato 
Stanton Garden Tomato [his few sarden Tomato 


Stanton of Holland, Mich. During the entire life of 
the mother plant it has been fed a special form- 
ula which gives the seed more vitality. This shows 
up in the strength of the plant in resisting disease 
and withstanding considerable drought. Growers 
report no sun scald during the summer of 1949. 
Plant spreads out to a maximum of 40 inches and 
holds the fruit off the ground. Foliage is moderate 
and covers the fruit very well. Fruits are globe- 
shaped, uniform in size, about 2% to 3 inches in 
diameter. Medium to dark red color, solid fruit, 
some with very few seeds. Priced in any quantity 
at $10.00 per thousand seeds. 


SEED TREATMENT PAYS 
Treat your seeds with Semesan disinfectants 


and assure yourself of a crop. 


Seed treatment pays no matter what kind of 
seed is treated. We handle a complete line. 








85 days. A very large, purple-fruited 
Ponderosa Tomato; solid, with but few seeds, 
and no acid. Fine for slicing. 14 0z., 50c; oz., $1.00; 
\% |b., $3.00; 1 Ib., $10.00, postpaid. 


(Red Ponderosa.) 90 days. A wilt-resis- 
Beefsteak tant, large variety for home and market 
garden use. Plant is open in habit of growth, 
heavy. The fruit is large, flat, scarlet, rather 
smooth. % oz., 45¢; oz., 90c; 14 Ib., $2.70; 1 Ib., 
$8.00, postpaid. 


Oxheart 90 days. An attractive pink-skinned vari- 

ety. It is exceedingly smooth and tender 
and almost seedless. It has that delicious mild fla- 
vor. Rich soil adds greatly to its productiveness. 
A late variety. 4% oz., 70c; 0z., $1.35; 14 Ib., $4.00; 
1 1b., $12.00, postpaid. 


Small Fruited Tomatoes Used for pickles, pre- 


serves, canning, etc. EKas- 
ily grown and yield well. Yellow Plum, Red Pear, 
Yellow Pear and Red Cherry. Price of any of the 
four varieties: 14 02. 30c; oz., $1.00, postpaid. 
Special: One packet of each of these four varieties 
for 50c, postpaid. 





Stanton Garden Tomato 


Hybrid Tomatoes For Forcing 


“Just a Little More of Everything” 
Two important Hybrid Tomatoes, bred and grown by Mr. Roy H. Burghart, and introduced to the trade as 
a better and more vigorous Tomato that is more resistant to wilt and disease. They are ideal greenhouse 
forcing hybrids, and have “just a little more of everything” that is desirable in a Tomato. With increased 
production at a lower cost, we are able to offer these at lower prices, enabling greater distribution and a 


better crop at lower cost. 


«7This is a cross between Michigan 
Spartan Hybrid state Forcing and Cooper’s Special, 
and is an excellent greenhouse hybrid, a week earlier 
than the parents and about 20 per cent more produc- 
tive in weight and fruit. Color red, globular shape, 
medium size fruit, 5 to 6 ounces in weight, about three 
to the pound; growing in clusters of Six to eight. A 
meaty Tomato, small seed cavity. Vine is more open, 
giving very uniform ripening of fruit. Being extra 
vigorous in growth, it is more resistant to both wilt 
and disease. 


N h H b id This is a cross between Michigan 
orthern yoria State Forcing and Sutton’s Best of 
All, and is an ideal greenhouse hybrid for northern 
growing, especially in CANADA and northern United 
States. In productivity it is similar to Spartan Hybrid, 
but is more vigorous in growing, particularly in dark 
fall and winter weather which is prevalent in the 
North. Vine is open, permitting uniform ripening. 
Fruit is red in color, globular in shape, but is smaller, 
4 to 5 cunces of solid fruit in clusters of ten to twelve. 
More resistant to wilt and disease on account of its 
vigorous growth. 


Both of these hybrids are put up in sealed packets, 50 seeds, $1.00; 100 seeds, $1.50; 250 seeds, 
$2.50; 500 seeds, $4.00; 1000 seeds, $7.50; 14 0z., $'2.50; 14 oz., $26.00; 0z., $25.00, postpaid. 





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All prices quoted herein are subject to change without notice. 


34 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Nee a eT ec lh ee lt Li nad brah aelchaind bce Ls Dharlicaddtees Dette x 





Purple Tup White Globe Turnip 


: i : a ‘ 55 aays. An early egg-shaped variety. 
urnips White Egg Roots smooth, clear white. One of the best 
for market. % oz., 10c; 0z.,.15c; %4 Ilb., 30c; 1 Ib., 
CULTURAL DIRECTIONS. One ounce to 150 feet $1.00, postpaid. 
of drill; one pound per acre. For main crop, sow in 
July or August. Sow either broadcast or in drills. 


1 55 days. Not so early as 
* Purple Top White Globe 35,4 Eee ee 


in shape. Flesh and skin white, colored purple or red 
above ground. Very fine grained and sweet. The most 
attractive Turnip and best seller. % oz., 10c; oz., 20c; 
Y% Ib., 50c; 1 Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


Extra Early White Milan 40 days. The earliest bulbs, 


small, clear white, and flat. 
One of the best for early bunching. % oz., 10c; 02z., 
20c; 14 lb., 50c; 1 1lb., $1.50, postpaid. 


Purple Top Strap Leaved 45 days. A very early, flat 


variety, medium size; pur- 
ple or red above ground and white below. % oz., 10c; 
oz., 20c; 1% Ib., 50c; i Ib., $1.50, postpaid. 


65 days. Tops small, roots medium size, 
Golden Ball round, smooth and deep yellow. Fine 
grained, flesh firm, crisp and sweet. % oz., 10c; 0z., 
15c; 14 Ib., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, postpaid. 





+ Recommended by Michigan State College 


os 





Yellow Globe Turnip 


75 days. A round, smooth, light yellow 
Yellow Globe variety of medium size and good qual- 
ity. % oz., 10c; 0z., 15¢; 14 lb., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.60, post- 
paid. 


Cow Horn 65 days. Roots long, slightly crooked; clear 

white. Often sown to plow under for fer- 
tilizer. % oz., 18¢; oz., 15c; 14 lb., 30c; 1 Ib., $1.00, 
postpaid. 


Yellow Aberdeen 75 days. A late, medium sized, long 

keeping variety; roots round, yel- 
low with a purple top, flesh tender. 14 0z., 10c; 0z., 
15e; % Ib., 20c; 1 lb., $1.00, postpaid. 


45 days. For- Turnip greens. Extremely 
Seven Top hardy foliage Turnip for table or forage 
use. Crown sends up numerous shoots which are ex- 
cellent for greens. 1% oz., 10¢; 0z., 15c; 14 Ib., 30c; 1 
White Kgg Turnip ib., $1.00, postpaid. 





NR, 


All prices quoted herein are subject to change without notice. 











Our Lawn Seed Grows; Tey Some Today 


35 





Making a Lawn and Its Care 


Preparing the Soil 


The most desirable soils for the lawn are the 
“loams”, but if the soil available for the building of 
a lawn is a tight clay, sand should be added, or if a 


sandy soil, humus is needed, which would make it as 


nearly a loam as possible. 


Even such simple tasks as spading are important 
and should be done with care. The depth of the sur- 
face soil largely determines the depth to which one 
should spade. If the top soil is six inches or less in 
thickness, work it to the depth of the surface soil. 
Never turn up the subsoil. 


To get the best results from spading, each shovelful 
of soil is turned over and placed upon the edge of 
the hole away from the spader. It is then pulverized 
with a tap of the spade. This not only breaks up the 
mass, but carries the granulated soil back into the 
hole from which it was originally taken. 


After the spaded soil has been well pulverized, grade 
the soil to slope gently from the house. The grading 
will prevent water from standing around the founda- 
tion of the house. Next, level and roll until the seed- 
bed is firm. 


Applying Plant Food 


When the seedbed has been completed, Vigoro, the 
complete balanced plant food, or Milorganite should 
be applied. The lawn is never so effectively fed as 
before the grass seed is sown. The plant food should 
be applied and spread evenly over the surface of the 
soil at the rate of 4 pounds per hundred square feet, 
and worked into the top few inches. 





Sowing Seed : 
After the plant food has been worked into the soil, 
the seed should be spread uniformly over the surface 
at the rate of 4 or 5 pounds per one thousand square 
feet of soil. The seeding should be done by going in 
both directions to get an even distribution, both at 
the ends as well as the center of the throw. 
A covering of clean straw or coarse cheesecloth on 
the steep slopes will help to prevent washing which 
may occur before the grass becomes established. 


Feeding 


About 8 or 10 weeks after the lawn is seeded the 
young grass should again be fed either Vigoro, the © 
complete balanced plant food, or Milorganite. The ap- 
plication is made at the rate of 2 pounds per hundred 
square feet of lawn. 


The plant food should be applied when the grass is 
dry and then brushed from the grass with a broom 
or the back of a rake and the lawn should immediately 
be given a thorough soaking to wash the fertilizer 
from the grass and carry it into the soil. If the plant 
food is allowed to remain on the grass and moisture 
should reach it the result would be a burning of the 
tender leaves. To prevent this, a thorough watering 
is very essential. 


Well-fed grass withstands the inroads of weeds and 
also resists injury from the attack of certain diseases, 
and by regular feeding with an application of Vigoro 
or Milorganite will reduce the amount of reseeding 
necessary. The greater development of the root sys- 
tem and the ability to store up reserves of food ma- 
terial, make well-fed grass able to withstand the 
extremes of either winter or summer weather and to 
maintain a dense turf year after year. 


36 


Our Lawn Seed Grows; Try Some Today 





Special care must be given the lawn throughout the 
hot summer months, as Kentucky Blue grass needs a 
resting period in mid-summer, and Red Top will grow 
most anywhere and has its resting period in the fall 
after the Kentucky Blue Grass has recovered. If ex- 
cellent growth and vigor have been maintained 
during the spring, the lawn can be kept in a green 
vigorous condition during the summer, by careful 
watering, feeding and clipping. 


At the approach of fall, lawns should again have a 
thorough application of either Vigoro or Milorganite, 
applied at the rate of 4 lbs. per hundred square feet, 
and the lawn should be thoroughly soaked, following 
the application, as stated above. 


Care of the Lawn 


Young grass should be allowed to grow three inches 
high before the first cutting, but on established lawns 
the grass should be cut quite short until the middle 
of May. Fertilize it well and try to get a complete 
ground cover, and after this has been accomplished, 
keep it cut as long as possible. Lower the wooden 
roller on your mower or better still, alter it or secure 
one that will cut three inches high. Plenty of leaf 
growth will shade the grass roots in hot weather and 
best of all, provide a laborless way of preventing 
weeds and crab grass from seeding, as weeds will not 
grow in a thick shady stand of grass and crab grass 
will not germinate even in semi-shade. 


Whenever you are applying water to an established 
lawn be liberal with the amount used, as the water 
should penetrate 4 inches to do any good, and light 
sprinklings do injury—not good; they are about the 
worst treatment you can give your lawn. 


It is best to water only once a week on clay soil, but 
it should be applied so that the water is quickly ab- 
sorbed into the soil. Sandy soils dry out more quickly, 
and lighter and more frequent waterings are necessary. 





Grade ‘‘A’’ Sunny Lawn Mixture 


This is our own mixture, containing Kentucky Blue 
Grass, Fancy Red Top, Red Creeping Fescue, Chew- 
ings Fescue, Rye Grass, and 10% pure White Clover. 
Wonderful results are and have been obtained with 
this mixture. We use only the very best of seeds ob- 
tainable, of lasting value and hardiness, giving you 
a beautiful and permanent lawn that will last for 


years. 


Grade oA” Shady Lawn Mixture 


Contains Chewings Fescue, Poa Trivialis, Kentucky 
Blue Grass and Red Top. This mixture is our own, be- 
ing mixed by ourselves especially for shady spots. We 
use only the very best seeds obtainable and as more 
care and attention is required we have used the hardi- 
er grasses, that will make a dense, thick growth in 
light soils and a satisfactory lawn in shady places or 
where sun is available only part of the time. 





Inasmuch as we mix our own grass mixtures we 
have the individual grasses for those who want 
straight grasses in one spot or another. 





One of the best 
Kentucky Blue Grass, June Grass grasses. for perma. 
nenecy. For lawns or pasture, it has no superior. Does 
well in any soil and stands the summer heat remark- 
ably well. As it takes some time to become established, 
it is usually sown in mixtures. 
R d T A very hardy perennial grass, succeeding 
€d 10P best on moist land. Valuable for lawn or 
pasture, and will produce large crops of good hay. 
° An annual, coarser than blue grass, 
Domestic Rye used extensively on banks and terraces. 


e . A 
English or Perennial Rye Grass Guin steulterare 


wanted. 

. (Dutch). A small, low growing variety. 
White Clover It is largely used in lawns and pastures. 
It makes a small, close, compact growth covering the 
ground like a carpet. Its blossoms are round, white 
and sweet scented, with leaves of bright green color. 


* + i (Rough Stalked Meadow Grass). Closely 
Poa Trivialis related to Kentucky Blue Grass. Mostly 
used in shady places but will thrive in any soil. 

: Valuable on sandy soils and in the 
Chewings Fescue shade. It is a perennial grass with 
a fine blade and spreading root system. 

: One of the best Fescues obtain- 
Red Creeping Fescue able. It spreads from the roots, 
making a dense turf which tends to crowd out weeds. 
Does well in shade and is good on sandy soil. ; 


One of the most valuable lawn grasses. 


Bent Grass Exceptionally good for golf courses, 


greens, etc., because of its short growth and deep 
green, fine-leaved foliage. 
and plenty of moisture. 


Mail Orders are Solicited and Prices Will be 
Quoted on Request. 


Requires very rich soil 





That Should Be In Everyone’s Garden 





AGERATUM (FLOSSFLOWER) (A) 


One of the best summer flowering plants. They are rapid 
growers; early and constant bloomers. See page 41. 


MEXICANUM, TALL. 18 inches. Beautiful, soft layvender-blue, of 
free branching habit. 1% oz., 40c; pkt., 10c. 


BLUE CAP. Selected. 6 inches. pesiotely more dwarf, more foe ‘ . 
pact in habit with small leaves. Bright, deep, rich lavender-blue. 
Oz., $4.00; 14 oz., $1.25; pkt., 10¢. BALSAM (LADYSLIPPER) (A) 


DOUBLE CAMELLIA-FLOWERED MIXED. An old and 
favorite garden flower, producing its gorgeous 
masses of beautiful, colored, double flowers in the 
greatest profusion. 11% to 2 feet. 4 ozs., $3.25; 
oz., $1.00; 1% oz., 30c; pkt., 10c. See page 42. 





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A very popular annual that will always charm by its simple from 4 to 5 inches in diameter, and borne on stems 12 

beauty. See page 42. inches Ts 00s in ree ve oe oe aps all colors, 
= : . ' ozs., $5.00; oz., $1.65; 1/4 oz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 

ERD USES SA ES $1.50; oz., 50c; V4 oz, I5¢; = GyceN OF THE MARKET. Best early Aster, usually in full 

pkt., 10c. bloom 2 weeks before most others begin to blossom. 

JUBILEE GEM. Pkt., 10c. Graceful spr: ading habit. See page 42. Mixed, all colors, 
RED BOY. Pkt., 10c. 4 ozs., $5.00; oz., $1.65; 14 oz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 


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Phlox 


PHLOX (A) 


The annual Phioxes are dazzling in effect, particularly so 
when sown in masses or ribbon beds of contrasting colors. 
Few flowers are sa easy to grow from seed, so pretty and 
compact in habit, so quick to bloom, or give such a brilliant 
display of color for so little cost or care. 


PHLOX DRUMMONDI. Unsurpassed for variety of colors. 
Mixed. Oz., $2.40; 14 oz., 80c; pkt.. 10c. 
See the cthers on page 51. 





Snapdragons 


RUST-PROOF SNAPDRAGON 


(ANTIRRHINUM) (A) 


For gorgeous coloring few flowers can match Snapdragons. 
The flowers are of very large size, very fragrant, and are 
produced on immense long spikes, which render them well 
adapted for cut flowers. These strains are the finest obtain- 
able. 

DWARF MIXED. Pkt., 10c. 
TALL MIXED. Pkt., 10c. 


(See full description on page 53) 


40 


ANNUAL FLOWERS 


That Shadd Se Vu Everyoue's Garden 
PANSIES (8) 


They like a cool, moist soil and protection from the wind 
as well as the noon-day sun. Seed should be sown in the 
house and transplanted when danger of frost is over. For 
large flowers, early in the spring, the seed should be sown 
in August or September and the plants protected with a cold 
frame during the winter. May also be sown out-of-doors in 
the spring for late summer and fall flowers. 


Pansies are listed on page 52. 


Saini 


Pansies 


ZINNIAS (A) 


Splendid hardy annuals making a brilliant profusion of 
color and succeeding well in any soil. They will retain their 
beauty for several weeks and bloom until frost. 


LILLIPUT DOUBLE, MIXED, or “POMPON.” 12 inches. The 
plants form handsome little bushes and fairly bristle with 
tiny, short-stemmed, very double flowers hardly exceeding 
a Daisy flower in size. They are pretty plants. 1 Ib., 
$10.00; 4 ozs., $2.75; oz., 80c; pkt., 10c. 


The Colossal or California Giant-Flowered, Dahlia-Flowered 
and Fantasy, in mixed or straight colors, are all listed on 
page 56. 





Pompon Zinnias 





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FLOWER SEED DEPARTMENT 


We are convinced that many of the failures with flower seeds are due to lack of proper conditions, and while 
it would be impossible in the space at our disposal in this catalog to give explicit directions for each and 
every cee, which we offer, we feel sure that if the general directions given below are followed, success will 
be the rule. 

All of our flower seeds are listed by their common name in strict alphabetical order, together with the 
botanical name for your guidance. 


Success With Flower Seeds Annuals are those flowers which bloom and die the same year ; 


grown from seed exclusively, 














For all flower seeds which should be started indoors, the 
best plan is to sow in carthenware seed pans or boxes 
(about 2 inches deep) which should be filled to the depth Perennials grow the plant the first year but do not flower 
of an inch with any rough material that will furnish per- until the second year and then bloom every year. 
fect drainage. The upper inch should be n.cely sifted soil, 
composed, if possible, of about one-third each of sand, leaf 
mould and light garden loam. Press firmly and evenly and 
water thoroughly the day before sowing. Sow the seeds 
thinly over the surface, cover about one-eighth of an inch 
and press firmly. When the seedlings are large enough to 
handle, they should be transplanted into similarly prepared 
boxes an inch apart each way, or put into small pots and 
kept in same until time to plant out in the open ground. 
At all times they should have an abundance of air, other- 
wise the young seedlings are liable to “damp off.” 


For most of the ordinary annual flowers, the simplest 
method is to sow directly out-of-doors when danger of 
frost is past in the space where they are intended to flow- 
er. The ground should be dug and raked fine on the sur- 
face, sowing the seeds evenly and thinly, covering not over 
four times their size, and firming the soil over them. 
Should they come up too thickly, as most of them are 
‘likely to do, thin out so that the plants will stand from 
4 to 12 inches apart, according to the variety. 


Biennials bloom and die the second year from the seeding time. 


How to Sow Flower Seeds 


{t will prove quite an advantage to mix all small seeds 
with sand or dry soil and scatter broadcast. This separates 
the seeds and is quite an advantage in thinning out or 
transplanting the young plants as those that remain are 
und.sturbed. A common mistake in sowing flower seeds is 
covering too deeply. The exception to this is the Sweet Pea, 
which is seldom planted deep enough. As a general rule, 
cover small seeds only to the depth of the thickness of the 
seeds ; always press the earth after sowing all flower seeds, 
else there is danger of their drying up before the roots can 
get firm hold cf the svil. Seed of the hardier annuals may 
be sown where they are to grow; but asa rule, it is pre- 
ferable to transplant, as the plants are generally stronger 
and stand the drought better. During very dry weather, Sweet Alyssum 
and when the seedlings are first set out, they should be 
watered frequently. 

The weeds should be kept down and the ground loosened ABRONIA (Sand Verbena). Pkt., 15c. 
often, so that the plants will receive the full benefit of 


the rains and dews, which they will not if the ground is 
allowed to become hard and haked. mee : AO ee ce cpektea (A) 
60,000 seeds per oz. 


Very popular border flower. Dwarf habit, blooming until 
killed by frost. Fine for beds, borders and vases. 


Little Gem. Erect; white. 4 ozs., $3.50; 1 0z., $1.00; 44 02z., 
30c; pkt., 10c. 

Violet Queen. Oz., $1.15; 14 0z., 35c; pkt., 1c. 

Carpet of Snow. 4 ozs., $3.50; 1 0z., $1.60; 14 0z., 30c; pkt., 
10c. 








Alyssum (?) 


Saxatile compactum (Basket of Gold). 9 inches high. Blooms 
in May and June. producing masses of golden flowers very 
early. 1 oz., $1.00; 14 0z., 30c; pkt., 10c. 


Ageratum (FLOSSFLOWER) (A) 
(214,000 seeds per oz.) : 
One of the best summer blooming plants. They are rapid 
growers; early and constant bloomers. 

Mexicanum Tall. 18 inches. Beautiful, soft lavender-blue, 
of free branching habit. 14 0z., 40c; pkt., 10c. 

Blue Cap. Selected. 6 inches. Definitely more dwarf, more 
compact in habit with small leaves. Bright, deep, rich 
lavender-blue. 1 0z., $4.00; 14 0z., $1.25; pkt., 10c. 

Blue Bedder. Dwarf. Pkt., 15c. 

Midget Blue. Dwarf, compact, rich blue. 1 0z., $5.00; 14 02z., 
$1.50; pkt., 10c. 

NUMBER OF SEEDS PER OUNCE, UNDER ALL FLOWER 

ITEMS ARE APPROXIMATE 





Ageratum 


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ARCTOTIS, Large Flowered Hybrids. Pkt., 25c. 
ANCHUSA ITALICA, Dropmore. Pkt., 15c. 
ARABIS, Alpina. Pkt., 10c. 

ARMERIA, Formosa Hybrids. Pkt., 25c. 


Wilt-Resistant Asters (A) 


(12,000 seeds per oz.) 

Giant Crego. The flowers are of immense size, usually 
from 4 to 5 inches in diameter, and borne on stems 
12 inches or more in length. Mixed, all colors. 4 ozs., 
$5.00; 1 oz., $1.65; 14 oz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 

Queen of the Market. Best early Aster, usually in full 
bloom two weeks before most others begin to blos- 
som. Graceful spreading habit. Mixed, all colors. 4 
ozs., $5.09; 1 oz., $1.65; 14 oz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 

American Beauty. Late flowering. Mixed colors. 4 
ozs., $6.50; 1 0z., $2.10; 1%4 0z., 70c; pkt., 10c. 

Heart of France. Dark ruby-red variety; large double 
flowers, beautiful type. Most outstanding Aster. 4 
ozs., $6.50; 1 oz., $2.10; 14 oz., 70c; pkt., 10c. 

Giant California Sunshine. The flowers are large, with 
loosely placed outer petals contrasting with the 
creamy yellow or blue centers, giving a lazy effect 
which is quite delightful. The rogues and off types 
bloom first and the Giant Sunshine later. Mixed 
colors. %4 0z., 75c; pkt., 10c. 

Giant Branching. Mixed colors. 4 ozs., $5.00; 1 oz., 
$1.65; % oz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 

Double American Branching, Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

ACROCLINUM. Double Mixed. Pkt., 15c. 





Calendula 


Baby’s Breath (GYPSOPHILA) (A) 


(25,000 seeds per oz.) 

Graceful plants of fairy-like growth. Large flower- 
ing, pure white, of free, easy growth. Much in de- 
mand for cutting and combining with other flowers 
for bouquets and vases. Several sowings should be 
made during the season to keep up the supply. 
4 ozs., $1.00; 1 0z., 35c; pkt., 10c. 

GYPSOPHILA (P) Paniculata. Double white. 14 oz., 
$1.00; pkt., 10c. 


Bachelor’s Button 


(8,000 seeds per oz.) 
A very popular annual that will always charm by 
its simple beauty. 
Cyanus Mixed. 4 ozs., $1.50; 1 0z., 50c; 4 0oz., 15c; 
pkt., 10c. 
Jubilee Gem. Pkt., 10c. 
Red Boy. Pkt., 10c. 











Giant California Sunshine Aster 


Balsam (LADY SLIPPER) (A) 


(2,400 seeds per oz.) 

Double Camellia-Flowered Mixed. An old and favorite 
garden flower, producing its gorgeous masses of 
beautiful, colored, double flowers in the greatest 
profusion. 1% to 2 feet. 4 ozs., $3.25; 1 0oz., $1.00; 
Y% oz., 30c; pkt., 10c. 

Bush Mixed. 4 ozs., $8.00; 1 oz., $2.10; 14 oz., 70c; 
pkt., 10c. 


BLUE LACE FLOWER. Coeruleus. Blue. Pkt., 10c. 


Calendula (PoT MARIGOLD) (A) 


(3,000 seeds per oz.) 

Orange King. The outer petals are slightly imbri- 
cated, while those in the center are curved like 
those of the Peony. Color glowing orange. 4 ozs., 
$2.40; 1 0z., 80c; 14 oz., 25c; pkt., 10c,. 

The Ball. It has fine stems, immense double flower 
of a brilliant glisteny orange. A great favorite on 
the Chicago cut flower market. 4 ozs., $3.75; 1 oz., 
$1.00; 14 0z., 35c; pkt., 10c. 

Sunshine. Pkt., 15c. 


California Poppy (ESCHSCHOLTZIA) (A) 
(15,000 seeds per oz.) 

Especially valuable for growing in flower beds and 
masses. Sow where plants are to bloom. Bright showy 
flowers and feathered foliage. Good for cut flowers. 
California Mixed. T.arge flowers. Qz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 
California Golden. Oz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 

Bush Eschscholtzia. See Hunnemannia, page 49. 





California Poppies 





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Begonias 


Tuberous-Rooted 


Unexcelled for summer bedding. 

Camellia-Flowered Double. Crimson, copper, salmon, 
searlet, yellow, orange, pink and white. Size 2 inches 
and up. Large size. Each 35c; 3 for $1.00; 6 for 
$2.00; 1 doz., $4.00, postpaid. Kindly give the colors 
wanted. 





Tuberous-Rooted Begonia 


Tuberoses, Double 


(Polianthes Tuberosa) 


Excelsior Dwarf Pearl, Double. Easily recognized by its ex- 
quisite fragrance and beautiful flower spike; long stems, 
making it an ideal cut flower. Top size. 20¢ each; $2.00 per 
doz., postpaid. 





Tuberoses 


Cannas 


These new varieties with large flowers are unequall- 
ed for creating a colorful show from July till frost. 
They do best in full sun and respond quickly to feed- 
ing. 


Hungaria. 3% ft. Best pink Canna. Leaves bluish 
green, never burn. Flowers are large with big petals. 


King Humbert. 4 ft. Scarlet flowers; bronze leaves. 
A “Gold Medal” sensation. 


The President. 4 ft. A rich, glowing scarlet on strong 
stalks; green foliage. 


Yellow King Humbert. 4 ft. Foliage a very dark green; 
flowers deep rich yellow, softly spotted and blotched 
with bright red. 


Prices on Any of the Above: 





Cannas 3 15¢ each; $1.75 per doz., postpaid. 


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Canterbury Bells 


Canterbury Bells (CAMPANULA) (8) 
(125,000 seeds per oz.) 


This old-fashioned flower is a favorite with all, 


stately and showy and of the easiest growth. For. 


best results seed should be sown every year. 
Single Mixed. Oz., $1.00; 14 oz., 20c; pkt., 10c. 
Double Mixed. Oz., $1.40; 14 0z., 40c; pkt., 10c. 


Calycanthema (Cup and Saucer). 2 ft. June to Au- 
gust. Mixed colors. Oz., $1.60; 14 0z., 50c; pkt., 10c. 











Chinese Woolflower 


Calliopsis (TICKSEED) (A) 
(100,000 seeds per OZ.) | 
Very graceful border plants, supplying throughout 
Summer an abundance of elegant, showy flowers 
which are greatly prized for bouquets and vases. 
Will thrive anywhere. 6 in. to 2 ft. Double mixed, all 
colors. 1 0z., 5.¢; pkt., 10c. 


Candytuft (4) 
(10,000 seeds per oz.) 

This is one of the most prized garjJen annuals. 
Easily grown from seed and does not need trans- 
planting. Fine for cut flowers. Mixed. 4 ozs., $1.65; 
1 oz., 50¢e; 1% oz., 20c; pkt., 10c. 

Giant Hyacinth Flowered. White. Pkt., 10c. 
CARDINAL CLIMBER (A). Pkt., 15c. 


Carnations (A) 
(15,000 seeds per oz.) : 
Always in demand and not hard to grow, being 
hardy and free flowering. It is one of the most val- 
uable of summer flowers. 
Marguerite. Double Mixed. 4 ozs., $8.09; 1 0z., $2.25; 
YY oz., 65c; pkt., 10c. 
Chabaud Giant Mixed. 4 ozs., $11.00; 1 oz., $3.25; %4 
oz., 90c; pkt., 10c. 











Centaurea 


Castor Bean (RICINUS) (A) 
(30 seeds per 0z.) 

Decorative plant with fern-like foliage, giving to 
the garden a magnificent sub-tropical effect; even 
a single plant forms a pyramid of leaves. 
Zanzibariensis. Leaves vary in color from light green 

to purplish red. 1 lb., $2.00; 14 lb., 60c; 1 0z., 20c; 

pkt. 19 seeds, 10c. : 


Celosia (COXCOMB) (A) 


; (30,000 seeds per oz.) 

Very popular annuals of easy. culture, producing 
large, ornamental, comb-like heads like ruffled 
chenille. Prized for pots or summer flower beds. 
Tall Cockscomb, Mixed. 18 to 24 inches. Packets only. 

Pkt., 10c. 

Chinese Woolflower (Celosia Childsi). Plants grow 
2 to 3 ft high, the bloom starting early with a 
central head, round and globular, which often 
reaches the immense size of 2 ft. in circumference. 
Scores of branches are thrown out, each bearing 
a ball of scarlet wool. 4 oz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 

Plumosa, Dwarf Fiery Feathered. Pkt., 15c. 

Feathered, Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 








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CHINESE FORGET-ME-NOT. Firmament. Pkt., 10c. 
CLARKIA, Double Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


CLEOME, Giant Pink Queen. Pkt., 10c. 


Coleus (A) 


(FOLIAGE PLANTS) 
(3,500 seeds per 1/32 oz.) 


Bedding plants, growing about 1 foot high. Their 
foliage is highly ornamental. Easy to raise from seed. 
Sow seed indoors. Extra large. Rainbow Mixture. 1/16 
oz., $3.25; 1/32 oz., $1.80; tr. pkt., 75c. 


Columbine  (?P) 
(AQUILEGIA) 
(17,500 seeds per oz.) 

This beautiful plant thrives in all kinds of soil; 
graceful foliage, flowers abundantly from early May 
until the last of June. Mrs. Scott Elliott’s Strain, 
Y% oz., $1.00; pkt., 10c. 





Columbine—Aguilegia 


Cosmos (A) 
(5,500 seeds per oz.) 


Klondyke, Orange Flare. Orange Flare will flower in 
the North in less than four months from seed and 
continue to grow and bloom with increasing free- 
dom until killed by frost. As it is a tropical plant 
it should not be sown out-of-doors until the ground 
is warm. Give it a full sun in the garden. Cut 
flowers should be taken when newly opened with 
low centers when they will keep several days in 
water. 1 0z., 85c; 14 0z., 25c; pkt., 16c. 


Early Flowering Mammoth, Mixed. 4 ozs., $1.60; 0z., 
50c; pkt., 10c. 


Sensation Mixed. The most satisfactory class of Cos- 
mos to grow for cut-flower purposes. Extra large- 
flowered, extra early. 4 ozs., $2.00; 1 oz., 75c; pkt., 
10c. 


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Coreopsis 


Coreopsis (P) 
(12,000 seeds per oz.) 


This is one of the finest of hardy plants, with 
large, showy, bright yellow flowers produced in the 
greatest abundance from June until frost. As cut 
flowers they stand near the head among hardy plants. 
Oz., 60c; 44 0z., 20c; pkt., 10c. 


Cypress Vine (‘) 


For trailing upon a light ornamental trellis the 
Cypress Vine cannot be excelled. It has a profusion 
of scarlet or white star-shaped blossoms, and finely 
cut foliage. Mixed. Pkt., 15c. 





Cosmos, Klondyke Orange Flare 





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GLADIOLUS 


OUTSTANDING VARIETIES 
All large size bulbs, treated and free from disease. 


60c per doz.; $4.25 per 100. 


BAGDAD. Decorative. Large flowers and tall. A smoky old rose. 


BEACON. Exhibition. Bright rose-scarlet with a large cream throat. 


Somewhat ruffied, tall and very showy. 
BIT O’ HEAVEN. Exhibition. Flaming orange with yellow throat. 
DREAM O’ BEAUTY. Exhibition. Large rose-red. 
EARLY ROSE. Deep rose, one of the earliest to bloom. 
JONQUIL. Decorative. Clear deep yellow. 
LAVENDER QUEEN. Large, tall lavender. 
MAID OF ORLEANS. Decorative. Milky white with cream throat. 
MISS BLOOMINGTON. Decorative. Tall, light yellow flowers, well plac- 


ed. 

MAUVE MAGIC. Long slender spikes of deep mauve. 

PELEGRINA. Exhibition. Deen blue. 

PICARDY. Exhibition. Delicate apricot-pink. Flowers are all extremely 
large and of heavy waxlike substance. 

QUEEN OF BREMEN. Decorative. Soft lavender-nink. Makes beautiful 
floral arrangements. 

ROCKET. Exhibition. Flaming scarlet. 

SNOW PRINCESS. Exhibition. A very fine white of good size and form. 
Tall, with long flower spike and many onen blooms that are always 
perfectly placed. Stems never crook. Midseason. 


75c per doz.; $3.75 per 100. 


ANNAMAE. Early, snowy white; reliable bloomer. 

BARCAROLE. Decorative. Midseason. Large clear orange of unusual 
but most exquisite clean shade. Six to seven heavily ruffled blooms 
open. A gorgeous variety that must be seen to be appreciated. 

BLACK OPAL. Exhibition. Deep maroon-red. 

CORONA. Exhibition. Cream-white shading more creamy toward the 
throat, with wide rose picotee edge on all vetals. Very distinctive 
and beautiful. Six to eight very large, wide open blooms on a head 
of 18 buds. Tall grower and a fine propagator. 

ETHEL CAVE COLE. Large, wide open florets of delicate pink; nice 
substance. 

IRAK. Decorative. Clear gray sport of Bagdad. Very beautiful used with 
yellow or other contrasting shades. 

JEANIE. Decorative. Beautiful, distinctive, large clear pink with white 
midribs and creamy throat. Tall, strong grower. 

KING LEAR. Decorative. Very early. Clear deep purple with silver line 
on edge of petals. Large, heavily waved and ruffled, 5 to 6 open. 

MARGARET BEATON. Exhibition. Pure snow-white with small scarlet 
blotch in the throat. Flowers very large, on a long spike. 


Black Opal 


LAVENDER RUFFLES. Early flowering, ruffled, light 
lavender. 

PRELUDE, Unusual shades of rose with some tints of 
yellow. 

ROSA VAN LIMA. Exhibition. Light rose with darker 
lines in throat. Opens up to eight or more well placed 
blooms on tall, straight spike. 

SENSATION. Echibition. Bright but seft rose-salmon. 
Six to nine heavily ruffled, huge blooms on a long flow- 
er head. 

SILENTIUM. Decorative. Pure white with rose blotch, 
plant grows tall and always straight with a slender 
willowy stem. 

SHIRLEY TEMPLE. Exhibition. Rich cream, almost white, 
with richer cream throat marks. Six to eight very 
large most beautiful flowers open at a time. As a cut 
flower it stands up with the best of them. 


SURFSIDE. Decorative. Nicely ruffled white blooms with 
a fine lavender line in the throat. Tall, straight spike. 
VAGABOND PRINCE. Exhibition. Iridescent garnet- 


brown with a scarlet blotch. Most unusual, and is lovely 
arranged with scarlets. 


Mixture of above varieties: 75c¢ per doz.; $5.50 per 
hundred. 











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$1.00 per doz.; $7.95 per 100. 


ALGONQUIN. Exhibition. Early, brilliant glowing scarlet, 8 to 10 wide 
open ruffled, needlepoint blooms open on a tall, straight spike. Many 
people know this one as the best scarlet on the market. 

AVALON. Exhibition. Beautiful bright rosy pink, shading to a cream 
throat. Eight to ten heavily ruffled blooms: open. 

BUCKEYE BRONZE. Decorative. Smoky bronze. 

BLUE BEAUTY. Exhibition. Light blue shading darker toward the 
edge. 

CASABLANCA. Exhibition. Heavily ruffled creamy white. Tall and beau- 
tiful. 

ELIZABETH THE QUEEN. Exhibition. Giant ruffled lavender. 

GOLDEN CHIMES. Lovely soft light yellow, ruffled blooms. 

HIGH FINANCE. Exhibition. Light smoky orange-gray with cream 
throat. A beautifully distinctive shade, and opens up to 9 lightly 
ruffled blooms with rolled back petals. 

KING BEE. Exhibition. Beautiful salmon-scarlet with self flecks. Com- 
mands attention. 

LADY JANE. Exhibition. Large cream, fine texture. 

MOHAWK. Exhibition. Large dark red. 

MAGNOLIA. Large flowers of light creamy rose. 

OREGON GOLD. Decorative. Large creamy yellow. 

PURPLE SUPREME. Exhibition. Tall, slender plant with well placed, 
bright purple blossoms open at a time. 

RED CHARM. Exhibition. Very attractive shade of medium red. Fast 
becoming the most popular all-purpose red. 

RED LORY. Exhibition. Large carmine, rose-red blotch. 

RED PLUSH. Huge early scarlet with a silky sheen. 

STOPLIGHT. Heavy textured, bright ruffled red. 

WHITE GOLD. Decorative. Very large clear light cream, shading to a 
lighter throat. Four to six huge blooms open on a long flower head. 


Mixture of above varieties: $1.00 per doz.; $7.50 per 100. 


15c each; $1.50 per doz. 


LEADING LADY. Decorative. A cream-white, with canary-yellow throat. 
Real large. Similar to Picardy, except in color. 

BURMA. Exhibition. Large ruffled, deep rose. 

HEAVENLY WHITE. Exhibition. White flushed with lavender. 

LAVENDER and GOLD. Decorative. Lavender. Medium size. 

PINOCCHIO. Decorative. Apricot shaded with a tinge of green. 

ORIENTAL PEARL. Decorative. A massive cream colored, real large, 7 
florets. 

SPOTLIGHT. Decorative. Large. deep yellow, with red blotch. Florets 


are of large size and are perfectly placed. One of the finest that is 
grown. 








Maid of Orleans 


ALL BULBS LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO THE 3% 
MICHIGAN STATE SALES TAX, and are postpaid any- 
where in Michigan. Elsewhere, the postage will be extra, 
and as we cannot tell what the weight will be we would 
suggest that you send us enough, as any money that is 
not needed will be promptly refunded. See postal rates on 
page 5. 









S§ omething Choice 


"A thing of beauty is a joy forever” 


Our “Grand River Collection” of Gladiolus bulbs 
listed on the outside back cover of this catalog is 
really a “thing of beauty.” It is a wonderful value, 
giving you 6 varieties of the 60c bulbs and 4 varieties 
of the 75¢e bulbs. A total of 100 bulbs for only $4.00, 
postpaid anywhere in the state of Michigan. 








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DAHLIA, Unwin’s Dwarf Hybrids. 4 ozs., $7.50; 1 oz.. 
$2.50; 14 oz., 70c. 


Double Daisy (BELLIS PERENNIS) (P) 
(12,500 seeds per oz.) 

A favorite low growing spring flowering plant. 
Loves a shady place and rich soil. 6-8 in. Double 
choice mixture. Oz., $8.00; 14 Ib., $3.20; % oz., $1.80; 
pkt., 10c. 

Painted Daisy. See Pyrethrum, page 50. 


Delphinium (PERENNIAL LARKSPUR) (P) 
(19,000 seeds per oz.) 
Pacific Giants, Mixed. This new strain produces plants 
that are 60-65 per cent mildew-resistant. The flow- 
ers are immense size, tightly set on straight stems. 


The flowers do not shatter and are fine for cut 
flowers. Pkt., 15c. 


Forget-Me-Not  (yosoris) (8) 
(42,000 seeds per oz.) 
They are considered among the best spring flowers. 


They prefer moist, cool soil, and will bloom freely in 
fall and early spring. 


Victoria. Sky-blue. 1 oz., $2.50; 14 oz., 80c; pkt., 10c. 


Four O’clock (MIRABILIS) (A) 
(350 seeds per oz.) 


Marvel of Peru. Mixed‘colors. 14 lb., $1.25; oz., 40c; 
pkt., 10c. 


Foxglove (DIGITALIS) (B) 
(200,000 seeds per oz.) 
Bearing long spikes of beautifully colored flowers; 


fine for planting in hardy borders or among shrub- 
bery. Mixed. Oz., $1.50; 14 0z., 50c; pkt., 10c. 


GLADIOLUS 


Our “Grand River Collection” of Gladiolus is 
fully listed on the outside back cover. For all the 
others see pages 46 and 47. 


“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” 





Gaillardia 





Delphinium 


Gaillardia (8LANKET FLOWER) (A) 
(15,000 seeds per oz.) 


Picta Lorenziana. Double flowers, 
% oz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 


mixed colors. 


Gaillardia (P) 


Bloom from June to October. Their long flowering 
period, long stems and bright colors make these one 
of the most valuable perennials, being easily grown 
in beds and borders. 


Grandiflora. Mixed, single. %4 oz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 


GEUM. Double Scarlet. Pkt., 15c. 
GOURDS, Small Fruited Mixed. Oz., 30c; pkt., 10c. 
HELIOTROPE. Dark varieties mixed. Pkt., 25c. 


HESPERIS. Purple or white. Pkt., 15c. 
HIBISCUS. Pkt., 15c. 





Forget-Me-Not 


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Hollyhocks (P) 


(3,800 seeds per oz.) 

Make a fine row in the garden and an excellent back- 
ground to cover a high wall or fence. 6 to 8 ft. 
Double Mixed. Double and semi-double. % oz., 65c; 

pkt., 10c. 

HOLLYHOCK, Indian Spring. Pkt., 15c. 
HUNNEMANNIA. Pkt., 15c. 

ICELAND POPPY, Gartford Mixed. Pkt., 15c. 
KOCHIA Childsi. Pkt. 10c. 

LANTANA. Pkt., 15c. 


Larkspur (A) 
(8,700 seeds per oz.) 

The graceful spikes of blooms are much valued for 
vases. They continue long in bloom. 

Double Mixed. All colors. 4 ozs., $3.00; 1 0z., $1.00; 1% 
oz., 30c; pkt., 10c. 

Giant Imperial Mixed. 3 feet. Derives its name from 
the striking resemblance of the flowers to the 
Double Hyacinth. Delicate color. 4 ozs., $3.60; 1 0z., 
$1.10; %4 oz., 40c; pkt., 10c. 

Brilliant Rose. Pkt., 10c. 

Super Majestic Mixed. Pkt., 15e. 

Deep Salmon-Pink, Pkt., 15c. 

Blue Spire. Pkt., 10c. 

Majestic Rose. Pkt., 15c. 


LAVENDER. Pkt., 25c. 

LOBELIA, Crystal Palace. Pkt., 25c. 
LUNARIA, Biennis. Pkt., 25c. 
LUPIN, Perennial Mixed. Pkt., 15c. 


Marigold (TaGeres) (A) 
(10,000 seeds per oz.) 

Sunset Giants. Huge flowers; colors range through 
orange, yellow and primrose. A tall variety and a 
beauty. 4 ozs., $4.75; oz., $1.50; 14 0z., 45c; pkt., 10c. 

Guinea Gold. 2 to 2% feet. An unusual type of Mari- 
gold, color orange flushed with gold. Nearly all 
flowers are double or semi-double and their odor is 
less pungent than that of other Marigolds. 4 ozs., 
$3.00; 1 oz., $1.80; %4 oz., 60c; pkt., 10c. 

Naughty Marietta. Un form, semi-dwarf, bushy plants, 
vigorous, free blooming with 2-inch flowers of gold- 
en yellow, each petal having a mahogany base. 1 
oz., $1.75; 4% oz., 50c; pkt., 25c. 

Yellow Supreme. A large, fluffy, well rounded bloom 
of delicately milk-honey fragrance, with broad, 
loose frilled petals of a rich, creamy lemon color. 
Plants practically free from objectionable Marigold 
odor. 4 ozs., $5.00; 1 oz., $1.50; %4 oz., 45c; pkt. 10c. 

Double Tall African. 4 ozs., $4.75; oz., $1.50; 14 0oz., 
45c; pkt., 10c. 

Double Dwarf French: 4 ozs., $3.00; 1 oz., $1.00; 4 
0z., 30c; pkt., 10c. 

Gold Medal Blend. Pkt., 10c. 

Harmony. 12 to 14 inch. An annual dwarf French 
Marigold having scabious-like flowers of deep or- 
ange with maroon collars of broad petals, crested 
centers. Usually free tlowering and very early. 
4 ozs., $2.C0; 1 oz., $1.00; 14 0z., 30c; pkt., 10c. 

Yellow Pygmy. 4 ozs., $4.00; 1 oz., $1.25; 14 oz., 30c; 
pkt., 10c. 

Flash. Single mahogany flowers with golden yellow 
margins on medium dwarf nlants. 4 ozs., $3.00; 1 
oz., $1.80; 14 0z., 60c; pkt., 10c. 

Spry. (See this in colors in the center of catalog.) 4 
ozs., $5.50; 1 oz., $1.60; % oz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 

Burpee Gold. Pkt., 15c. 

MATTHIOLA. Pkt., 15c. 


Morning Glory (pomoza) (A) 
(200 seeds per oz.) 

Deservedly very popular as they are one of the 
most free flowering and rapid growing plants in cul- 
tivation; the beauty and delicacy of their brilliant 
flowers are unsurpassed. Soaking the seed in warm 
water for an hour or two hastens germination. 
Common, Mixed. Oz., 25c; pkt., 10c. 

Oriental, Mixed. Oz., 60c; pkt., 10c. 
Heavenly Blue. Oz., 60c; pkt., 10c. 
Scarlet O’Hara. Oz., $1.00; pkt., 15c. 
Pearly Gates. Oz., $1.00; pkt., 15c. 


Giant Cornell. Red with white edge. The best red 


large flowered Morning Glory. Oz., $1.35; pkt., L5c. 
Crimson Rambler. Pkt., 10c. 





Double Hollyhocks 


Mignonette (A) 


(30,000 seeds per oz.) 
Machet. The best for all purposes. Of dwarf habit, 
aoe Wels large red flowers and handsome foliage. 
t., 10c. 


MOMORDICA, Mixed. Pkt., 15c. 





Scabiosa—Mourning Bride (A). Listed on page 53 


50 


Golden Gleam Nasturtiums 


i: Nasturtiums (A) 


For ease of culture, duration of bloom, brilliancy 
of coloring and general excellence, nothing excels 
them. All they need is a moderately good soil, in 
a well drained sunny position, and within a few weeks 
from the time they are sown until hard frost comes 
there is an endless profusion of blossoms. 


Dwarf, Mixed. 4 ozs., 75c; 1 oz., 20c; pkt., 10c. 
Tall, Mixed. 4 ozs., 75c; 1 oz., 20c; pkt., 10c. 


Scarlet Gleam. Plain petaled and deep throated. This 
is a sweet scented variety similar to Golden Gleam. 
4 ozs., 70c; 1 0z., 20c; pkt., 10c. 


Golden Gleam. An attractive, double-flowered, sweet- 


scented variety adapted to culture as a bedding or: 


pot plants. Also valuable for cut flowers. 4 ozs., 


70c; 1 oz., 20c; pkt., 10c. 


Double Glorious Gleam Hybrids. These hybrids are 
a collection of gorgeously colored, large, well 
formed flowers of such dazzling beauty and colors 
that were never dreamed of before in a double 
Nasturtium. Mixed colors. 4 ozs., 70c; 1 oz., 20c; 
pkt., 10c. 


NEMESIA, Triumph Mixed. Pkt., 15c. 
NICOTIANA, Evening Star. Pkt., 10c. 
OENOTHERA. Primrose. Pkt., 15c. 


Pyrethrum (P) 
(PAINTED DAISY) 


One of the most valuable of our early summer flow- 
ers. Charming colors and wonderful lasting proper- 
ties as a cut flower. Flowers in May and June and 
frequently in August and September; in all shades of 
rose and pink. Height-1 to 2 feet. 


Roseum. Single mixed. 1 0z., $4.50; %4 0z., $1.50; pkt., 
10c. 





GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Petunias» 


(250,000 seeds per oz.) 

The Petunia loves a rich soil and thrives best in a 
sunny location. Pinch back freely. This causes the 
plants to branch out and spread, shading the ground, 
thereby helping to conserve the moisture. Keep the 


faded flowers clipped. 


Single Giant Flowering Varieties 


The flowers of this strain average five to seven inches 


across and are wonderful. 


Giants of California, Dwarf Extra Choice Blend. 1% oz., $20.00; 
VY oz., $11.00; 1/16 oz., $6.00; pkt., 50c. 


Giants of California Mixed. The flowers are very large and 
the colors embrace every conceivable shade of crimson, 
white, violet, lavender, etc. %4 0z., $15.00; % oz., $8.00; 
1/16 oz., $4.50; pkt., 50c. 


Balcony or Trailing 


(15 in.) To droop over the edge of a window box or to over- 
hang a terrace, these are the best Petunias to select. In their 
several colors the single flowers are very gay either alone or 
in combination. 


Balcony Black Prince. Deep velvety mahogany-red, black 
throat. 1 oz., $6.75; 1% oz., $1.85; % oz., $1.00; pkt., 25c. 


Balcony Blue. Deep violet-blue. Oz., $6.00; 14 oz., $1.65; pkt., 
15c. 


Balcony Rose. Vivid rosy pink. Oz., $5.25; 1%4 oz., $1.50; pkt., 
15c. i 


Balcony Mixed. Several colors. Oz., $5.25; 14 oz., $1.50; pkt., 
5c. 


Special Mixture of Dwarf Small-Flowering Varieties. In- 
cludes all the varieties listed and many others, and will 
be a revelation to those who plant a packet in furnishing 
an unending supply of flowers in a most bewildering com- 
bination of colors as long as the summer lasts. Oz., $3.75; 
% oz., $1.00; pkt., 10c. 








Celestial Rose, An improvement on the Rosy Morn. More com- 
pact in growth and deeper in color. A beautiful rich satiny 
rose. Oz., $5.00; %4 0z., $1.50; 1% 0z., 90c; pkt., 10c. 


Violacea. Deep violet, compact. Oz., $5.00; 1 oz., $1.50; 
oz., 90c; pkt., 15c. : cA : 3 

Snowstorm. Impreved. Pure white, compact. The best florist’s 
ware 1/16 0z., $5.25; 1/32 oz., $3.00; 1/64 oz., $1.75; pkt., 
5e. 


Fire Chief. Firecracker-red is the best way we can 
describe the new All-America Selections rare 


Gold Medal. It is brand new for your 1950 gar- 
den. 1 0z., $15.00; 14 0z., $5.00; pkt., 35c. 





Silver (Heavenly) Blue. Pkt., 15c. 

Howard’s Star. Pkt., 15c. 

White King. Pkt., 10c. 

Glow. Pkt., 25c. 

King Henry. Pkt., 25c. 

Giant Ruffled and Fringed. Pkt., 50c. 

Double Fringed Dwarf Max. Mixed. Pkt., $1.00. 
Max. Double Fringed. Mixed. Pkt., $1.00. 





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Hollywood Star. Pkt., 25c. 
Rose King Improved. Pkt., 15c. 
Cream Star. Dwarf. Pkt., 15c. 
First Lady. Wwarf. Pkt., 25c. 
Rose Bedder. Dwarf. Pkt., 15c. 
Midget. Mixed. Pkt., 15c. 

Rosy Morn Select. The plants are bushy and compact, 
flowers of medium size, produced in great abundance 
the entire summer and fall; are of a most pleasing 

clear nink, contrasted by a broad white 

throat. Splendid for porch boxes, pots, 
beds. Oz., $2.75; 14 oz., 75c; pkt., 10c. 

ELKS PRIDE (Royal Purple). lowers 

of extraordinary size, averaging 38 

to 4 in. across. Superb sin- 

gle flowering of a rich vel- 
vety color, so much in de- 
mand for hanging baskets, 
porch boxes, ete. % oz., 

$7.50; 1/16 oz., $4.00: 1/32 

oz., $2.25; pkt., 25c. 

Rose of Heaven. 

Select rich rose. 

Oz., $2.50; 14 oz., 

75c; pkt., 10c. 



















- Single Petunia, Elks Pride 


Pinks (DIANTHUS (A) 
(28,000 seeds per 0z.) 
Double. Selection of the best double Pinks in culti- 
vation. Flowers ranging in color through all the 
brightest and most brilliant shades. Oz., $1.25; %4 
oz., 35c; pkt., 10c. f 
Allwoodi. (P). 1%-inch, single flowers in shades of 
pink. 14 ez., $1.50; pkt., 10c. 


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Pinks 


Garden 








Oriental Poppies 


Phlox () 
(18,000 seeds per oz.) 


The annual Phloxes are dazzling in effect, particu- 
larly so when sown in masses or ribbon beds of con- 
trasting colors. Few flowers are so easy to grow from 
seed, so pretty and compact in habit, so quick to 
bloom, or give such a brilliant display of color for so 
little cost or care. 


Phlox Drummondi. Unsurpassed for variety of colors. 
Mixed. Oz., $2.40; 1%4 oz., 80c; pkt., 10c. 


Scarlet, Large Flowering. Pkt., 25c. 


Phlox Decussata. (Perennial.) % oz., $1.00; pkt., 10c. 


4 


Oriental Poppies ‘?) 
(448,600 seeds per oz.) 


These should be sown in early spring in the open 
ground as soon as it is fit to work. The plants dis- 
appear during July and August appearing again as 
soon as the weather gets cool. It is well to mark the 
place with a stick so the roots will not be disturbed 
during the resting period. When the fall growth 
starts they should be transplanted to their permanent 
flowering quarters. Flowers of immense size, 6 inches 
and over, of many novel colors. 


Hybrids, New Mixture. 1% 0z., $1.25; pkt., 10c. 
Scarlet. %4 oz., $1.00; pkt., 10c. 
PRIMULA, New Baby. Pkt., 50c. 





Phlox Drummondi 


3 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Portulaca—Rose Moss 


Poppies (A) 
(73,000 seeds per oz.) 

Should be sown as early in the spring as possible; 
where they are to remain, as they will not stand trans- 
planting. Sow very thinly; they must not stand nearer 
than 5 or 6 inches apart if you wish best results. 
Shirley, Single. Lovely and dainty shades, many edged 

and shaded with other colors. %4 oz., 20c: 0z., 50c; 

pkt., 10c. a 
Shirley, Double. Beautiful double satiny flowers in 

shades of white, pink and old rose with white cen- 

ters. 4 oz., 25c; oz., 75c; pkt., 10c. 
American Legion. Pkt., 10c. 
Double Shirley, Sweet Briar. Pkt., 10c. 


Pansies (B) 
(12,000 seeds per oz.) 

They like a cool, moist soil and protection from 
the wind as well as the noon-day sun. Seed should 
be sown in the house and transplanted when danger 
of frost is over. For large flowers, early in the spring, 
the seed should be sown in August or September and 
the plants protected with a cold frame during the 
winter. May also be sown out-of-doors in the spring 
for late summer and fall flowers. 

Improved Swiss Giants. The flowers are of gigantic 
size, perfectly round, fine substance of flower and 
good form of plant. They bloom early in the spring, 
continuing in flower all summer until late in the 
fall. 4 ozs., $30.00; oz., $10. 00; 1% oz., $3.00; % oz., 
$1.75; pkt., 10c. 

Giant Mixture, Donovan Strain. Flowers very large, 
and great diversity of colors. This mixture contains 
all the good ones. 4 ozs., $28.00; oz., $9.00; 14 oz., 
$2.50; pkt., 10c. 

PRIMROSE, Showy Evening. Pkt., 15c. 

PRIMULA, Malacoides, New Baby. Pkt., 50c. 

RANUNCULUS. Pkt., 25c. 


Portulaca (ROSE MOSS) (A) 


(300,000 seeds per oz.) 

This plant will grow and bloom profusely in dry, 
hot situations, where almost any other plant would 
soon die. Easily transplanted. In sowing mix the 
seed with dry sand to insure an even distribution. 
Sow in May when the ground is thoroughly warmed, 
and soon the loveliest of floral carpets will appear. 
Double Best Mixture. Oz., $2.75; 14 oz., 80c; pkt., 10c. 
Single Mixed. Oz., $1.75; 14 oz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 





Salvia FLOWERING SAGE) (A) 


(7,500 seeds per oz.) 

A hedge or bed of Salvias is a blaze of color during 
late summer and fall, bloom in spikes and continuing 
to bloom until killed by hard frosts. Seed should be 
started indoors, sow about % inch deep; transplant 
when soil is well warmed, about 12 to 18 inches apart. 





Salvia, Fireball 


Splendens, 214 ft. The well known variety, fiery scarlet. 4 ozs., 
$12.00; oz., $3.50; 14 oz., $1.00; pkt., 19c. 

Bonfire. 24 inches. 4 ozs., $14.00; oz., $4.00; 14 oz., $1.25; pkt., 
10c. 

America. 18 inches. Early. Dwarf. 4 ozs., $14.00; 
Y% oz., $1.25; pkt., 10ce. 

Farinacea. Blue Bedder. oz., $4.50: 14 oz., $1.35; tr. pkt., 35c. 

Blaze of Fire. The standard extra early strain. 14 to 16 in. 
1 oz., $6.00; %4 oz., $2.00; pkt., 16c. 

St Johns Fire. The earliest and most semi-dwarf available. 
About 12 inches high. Oz., $7.50; % oz., $4.25; 14 0z., $2.50; 
tr. pkt., 75c. 


oz., $4.00; 





Salpiglossis 


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Salpiglossis a) 
(125,000 seeds per oz.) 

Undoubtedly one of the most attractive annuals and 
should be in every garden. The blossoms are tube- 
shaped, much like a Petunia but rivaling the latter in 
the beautiful colors displayed. Nearly every flower 
is veined with a glint of gold. Flowers are large and 
last well in water, really better than on the plants. 
Large Flowering Mixed. Oz., $1.35; .14 oz., 40c; pkt., 

10c. 


Scarlet Runner (A) 
(30 seeds per oz.) 
A very rapid grower, bearing large sprays of bright 
scarlet, pealike flowers from early summer to late 
fall. 14 lb., 75c; oz., 25c; pkt., 10c. 


Shasta Daisy (P) 


(CHRYSANTHEMUM LEUCANTHEMUM) 
(18,000 seeds per oz.) 
Grows very bushy, bearing all summer a profusion 
of immense white flowers on long stems. Oz., $1.00; 
VY oz., 30c; pkt., 10c. 


Scabiosa 
(Mourning Bride) (A) 
(3,500 seeds per oz.) 

Grandiflora Mixed. Our latest special mixture and we 
are sure the delicate soft colors will be admired by 
all our friends. 4 ozs., $3.00; 1 oz., 75c; %4 0z., 25¢; 
pkt., 10c. 

Blue Moon. Pkt., 10c. 

Caucasica. Lavender-blue. Pkt., 50c. 

SCHIZANTHUS, Dr. Badger. Pkt., 25c. 

SENSITIVE PLANT. Pkt., 15c. 


Rust-Proof Snapdragon (.:) 
(ANTIRRHINUM) 
(220,000 seeds per oz.) 

For gorgeous coloring few flowers can match Snap- 
dragons. The flowers are of very large size, very fra- 
grant, and are produced on immense long spikes, 
which render them well adapted for cut flowers. These 
strains are the finest obtainable. 

Dwarf Mixed. 4 ozs., $10.00; 1 oz., $2.50; 14 oz., 70c; 
pkt., 10c. 

Tall Mixed. 4 ozs., $9.09; 
pkt., 10c. 

Tetraploid Superfine Mixture. (Tetra Snap.) The most 

satisfactory outdoor Snapdragon offered today. 

Plants tall, husky and erect, with huge ruffled flor- 

ets and long spikes. The outstanding variety for 

plant growers. Oz., $3.00; 14 0oz., $1.00; % oz., 60c; 
pkt., 10c. 

Giant Bedding Pink. R. R. Pkt., 25c. 

Giant Bedding White. R. R. Pkt., 25c. 

Giant Bedding Yellow. R. R. Pkt, 25c. 

Giant Bedding Mixed. R. R. Pkt., 15c. 


1 oz., $2.50; 14 oz., 60c; 


Stocks (A) 
(19,000 seeds per oz.) 

Ten Weeks Large Flowering. The favorite sort for 
bedding. Grows about 1 ft. high. Mixed, all colors, 
4 ozs., $6.00; 0oz., $1.75; 14 0oz., 50c; pkt., 10c. 

Mammoth Beauty of Nice, Mixed. Pkt., 15c. 

Giant Imperial Crimson. Pkt., 15c. 

Giant Imperial Purple. Pkt., 15c. 

Giant Imperial Rose. Pkt., 15c. 

Giant Imperial Golden Rose. Pkt., 15c. 


Sunflower (HELIANTHUS) (A) 


(700 seeds per oz.) 

Of easiest culture. Suitable for backgrounds, 
screens, and to plant among shrubbery. It blooms 
from June till frost. 3 to 6 feet. 

Double Chrysanthemum-Flowered. Large, golden yel- 
low flowers, resembling a Chrysanthemum. Oz., 50c; 

. pkt., 10c. 

Red and Gold. Pkt., 15c. 

SNOW-ON-THE-MOUNTAIN. Pkt., 15c. 

STATICE. Mixed. Pkt., 15c. 











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Sweet William 


Strawflower (HELICHRYSUM) (A) 


(45,000 seeds per oz.) 

An ornament to the garden when growing, and are 
prized everywhere for the winter decoration of vases, 
and for durable bouquets. Flowers intended for dry- 
ing should be gathered when partially unfolded and 
suspended with their heads downward in a cool place. 
Mixed, All Colors. 4 ozs., $4.00; 1 oz., $1.00; 14 0oz., 

30c; pkt., 10c. 

SWEET SULTAN. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


Sweet William (Pp) 
(31,000 seeds per oz.) 

This sturdy, reliable old-fashioned favorite is still 
a source of delight in the garden of today. Seed may | 
be sown at any time from spring to midsummer. The 
charm of the great trusses of lovely color seems to 
be lost when it is planted as a mixture in masses. It 
is best if you give slight protection during the winter. 
It likes warm, rich soil. 2 feet. : 

Single, Finest Mixed. A very choice assortment of 
all the best single flowered varieties. 4 ozs., $4.50; 
oz., $1.25; 14 oz., 40c; pkt., 10c. 

Double Mixed. This mixture you will find of superior 
quality, containing all colors and shades. 4 ozs., 
$7.50: 1 oz., $2.40; 14 oz., T5c; pkt., 10c. 

Single Early Flowering. Dwarf Midget Mixed. 6 inches. 
A dwarf variety ideally adapted for early flowering, 
and for the perennial border as well as pot plants. 
1 oz., $4.50; 1% oz., $1.50; pkt., 10c. 

SWEET WIVELSFIELD. Pkt., 15c. 






Ten Weeks Stocks 


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Tulips, Hyacinths, Crocus, Daffodils, 
Narcissus for Fall Planting 


These are imported bulbs from the Netherlands, and will not be avail- 
able until September 15th, 1950, at which time we will be glad to quote 
priees on request. 


Tulips, Darwin (Top Size) 

Clara Butt. Clear salmon-pink with a white base flecked blue-grey. 26 
inches tall. An old favorite. 

Golden Age. Large, deep golden yellow slightly shaded orange when fully 
developed. 26 inches tall. Fine shape. 

Insurpassable. Very large lilac with slightly lighter edges. A tall, strong 
stem. The best lilac. 28 inches tall. 

La Tulipe Noire. The black Tulip. Deep maroon-black. Definitely the 
closest to a real black. 26 inches tall. 

Niphetos. Beautiful soft yellow, lemon-yellow inside with ivory anthers. 
Long flowers on a strong stem. 27 inches tall. 

Pride of Haarlem. One of the best known and most popular varieties. 
Brilliant cerise-scarlet with a blue base. 28 inches tall. 

Princess Elizabeth. Lovely soft rose-pink with lighter edges and a white 
base. Good forcing variety also 26 inches tall 

Scarlet Beauty. Beautiful, bright vermilion-scarlet with a dark blue 
base edged white. 26 inches tall. 

The Bishop. Beautiful deep violet with a small, dull blue base edged 
white and purple anthers. 29 inches tall. 


Zwanenberg. Large pure white with black anthers. Tall stem. A very 
popular variety. 28 inches tall. 





Tulip, Clara Butt 


















Hyacinths (17-18 cm.) 


City of Haarlem. Large pure yellow. Compact blossom of 
fine form. 


Grand Maitre. Deep lavender-blue. Very large spike. 


La Victoire. Bright carmine-rose. Large spike and a very 
fine, sturdy stem. 


L’ Innocence. Pure white. Large spike with large bells. 


Queen of The Pinks. Bright rose-pink. Enormous, compact 
spike. 


Crocus ‘Top Size) 


Kathleen Parlow. Large pure white with yellow anthers. 
King of the Stripes. Large white with purple stripes. 
Mammoth Yellow. Large golden yellow. 


Purpurea Grandiflora. Rich, deep purple. Immense flowers. 


sr ie A inde Depth toptane [TTT TT 
Narcissus fi a ee 


and Daffodils ain), GD Gocus2in, apart 


(No. 1 bulbs) 
Se : & snowarcg 'é yy 
King Alfred. Golden yellow. Broad peri- e = Sillas3 in apart mre 4 
anth and a large trumpet frilled at the Qin. 2 in.apart ° 
pees oc AN 


Mrs. E. H. Krelage. Pure white perianth 
and a creamy white trumpet recurving 
at the brim. 20 inches. 


Bin. apart.|( 


Spring Glory. Pure white perianth and a 
deep golden yellow trumpet, recurving 
at the mouth. 18 inches. 


Laurens Koster. (Poetaz). Creamy white 
perianth and a lemon-yellow center. 
Very fragrant. Several flowers on a 
stem. 14 inches. 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan | D2 


Beautiful 
Sweet Peas 


(340 seeds per oz.) 


To grow Sweet Peas successfully it is necessary 
to plant EARLY and give plenty of moisture. 
They should go in the ground as soon as the 
ground can be worked and should be planted six 
inches deep, being covered at first with only two 
inches of soil, the trench being filled as the plants 
grow. It is best to soak the seeds for several 
hours before they are planted. If this plan of 
planting early is followed, and if the Sweet Peas 
are kept mulched with peat moss, lawn clippings 
or else watered abundantly, they will certainly 
give a fine crop of lovely flowers held in admira- 
tion by every flower lover. The mixture we give 
you below will give you color in profusion and is 
well worth your consideration. 


Cuthbertson Mixed 


Spring Flowering 

A great many people prefer to grow Sweet Peas 
in the mixed colors. Our superb Cuthbertson Mix- 
ture is made up of all the best varieties obtain- 
able. The greatest care is taken to insure a well 
balanced range of colors and worthy of a place in 
any garden. Pkt., 10c; oz., 25c; 4 Ib., 65c; 1 Ib., 
$2.25, postpaid. 


The Cuthbertson, which we are offering instead 
of the Spencers, is a new type of Sweet Pea 
characterized by its excellent heat resistance. 
Comes into bloom midway between the early and 
late Spencers, and continues much longer, even in 
hot weather, when most Spencer varieties fade. 
The flowers are plainer than the Spencer type, 
but large with good stems. Results to date indi- 
cate that it is preferable in most localities. 





Cuthbertson 


In Separate Colors 


We give you below the best of the Cuthbertson varie- 
ties in a range of individual colors for those who want to 
work out a color scheme. Each one is a rare beauty and 
worthy of a place in your garden. 

Danny. Blue. 

David. Rose-crimson. 
Evelyn. Cream-pink. 
Lois. Rose-pink. 
Janet. White. 
Tommy. Marine-blue. 
Kenneth. Crimson. 


Any of the above: Pkt., 15c. 


Perennial Sweet Peas. (Lathyrus latifolius.) (Hardy 
Sweet Pea). Very decorative, climbing vine of the Pea 
family for growing on fences, trellis, etc., and for cut- 
ting. Blooms all summer if the seed pods are removed. 
Mixed. Oz., $1.25; pkt., 10c. 





56 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 





Giant Dahlia-Flowered Zinnia. 


Verbena (A) 


(12,500 seeds per oz.) 

One of our trustworthy garijien companions. Of 
trailing habit. The foliage makes a perfect carpet 
and a fine background for the broad, flat flower 
heads of many brilliant colors. Sow in boxes in the 
house and transplant when the seedlings are an inch 
high, and set outside after danger of frost is past 
in a warm, sunny spot. 


Mammoth Mixed. Producing in handsome umbels, 
flowers of large size in beautiful shades of white, 
rose, scarlet, blue and purple. 4 ozs., $6.00; 1 oz., 
$2.00; 14 oz., 75c; pkt., 10c. 


Scarlet (Defiance). Pkt., 15c. 





Zinnia, Fantasy 


VIOLA, Blue Perfection. Pkt., 50c. 
Jersey Gem. Pkt., 50c. 
Mixed. Pkt., 15c. 


VINCA. Mixed. Pkt., 15c. 
VIRGINIAN STOCK, Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


WILD GARDEN MIXTURE is a revelation. 
You will get flowers you have never seen 
before. It is beautiful for that odd spot or 
in borders. Pkt., 10c. 


Zinnias 
(2,500-4,000 seeds per oz.) 


Splendid hardy annuals making a brilliant 
profusion of color and succeeding well in 
any soil. They will retain their beauty for 
several weeks and bloom until frost. 


Fantasy. This new Fantasy mixture with 
rounded flowers is composed of a mass of 
shaggy, raylike petals which give a deli- 
cate and refined appearance to the medium 
sized double flowers. The color range 
includes the brightest shades of red and 
orange, as well as the popular pastel pinks 
and cream. 1 Ib., $11.00; 4 ozs., $3.00; 
0z., 90c; 14 0z., 35c; pkt., 10c. 


Double Fantasy Mexicana Hybrid. Pkt., 15c. 


Colossal or California Giant Flowered. The flowers 
are gigantic in size; thickly set with velvety petals. 
The plants are vigorous, branching freely and are 
fine for cutting. Mixed colors. 1 lIb., $10.00; 4 ozs., 
$2.75; oz., 80c;_ pkt., 10c. 


Giant Double Lavender. Pkt., 10c. 

Giant Double Purple. Pkt., 10c. 

Giant Double Crimson. Pkt., 10c. 

Giant Double Rose. Pkt., 10c. 

Giant Double Yellow. Pkt., 10c. 

Giant Double Orange. Pkt., 10c. 

Giant Double Pink. Pkt., 10c. 

Giant Double White. Pkt., 10c. 

Giant Dahlia-Flowered. In formation the broad petals 
are closely imbricated, sometimes seeming almost 
to be piled one upon the other. The flowers often 
measure 4 inches in depth and 6 to 8 inches in diam- 
eter. In general appearance the flowers compare 


with the show Dahlias. Mixed colors. 1 Ib., $10.00; 
4 ozs., $2.75; 0z., 80c; pkt., 10c. 


Dahlia-Flowered Crimson. Pkt., 10c. 

Dahlia-Flowered Orange and Gold. Pkt., 10c. 

Dahlia-Flowered Scarlet. Pkt., 10c. 

Lilliput Double, Mixed, or “Pompon.” 12 inches. The 
plants form handsome little bushes and fairly 
bristle with tiny, short-stemmed, very double flow- 
ers hardly exceeding a daisy flower in size. They 
are pretty plants. 1 Ib., $10.00; 4 ozs., $2.75; oz., 
80c; pkt., 10c. By 

Indian Summer Giant Mixture. Pkt., 10c. 

All Giant Pastel Mixture. Pkt., 10c. 

Creeping Zinnia. Pkt., 15c. 


Cupid Tiny Tim. Pkt., 15c. 





All prices quoted herein are subject to available 
stocks on hand, and subject to change without 
notice. ‘ 


SS 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan SY 





If you want to achieve the garden that will be 
the envy of the neighborhood and win praise 
from friends, be sure that you feed it. 


Feed everything you grow with Vigoro, com- 
plete plant food made by Swift & Company. 


Vigoro is balanced for grass—helps develop 
deep, sturdy roots—and an abundance of top 
grass. 





You'll find Vigoro EXTRA convenient for it 
is fine for feeding everything you grow. 


VIGORO PRICES 


For Lawns, Flowers, 
Vegetables, Shrubs and 
Trees. 










1 Ib., 15c; 5 Ibs., 50c; 
10 Ibs., 90c; 25° ibs., 
$1.60; 100 Ibs., $4.25. 


A PRODUCT OF SWIFT 


COMPLETE PLANT FOOD 








USE A VIGORO SPREADER! 


Once you use a Vigoro Spreader 
you'll say it’s just as important as 
your lawn mower... Applies Vigoro 
at proper rate of application quickly 
and easily. Sows grass seed to per- 
fection at a big saving in seed. All 
models sturdily constructed of metal 
to last many years. 















MODEL B 
JUNIOR Width, 16 SPECIAL Ask for Prices 
STANDARD Deluxe model. inches. Ca- (Not Shown) Do a better job of 
Width, 24 Rubber-tired. pacity 15 lbs. Width, 36 in. applying Vigoro, lawn 
inches. Ca- Width 16 in. Capacity 100 seed, etc. Saves time, 


pacity 65 lbs. Capacity 35 lbs. lbs. money and labor. 





58 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


FIELD and FARM SEEDS 


Timothy 

Orchard Grass 
Sudan Grass 

Reed Canary Grass 
Brome Grass (Bromus Inermis) 
Amber Cane 

Atlas Sorgo 

Soy Beans 

Japanese Millet 
Golden Millet 
Lespedeza 

Dwarf Essex Rape 
Sand Vetch 
Silverhull Buckwheat 
Canadian Field Peas 
Wisconsin 38 Barley 
Marion Oats 

Huron Oats 
Vickland Oats 


Seed Corn 


HYBRIDS 
Kingcrost Hybrids 
Michigan Hybrids 
Silobred Ensilage 
Wisconsin 355 


OPEN POLLINATED 
Pickett’s Yellow Dent 
Golden Glow 
Early Murdock 
Early White Cap Yellow Dent 


Fodder Corn 


Leaming 


Alfalfa 


climate. 

Grimm Alfalfa 

Common Alfalfa 

Medium Red or June Clover 
Mammoth or Large Red Clover 








Red Cob 


A Big Yield of Grimm Alfalfa 





and Clovers 


The acreage seeded to Alfalfa in Michigan is increasing every year. 
All of our seed is northern grown, therefore, it is best adapted to our 


Alsike Clover 
White Blossom Sweet Clover 
Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover 


(inoculate all Legume Seeds witb 


NITRAGIN 


_ 1898 —FIFTY-TWO YEARS OF SERVICE— 1950 
When ordering, Always state name of seed 


ALFALFA (A) SOYBEANS (S) 
Swt., Bur, Hubam es Size Retail 
etal 























ize 
Te busveachaees 50 2 bu. each..... > - 
21%, bu. each.... 1.00! 5 bu. each...... Pia 
ae on eee 
B ne can 
CLovers (B) 30 bu. each...... 2.95 


Red, Alsike, Crimson, 
White and Ladino. 

1 u. each....$ . 
2% bu. each.... 1.00 


(6-5 bu. cans) 


BEANS (D) 
COMBINATION (AB)| Navy, See Wax, 
1 bu. ea. .......$.50/String, Kidney and 


LESPEDEZA (L)- * [Great Northern 





100 Ib. size (Inoculates eats nso 
up to 100 Ibs.) ..$ .50 

PEANUTS, 
PEAS, (C)|COW PEAS (E) 


VETCHES(AllVarieties)| 2 bu. each......$ .30 


100 Ib. size (Inoculates| 5 bu. each...... ,50 
up to 100 Ibs.) ea.$ .50 s 


GARDEN SIZE—Peas, Beans, Sweet Peas, Lupines, 
Lima Beans and Edible Soybeans 
Enough for 8 Ibs. seed — Retail Price 15c each 








Permit us to quote you on your requirements. 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


a, 


GARDEX Hand Tools 





GARDE: 






No. 250 
BOW-RAKE 


J4 tooth, 14 inches wide, 
depth of hezd 3% inches, handle 5 feet. 
Mailing weight 5 Ibs. $1.70 each. 







No. 253 
Floral Rake 

10 teeth. 74%4 inches wide, depth of 
head 2 9/16 inches, handle 334 feet. 
Mailing weight 3 lbs. $1.00 each. 





No. 906% Garden and Field Hoe 

Sharpened blade, half polished, of 
high carbon steel, width 61% inches, 4- 
fits hehe Mailing weight 4 lbs. $1.05 
each. 


No. 121-5 
Has a single bow for 
close-in work. Ideal for 


shrubbery and under plant 
leaves. Light in weight. 5 
inches wide, 4-ft. handle. 
Mailing weight 4 lbs. $1.35 
each. 





No. 732 Midget Culti-Hoe 
Has 3 prongs and a square, 
sharpened blade 2% inches in 
width. Over-all length 12 inches. 
Mailing weight 10 ozs. 55¢ each. 





No. 721 
Midget Culti-Spade 
Has 2 prongs and a point- 
ed, sharpened blade 2% in. 
in width. Over-all length i2 in, Mailing 
weight 10 ozs. 50¢ each. 


No. 4107 Scuffle Hoe 

A push type 
hoe for drive- 
ways as well as 
gardens, 7 ins 
wide. Depth 15% 
in. Handle 44% 
ft. Mailing wt. 
4 Ibs, $1.50 each. 














No. 403 Lawn Sweep 
Made of special temp- 


ered spring steel with 
flat, flexible. teeth. 22 
teeth, 18 inches wide, 


handle 31% feet. Mailing 
weight 4 lbs. $1.35 each. 


No. 404 Wire Broom 
Made exactly as the No. 4063 except it 
has round wire teeth. 20 teeth, 20 in. 
wide, handle 4 feet. Mailing weight 4 
lbs. $1.50 each. 


No. 740 ‘Trowel 

High carbon steel blade. 
inches, width 314 inches, over-all length 
1114 in. Mailing weight 16 ozs. 60c each. 


Depth 51% 





No. 741 Transplanting Trowel 

High carbon steel blade. Depth 5% 
in., width 2 in. Over-all length 12 in. 
Mailing weight 10 ozs. 60c¢ each. 


No. 400 
Turf 
Edger 
Can be held 
to cut any depth. 
414-ft handle. 
Mailing weight 
5 Ibs. $2.25 each. 






Hand Plow 


No. 200-6 

6 in wide. 5- 
feot handle. 
Mailing weight 


Bb Wilbsa- $2.10 
each. 
No. 200-8 
Hand Plow 
8 in. wide, 


5-ft. handle. 
Mailing weight 
6 Ibs. $2.60 
each. 






































No. 714 Midget Culti-Weeder 
Same as No. 713 with weeding blade 
added, Mailing weight 10 ozs. 50 each. 





No. 703 Midget Fork 
Handy for many yurposes. 3 in wide; 
over-all length 11 in. Mailing weight 6 
ozs. 40c¢ each. 




























No. 1635 
Diamond Point 
Hand Cultivator 


7 tools in one. 
It’s interchange- 
able for wide or 
narrow rows or to 
straddle row. 
Adjustable 1-3/16- 


inch to 8-inch 
width. 4%-foot 
handle. Mailing 


weight 6 lbs. $2.60 
each. 


Hand 
Cultivator 


7 tools in one cultivator. Can be 
changed in a jiffy. Ideal for hotbeds 
or greenhouses. Adjustable %4-inch to 7- 
inch width. 414-ft. handle. Mailing 
weight 5 lbs. $1.85 each. 


No. 1553 
Improved 
3-Prong 
Cultivator 
Diamond _ point 
shares 6 inches wide. 
handle 414 ft. Mailing 
weight 5 Ibs, $1.85 
each. 






2-Tine 
Cultivator 
Designed for loosening and air con- 
ditioning the soil, 344 inches wide. 4-ft. 
handle. Mailing weight 5 Ibs. $1.30 each. 


























No. 713 Midget Cultivator 


For use in small beds and narrow 
rows. 8 inches wide. Over-all length 11 
inches, Mailing weight 10 ozs. 40e each. 














“HANG-IT” 

How often 

haven’t you want- 

iG ed to hang your 

ry tools up out of the 
a. way? 


. No springs to 
‘ force, wear or pry 
. open, 
4 Quickly insert 
r or remove handle, 
2 with one hand. 
ry Holds mops, 
brooms, garden 
tools, shovels 
either handles of 
wood or metal. 
No home 
should be with- 
out several of 
these handy 
“HANG-ITS”’. 
10c, postpaid. 





All tools subje t to 3% Michigan State Sales Tax and f.o.b. Grand Rapids, which means that postage will be extra. You can 


figure the postage from rates listed cn page 5, but any money that is sent us that is 


when the order is shipped. 


not needed, will be promptly refunded 


60 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 





“Green Spot” Garden Hose Equipment 


H-353 Quick Hose 
Connector 


This is the accessory you have been 
waitinz for. It reduces to a fraction 
the time and bother of attaching hose- 
to-faucet, hose-to-hose, or hose to ac- 
cessory. The flexible hydraulic seal ae 
and locking device have been improved to eliminate any pos- 
sibility of leaking or pulling apart. The coupling is free- 
swiveling to prevent any twisting strain on the hose. Made 
of solid brass ‘“‘just snap it on” that’s all., Mailing weight 
each 6 ozs. Price $1.00. : 
H353-1 Separate female threaded end for each faucet. Mail- 

ing weight 2 ozs. Price 35c. : 

H-353-2. Separate male threaded end for each accessory. 

Mailing weight 3 ozs. Price 70c. 


H-346 Four-Arm Sprinkler 


Each arm is made with a different noz- 
zle and pre-set at a different angle. The 
spray from each arm is thereby directed 
over various circular rings at different dis- 
tances from the sprinkler. This means an 
equal distribution of water throughout the 
entire area covered. The low streamlined 
base is heavy enough to prevent wobbling 
while the syrinkler is in operation or tip- 
ping over when moved. Mailing weight 314 
Ibs. Price $3.50. 


H-255 Multiple Lawn 
Sprinkler 


This is the sprinkler for long, 
narrow areas, irregularly shaped 
areas, steep banks and particu- 
larly hard, clay soils that do not 
readily absorb water. Can be 
used singly to water small areas 
up to 15 feet in diameter, or in 
multiples as needed. Each sprink- 
ler is equipped with a removable 
end cap. Mailing weight each 9 ozs. Price, each 98c. 


H-265 Fan Spray 


This accessory was designed especially for 
watering plant roots without wetting the foli- 
age or washing out top soil from roots. Pro- 
tects many flowers from damaging fungus dis- 
eases that develop when the leaves are wet. 
Made of wrought brass in a bright dipped finish. 
Mailing weight 4 ozs. Price 55ce. 


H-266 Terminal Fan 


It can be turned within the 4% inch rust proof- 
€d steel mounting spike to throw the spray at any 
angle between vertical and horizontal to avoid wet- 
ting the sidewalk. Can be moved from place to 
place without shutting off water. Sprinkler head 
made of wrought brass. Mailing weight 3 OZS. 
Price 21c. 

















Rain King 
Sprinkler Model ‘‘D’’ 


Can be adjusted to operate slow or 
fast. Will operate on any water 
aie te Mailing weight 4 lbs, Price 

4.50. 





All the items on this page are not postpaid. Post- 
age will be extra, and we will ask that you consult the 
postal rates on page 5, but in any case any money 


that is sent us that is not needed will be promptly 
refunded when the order is filled. Be sure to include 
the 3% Michigan State Sales Tax. 





distances un to 13 feet. There is no 


H-333 ‘‘Y’’ Hose Connector 


Many have cnly one faucet on the 
cutside of their homes. They, particu- 
larly, will appreciate this “‘Y’’ connec- 
tor. With it, one silleock can do the 
work of two, allowing the attachment of 
two lengths of hose and the use of two 
accessories at the same time, Made of 
east brass. Mailing weight 9 ozs. Price 
80c. 





H-344 Goose Neck 


A little known item but this 
extension allows connection of 
hose to faucet without skinned 
knuckles. Stops hose kinking and 
bending at the faucet. Made of 
east brass. Mailing weight 9 ozs. 
Price 95c. \ 


H-375 Standard Hose 


Nozzle 
Produces a solid stream, various 
types of spray, and has a positive 
shut-off. Machined from solid brass 
with an attractive machine finish. 
Mailing weight 9 ozs. Popularly 
priced 80c. 





H-360 Heavy Duty Hose Nozzle 


It was designed to give a lifetime 
of trouble free service. This is the 
best in hoze nozzles. Machined from 
solid brass with a self centering 
floating stem and a non-rising con- 
trol sleeve. Outer body heavily 
knurled for easy finger tip opera- 
Hae Mailing weight 10 ozs. Price 


H-226 Round Flower 
Sprinkler 


This sprinkler with its large di- 
ameter (4 inches) head delivers a 
volume of water in a fine spray for 









pom 
o ett 
0 


= 


A 
better hand sprinkler for porous, 


sandy Soil that needs frequent, heavy ere St: 
watering. It makes an excellent out- = a0 
decor shower for the children. Made 


of wrought brass, satin finished and lacquered. Mailing weight 
6 ozs. Price 75c. 


H-260 Round Flower Sprinkler 


Same as H-226 mentioned above. 35 in. diameter head, 
but lighter in construction. Mailing weight 4 ozs. Price 45c. 


Rain King 
Sprinkler Model ‘‘H’’ 


Chrome plated.. Adjustable for 
coarse or medium shower. Can be 
used for revolving or stationary 
sprinkling by simply turning lock 
wheel. 1114 inches tall; 914 inches 
from nozzle to nozzle. Mailing 
weight 5 Ibs. Price $6.25. 


Rain King 
Sprinkler Model ‘‘K’’ 


Automatic, new sensational 
sprinkler that you can set instant- 
ly to sprinkle any size circle 5 to 
50 feet, by simply turning the but- 
ton on top of the sprinkler. Mail- 
ing weight 5 lbs. Price $7.25. 





GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 61 


Hole-in-One Planting Tool 


Brings to you an improvement 
far in advance of former planting 
methods. The tapered cup removes 
the soil and makes a perfect plant- 
ing hole in one operation. It’s used 
in small city gardens, large estates 
or commercial nursery. Ideal for 
bulb planting. Merely push the tool 
into the soil with a slight twist. 
Continue this motion as you re- 
move the tool and the soil comes 
with it. Mailing weight 1 lb. Price 
75¢e. 





No. 001 4-Tine Spading Fork 


It is a finely balanced, easy gripping tool, sturdily 
constructed. Polished steel, 11-inch tines, triangular 
shaped for strength and easy soil penetration. Curved 
D-grip handle 80 inches long. Mailing weight 5 lbs. 
Price $2.25. 


No. 2105 Warren Hoe 


A very useful tool for making furrows, hilling or 
even weeding. Ears, point and blade edges are sharp- 
ened. Blade width between ears 4% inches; blade 
depth, ears to point 6% inches, handle 4% ft. Nicely 
balanced, velvet smooth handle. Mailing weight 5 lbs. 
Price $1.75. 


It’s used the year around. 


Kamm Culti-Weeder 


The modern garden 
tool. Ideal for the garden, 
flower bed or field. The 
ball and socket joint per- 
mits the user to set the 
blade to any position or 
angle to suit the job. 
Adjustment is very sim- 
ple. The blade is made of 
a high carbon, manganese 
steel, has two serrated 
edges, and two straight 
edges. Comes with a wax- 
ed and polished ash han- 
dle. Can be used as a scuffle hoe, turf edger, Potato 
hook, ice scraner, weed or grass slicer, henhouse 
scraper and by the fruit men as a bark scraper. 4%- 
ft. handle. Mailing weight 4 lbs. Price $2.50. 


No. 1514 “Speedy” Cultivator 


This 4-tined ¢ultivator is one of the popular types 
on the market. The sharp, curved tines are 4 inches 
long and short enough to work under low bushes, fiow- 
ers and nlants. Width 5% inches. Handle 4% ft. Mail- 
ing weight 4 lbs. Price $1.60. 


No. 431 Dandelion Cutter 


The V-shaved blade is sharp as a chisel. Shaped to 
penetrate easily, cutting off all weeds at least 2 
inches below the soil. Handle length 3% ft. Mailing 
weight 2 lbs. Price 65c. 





Plus 3% Michigan State Sales Tax—Postage is Extra, See Page 5. 





W olverine Gloves 


Yoo - Hoo! 
Ladies 


They're LANOLIZED 


So Soft... So Smooth 
On 
Your Hands 


Wolverine PIGSKIN Gloves 


YES, LADIES — we surely had you in mind when we ordered 
a supply of ‘‘Lanolized’’ Wolverine Pigskin Gloves for your 
round the house and garden work. *So soft, so smooth, because 
Lanolin has now been added to the Wolverine Secret Tanning 
Process. What a thrill you’ll get when you try on a pair, and 
so little in cost. You’ll thank us for urging you to see them. 





No. 937 “All-Purpose” 


glove for ladies. Light weight, 
green suede pigskin, slip-on style, 
inseam, unlined. Comes in sizes 7 
and 8. Mailing weight 5 ozs. Price 
$1.10 per pair. 


No. 659 Men’s Genuine Horsehide 


Slip-on pattern, Keystone thumb, 
inseam, unlined. Mailing weight 8 
ozs. Sizes 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Price 
$1.80 per pair. 





Many other numbers of Wolverine gloves are carried in stock and we will solicit your inquiries for any others that you 


may desire. 


62 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Y]] PRIS 
= : 


The purpose of Rotary Tillage is to 
t UA RA \ 1 F | ae mulch vegetation throughout the tilled 
, depth. To make available more miner- 


als and moisture for plant crop roots. 


increase Crop Yield © Sesmatins,'eber ond onk neem 





One of the most important reasons for 
Rotary Tillage is to put back into the 
soil those minerals that have been re- 
moved over a period of years. Here is a 
tool that will help the grower return 
his land to the status in which our fore- 
fathers found the soil when they mi- 
grated to this country. 





PATENT 
PENDING 









CHOICE OF HORSEPOWER 
ON GARDEN MODEL 


The M-E G-16 Rotary Garden Tiller, illustrated to left, is available 
with either 5 HP or 6 HP 4-cycle air-cooled power unit. Standard 
accessories are also available, including snowplow, bulldozer, sickle 
bar, and hiller-furrower combined. Power take-off models also avail- 
able. Ask for descriptive circular. Prices gladly quoted upon request. 


PLAN Er JR. TOOLS 


No. 219 Cultivator with Fertilizer 
Attachment 


Note the sturdy construction of the 
tillage unit—the heavy tines are de- 
signed to allow average field stones 
to pass through—unit lifts over larger 
stones. 





We handle the Entire Planet Jr. 
Line of Tools and Tractors, as Well 
as Repair Parts. Write for 
Catalog and Price List. 













“No. 13 Double 


This handy machine 

Wheel Hoe answers the call for a 
To those who like a__ light, inexpensive, prac- 
double wheel cultiva- tical tool for side- dress- 


tor we recommend _ ing growing crops. Small 
this machine. The two enough to go between 12- 


























wheels make the go- inch rows. It will handle 
ing more steady. me and commercial 
No. 300 Planet Jr. Seeder See 


The ideal machine for the 
market gardener. Drops ev- 
enly and accurately any 
vegetable seed from the 
smallest up to Bush Lima 
Beans. New style waved feed 
wheel does 
not crush or 
break Beans 
Om@rP ears: 
Hopper can 
be removed 
in a few sec- 
onds to emp- 
ty leftover 
seeds. 


No. 18 Single 
heel Hee 








For cultivating 
small crops the No. 
1S ssisy. justi.the 
thing; simple but 
very effective. 
Ep el ae of gar- 2 
eners are using SS “ 
them profitably. — 











No. 336 SEp-4 V Self- 
Propelled Duster. With 
adjustable wheel guage. 






428A 


No. 428A. Traction 
Wheelbarrow Duster 


with 4 Nozzles. Also furnished with 
: two “‘V”’ nozzles or two whirlpool noz- 
€ zles as shown. 

\ 


No. 421 SEPT-4 
V. Two. rows, 
two “V” type 
nozzles per row. 
Self propelled 
tandem duster. 





No. 485 Tractor Mounted Dusters are furnished 

for most one plow tractors up to 8 rows. Shown 

is the model ‘‘R-Sr.’’ with whirlpool nozzles. Also furnished 
with tree or drift tube and operator’s platform. 

















No. 132 No. 465. Qt. 
Dobbins capacity, 20” 
Hand over all, plus 
Dust Gun. two 12” ex- 
Ideal for tensions, 114” 
all garden dst arme ter 
dusting. pump. Ideal 
eee for use in field 
N wos was and garden. 

O. F ousehola 

Root Dusters Duster. 12 in. over all, 1144 

Hand Gun, C-3. in. diameter. Ideal for use 

Traction Dusters. 1- and 2-row. in exterminating pests in 

Power Dusters. All sizes. the home, henhouse, barn, 

Your Inquiries Solicited. ete. 


SPRAYERS 


ODE BINS 





No. 34G 
Dobbins 
Bighead 
Sprayers. 
Tank 3% 
gal. capa- 
city. The 
Bighead 
provides a 


large 4” 
No. 8 Dobbins De-Luxe aia ates 


Garden Sprayer. Tank 2- opening 
ae gah cap. galv. steel, funnel for filling, and permits positive 
No. 94G Lowell Streamer. No. 46G Lowell Pennant. fill top, 3 ft. % in. high Gjeaning. 30 in. of % in. high 





Seal Tite Nu Top. Capacity Seal Tite Nu Top. Capacity pressure hose, 12-in. curved pressure hose. 24 in. brass ex- 
3% gallons. 21 inches high. 4 gallons. 21 inches high, 27 brass extension. tension, with aphid angle noz- 
24 inch, high pressure spray inch high pressure spray Ae. 

hose. 2 foot brass extension. hose, 2 foot brass extension. 

All brass nozzle. All brass nozzle. We also handle 


the Dobbins line 
of small sprayers. 
Also Dobbins No. 
200 2-row crop 
dusters, Stauffer 
Knapsack Duster. ‘ 
No. 309 Lowell Thoro-spray Electric Dairy ; 
Sprayer. With Toggle switch.. : : 
No. 305 Lowell Thoro-spray Electric Paint * 
Sprayer. 
Inquiries solicited. All prices quoted f.o.b. 
Grand Rapids. 


x18” pump. Ad- 
justable 2-way 
nozzle. Heavy 
glass container, brass valves, ete. 1 quart. 


No. 206G. 114” l ls 






No. 270 Premier. 1-qt. garden sprayer, tin. 


No. 265 Nu-Day. 1-pt. garden sprayer, tin. 
Ask For Prices on These Items. We Solicit Your Inquiries. 


64 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 






Flame 
Sprayer 


No. 210 
Dobbins 
Flame Spray- 
er. It burns, 
heats, disinfects, steril- 
izes, thaws, dries. Flame 
temperature 2000 degrees. 
4-gal. capacity heavy 
galv. steel tank, 7 ft. of % 
in. high pressure hose. 
Heavy steel welded torch 
of improved design. Pos- 
itive needle valve control. 


Farm Fertilizers 


Commercial fertilizers are those which are used for 
general farm purposes, and are composed of the three 
elements of plant food, namely Nitrogen, available 
Phosphoric Acid and Potash K*°O and are mixed by 
the world’s largest fertilizer manufacturers in the 
proper proportions, so as to give your soil the proper 
available plant food to produce a maximum crop. We 
handle large quantities of the various analyses every 
year and will ask that you consult us and get the right 
fertilizer for your specific needs. Prices will be quot- 
ed upon application. 


Mixed Fertilizers. Stand- 
ard analyses. 

Nitrate of Soda 

Sulphate of Ammonia 

Super Phosphate 


Lime 

Manganese Sulphate 
Aluminum Sulphate 
Copper Sulphate 
Ammonium Nitrate 


Muriate of Potash Cyanamid 
Steamed Bone Meal Zinc Sulphate 
Pulverized Sheep Manure Magnesium 


Shredded Cattle Manure Iron Sulphate 


Milorganite 
is a natural 
unadu lterat- 
ed organic 
plant food. It 
contains 
more of the 
“basic” fer- 
tilizer ele- 
ments than 
good old barnyard manure and is richer in the vital 
“trace elements” also. The effects on growth are long 
lasting, high in purity, non-burning, and it is easy to 
use. It is clean, dustless and free flowing. Ideal for 
lawns, trees, shrubbery and gardens. Prices upon ap- 
plication. 


KEM LIQUID PLANT FOOD. 4 ozs., 10c: 12 ozs., 25c; 
1 qt., 50c; 1 gal., $1.00. ‘ 





MILORGANITE 


IDEAL FERTILIZER 





HYPONEX PLANT FOOD ‘erows superior plants in soil, sand 
or water (contains Vitamin B-1.) Witk Hyponex and water, 
plants grow luxuriantly, flower abundantly, and develop 
sturdy growth regardless of the poorness or sterility of the 
soil. In fact, with Hyponex they will grow and flourish in 
clean sand, cinders or barren earth. Hyponex is ideal for 
hydroponics—-the science of growing plants without soil. 
A teaspoonful makes a gallon of liquid plant food, which 
is enough for one watering of house plants in the average 
home. A 1-lb. can is sufficient to make 100 gallons. One of 
the advantages of Hyponex is that it makes a liquid plant 
food complete and balanced; yet because it is a powder it 
can be stored or transported easily and there is no spoilage, 
for it keeps indefinitely. l-oz. pkt., 10c; 3-0z. can, 25c; 
7-oz. can, 50c; 1-lb. can, $1.00. 


Twin 


Nozzle 






SMITH NEW STREAMLINE BLIZZARD 
CONTINUOUS SPRAYER 


No. 14P Continuous Sprayer 


Streamlined, solid copper tank; seamless brass 
pump 14 in. by 1% in. Complete sprayer, highly 
polished and lacquered. Very attractive. Quart size 
$4.25. 





Insecticides 
and Seed 
Disinfectants 


ANT TRAP 


Antrol Ant Traps. Metal traps 
that contain two types of spe- 
cially prepared material that 
attract and kill both grease and 
sweet eating ants. Each 15c. 





Antrol Ready Filled Sets. These con- 
venient sets contain four glass 
feeders ready filled with Antrol 
syrup. Safe around children and 
pets. Sets, each 39c. 





Antrol Syrup Refills. For refilling “feeders.” 
It kills both sweet and grease eating ants, 





either inside or outside the house. 4-oz. 
size, 25c. 
Arsenate of Lead. For all leaf-eating insects. 1-lb. 


pkgs., 4-lb. bags, 48-lb. cartons. 


Black Leaf 40. A solution of Nicotine Sulphate used 
to kill plant lice. 1-oz. bottles, 5-oz. bottles, 1-lb. 
bottles, 2-lb. bottles, 5-lb. cans, 10-lb. cans, and 
50-lb. drums. 


Black Leaf 155. 14% Nicotine. A prepared dry com- 
pound of nicotine for the control of codling moth 
and other insects. 3-lb. pkgs. 


Bordeaux Mixture. Used in spraying for blight and 
fungous diseases. 1-lb. pkgs., 4-lb. bags, 48-lb. car- 
tons. 

















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1% 
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NKER WORMS CUT WORMS 


Tree Tanglefoot. For safeguard- 
ing trees and vines against 
climbing insect pests. Will re- 
main sticky when fully exposed 
to the weather. Prices upon ap- 
plication. 





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Typ 880 1008 cans AND 2540 Ww 


Tag reeaenttS AN SEE 
SLEFOOT COMPANY Gnawo RAPD, 


Calomel, “Merck.” Used for Onion thrip, Potato scab, 
and neck rot on Gladiolus. A seed treatment for 
mies and Cauliflower seed as well as field treat- 
ment. 





GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan _ Pen OOD 


Insecticides and Seed Disinfectants — Cont. 


REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. 


DuPont Seed Disinfectants and Turf Insecticides 
New, Improved CERESAN. For Wheat, Oats, Barley, Rye, Sorghums, 


nose and angular leaf spot. 


Ahee Con Bre Beebe 
FOR WHEAT 


damping off. Two-way 


for seed decay. 


better grade produce. 


stain or rust. 





SEMESAN. For vegetables, flower seeds and bulbs. Generally pre- 
serves seed against rotting in cold, wet soils, controls damping off 
or seedling blight and certain other seed-borne diseases. Helps 
promotes increased germination, sturdier growth, larger yields, 


Millets and Flax, to control smuts and some other seed-borne 4-0Z. can ..... $0.45 
diseases. Usually reduces seed decay and seedling damping off of I-Ib can sera, 1.00 
Cotton, Flax, Peas and Sugar Beets, surface seed-borne anthrac- 4-lb. can ..... 3.40 

40-lb. drum 28.75 


ARASAN. For Corn, Sorghums, Peanuts, Soy Beans, Rice, Onions 

and other vegetables. Usually reduces losses from seed decay and 
action—-as a 
destroys many surface seed-borne organisms; 
generally protects seed against soil-borne organisms responsible 


: 34-02. pkg. $0.25 
disinfectant, generally 8-oz. can ...... .80 
as a protectant, 4-lb. can ...... 5.16 
1/3-o0z. env. $0.20 

2-0z. pkg. .... .60 

12-0z. can ..... 2.40 

4-lb. can ..... 11.00 


SPECIAL SEMESAN. For lawns, golf courses and other fine turfs. 
A fungicide used especially to prevent or control large brown  1-lb. can ...... $2.00 
patch and dollar spot. Apply as a liquid. 

SEMESAN BEL. For both Irish and Sweet Potatoes. Treat Irish Po- 
tatoes to reduce seed rotting, surface seed-borne rhizoctona and ?-o9z. pkt. ...... $0.50 
scab. Treat Sweet Potatoes to protect against seed decay and as a__j-Jb. ean 
treatment for seed and sprouts to control stem rot, scurf, soil 4-lb. can 


SEMESAN JUNIOR. For seed Corn. Generally helps protect seed 
against rotting in the soil and checks forms of seedling blight and 
root-rot caused by certain fungi (molds) on field, pop or sweet 
Corn. Often improves germination stands and yields. 

TERSAN. This is an exceptionally effective non-mercurial for pre- 
vention or control of large brown patch and dollar spot on golf 


Pine aS 2.00 
A See: 6.33 
Ie LDS geste ter: $0.75 
8-oz. can ...... $0.80 


courses, grass tennis courts, lawns and other fine turfs. 


Cuprocide, Yellow (Red Copper Oxide). For seed treat- 
ment. Used in greenhouses to prevent damping off 
and black leg. 3-lb. bags only. 


CYANOGAS 


Cyanogas A Dust. Calcium Cyanide for killing all ro- 
dents. 1-lb. cans, 5-lb. cans. 


Cyanogas G Fumigant. For greenhouse fumigation or 
general fumigation of all enclosed spaces, 4-02. cans, 
5-lb. cans, 25-lb. drums. 


DDT. Dusts and liquids. 


Dusting Sulphur. Used for crop dusting. Sold in 100- 
lb. bags or in buik. 


Ever Green Garden Spray. Retail 
prices: 1 0z., 35c; 6 ozs., $1.15; 1 pt., 
$2.45; 1 qt., $4.10; 1 gal., to com- 
mercial growers, $12.60. 


Formaldehyde. Liquid mixed to pre- 
vent smut in Onions, Potato treat- 
ment, etc. Sold in your container or 
in 50-gal. drums; also in pt. bottles. 


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Krop-Saver No. 10 Pyrocide Dust. Very effective on 
Cucumber beetles, Squash bugs, etc. 


Krop-Saver C-1 Dust. Tri-basic copper sulphate for 
blight control on vegetables. 


Krop-Saver No. 5-C Dust. Pyrethrum and copper com- 
bination bug and blight control. 


Krop-Savyer No. 75 Dust. Recommended for Cabbage 
and Cauliflower worm control. 


Paris Green. A very strong insecticide for all eating 
insects. 


%4-lb. pkgs., and 1-lb. pkgs. 


Red Arrow Spray. A concen- 
‘trated rotenone spray in 
1-0z., 4-oz., 1-pt., 1-qt., and 
1-gal. bottles. 





Roo#foNneg 


Reg. U.S Pot Of, 


Rootone. The plant hormone 
powder is a root forming 
stimulant when applied to 
cuttings, seeds or bulbs. This 
powder gets its root forming 
activity from the synthetic 
plant hormones or growth 
substances which it contains, 
and is used on grass seeds, 
vegetable and flower seeds, 
bulbs of all kinds. Comes in 
various sizes, 





Insecticides and Seed Disinfectants — Cont. 


Slug Shot. An old reliable dusting pow- 
der for killing Cabbage worms, Potato 
bugs and other chewing insects. 


HAMMOND’ 
SLUG SHO! 


ESTROYS | 
mane : 


Spergon. A seed protectant in powder 
form for treating seed before plant- 
ing. Spergon assures better germina- 
tion of the seed and produces healthy 
plants that give better yield. It is 
non-injurious to humans and is easy 
to apply to the seed. 


TRANSSLAR TONE. 


CHANGES 
THIS TO THIS 





Transplantone. For stronger roots. 


When plants are moved or trans- 
planted many of the feeder roots 
are broken. The plant usually 
stops growing until it repairs or 
replaces these feeder roots. Loss 
of water causes wilting. Trans- 
plantone helps grow new roots 
and reduces loss of water so the 
plant starts growing again in a 
much shorter time. 








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PROTECTS AND BEAUTIFIES 


21 High, 12" Wide, 
V4" steel enameled green 


NOW ONLY 
$ | -89 = 
THE DOZ. 


Mailing weight 19 Ibs. 
In cartons of two dozen 
(makes 24 feet of fence) 










Easy to hammer 
into hard ground 








WE RECOMMEND TRI-OGEN 


The all-purpose spray for 
Rose plants. Insecticide, 
fungicide and plant stim- 
ulant all in one. 





Prices 

= eR Kitse stn eaie es: $1.35 

TR i u 0 G GN 6 AP? K Its 25 en eee 2.25 
ae een fe COS? CIES te eee eter 6.00 
CCS Kits ns Sarah ear 9.00 


Tobacco Dust. Finely ground. Sold in bulk, any quan- 
tity, or in 100-lb. bags. 





Weatherproof Pencils. 10c each. 


Garlanite Putty. In 1-gal. cans. Prices on application. 


Greenhouse Staples. The original Van Reyper points. 
9 /16 in. or % in. long. Per box of 1000, $1.00. 


Zine Greenhouse Glazing Points. Per box 90c. 
Corn Planters. 

Corn Planters with Fertilizer Attachment. 
Potato Planters. 


Potato Planters with Conveying Tube. 


RUBBER BANDS 


Rubber bands are again in good supply and the 
quality is better than pre-war. We have all the popu- 
lar sizes in stock. No. 8, No. 10, No. 12, also heavier 
bands in larger sizes. Price: $1.00 per Ib., f.o.b. Grand 
Rapids. 


Prices subject to change without notice. 










Grass Shears 


No. 2 “DOO KLIP” 


Long handle; overall 
length 37 inches. Serrat- 

ed edge, cadmium 

plated handle. 

Rolls on two 3 inch 

diameter solid rub- 

ber wheels. No 
- handle catch. 


Prices 
Gladly 
Quoted. 





No. 119 
8-inch Original “Snap Cut” finished in Chrome. 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


GRASS SHEARS 
(Continued ) 





“MIRACLE”. Revolutionary new basic design makes 
it the easiest working shear ever. Blades cannot 
stick shut or spread out of alignment; cuts thinnest 
or toughest grass or weeds. Blades oil hardened and 
hollow ground. Red enameled handles. $2.00. 


67 








No. 1 “DOO KLIP” 
Serrated edge, cadmium plated blades, wire catch. 
Prices on application. 





No. 4775 


9-inch, Vineyard pattern, high quality steel blade 
which is renewable, ratchet lock nut, malleable iron 
handle half polished with blue lacquer. $2.25. 





THE ROSS ROOT FEEDER 


Give your lawn and garden the profes- 
sional care of Root-Zone Feeding—yet 
save time, trouble and expense. It’s easy 
now, with the Ross Root Feeder. So many 
advantages in this superior new garden- 
ing tool. 

ADDS VIGOR—Root-Zone feeding pro- 
motes deep, hardy root systems. 
EFFECTIVE—Plant food and water go 
to Root Zone for greatest benefits. 
SAFE—Ross Nutrient Cartridges can be 
safely applied to roots at all stages of 
growth. 

ECONOMICAL—Ross cartridges contain 
growth-essentials in concentrated form. 
STOPS WASTE—No run-off loss of fer- 
tilizer and water. 

NO BURN—Sub-surface watering safe 
even at mid-day. 








YOUR OWN ODORLESS 
FERTILIZER FACTORY 


Humus From Compost in 2 to 6 Weeks 


Now you can make rich, compost fertilizer from even 
garbage, WITHOUT ODOR, in a tiny back yard space, in 2200 
6 weeks! Just gather waste—table scraps—leaves—grass— 
garden rubbish, etc., even sawdust and soot and treat with 
ACTIVO. Easy. Low cost. No. 7 size treats up to 1,700 lbs. 
compost. 

ACTIVO also adds life to jaded soils—activates and con- 
ditions when apvlied directly. Use it to “stretch” and 
convert chemical fertilizer, and to reduce odor in outdoor 
toilets and convert waste into easily handled ash-like humus. 

The No. 7 and No. 25 are by far the most popular sizes. 
The $5.00 value blueprint plans for Composter Cabinet (with 
specifications and list of materials) are given FREE only with 


the No. 25 size Activo. Not free with any other size. No exceptions. With the No. 
50 size, they cost $1.00 extra. With all other sizes the price is $5.00. If you only 
want the plans to build Composter Cabinet, the charge will be $5.00. These 
plans will be mailed to you direct from the manufacturers upon reciept of your 


order. 

PRICES 
No. 2 size up to 450 lbs. waste ...........--.+205- $1.00, postpaid 
No. 7 size for 1700 lbs. waste ........-.-+ ee eeeeeees 2.00, postpaid 
No. 25 size for 3% tons waste 6.99, postpaid 


No. 50 size for 64% tons waste 11.95 charges 
collect 


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takes water and plant food RIGHT to the ROOTS where they do mest good 


ADJUSTABLE—Flow can be controlled 
to exact needs. 
HANDY-—Fits 
ground easily. 
DURABLE—Precision built for long ser- 
vice. Guaranteed. 

Transplanting flowers? Transplant them 
clean and dry—then apply water at root- 
zone when transplanting is completed. 
Planting hedge? Or some trees? Let the 
Ross Root Feeder insure a good start. 
Want prize blooms? Ross Nutrient Cart- 
ridges stimulate extra development. Dry 
spells ahead? Root-Zone Watering help 
save lawns and gardens. : 


Price, with 12 cartridges, $3.50. 


One dozen cartridges come with each 
Hoot Feeder. Extra cartridges $1.00 per 
ozen, 


garden hose. Penetrates 


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wel] TEST Ci 
















Sudbury Soil Test Kit 


It’s first aid to amateurs for finer lawns, 
flowers, vegetables—the fancier’s guide to 
prize-winning blooms. Shows how to give 
your soil the right kinds and amounts of fer- 
tilizers for all your flowers, vegetables, etc. 
(125 listed). Also whether lime is needed and 
how much. Easy to use, intensely interesting, 
no knowledge of chemistry needed. Ten-min- 
ute test tells more than a lifetime of gardening. 


SPECIAL—complete equipment, instructions 


and solutions for 20 tests, for nitrogen, phos- 
phorus, potash, acidity. 


=) Other Models $4.75 to $22.50 


68 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 
GIVE CROPS A HEAD START WITH 


SELF FEEDING VITA-BANDS 


VITA-BAND 40: Growers are reporting outstanding re- 
silts in v.gorous well-balanced growth. Exclusive nutri- 
ent treatment affords a liberal supply of balanced plant 
food. Transplanting shock eliminated, saving 1 to 3 weeks 
set-back. Sturdy fibre resin construction maintains best 
moisture conditions with watering frequency cut 50%. 
Save space and growing time. Quick set-up and rapid re- 





) 
PICK UP LIKE THI$ 


moval. 

VITA-BAND 10: Designed for growing periods of 8 to pw aed 
10 weeks. A low-cost nutrient treated band especially / OFFASD ) 
good for annuals and vegetables. Produces growing re- Sb oe 
sults similar to Vita-Band 40. aaa aia 








PRICES PER THOUSAND—Sold in Units of 1000 only 

VITA-BAND 40. 134x1%4x2% in., $4.90; 2x2x2% in., $5.40; 2x2x3 
in., $5.90; 214x214x3 in., $6.95; 3x3x3 in., $8.10. 

VITA-BAND 10, 144x1142x2% in., $3.00; 134x134x21% imn., $3.35; 2x2x | 
21% in., $3.65; 2x2x3 in., $4.15; 214x214x3 in., $4.75; 3x3x3 in., 
$5.65; 4x4x3 in., $7.35; 4x4x4 in., $8.95. 





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FERTO-POTS 


For earlier, better crops and bigger profits. 


FERTO-POTS = 
produce earlier 
crops and more 
abundant yields, 
and are extensive- 
ly used by the 
most successful 
gardeners. 

FERTO-POTS 
are constructed of 
manure and fer- 
tilizer in the cor- 
rect proportions 
for best plant 
growth and for 
holding the mois- 
ture at roots of 
the plants. The 
plants are not re- 
moved from the 
pots when _ they 
are set out. Simp- 
ly set pot and all 
in the ground and 
the roots will 
crow righ t 
through the pot 
which slowly 
breaks down, fur- 
nishing valuable j 
plant food. Roots are not disturbed and plants not checked. 

Carton of 100 No. 3 (3 inch), $3.00, not prepaid. 
Carton of 250 No. 3 (3 inch), $5.50, not prepaid. 


Cyclone Seed Sower 


Broadcasts Evenly—Saves Seed—Saves Labor 

Uneven seeding is wasteful. The Cyclone will sow many 
acres per hour, any amount per acre. Does the work quickly 
and saves labor. 

Many hundred thousand farmers in America, Canada, 
Europe and other countries have relied on it for sowing 
Clover, Timothy, Alfalfa, Lespedeza, Sudan Grass, Oats, 
Wheat, or any other seed that is sown broadcast. 


Construction—Its well known double 
feed insures a uniform flow of seed. 
Sloped feed board keeps hopper prop- 
erly filled. Feed adjustment is auto- 
matic and starts or stops flow of seed 
instantly. Distributing wheel scatters 
seed evenly—throws equal amounts to 
equal distances on each side of oper- 
ees | ator. Price: $3.75, f. o. b. Grand 
poate fig Rapids. 










nw SHE ; 
YCLONE 
SEED SoweR 










THE SECTIONAL TUBE STYLE 
“HORN” SEED SOWER 
HAS PATENTED 
BRASS SEED GAUGE 
Adjustable to sow any amount 
per acre, Used for sowing Clover, 


Timothy, Lespedeza, Alfalfa and 
all other small smooth seeds. Is ——— 









sy, pS 


popular, low priced and has a 


large sale. Price: $1.35, f. o. b. 
Grand Rapids. 





Bird 
Red and Green 
POTS 


RED: For shipping 
only. Not recommend- 
ed for growing. Light- 
weight and sturdily 
made to protect root- 
ball from breakage— 
inner wax coating pre- 
vents drying out. A 
“must” to preserve the 
top quality of your 
plants in transit. 

GREEN: Sturdy fi- 
bre resinous material 
for growing and ship- 
ping plants. 








PRICES PER THOUSAND—Sold in Units of 1000 only 

RED. 2 in., $6.85; 214 in., $6.85; 214 in., $6.90; 3 in., 
$7.30; 31% in., $9.65; 4 in., $11.55; 5 im., $14.15; 6 in., 
$17.65. 

GREEN. 2 in., $10.30; 21%4 in., $10.40; 2% in., $11.00; 
3 in., $12.25; 3% in., $16.10; 4 in., $18.65; 5 in., 

$24.80; 6 in., $31.50. 









Wood Veneer Plant Bands 


Used by the largest growers of vegetable plants, perennial 
plants, Carnations, Snapdragons and Stocks, for transplant- 
ing to the greenhouse or out-of-doors. Packed 1000 to a car- 
ton. 


Shipping Weight Per 1000 
134,x1%4,x2\% in. 33: D8... Besos ao a tere aeons Riaeias $5.95 
2) x2) x2d6_ im: BHnIbsi: Wek hetee e-cs ane eee 6.10 
214x214x2% in. AQ Tos as ikcyshsteerexscelo sins ocala en ee 6.50 
2X2 EES in. AQ he =. sete. ee eee 6.60 
244x21%)x3 iin. 45. lbs tsc sat Snes Seen 6.80 
OWES OMeEs oan Th aoe BBM 1DS an ck aise ae a ae cree aeeei ats 7.55 
AEX Ame Xo ue TT GOnIbs.o0 2 sot em eee ee 8.15 
oO EXO. x4 ei G60, Tbs Tee tpoeve tier tonee tasacnee 8.15 
AA x4 ine GHP Siete apcenn al cncrd ae eh eee 9.20 


These bands are stapled, and are sold in units of 1000 only. 
The above prices are quoted f, o. b. Grand Rapids, based on 
existing express rates, The ** is the most popular size, which 
will be carried in stock. Other sizes can be obtained on order. 
All prices subject to change without notice, and for shipment 
direct from factory, we will quote special prices, f. o. b. 


factory. 

: For Marking Plants 
Plain, Not Printed 50 100 1000 
2x4 [Meine SiGokadie tied GaS dowdne 3 Soap oor $0.25 $0.45 $3.25 
x5 AMD Ore rate W oicies ose, ab one| Sopalal snails, aye aah alameteleee 30 50 3.50 
SE xGiat dts etiee de twine cis eee oes 35." 5B 24 98 
HENS Min. WIKEd Ee ate biewie aeye Amen Leet 35 60 4.50 


Above prices are subject to change without notice and are 
quoted f. o. b. Grand Rapids. Postage will be extra. 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


INSECTICIDES 


Krop Saver No. 25DE is 25% DDT 


concentrate for use on the farm 


or home as a spray in diluted form. Will kill flies, fleas, mosquitoes, 
roaches, silverfish and crickets; also used for a cattle spray or dip. 
It is economical, long lasting, odorless and non-inflammable. 


POISON 


GRAIN 


Prepared by the U. S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wild- 
life Service, Pocatello Supply Depot, Pocatello, Idaho, for the control 
of field mice and other rodents in orchards. This is grain treated with 
strychnine, and is put up in 10- and 25-lb. bags. Prices quoted on re- 


quest. 





EndoWeed 


WEED 
KILLERS 


DU PONT AMMATE 
WEED KILLER 


A crystalline material 
containing ammonium 
sulfamate as its active 
ingredient. It has proved 
to be outstandingly suc- 


Why? Because End oWeed is a 
new and improved selective 
weed killer, carefully prepared 
to kill ugly lawn weeds with- 
out harming ordinary grass or 
affecting the soil! EndoWeed 


kills dandelions, chickweed, 


cessful for the control of 
poison ivy, poison oak, 
ragweed, buckhorn, plan- 
tain and certain other 
weeds. 


2-4 DOW WEED KILLER 


(In powder form.) Kills 
many weeds without in- 


treats 2000 sq. ft. of lawn. 


PRESENTED BY SWIFT 


@20002008008668880380080860639 


EndoWeed Prices 
\% pint liquid 


plantain and over 50 other 
weeds—roots and all. 8 ounces 


‘ee MAKERS OF VIGORO ; 
















. . - no unsightliness following 
garden dusting! A few strokes of 
the exclusive EndoPest dust gun 
envelops your plants in an al- 
most-invisible protecting film... 
gives you control over most chew- 
ing insects, sucking insects and 
fungus diseases! Use with confi- 
dence on edible fruits and vege- 
tables. We have refill cartridges 
for the guns. 


MADE BY SWIFT 
MAKERS OF VIGORO 


End-O-Pest Prices 
10 oz. gun 


Moi rpkt i toe ean ire 
[ozs refill ret tn f 
ZuLbSe PK yee wean J Request 





juring the grass. It is easy to mix with water to the desired 


strength. 


WEED-NO-MORE MAGIC WEED KILLER 
A Sherwin-Williams product containing 2, 4-D. It kills the ugly 


weeds, but won’t harm common lawn grasses. 


WEEDONE 
“The internal weed killer’. A 2, 4-D concentration that will kill 


ieratehanid (site oN pac most weeds without injuring valuable grasses. Simply dilute 1 qt. 
1 gallon liquid ............-- ieequest in 25 gallons of water and spray the leaves. 
ENDoWEED SIDE SPRAYER 


crass kitters COSTS 3 CENTS TO PAINT 25 SQ. FT. 


RIDZ CRAB GRASS 
KILLER 

A highly selective sub- 
stance that kills seedling 
and mature crab grass 
without harming the de- 
sirable lawn grasses. When 
soaked into the soil, it re- 
tards the germination of 
the remaining crab grass 
seed. 





ZOTOX CRAB GRASS KILLER 

Crab grass is America’s No. 1 
annual lawn weed. It doesn’t ap- 
pear until August and grows very 
rapidly, reseeding itself for an- 
other year. ZOTOX will kill this 
weed as well as the seed that has 
dropped without sterilizing the 
soil and the lawn may be reseeded 
and fertilized in three or four days 
after it has been applied. 


- CARBOLA-DDT 


Insect-Killing and Germ-Killing 


White Paint 


A FLY KILLER AND DISINFECTANT, TOO 


Why waste money on expensive DDT 
mixtures to kill flies? Carbola-DDT (2% 
DDT) is guaranteed to kill them at low 
cost. Proven in thousands of tests on 
farms by county agents. Natural adhe- 
6iveness of our ie mineral carrier 
causes Carbola-DDT to stick to wall, 
ceilings.This gives you the residual, long- 
lasting DDT recommended by author- 
ities. Continues to kill flies, mosquitoes, 
spiders for months. Simply mix Carbola- 
DDT powder in water and apply with 
brush or sprayer. Dries white. Costs ap- 
proximately 3 cents to treat 25 sq. ft. No 
oil, no fire risk. Use in cow barns (cuts 
need for cow spray 50%), poultry houses, 


a 


rabbitries, pigeon lofts, outdoor toilets. 
And paint your cellar and dog house. 


DESTROYS DISEASE GERMS, ODORS 
Carbola-DDT also contains a disinfect- 
ant which kills germs of disease that 
afflict cows, poultry and other livestock. 
Used for a quarter of a century as Carbola, 
the disinfecting white paint, by agricul- 
tural colleges, hatcheries and thousands 
of farmers. Now it does three jobs for 
you in one easy operation: (1) Kills flies 
(2) Destroys disease germs (3) Meets 
whitewash sanitation requirements of 
Board of Health. Used also as a dry dip, 
deodorant and soil treatment, ieee 


Ask dealer for economical 50 Ib. bag 


1 Ib., 30c; 5 lbs., 85c; 10 Ibs., $1.35; 25 Ibs., $3.00; 50 Ibs., $5.50. 
Write for handy egg record chart. 
CARBOLA CHEMICAL CO., Inc. 
Established 1916 
Natural Bridge 100, N. Y. 


70 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Electric Tying Machine 


The Felins 
Electric Tying 
machine is a 
great time sav- 
er. Will handle 
6- to 16-ply cot- 
ton twine as 
well as No. 13 
ace NO eeerla i, 
braid. Is equip- 
ped with a % 
h.p. electric mo- 
tor, 110 volts. 
Top speed 45 
bunches’ per 
minute. 





FELINS FOOT POWER MACHINE 
Like the electric tyer this machine is well con- 
structed, dual roller bearings being used where need- 
ed. Ties 6- to 16-ply cotton twine and No 13 braid. 
lllustrated circular and prices on request. 


Felins Torrent Bunch Washer 





Felins Root Crop Washer 
Prices quoted on request. 


Nash Choker Loop Mole Trap 


The Only Trap That Always Catches The Mole 
In All Kinds of Ground 
Both the choker wires are made of a single piece 
of metal, bent to the desired form, so that they are 


AY, Ver %, held perfectly in place, 
CES" * ~— not depending on num- 
Se at 






erous joints. The 
springs which operate 
the trap are of one piece 
of best Gamma spring 
steel, while the trap as 
a whole is strong 
enough so that no clods, 
stones, sticks or any- 
thing of that kind pre- 
vents its perfect opera- 
tion. Price: $2.50 each. 





Hedge Trimmer 


Glectrimmer 





A Real Tool for a Real Job! 


Built to give enduring service. Has % H.P. uni- 
versal motor with die-cast aluminum housing and 
handy thumb-operated toggle switch. Special alloy 
gears. Cutter blade 12 inches long, is made of finest 
crucible steel. Price includes 6 feet of best rubber 
covered cord. Price upon application. 


Hedge Shears 





No. A-102, as illustrated. 9-in. 
blade with serrated edge. $3.25 
each. 














CORN HOOKS 


Brooks pattern, as illustrated, with ser- 
rated edge, adjustable to several posi- 
tions. 75¢ each. 


No. 119. 8-inch “Snap Cut” 
Hand Pruning Shear. 


No. 19. 8-inch “Snap Cut” 

F.o.b. p vu Ask 

Grand Re pias Hand Pruning Shear. oe 
No. 5408. 24-inch Hand Prun- Prices 


ing Shear. 


Also a 12-foot Sectional 
Pruning Shear. 


Atkins Silver Steel Saws 


For orchard pruning. There are many good numbers 
that the fruit men like, but they have been hard to 
get; however, we’ll try to keep them in stock if and 
when they are available. Ask us, and we'll tell you 
what we have. Prices will be quoted upon application, 


C-A WOOD PRESERVER 


(Carbolinium America.) It is the ideal product to 
use on posts, poles, ties, sills, joists, floors, silos, hog 
houses, barns and other wood that is exposed to de- 
cay. It will kill chicken mites and fowl ticks. One 
application should last from one to three years. Mail- 
ing weight 13 lbs. $1.75 per gal., f. o. b. Grand Rapids. 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 7] 


RAT KILLERS 


[KUL 3 /a\CIM] 


DO YOUR PART— 

to get rid of these thieves that 
waste the food so vitally needed 
throughout the world today. No- 
body likes a rat. Rats carry disease. 
Rats and mice do almost two hun- 
dred million dollars’ damage each 
year. Let’s get rid of thieves. 


16 ozs., $1.00, f. o. b. Grand 
Rapids. Postage extra. 


Ant-U-Rat. Contains 20% alpha- 
napthyl thiourea. May be mixed 
in baits, or sprinkled in runways 
diluted in water. 11%-oz. pkt., 65c; 
4-oz. pkt., $1.50; 8-oz. pkt., $2.50. 


Mir-A-Kil. The Miracle Rodenticide 

Rat Killer. Contains 25% Antu, 

and will kill on contact, dusting in runways or bur- 

rows; in water as a drink, on bait that rats will eat. 
3-o0z. shaker-top can, $1.00. 





Snarol. Kills snails, slugs, cutworms, 
sowbugs, earwigs. Spread around 
the plants late in the day after the 
ground has been watered. 1 Ib., 35c; 
2% Ibs., 75c, f.o.b. Grand Rapids. 





VIMLITE 


The flexible health glass. It transmits healthful sun 
rays. An all-purpose plastic glazing—flexible, un- 
breakable, reliable. Easy to install for poultry houses, 
plants, hotbed sashes, cold frames, etc. 36 inches wide. 
47c per running foot; 50-ft. rolls, $21.10; 100-ft. rolls 
$42.00. Sample mailed upon request. 


Money Back Guarantee 


DOGZOFF keeps dogs and 
other animals away from places 
they are not wanted. Harmless. 
Cannot injure vegetation. Non- 

poisonous. Non-inflammable. 
You must be satisfied or money 


ar Fh 
DOGZOFF will be refunded. Bottle 60c. 


Postage extra. 





Sees ie 


60 LBS. NET 


Security 
Compound 


Prevents spontaneous com- 
bustion, molding, mildewing, 
rotting, spoilage in new hay, 
grain, beans, corn, ground 
feed, shredded fodder. It is 
cheap insurance as it sweet- 
ens the mass and prevents 
fermentation and souring. It 
is beneficial to your cattle, 
sheep, hogs, horses and fowl. 
Write for prices. 





Soil Disinfectants 


Chlorpicrin (Tear Gas). Has long been known as the 
best means of disinfecting soil for disease and nem- 
atodes that are in the soil. 


Larvacide is the trade name for high-test Chlorpicrin, 
manufactured especially for soil treatment and food 
product fumigation. LARVACIDE is a heavy, color- 
less liquid (or with yellowish tinge) which volatilizes 
(gasifies) readily into a tear gas. Applied under 
soil surface as a liquid, LARVACIDE volatilizes and 
then spreads through the soil mass. Completely 


volatile, it leaves no harmful residue. Ask us about 
this product for disinfecting your soil and the 
method of doing it. 









The Bug Bomb is 
SAFER, clean, 
fast. Press with 
one finger. An 
atomized mist 
does the rest. A 
little goes a long way. 


*1.85 


Each, f.o.b. Grand Rapids. Order 


yours today. 






A Deluxe, All- 
Weather, Recording 
Plant Label. Temper- 
ed glass container, 
plastic screw cap, and 
rust-proofed green 
enameled stake. 

Write the name of your plant on label and insert 
it into the bottle. 

The tube insert is used for recording place of pur- 
chase; color, dates of planting, blooming, etc. 

Price: $2.50 per doz., including labels and data 
strips. 10% off in gross lots. F.o.b. Grand Rapids. 
Postage extra. 


722 GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 





Germaco 


Hotkaps 


or Plant Protectors 


Bbrearden, S1Zes packages, jeecats cei hem ues iotlenalellen sie cueicn-pol 
1LOOmpaACkA Sew COMPLE TC mrs carly chee oes Caen ncn temo oer: 
250 pAacka sere COMPleto mes sa. sucess eer eee nena Me aot 
LOO; Carvona--per. 0.0 Oma acme iene teeta oncn pene Met eke a 
5 000 dots=—per L000 meient ne ps eater ra. o) castes scethaalce twee ile fer are 
OOOO SlOtS——pe re LOUO sie essia crit terete eacser oust 0 ci tore ieee satel ets es 
25, O00 Mots sper L000 mesic ire eee ee area leet ccairatte ee 
Steel ssetterss Wachter try ms sswrts hatac men cet eh lcuage ees iate ae sateen 








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Shipped Prepaid in Michigan. 
_We do not split packages of Hotkaps. 


HOT TENTS 


Hot Tents are a product of “Germaco Hotkaps,” to give the 
user a larger area to cover individual plants. Weight 70 lbs. 
per thousand. 


Peri OO0R Fioce ll emits weateot, ster pire hoe ee eerie ee en Tacit s se Mie ie aes 
Hot AlensS Setar ee homie ctiee cece eect ee eee ats ie hin koe Posen ke 


SUPER HOT TENTS 
Weight 120 lbs. per thousand. 
Pers O00R Supers Ot rh CES ue cetme fen erie masala: e cueoane earn Be 
DUPCLPEHO LEVEN ESCLECT. nine ie caine tet eben eras me eat ou eR eee 
F.o.b. Grand Rapids 


| | Home garden package for tying up. any- 
= thing you grow. 

New package of 50 Twist-ems, 8-inch ...$0.15 

Package of 100 Twist-ems, 8-inch ....... "20 


As illustrated at left. 


For commercial growers, used in tying Carrots, Beets, Onions, Celery and 
other produce, for market. “A twist of the bunch does the trick.” 









Bundle Per 246 5 10 25 

of 250 M M M M M 
T-inch . ...........-.$0.40 $1.50 $1.45 $1.39 $1.33 $1.27 per 1000 
Bain Chiss tres sspeseye lee 500 Peat 71 2 1.65>5 159 1.52) 1.46-per> 1000 
LOSING ate teresa a 10 2.56. 42.48% (2:38 22.29. -2:19 per 1000 
16 -1n' CH Baek othe oie: soe 1.00 3.42 - 3.30 3.17 3.05 — 2.92-per 1000 


The Postage Will Be Extra. 


TRELLIS NETTING 


[deal Support for SWEET PEAS, GARDEN PEAS, POLE BEANS, 


CUCUMBERS, TOMATOES 


Grows finer, larger flowers and vegetables. Hung with ease in 5 minutes; 
no fuss or bother. Use instead of string or wire. (Wire in sun burns delicate 
tendrils.) Doesn't rot like string—lasts several seasons. 


No. 2 Size, 60x96 in. : 85c, postpaid 





GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


iis, 


FUMIGATORS 





NICOFUME 
PRESSURE FUMIGATORS 


For Greenhouses 


I-lb. size, single cans 80c; 6 cans $4.15; 1 doz. cans, 
$7.95. Mailing weight per doz. 17 lbs. 14-lb. size, single 
cans 50c; 6 cans $2.40; 12 cans $4.60. Mailing weight 
per doz. 10 lbs. Nicofume holders, each $1.75. 





BENZOFUME 
PRESSURE FUMIGATORS 


An efficient and economical method of controlling 
greenhouse RED SPIDERS in Rose ranges, also in 


doz. 10 Ibs. 


Carnations, Chrysanthemums and many other crops. 
1-Ib. size, single cans 50c; 6 cans $2.90; 12 cans $5.50. 
Mailing weight per doz. 17 lbs. %-lb. size, single cans 
30c; 6 cans $1.75; 12 cans $3.20. Mailing weight per 


THESE CAN BE MAILED—POSTAGE WILL BE EXTRA 





CABALLERO 

Vanes illustrated are all-metal 
and finished in weather-proof black 
to silhouette against the sky. Size: 
40 in. high, 30 in. wide. Includes 
direction letters and Universal 
Base—$24.50. Other clever new de- 
signs available in a smaller size—- 
$13.50. 






COUNTRY 
DOCTOR 


POSTAGE WILL 


BE EXTRA—SUBJECT TO THE 3% 


Our WHITEHALL selection in- 
cludes unusual designs for every 
home, lodge or summer cottage. 
Signs that attach to tree, post or 
side of house—lawn signs—and 
wall type markers for any flat sur- 
face. 

Signs are cast aluminum with 
leadcoated nameplate and hand- 


wrought iron bar. Swedish iron 
finish highlights artistic orna- 
ments. Lettering 20c extra per 


character or numeral. 

You’ll also find many attractive 
new WHITEHALL house signs in 
our display—including both large 
and small sizes. Prices from $6.50. 


*Plus slight charge 
for lettering 









WHITEHALL Bell Bracket “Town 
Crier”—$13.50. 


A cheery tinkle announces your 
guests—with this charming House 
Bell. 


Handsome bronze bell; metal 
bracket; cast aluminum ornament 
highlighted by Swedish Iron finish. 
Approx. 12 in. high, iZ in. long. 


Reflecting 
Letters 





Your name in a jiffy. Characters 
slide into special track attachment 
known as the DG numbers. Just 
loosen the track and slide letters 
in, tighten track. They’re ‘“Duo- 
Glo” that will light up at night. 


MICHIGAN STATE SALES TAX 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 


PLANTER’S GUIDE 





A vital question that is frequently ask- 
ed. How large is an acre of land? Let’s 
answer it right here. 


5 yards by 968 yards. 
4840 square yards. 
60 feet by 726 feet. 
110 feet by 396 feet. 


300 feet by 145.2 feet. 
43,560 square feet. 


From the above figures, you can fig- 


ure any size piece of land. 





- Ww Plants Planting Days 
Variety vee Sa tite etal oe pe Dept to 
50 Ft. Lb. Feet Tches Inches Yield 
Asparaeus— oe ton te pee ee Vy o7. 24 20 6 2 yrs 
30 plants 
Beans, Bush! sis seeks ss ee 4 ozs. 60 to 75 2 to 214 3 to 4 WZ) 50 to 70 
Beans, Pole ©. s:sut, ecmate stu iacs 4 ozs 30 to 35 3 to 4 9 (or hills) WA 65 to 80 
Lima Beans, Bush] .2:5 ae. a. a 4 ozs 30 to 50 2 to 2) 3 to 4 Wy 65 to 75 
Lima’ Beans, Poles. 4s. er: 4 ozs 30 to 40 3 to 4 9 (or hills) iy 80 to 90 
Beeb. vi anects oe ae eee iene Vy 0z 4to6 114 to 2 3 to 4 VY 60 to 75 
Swiss. Ghardi os a ee VY oz eRe 15 iY 50 and on 
Broccoliastorctnen orc aks a tee 1 pkt WA 2 18 YY 70 to 80 
Brussels Sprouts ..........-+- 1 pkt VY 2 18 VY 70 and on 
Cabbapen-Early mec? agian. ais 1 pkt. VA 2 12 VA 65 to 75 
Cabbage, hate; oven. cater 1 pkt. VY 2 18 VY 80 to 100 
Chinese. Cabbare v.10, 04 6-55 1 pkt. 2 2 12 WA 75 to 85 
Gar Po tac cnands peepee doetanehciomae 1 pkt. 2 to 3 lly 3 VA 60 to 75 
Cauliflower 2o st. oi ae wees < 1 pkt. VY 2 18 VA, 55 to 65 
Geleriac aan ie faieai rn antes 1 pke. WA 2 4 l~ 90 to 120 
Gelety. Sear aictiee Statens ees 1 pkt. \% 2 to 3 5 VF 120 to 150 
Collards) assis ee teae ie chs oa 1 pkt. eek ue zy 24 iY 90 and on 
Sweet Corn. "Harly 2. ace ere 8 to 10 24 9 1 70 to 80 
Cotn, Main: Crop esata ae. 1 oz. 8 to 10 3 12 1 80 to 95 
Cucumber ctiagoeeay siuctnie, « 1 pkt. 2 4 24 WV, 60 to 70 
Boe Plants 2, covariant 1 pkt. VY 3 30 YW 70 to 85 
Endive stun eat. hata ake tone 1 pkt. 4to5 WZ) 9 VA 70 to 80 
Rales irate ieee a aan ene wnae 1 pkt. 4to5 WA 24 i 70 to 80 
Kohl-rabi oa ees tee a8 1 pkt. 4to5 2 8 VA 55 to 65 
Leek eas eee ke eee eae 1 pkt. 3to 4 WA 6 ies 120 to 150 
Lettuce: Weat iis. too. oe oe 1 pkt. a 2 12 \/, 45 to 50 
Dettuce, Néadsoecer eee creme 1 pkt. 3 2 12 VY 50 to 70 
Muskmelonae. ase oon ee ee 1 pkt. 3 to 4 5 48 1 80 to 100 
Mustard ier coats. er ent t pkt. 4 y 9 lA 60 to 75 
Okiga Ai Bein ces aeactett eens tes: V4 oz. 8 3 15 1 50 to 60 
Onioty, Seed a. ict ae. Saves 1 pkt. 3 to 4 14 3 to 4 Y 90 to 100 
Parsley air aes sate ena ie 1 pkt. 4 ly 4 \, 85 to 100 
PAreri pom Gere see as She ete 1 pke. 4 WA 4 WA 80 to 100 
Peaster acne cee atest ee VY Ib. 90 to 180 2 to 3 1 to 2 1 60 to 80 
Peppet ann) tees noe 1 pkt. Y% Wy, 24 as 65 to 80 
Pumpkin: -. ao © sac creer 3 to 4 8 60 1 110 to 130 
Riaclishicremsne tie sents te gece 1 pkt. 10 to 12 1 1 to 2 WY 25 and on 
Rhubarb: occ eetke Dela eae 10 plants 2 to 3 for 4 48 VY 2 to 3 yrs. 
plants 
Salsify 428 Sa: pies Se i ee 1 pkt. aeeen! lA 2 lA 140 to 180 
Spinacheiqce Hers sy aa Grote 1 pkt. 15 to 25 WA 6 %, 40 to 50 
Spinach NorZer eae teenie 1 pkt. Monta s 20 1 70 to 80 
Squash, Bushy soos. wine, sameness 1 pkt. 6 4 36 1 55 to 65 
Squashs- Vining vicars een ee 1 pkt. 4 6 60 1 65 to 120 
AE OM ACO catakeelee ees tse eakes 1 pkt. VY 3 to 4 36 Vo) 75 to 90 
AL ULDID cease eS ote 1 pkt. 2 to 3 iY 4 to 6 VY 50 to 80 
Rutabareie ah thas ee tos seca cans 1 Bet 1to2 2 6 VY 80 to 90 
Watermelon: amis. at. meee 3 to 4 8 96 | /, 75 to 95 
NUMBER OF PLANTS TO THE ACRE AT GIVEN DISTANCES 

Distance apart No. plants | Distance apart No. plants | Distance apart No. plants 
Uo dies: rel kek Rae ek ae UN dP ae a bOI L OLS epi Bes Wa Sata chiS,. diacetate a 10890012 362%,,30 ine earn eee 4,840 
| Baad, Cae eh ee - cep ge EIA DAOC) 3 Oe xa be Ie aa, ate ed a 20S O08 Sil 42 x12 ins eee eee 12,446 
AAS a7 PAS babu acca ame ee anes 43, O0LI 303% Orin c, cnc eee amen 34.848 242-x"24 nw oe ee 6,223 
U6exe Se An te eae 592040 si ea Ooo 2 tani oo epee Meee WA A 42 e236, et oe oc. Pee 4,148 
TS2X ey ei. oo oes 348,480>1 930" 52116 anit Oss eee §2:06804" 48- x TD rim eke). oeegae 10,890 
| SS eens Cals Ae ang rie eae L1G LOO02)-03 OO) se ees eee eae TORAS A EAR: S78 ie rs ee a eee ae 7,790 
LS exile niteeenence otetcas mele. 29, 0A02| 230 X24 ine Wen ee nia. eee S712 48. SER dines cae es aa 5,445 
ites asta vow oh oe maa rendre 19,3605! 30° 2990 initee ote Se asnaee come 6,9 70> PeASixrS 0) ines ont, eee eens 4,356 
ZONK AA GAIN Renee tool. sletags 513,638.55) VAGeee an inemsteim: oe eee 29,0900) 4855. 36°, 2 eo Os 3,630 
20. nO aris aes eee AS, OSE 13 Gx Qi inten teres uk ey 1452051. 48 54801 eee eet ae 2,723 
VAIK aol INiae eee Brace hele 26136036 xR ree ae Se eee 926803); 160 x23 Oli ieee eck ace 2,901 
IE Seal Megha ve) ems 5 ieee OI PG £52520 he 96) XR 24 AN hs cee ee ae eee RIGO! 60. x48 ins eae wu eee 2,178 

Approximate number of feet of row per acre at given distances: 
Distance between rows: 18 inches 24 inches 30 inches 36 inches 42 inches 48 inches 
Feet of row: 29,010 21,758 17,427 14,526 12,439 


PRINTED IN U.S.A. BY A. B. MORSE COMPANY, ST. JOSEPH. MICHIGAN 


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PLEASE USE THIS ORDER SHEET 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS, kx. 


Grand Rapids, Michigan 


SEMAINE neonate ie Bate chees lll e  ES  ee e  O Date: tet oe ce eee 19-23: 
Write very plainly 

CHGS CO) AR ats at Rr etc ae ae e S Fea tems esata cases dines pies saannncacectcadovcancen’ 

Street, P. O. Box 

Sih Tell LBS la los on hones acted ee eh prea CRESS ca nee oe pre e peena R rt Sags ee 2s  ys e  c  o 

Express or If ea ee Te: 

EGG WOMANS ties nel ye A iene ted tsar ld ede Sd ls a Ee yO Forward Goods DbY.......-----.:-scsssssseeessees 


(Parcel Post, eitreas: Freight or Boat) 


AMOUNT ENCLOSED CASH DISCOUNT 


say If your order of VEGETABLE AND FLOWER SEEDS, except PEAS, 
pues porder a BEANS or CORN, amounts to $5.00 or more, we will allow you a 


10 0 Pee he This ci , 
PrareerCheck is ee O % cash discount. This discount does not apply on bulbs, special 


offer collections, plants or any other item listed in this catalog, 
as these are NET CASH as quoted. 

Postage Stamps - $.......-..------------- Michigan State Sales Tax is charged on all orders for home 
gardens, or wherever applicable. 

OS gS adi Spe mee Discount does not apply on Canadian orders, and must be remit- 


ted in U. S. funds. 


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All of our seeds are tested, and we guarantee the vitality and purity to the full amount of the purchase price, but even 
with our quality seeds, success in gardening and farming depends largely upon cultivation, soil and weather conditions, 
therefore, in no case can we be held liable for more than the amount actually paid for the seeds. 


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Aquilegia—Columbine 


Foxglove—Digitalis 


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Flowers of lasting beauty are the per- 
ennials. They bloom the second year, 
and every year thereafter with very 
little attention. We list only a few here, 
but you will find many more in the 
pages of this catalog. No garden is 
complete without a few of these choice 
flowers that come back year after year. 


AQUILEGIA 
(COLUMBINE) 


MRS. SCOTT ELLIOTT’S STRAIN OF 
LONG-SPURRED HYBRIDS. This beau- 
tiful plant thrives in all kinds of soil; 
graceful foliage. Flowers abundantly 
from early May until the last of June. 
See page 45. 


PYRETHRUM 


(PAINTED DAISY) (P) 

One of the most valuable of our 
early summer flowers. Charming colors 
and wonderful lasting properties as a 
cut flower. Flowers in May and June, 
and frequently in August and Septem- 
ber; in all shades of rose and pink. 
Height 1 to 2 feet. See page 50. 


FOXGLOVE we 
(DIGITALIS) (B) ¥ 


Bearing long spikes of beau- yo 
tifully colored flowers; fine for e 
planting in hardy borders or 
among shrubbery. Mixed. See 
page 48. ‘ 


GAILLARDIA 
(P) 


Bloom from June to Octo- 
ber. Their long flowering 
period, long stems and bright 
colors make these one of the 
most valuable perennials, be- 
ing easily grown in beds and 
borders. See page 48. 


Perennial Gaillardia 





Choice G ladiolus 


COLLECTION 
of Gladioli 


Ten of each of the following ten representative 
varieties of Gladiolus including sev- 


Tate dive bulbs eal eieel sont <0 .0O0 
to you Postpaid for only ........ 

10 Early Rose. Shaded rose. 

10 Mauve Magic. Deep mauve. 

10 Beacon. Rose-scarlet. 

10 Margaret Beaton. White, scarlet blotch. 
10 Snow Princess. Tall white. 

10 Miss Bloomington. Light yellow. 

10 Picardy. Salmon-pink. 

10 King Lear. Ruffled purple. 

10 Rosa Van Lima. Pink. 

10 Black Opal. Deep maroon-red. 


During the past season the demand for these bulbs 
has been tremendous, so we would suggest your early 
orders. 


Please allow us to substitute other varieties, if we 
are sold out when your order is received. 


Subject to 3% 
Michigan State Sales Tax 


All our Gladiolus are listed on pages 46 and 47. 


GRAND RAPIDS GROWERS 


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401-433 lonio Ave., S. W. 
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN